July 9, 2010

Lunacy on parade

We’ve discussed Fred Phelps and his merry band of inbred Topeka, Kansas hate mongers in this space before.  Well, now the lunatics are coming to my neck of the hood. Those oh-so enlightened and sure-to-go-to-heaven Christians will be performing their act this weekend at nine area locations.

This time, however, perhaps the natives are getting smarter. As Phelps & Phamily do their shtick, one nonprofit Dallas group is hoping to place the anti-gay, anti-Semitic, anti-anything civilized protest on ice.

Resource Center Dallas provides services and resources for the LGBT community in the area, including aid to HIV/AIDS patients. The Center plans to turn the Westboro protest into a fundraiser it's calling "Hell Freezes Over."

They are asking area residents to make donations for each minute of the half-hour-long protest, with the funds going toward replacing a broken ice machine. 

On the Jewish end of things, the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, Mark L. Briskman, said he approves of using the protest to raise money for something positive, but hopes the community will refrain from participating in any anti-protest activities.

Briskman is correct. Phelps and vermin like him thrive on attention, meaning counter protests will serve their purpose.


Old NFO said...

You are correct MB, best thing that could happen is for them to be ignored...