Just when I thought I couldn’t be shocked anymore…
Rev. Fred Phelps and his goons – err, followers, are campaigning to erect a statue of murder-victim Matthew Shepard. From the article:
Now members of Phelps’ group are back in Casper pushing to be allowed to put up a granite monument in the same park where they picketed at Shepard’s funeral.
The proposed monument would say, “Matthew Shepard entered Hell, October 12, 1998.”
That was the day that Shepard, 21, died of injuries and hypothermia he suffered five days before when two men beat him with a gun butt and left him to die while tied to a fence post in zero-degree weather, after meeting him at a bar in Laramie. Both of the men were later convicted.
The saddest thing is he might even be allowed to do this. Words fail me.