Friday, February 20, 2009

Gee, That's Too Bad

Because the missus hails from Scotland, we're having a constant discussion about when we might move there. It's a "when" conversation, not an "if" conversation, but the "when" does a lot of shifting about depending on our lives here, the economy, her family, my family, etc. And even though winding up there seems inevitable, we often speak of the pros and cons in general of the move across the Atlantic.

Fred Phelps has been a topic here on B&E before, and as someone who formerly lived in Topeka, I try to do as the Topekans do and ignore him as much as possible. There could be, and I'd guess that there is somewhere, a daily report on the evildoings of Fred.

Those of you not in the know, Fred Phelps is the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, a.k.a. God Hates Fags. You've probably heard about them protesting military funerals, funerals for gay people, and just about any funeral in Topeka.

So I always like a bit of good news about Fred, and it appears that he and his daughter Sheila (and God Hates Fags spokesperson) got themselves barred from entering the United Kingdom. Apparently, they were on their way to protest/harass a college production of The Laramie Project (about the murder of Matthew Shephard) in Hampshire.

Alas, the Phelpses announced their plans on their website, and the Border Police decided that the Wesboro Baptist Church is an extremist hate group that doesn't deserve entry. Well done, Border Police. That I'd never have to see Fred Phelps and his cultish family again is a major "pro" for moving to Scotland.

But think about it, Fred. If you're not being granted access to protest this particular play, maybe God's telling you you're wrong. Maybe God hates you, you Dickheaded asshat.

[Thanks to my lesbian ex-girlfriend for the link.]

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At 2:13 AM , Blogger ArtsyFartsyTim said...


Beautiful. I took pics of those asshats when they protested here. Turns out, they confront people like that in hopes someone will hit one of them. Then they promptly sue and move on to the next town where they can sue the next person to hit them. It is about profit. Piss people off so they do you physical harm and you can turn around and sue the shit out of them. Niiiiiiiice


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