Thursday, November 01, 2007

I'll try and get through this...

...without using dirty words.

As many of you know, Fred Phelps' inbred clan, something which he calls a "church", has been picketing the funerals of servicemen who have died in Iraq. They used to picket the funerals of gay folks, but I guess not enough of the gay community is dying off, so he has turned is attention to those who have fallen in battle.

That is about to change:

A Baltimore federal jury awarded nearly $11 million Wednesday to the father of a Marine killed in Iraq, deciding that the family's privacy had been invaded by a Kansas church whose members waved anti-gay signs at the funeral.

It was the first-ever verdict against Westboro Baptist Church, a fundamentalist Christian group based in Topeka that has protested military funerals across the country with placards bearing shock-value messages such as "Thank God for dead soldiers."They contend that the deaths are punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality and of gays in the military.

They were sued for intentional infliction of emotional distress, and if you see any of these photos you would have to agree. If this suit survives appeal then Fred's coven will be bankrupt. Add to that the disgusting fact that these yahoos claim the Name of my Savior - I promised no dirty words.

I've never seen these cranks, but if you can resist grabbing one and beating on him until the cops pull you off then you are more Christlike than I.

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