The infamous Westboro Baptist Church just got slammed with an 11 million dollar judgment against them in a case where they were protesting a soldier's funeral. If you don't know who they are, it's a group of psychotics in Kansas led by Fred Phelps, who claims to be a minister.
They have protested for years against Homosexuality and their latest tirade is about how the war in Iraq and terrorism are God's punishment for the liberals acceptance of the GLBT community. They now carry signs at the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq. Signs that say things like 'Thank God For Maimed Soldiers' and 'God is America's Terror'. Fred's big thing all these years has been to protest at funerals of people that have died of AIDS, saying that it's God's punishment for Homosexuality. They carry signs that say 'God Hates Fags'-- He must have some deep seeded problem in his mind that makes him want to do things like this, and it's not just mental illness, either.
People who are against Homsexuality that much must have a Queer family member or have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives revolving around Homosexuality.
It's not just religious zealotry.
Fear of people who are different from ourselves is a bad thing. I don't care what your religious beliefs are, what church you belong to, what bible, torah, koran or other religious books you read, this sort of thing is just wrong! I don't care what the books say about Homosexuality or what your personal beliefs are, it's just not right to protest at peoples' funerals!
GLBT people have always been around, whether you like it or not! The community here in the USA has the most freedom they have ever had in the history of the world. A lot of people now accept GLBT people as valuable, loving, caring, contributing members of society.
Mental illness often goes untreated in this country because people think they aren't sick. The madness of Mr. Phelps and his whole gang of idiots has gone untreated for too long.
Intolerance, self-loathing, fear, ignorance, hatred,.....
The more publicity these guys get, the more it feeds their egos and the more it makes them look insane! Enough already!
Thanks for another sober day.