Monday, September 08, 2003

God hates Fred
Rev. Fred Phelps, of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, showed up with his little traveling protest show for the opening of Harvey Milk High in New York. Phelps, if you are luck enough not to have heard of him, is famous for stunts such as picketing the funerals of people who have died of AIDS and the Matthew Shepard funeral. He has proudly adopted “God Hates Fags” as his personal slogan (i.e. it’s the URL of his church’s website) and never misses an opportunity to flaunt common decency and offend the helpless. Fortunately, as chronicled by Bloggy in words and pictures, the crowd that turned out to support the school and to counter Fred was much larger.

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