June 14, 2005
Ministry of hate
This would be Fred “God Hates Fags” Phelps [October 2005: link dead, no substitute available]:
(BOISE – AP) – The Kansas preacher who tried to erect an anti-gay monument in a Boise city park says he’s coming to Idaho this week to picket the funeral of a fallen soldier.
Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, says God killed Idaho National Guard Corporal Carrie French with an improvised explosive device. Phelps says God is retaliating against America for a bombing of his church six years ago.
French was a 19-year-old Caldwell High School graduate and varsity cheerleader. She was killed June 5 in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk by an improvised explosive device. French served as an ammunition specialist with the 116th Brigade Combat Team's 145th Support Battalion.
Phelps says there is no reason he is targeting French specifically. He says his church will protest any public funeral of soldiers killed in Iraq.
As usual, the conservative blogs are running for cover (hi Michelle).
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Among the more despicable public figures in America today is Fred Phelps. Best known for picketing the funerals of homosexuals with crude and morally reprehensible signs, Phelps and the members of his cult-like congregation are now picketing the funera... [Read More]
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