Monday, November 24, 2003 - Apache Junction, Arizona, USA
THE RIGHT TO KILL
Even the conservative right doesn’t want to identify with the Reverend Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka Kansas. This is a man who doesn’t understand that Hate Laws exist in this country. He’s also an ordained Christian minister who doesn’t understand that God condemns hate as much as Rev Phelps condemns “Fags.”
Ol' Rev Phelps' hatred isn't confined to gays. He hates America. He hates George Bush. He hates anything and everyone who doesn't line up with his own warped and extreme beliefs. He and his supporters have demonstrated in Hawaii, in front of George Bush's ranch, they even demonstrated in front of a hotel where Bush's WIFE was giving a speech. The carry signs, scream and yell, fly flags upside down, anything to capture attention.
To give you an example of his polished writing, this is his take on the Massachusetts court decision to legalize gay marriage: "Here's more evidence of God's wrath on a sodomite nation. Four judges in antichristic Massachusetts define marriage for the entire nation, to wit, same-sex marriage is the law! Same sex-marriage is the untilmate in-your-face, smash-mouth insult to God Almighty; as it blasphemously desecrates the holy Bible metaphore of Christ & His Bride the chruch! Gaze, America, upon the dark minded, sin benighted, God forsaken creature, Chief Justice Margaret H. Mitchell. This weird witch of Endor summons up spirits of the long-damned to breath sulfurous, satanic unction into her pile of expelled excretement called writing for the majority; 'It's unconstitutional to deny fags and dykes the right to marry.' Is it now? And what about God, your honor? What about God who made you and will cast your honorable butt into Hell by an irreversible decree without right of appeal or time off or possibility of parole, forever? Quoth our Lord Jesus Christ, 'Can't you idiots read?' "
If there is anything the Rev Phelps enjoys, it's condemning people to hell. He's even willing to spend thousands of dollars of his church's money to do it. In an excellent article in his journal, FD Tate exposed Rev Phelps for the bigot he is. This fundamentalist reverend wants to erect a monument in the hometown of Matthew Shepard, a homosexual man who was viciously killed by gay bashers while attending the University of Wyoming. (Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die in a field in Wyoming.) In the name of religious freedom and free speech, Rev Phelps is lobbying to set up a $15,000 monument in Casper with the following plaque on it:
It seems Rev Phelps would like to see more sadistic murders take place at the hands of Christian fanatics. He rationalizes God approves such heinous crimes by quoting a text from Lev 18:22 on his tablet.
One wonders how many men in the Reverend’s church follow Lev 15:19: “When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening. Anything she lies on will be unclean. Whoever touches her bed must wash his clothes and bathe with water.. etc.” How many animal sacrifices, as required in Leviticus does the Westboro Baptist Church perform? Do they celebrate every holiday God orders in this book? Does Rev Phelps have an untrimmed beard? Does his congregation stone to death members who commit adultery? How about blasphemers, are they stoned to death as well? All are required by the same Bible book that Rev Phelps quotes.
If not, I suggest that this pathetic man is nothing more that a money grabbing publicity seeking hypocritical boil on the arse of Christianity who should be lanced by his own church so the infection won't spread. The only abomination I see is YOU Rev Phelps.
©2003 Marcia Ellen "Happy" Beevre
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