That's the Reverend Fred Phelps over there on the left. He's the pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church out there in Topeka, Kansas. He's the man behind the "God Hates Fags" campaign. He and his followers (mostly relatives) have been turning up at military funerals over the last few years proclaiming the GOOD NEWS that the soldiers are really dead because America tolerates queers in it's midst. That's why God has seen fit to let them die fighting in Iraq.
He and a handful of his followers also turned up in Laramie, Wyoming for Matthew Sheperd's funeral, bearing banners proclaiming that "God Hates Fags."
He's a sterling example of Christian compassion, forgiveness and charity. He's a pretty sick puppy, in my opinion.
Yesterday the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that would add "sexual orientation" to the definition of "hate crimes" and would toughen local enforcement against such crimes. It didn't pass by a "veto-proof" margin, however. The White House let it be known that the President would veto the bill.
As reported earlier today on Wonkette (paraphrased):
That would be the third Presidential veto by Poopforbrains (sorry, President Poopforbrains). Based on those three vetos, the President obviously believes that:
1. Old people should get Alzheimer's
2. The War should continue as scheduled and
3. Fags should be bashed.That's a legacy.
Do I lump President Poopforbrains in the same category as Fred Phelps? Of course not. Fred actually believes all his bat-shit-crazy rantings.
Poopforbrains only believes what the money behind him tells him to believe. Oh, and whatever he gleans from his fantasy conversations with God.
Hmmmm. Come to think of it, maybe Fred and George DO have a lot in common, after all.