Westboro Plans to Picket Elizabeth Taylor’s Funeral
Fred Phelps,cutting loose.
Fresh from their First Amendment victory in the Supreme Court, Margie Phelps announced that they plan to celebrate by traveling to Los Angeles to protest at Elizabeth’s Taylor’s funeral. Their reason? Ms. Taylor “spent her life in adultery and enabling fags” according to Ms Phelps. Such a kind and gentle christian woman you are Margie. What Ms. Margie is referring to is that Ms. Taylor was a pioneer in HIV/Aids activism. Starting in 1985, she set up her own foundation to battle aids as well as creating awareness in aids prevention. She felt compelled to do this because the Reagan administration was too busy dreaming about star wars type defense projects, and plunging our country into debt with voodoo economics to help those who were stricken. Ms Taylor stepped up to the plate to battle this horrific virus while the government chose to ignore it.
While the rest of the country is honoring Ms Taylor for her work as an actress and activist, Fred and Margie Phelps, along with their band of bat shit crazy followers are going to attempt to besmirch her name. They’re going to plant their crazy asses outside the cemetery on the day of the funeral, and vomit their hateful vitriol upon anyone who will listen.
The Westboro Church is a vile and disgusting establishment, looking to gain publicity for their little cult by insulting those who can’t fight back. They routinely show up at military and celebrity funerals, condemning the dead to hell, while spewing out their prejudiced bullshit aimed at those of same-sex orientation. They must be stopped, and I think I know how.
While the first amendment does protect their right to protest, there is a way to put an end to the madness; the government can refuse to recognize their legitimacy as a non-profit organization and tax the fuck out of them. I guarantee if we take away the government gravy train, the so-called church will crumble like a house of cards. Furthermore, the media can refuse to cover these grotesque events. If you ignore a bully and take away its power, eventually it goes away.
Of course this will never happen because our government is gutless, and our media is always looking for a story. In the mean time, I guess overzealous hate mongers like Fred and Margie Phelps are always going to have a voice. All I can say is when you both die, you better dress for warm weather; it’s going to be extremely hot where you’re going.
- Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Elizabeth Taylor Funeral (huffingtonpost.com)
- Anti-Gay Church Reveals Plan to Picket Elizabeth Taylor’s Funeral (eonline.com)
- Westboro Baptist Church To Target Taylor’s Funeral (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Westboro Baptist Church Adds ‘Fag Hag’ Liz Taylor’s Funeral To Spring Tour (queerty.com)
- Westboro Baptist Church (‘God Hates Fags’) to protest at Elizabeth Taylor funeral (miamiherald.typepad.com)