I’m not going to bother pitting Fred Phelps and his brainwashed family. He’s fucking crazy and a repressed homosexual, blah blah, scum of the earth, we’ve done it before.
But can news organizations please, please stop saying a “Church” is doing this? Yes, I know they call themselves a “church.” Yes, they probably have some sort of tax-exempt status. But it’s ONE FUCKING FAMILY. They can call themselves a “Church” but granting them that term confers a legitimacy and an implication of size that they don’t deserve.
Calling themselves a church doesn’t make them a church. I can call myself King Rick but that doesn’t make it so. Nobody’s gonna call me Your Majesty, and nobody should call the Phelps family a church.
The headlines should read “Phelps Family to Protest Funeral,” or whatever. That’s much closer to the truth.