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    Monday, October 02, 2006

    You People Have No Honor

    LONDON, Ky. - Demonstrators squared off Saturday outside a funeral home where a service was being held for a solider, the first such scene in Kentucky since a judge suspended a state law that required a 300-foot buffer zone for protests at military funerals.

    Dozens of demonstrators surrounded London Funeral Home, waved American flags and exchanged shouts for more than an hour before the service with members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., which tours the country protesting at military funerals.

    Church members held signs across the street that read, "America is doomed," "Thank God for 9/11," and "Thank God for dead soldiers."

    MSNBC gets the nod here.
    For those of you not familiar with this phenomenon, the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, KS, likes to go to military funerals and protest, saying that God is punishing America for it's "acceptance" of homosexuality.
    Let me make this clear; I am neither gay nor bisexual, and am a big proponent of free speech. 
    The Constitution rules.
    But that being said, let me say this:  those people that that would go to a military funeral with signs that say "God Hates Fags" and spouting anti-Semitism and such are scum.  Period.  The fact that they seem to have nothing better to do is... pathetic.  Sick.  Wrong.  I consider hate groups, which these people are, to have no shame, no honor, and no reflection.  There are none so blind as those who will not see, and they are twisted, a perfect microcosm of what is so very, very wrong with major segments of society today.  They may have the right to say what they do, but having to right to do something and actually doing it, especially with the virulence that they do, is disgusting and cannot really be morally defended.
    So, congratulations, Westboro Baptist Church.  You successfully have embodied everything that makes people hate organized religion.  You have contributed to making the world a less tolerable place to live.  Enjoy your attention now, for when your movement ends, I, and those like me, will applaud and not mourn your passing.  You are sad.  Go learn something. 


    1 Comment:

    Anonymous said...

    If you're planning a funeral and the deceased may come under the Fred Phelps hate list, you may try contacting the Patriot Guard Riders M.C., who have kindly kept the Phelps Klan at bay so mourners could pay their respects without interruption.

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