I've said it before, I'll say it again, I love Fred Phelps!
He's the best thing ever to happen to the cause of gay lib. He does so much for us just be being his own repulsive reptilian self. Our enemies are stuck with him like burrs on a shaggy dog. No matter how hard they try to distance themselves from him, when they look at him they see themselves as through a mirror very darkly. Fred and his crew take all of their carefully reasoned and expensively packaged arguments as to why gays and lesbians are less than everyone else and smears shit all over them.
Now, he and his little inbred tribe are going to picket the funeral of Sgt. Donna Johnson, a lesbian soldier killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber.
Compare contrast Phelps and the deceased. One volunteered to serve a country that didn't fully embrace her, and gave her life on behalf of her fellow citizens. The other pursues an obsessive hatred all the way into desecration and sedition, and perhaps someday into high treason if he ever gets a phone call from his kindred spirits in the Taliban.
So who would you rather have as neighbors and fellow citizens, people like the late Sgt. Donna Johnson who died a hero, or a pack of toxic crazies demanding that everyone die except them?
Thanks Fred for making the choice so easy.
Sgt. Donna Johnson
"It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
There was an incident at Sgt. Donna Johnson's funeral. Apparently, some of her comrades did not take too kindly to the Phelps clan stomping on the flag, and decided to act. From the blog Guardian of Valor:
So at the funeral today for Fallen Soldier Sgt. Johnson a Westboro member decided it would be smart to stomp on the American flag. A Soldier did not take kindly to that and broke through the line, hitting one of the protesters that was disgracing Old Glory. As he was being arrested, two other Soldiers rescued the flag. The first video was filmed bu a friend of mine, the person you see jumping around with the flag is also a buddy. The second video was made by another person there to protect the funeral it is a little clearer. The person you see jumping around right before the Soldier runs in and clocks the member is a friend of mine. The Soldier was not charged and later released.
Here are the videos. They are both hard to make out.
Hat tip to JoeMyGod.