Via a commentor at Larvatus Prodeo, I discovered that Fred Phelps, the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church hate group, is planning to picket the funeral of Heath Ledger as a “fag enabler”.
As I’ve blogged before, the WBC’s funeral-picketing is largely a racket whereby the Phelps clan receives media attention that drives a trickle of donations and the occasional lucrative lawsuit when some goaded mourner or sympathiser assaults one of the Phelps clan, who then proceed to sue for damages.
Anyway, as I was googling for some news about the Phelps picketing plan, I ended up leaving this comment, in shock, on Darlene’s thread about the WBC on LP.
Sweet Flying FSM on a pogo stick, the WBC have a blog.
blogs dot godhatesamerica dot com
It’s about as appalling as what you’d expect, and of course: comments are disabled.
There’s some in-depth information about the activities of the Phelps clan here, based on submissions in a lawsuit (of course!).
I feel sorriest for the small Phelps clan children who are taught to parrot this hate from babyhood.
Look at the picture to the left: the total bewilderment of the younger child, and the more gleeful expression of the older child – by her age she’s been brainwashed. Besides, how liberating must it feel to be allowed to scream hate at other people when she’d be switched for expressing the mildest rebellion within the clan?