Seems like we can’t go one famous person dying without ol’ Fred Phelps picketing the funeral. When I first heard Ronald Reagan died, my first though was “I wonder if Phred will be at the funeral”. Why not, he was at Bob Hope’s, and Mr’ Roger’s. And no matter how much Reagan hated gays, it probably wasn’t enough for Phelps. Reagan ignored AIDS for six years? Phelps is mad because it wasn’t seven!
Anyway, I did my daily check of godhatesfags.com just to see what the pathetic pissant was up to. On the link where he lists where and what he will picket, he lists at the very top Ronald Reagan’s funeral. Hell, he hasn’t released a PDF file rant about how Reagan was a “fag enabler” or a “sodomite propagandist” or how his adiminstration was a “fag pimp monstrous sodomite whorehouse”.
Am I the only one who thinks that at this point Phelps is just trying to shock people by picketing the funerals of famous people, regardless of what they thought of gays?
It’s just a given that, whoever you talk about, can’t hate gays as much as Fred Phelps. Hell, Jerry Falwell doesn’t hate gays as much as Fred Phelps. (Falwell’s comment about Phelps picketing Matthew Shepard’s family, “I found it almost impossible to believe that human beings could be so brutal and vicious to a hurting family. He’s a first class nut”)
So, yeah, for Phelps, pretty much everybody but him is progay.
Frankly, I think it would be dangerous for him to picket Reagan’s funeral. There might be people there who become enraged. I saw a lone sailor standing at the funeral home and saluting. Phelps had better hope guys like him aren’t nearby when he does his deed.
Hmmm, now that’s a VERY good observation. Considering the way people are reacting to those who point out that Reagan wasn’t the second coming, someone like Phelps is likely to get the living shit kicked out of him.
He makes a lot of money suing people who attack him or otherwise try to impede him. His family is full of practicing lawyers for this purpose. When he came to my town a few years back, everyone was given little flyers from a local group telling them to be careful not to interact with him – do’t shout back, don’t approach, don’t do anything that could be perceived as even close to actionable on any grounds. Apparently, that’s one of the ways he keeps his organization going.
If you want to whip people up into a mighty rage, picketing a president’s funeral in a time of record patriotism isn’t a half bad idea.
Either that, or he’s a looney who wants attention. Either way, best ignore him.