Monday, March 18, 2002

Intolerance: Theirs and Mine

I watched both the Matthew Shepard Story and The Laramie Project this past week and the whole sickening mess made me want to scream all over again.
Some people of Laramie were saying things like 'that didn't happen in Laramie, they didn't raise their kids to be that way,' then they'd turn around and say something homophobic.
To think that in another small town, Wichita, Kansas, a homophobe by the name of "Reverend" Jim Phelps has his www 'God Hates Fags' ministry and gets away with it.
Here's what his webpage has to say about Shepard:

>>>Matthew Shepard has been in hell for 1253 days. Deal with it! All else is trivial and unimportant. All the fag caterwauling, candlelight vigils, court orders, etc., can't buy Matt one drop of water to cool his tongue.<<<

Phelps and some of his Neanderthal followers actually made the trip to Laramie to protest at Shepard's funeral. How Christian is that, holding GOD HATES FAGS and THANK GOD FOR AIDS signs at a murdered boy's funeral? And why didn't the "tolerant" Laramie cops arrest these fuckheads for disturbing the peace?

Phelps has a church in Wichita called Westboro Baptist.
That means the Southern Baptist Federation or whatever they call themselves allow him to foment such hatred and bigotry from the pulpit as if it's all right.
They say there's a thin line between love and hate.
I am intolerant of intolerance, but if someone bombed Phelp's church I sure as hell wouldn't be donating to the rebuilding fund.
I've been to Wichita and it's a rather flat little town, with what seem like normal people, friendly enough people, but why they allow this church of hatred and it's Satanic minister to preach his venom is beyond me.
If you are feeling bored and want to get your blood pumping, go to Phelp's website and see for yourself what true evil and hatred look like.

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