Note: This is not my line but instead is the byline of the the church’s own website “www.godhatesfags.com/main/index.html” (sorry no live link will be given to these nuts) and was used as the title of this post to show just how out of touch these people are.
Religious wacko Fred Phelps’ wingnuts from the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) were scheduled to be in South Dakota to protest at the funeral this morning of Huron soldier Zachary Tomczak who was killed last week in Iraq. For those not familiar with the Christian radical group Phelps started, they are known for picketing at the funerals of those killed in Iraq because they believe the deaths are God’s vengeance for our country’s perceived indifference to the “homosexual lifestyle”.
I haven’t heard any word yet on how many of the WBC zealots showed up but luckily South Dakota had already passed a law forbidding protests within 1000 feet of a funeral service which should keep them at arms length (though no where near far enough) from the honoring of a man that gave his life for our country. I do also hope that a few local folks were around to give any protesters vile enough to actually show up exactly the reception they deserve.