I thought about writing a short rant about this myself, but John Scalzi has pretty much already said everything that needs to be said about Fred Phelps latest headline grab attempt.
I wish I could say it surprises me, but it doesn’t. Phelps and his venemous ilk are such frothing pinheads that even other homophobic religious zealots recognize he gives them a bad name. I really wish I could understand how people managed to take a religion supposedly founded on the idea of love and corrupted and perverted it so foully.
The concept of right or wrong is strange in some people!
When I went to high school in Broken Brow, NE in 1990, a classmate of mine claimed that all gays should be shot. When I got mad at him because of such a statement, it was “Alexa goes for the gays”. (Not that I was given any trouble or anything, people were still nice to me). The church my host family belonged to which I had the pleasure to go to about 4 times a week of course claimed that all gays were burning in hell. But to their understanding, all Jews, Muslims, Catholics, and whoever didn`t except Jesus as their personal saviour would burn in hell, so it wasn`t particulary homophobic. More human-o-phobic. I always wondered whether their heaven wasn`t the lonliest place on earth. And which loving god would torture good people for all eternity because they haven`t chosen the right religon (if you want to call their perversion of christianity that).
I wish I could say just ignore this shit, it’ll go away, but it probably won’t.
Phelps, however, *will* eventually go away. He’s not immortal. (I hope!)
Phelps spelled backwards is Satan…..sort of…..
How anyone can love and/or respect someone who spews such bile and hate is beyond me. Obviously I can’t. My desire for retribution and vengeance gets in the way.