January 11, 2011

Those phoolish Phelps

Fred Phelps and his fiends friends of the Westboro Baptist Church plan to be in Tucson to picket the funerals of the six shooting victims from Saturday’s massacre. Phelps is claiming God dispatched Laughner to kill those at the political rally as retaliation.

His reasoning? It seems that just last month someone planed to direct a bit of the old ultra violence toward WBC members. The conspirator, U.S. Army veteran and double amputee Ryan Newell, was pissed at the group’s protests of military funerals. Newell, who has a recent history of some minor attacks on WBC folks, now faces felony conspiracy charges for loading his car with weapons with alleged intention of taking some of the loons out .

Phelps didn’t quit with just one justification for God’s wrath raining down on Tucson. He also claims that the death of a Federal Judge and shooting of a member of Congress was God’s retaliation on the Federal government for Congress’ recent passing of laws limiting WBC’s freedom to protest military funerals.

Tucson residents aren’t taking this threat lightly, and the Phelps crew won’t find much of a warm welcome when they show to protest the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Green. Angels will be there to meet them, and to shield mourners from even more trauma.

Bless them.

Additionally, the Arizona lege is moving at light speed to enact a law barring Phelps and his band of merry fools from doing that voodoo they do so well.



MiniKat said...

I find the idea of states enacting legislation to limit WBC's protesting both good and disturbing.

Good on the hand that they're a bunch of ignominious clods that really need a reality check. Also good that it's an example of state's rights. Disturbing on the other hand that worries about First Amendment rights.

It will be interesting to see the language in the final legislation. Especially since the article stated the plan was to create the limits within the constitutional limits.

The situation certainly makes one think.

Oh and the Angels deserve medals... and fresh baked cookies.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I will be thrilled when God "calls Phelps home". Although I can hope that he and his ilk will be heading for a somewhat "warmer" locale for eternity....

Bless the Angel Action folks!!!!

lush said...

I've often said, "If only there was a law against being an asshole..." And now there is! Go Tucson!