The Courting of Wingnuts & Bigots
The Westboro Baptist Church has the website url www.godhatesfags.com. They are planning to protest the military funeral of Randall L. Lamberson. Their reasoning is they believe the military supports gay rights. There have been protests by WBC across the country. They hold signs that say, "Thank God for Dead Soldiers."
Florida lawmakers are attempting to pass laws to shield military funerals from protests. They received a visit from members of WBC.
Megan Phelps-Roper addressed the senators as "Florida's Taliban masquerading as legislators" and said their attempts to hinder free speech was not only wrong, but making dead soldiers out to be false idols.
"God himself is America's enemy, and I myself fight against you with outstretched hand and with strong arm, in anger and in fury and great wrath," Phelps-Roper said. "My prayers are going to... carry the wrath of God to your lips and make you drink it. You will be moved and you will be mad."
I can not remember a time in my life when intolerance and wingnuttery were at these levels. President Bush, Karl Rove and the Republican Party are guilty of courting the worst of the public for political gain. To them it's nothing more than business. These fundamentalists and wingnuts believe this stuff. Courting the Michael Savage demgraphic is despicable and dangerous for a democracy. That is the lasting legacy of the Bush years.