Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Phonic Phun with Phelps

Guaranteed to offend, and to drive many of us to scatter ph everywhere, the call is for Phags for Phelps. The concept is that he is such an absurd bigot that he becomes a GLBT activist.

Check Out Magazine's column by Josh Kilmer-Purcell Donate to the Partridge Family of Hate. He notes that the government and most Americans only became upset with Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church when they shifted from protesting at funerals of those who died from AIDS to those of soldiers who died in Iraq. The column reads:
Which is why I felt betrayed when my Freddie shifted his picketing focus from AIDS victims’ funerals to the funerals of U.S. soldiers returning in body bags from Iraq. He seemed to be going off message. Sure, he still preached that the soldiers had died because they were fighting for a country that allowed stick figures to have anal sex, but it’s a bit of a meandering chain of logic. Not like the old Fred, who’d spit directly in my face.
He continues that Fred is "an honest homophobe" in contrast to some alleged liberals.
I would much rather have Fred spewing undiluted hatred on CNN than listen to all of the front-running Democratic presidential candidates tap-dancing around gay marriage like Larry Craig on a layover. Unlike them, the only “middle of the road” position Fred takes is the one blocking the hearse.
The drive was to raise some money for the church and Fred, who recently lost a $10.9 million lawsuit. That was, if you pardon the expression, queered when the church returned a check with a letter saying they didn't take outside donations.

So now Phags for Phelps will stick to their stated purpose — "As a result, this site is simply to show GBLT support for the Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church and to help them spread their message of hate in order that it may be ridiculed and despised by the widest audience possible."

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