God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
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Off The Deep End?

Fred Phelps, pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church, has long been known as an extremist zealot. He's best known for his endless tirades against homosexuals, but he happily rails against anything even remotely not in his personal cosmology. Plenty think he's a whack-job (me included)...but this time, he's gone so far, I'm not sure he's even on the table, much less the map.

His congregation is protesting military funerals around the country, which is weird enough. But now, he's said he's coming to Idaho tomorrow to picket the memorial for an Idaho National Guard soldier killed in Iraq. A flier on his website claims God killed Cpl. Carrie French with an improvised explosive device in retaliation against the United States for a bombing at Phelps' church six years ago. Yep, you read that right. She was blown up in Iraq, because someone bombed his church six years ago.

All I can do is shake my head in disgust, and appreciate not being connected to him in any way.
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