I avoided the subject when it first came up……many moons ago, and I even tried to ignore it when the courts got involved, including the U.S. Supreme Court. But I can’t be quiet anymore. I published a blog way back….December 14th of 2010 in fact entitled “What’s wrong with this country today” and at the time, I mentioned that the list of things that are wrong goes on….and on…forever!!!!! This one is a classic:
It’s the gang of morons from Topeka, Kansas calling itself the Westboro Baptist Church. A dirtbag lawyer named Fred Phelps Senior started this group, started calling himself Reverend and rounded up enough cretins in Topeka to create hatred and putrid vile demonstrations that got them all the way to the Supreme Court. I’m sure you’re all more than familiar with this disgusting group of individuals. These scum are the ones who show up at the funeral services for American military men carrying picket signs reading, among other disgusting things……”Thank God for IED’s”, “God hates the USA/Thank God for 9/11.” Try this one…”God hates fags” and “Thank God for dead soldiers.” It’s pretty clear codger Phelps and his gang of repulsive followers are not necessarily anti-war and anti-military…..it’s all about gays. In fact the spokesman for the VFW said “their whole thing is based on some lunatic pathological hatred of homosexuals and they have no shame. If you have any doubt about that…..Dirtbag Phelps and crew protested at the funeral for Matthew Shepard, the gay college student who was murdered by two men who lured him out of a bar, beat him and tied his body to a fence out in Wyoming. Phelps followers showed up there with signs “God hates fags” and said Shepard was in hell.
Most of this is old news, but the thing that gave me a jump-start this morning was the newspaper headline (out of Kansas City I Kansas Citybelieve) which stated….”The Supreme Court made the right call on funeral protests.” No it did not! The perspective piece said the courts provided a victory for free speech in America and from a purely constitutional argument…that may be true. I’ll be the first to stand up for our first amendment rights….but that……..YES THAT…..is exactly what I’m taking about when I ask the question; “What’s wrong with this country today?” It’s still against the law to yell “FIRE” in a crowded theatre, but 8 people in black robes, who speak for the country, said it’s OK to yell “God hates fags, Thank God for dead soldiers” at the soldiers funeral and “Thank God for 9/11.” It’s reprehensible to anyone with at least a half-a-brain. And….it’s strictly politics. Nothing political about yelling “Fire” but that’s inciteful and against the law. But yell “Fag” at a dead soldiers family during a burial….that’s okay…it’s Americans freely speaking their minds.”
Want to know what’s wrong with this country today? Start at the top of the page and read it again.