Erik Bates | January 11, 2004
[hidden by request]

Kris Weberg | January 11, 2004
Weird as it sounds, i'm glad guys like Phelps are so vocal -- they put a very nasty face on this sort of bigotry, and help make it more socially unacceptable to indulge anti-gay prejudice.

Erik Bates | January 11, 2004
[hidden by request]

Scott Hardie | January 11, 2004
Agreed completely. And proud of Lubbock for standing up to this shit.

Jackie Mason | January 12, 2004
[hidden by request]

Kris Weberg | January 13, 2004
There's no philosophy or religion so noble that someone won't find a way to twist or pervert it. And sadly, the more popular the notion, the more people will likely suffer in its name.

Scott Hardie | August 6, 2005
I know it's been a long time since we discussed this piece of shit who calls himself a human being, but he's in the news again. (link) This time his agenda is not about homosexuality, it's about soldiers: Since our nation is immoral, any soldier who dies to defend it is bound for hell, and Phelps & company aren't quiet about saying that at military funerals.

"The first sin was being a part of this military. If this young man had a clue and any fear of God, he would have run, and not walked, from this military," said protester Shirley Phelps-Roper. "Who would serve a nation that is godless and has flipped off, defiantly defied, defiantly flipped off, the Lord their God?"

One protester had an American flag tied to his belt that draped to the ground. He was holding a sign that read, "Thank God For IEDs," which are explosive devices used by insurgents to blow up military convoys.

Protesters said America has ignored the word of God, and those who defend the nation must pay a price. "That's the first piece of solid evidence that you have that the young man is currently in hell," Phelps-Roper said.
I hope that if this soldier did go to Hell, he's waiting there with a rifle to shoot them in the ass as they enter the flames. These scum deserve no better than to suffer their own condemnations.

Jackie Mason | August 6, 2005
[hidden by request]

Scott Hardie | August 7, 2005
The point I'm missing is what they hope to accomplish with these protests. They seem to believe that America is irredeemably corrupt and godless at this point, so do they even have any goal for these protests other than espousing hatred? Not that I'm suggesting that any message could be so important as to be worth shouting hateful words at a military funeral, but I don't even see a useful message at all.

Michael Paul Cote | August 8, 2005
I think that if these a**holes are so disgusted with America they should get on a boat or plane or even the spaceship that dropped them here and go somewhere else. I would even contribute to buying the tickets. Let them try to protest against just about anything elsewhere in the world. Although I am sure that many other countries not as "Godless" as America would be glad to have their protesting asses.

John E Gunter | August 8, 2005
Unfortunately, most extremist groups try and get youth involved in their hatred. They want to perpetuate their cause and an impressionable youth is their best candidate to continue the cause into the next generation. It's a shame it happens, but has been happening all over the world for centuries and until all of mankind can grow up, will continue for centuries.

Hopefully though, enough people will be born that won't put up with their shit that we can either stick them on their own continent or we'll breed them out of existence. Though I don't think that will ever happen.


Amy Austin | August 8, 2005
Sad, but so true, John...

Scott Hardie | August 8, 2005
As 311 somewhat obtusely put it, "The only people worth hating are organized haters."

Scott Hardie | November 1, 2007
Phelps is back in the news again, and a defeat for free speech never tasted so sweet: Church ordered to pay $10.9 million for funeral protest.

This verdict will be significantly reduced and then not paid, but forgive me for appreciating this news anyway. There's something very just about taking pleasure in the misfortune of those who abuse the misfortune of others for their own terrible purposes.

Jackie Mason | November 1, 2007
[hidden by request]

Amy Austin | November 1, 2007
God is your enemy now, too, Jackie.

Jackie Mason | November 1, 2007
[hidden by request]

Amy Austin | November 1, 2007
Can ah get an "Amen!"?

Want to participate? Please create an account a new account or log in.