Saturday, March 25, 2006

The Anti-Apostle

Well, I guess Pat Robertson can rest easy now, because compared to Fred Phelps, ol' Robby is Saint Peter himself:

An anti-gay protest outside the state Capitol on Thursday afternoon by members of a controversial Kansas church drew jeers, tears and confrontations from counter-demonstrators.

About thirty members of the Westboro Baptist Church, founded in Topeka by the Reverend Fred Phelps, stood on the sidewalk along Broadway, holding signs that said "USA = Fag Nation" and "Thank God for Dead Soldiers."

The demonstrators, mostly relatives of Phelps, went to the Capitol to oppose proposed legislation inspired by their latest protest target - funerals of American troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The group believes God is punishing the country - and causing the deaths of soldiers and Marines - because it condones homosexuality.

Margie Phelps sang, shouted and led chants, referring to the bombs, known as IEDs, that claim American lives in Iraq.

"Give me an I," she yelled.

"Give me an E."

"Give me a D."

"What does it spell?"

"Dead soldiers!" shouted the protesters.
This has got to be one of the strangest ideological witch's brews I've ever seen. Purported "evangelicals" who hate "fags" so much that they've turned against their own country for...what? Not stoning them to death for their perversity? And since they can't get the "justice" they seek done to the "fags," they cheer on the jihadis to grind up as many U.S. troops as possible, the vast majority of which (1) aren't "fags," (2) have nothing to do with the promulgation of social issues policies, and (3) are....

Well, let's let Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy Palmer say it, since he said it best:

Palmer, 22, of Commerce City, couldn't take it any longer as he listened to the Westboro members sing their own lyrics to the tune of the Marine Corps anthem.

He stood within a foot of the singers, waved a Marine flag and yelled the correct last line to the song.

"We fight for people like you!!!" he yelled at them.
And that sure must be a buzzkiller for the job.

Mark Noonan at Blogs for Bush calls Phelps and his phlegmatic phollowers exactly what they are: traitors, every bit as much as the Code Pinkers and ANSWERers and Sorosians and Kos-hacks of the extreme Left. They hate their own country out of hatred for a different demographic of Americans, but it's still the same sedition, and should be condemned and denounced with the same, yes, righteous indignation. That they, unlike our Islamist enemies, really are "hijacking a religion of peace" in the process arguably makes the "GodHatesFags" crowd even more detestable.

The "Revrund" Phelps needs some remedial Bible study. Such as, "The LORD is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance," and, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." If God hated anybody because of sin, we would all be "fags."

Pray for Phelps and his phlock. Otherwise these are the words they will hear one day from the God they so grievously misperceive.