Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sectarian Violence in the US? Phelps, Falwell, and fun on Newt's cue!

Some of you may already have heard that Fred Phelps and his merry band of gay bashers had planned on protesting Jerry Falwell's funeral. Apparently, Falwell didn't bash gays enough, because he "hated the sin but loved the sinner", and by golly Fred Phelps thinks you should hate the sinner too. But see, Phelps' gang had mostly targeted decent atheists and others not similarly piously oriented. He made a mistake targeting other good Christians like this guy who came to the funeral perpared to bomb the Phelps gang with homemade napalm.

Praise Jesus! Can you feel the love of Christian brotherhood? And right on the heels of Newt Gingrich's speech at Falwell's funeral, where he said this:

"In hostility to American history, the radical secularist insists that religious belief is inherently divisive, and that public debate can only proceed on secular terms when religious belief is excluded."

Newt, I give you Phelps vs Falwell, the greatest clash since King Kong vs Godzilla, and the sort of thing that, amazingly, never seems to happen except when both sides are religious. Go figure.

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