Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fueling the Fire

I read on cnn.com that the wackadoodles from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KS would be picketing Betty Ford's funeral.  If you don't know who they are here is the wiki link of their leader that I just scrolled through while my stomach did somersaults.  WBC is the group who have been picketing fallen soldiers funerals the past few years.  They also seek out major celebrities funerals to picket to bring attention to their extremist religious/moral standards. 

The pastor/leader/father, Fred Phelps's biography makes me sad for everyone involved.  He appears to be a controlling, vengeful egomaniac with a holy agenda.  He's spoken out against everything not puritanical.  His big targets involve sex.  That shouldn't surprise anyone though, most radicals seem to view sex as obscene.  Homosexuality is numero uno.  But like with Mrs. Ford's funeral, he's chosen divorce/infidelity as his cause to protest. 

I shouldn't add to his Internet hits with this post, but I wanted to voice my opinion against him and his kin from WBC.  They so willingly wield it when no one else wants to hear it, they should be met with equal push back.  This man's vile and potentially violent messages and means of spreading should be classified as hate crimes.  I'm sure Muslim Terrorists have less hatred toward their fellow man than this guy does. Lets hope the powers that be have a close enough watch on him that he can't step up his game.  The UK banned he and his wife from entering the country, so apparently some one's paying attention. 

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