Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Hate Parade

Westboro Baptist is at it again, planning to protest at Heath Ledger's funeral because he played a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain. If the name doesn't ring a bell, this is the same bunch of yahoos who go around protesting at the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq, claiming that their deaths are part of God's Wrath being vented against America for it's acceptance of homosexuality. (So you mean that if we just all went around beating up gays, we could start wars without any consequences? And to think all this time we were doing things the hard way...) I knew a minister once who bemoaned the fact that Americans had interpreted religion to mean that all they needed to do to earn eternal salvation was to be prudes. But people always looked for the easy road, he said.

2 comments:

ben said...

I'm seriously surprised that no-one has shot these wackos yet.

Thomas Paine said...

To ben: It may be only a matter of time, from what I understand. Apparently in many cases, biker gangs have been running security at funerals where these fucks are expected, and I suspect one of these times.....

...not that I will be sorry at the loss, but that will probably just make the rest of them feel like true martyrs!