Thursday, May 17, 2007

Recommended Daily Dosage of Irony

Anti-gay bigot Fred Phelps is protesting at the funeral of anti-gay bigot Jerry Falwell.

The obvious reason for this is that Fred Phelps loves getting his face on TV and his message out there in any way possible and protesting big funerals for whatever BS reason they make up is an easy way to do that. In this case he claims that:
WBC will preach at the memorial service of the corpulent false prophet Jerry Falwell, who spent his entire life prophesying lies and false doctrines like “God loves everyone.”

In the words of Dan Savage:
Excuse me, Fred—but what the fuck are you talking about? Did two corpulent Falwell dudes die today? Jerry Falwell taught that God loves everyone? Really? When? I want to see the video.

Falwell spent a lifetime dividing this country in every way possible. Whether it was blaming the September 11 attacks on pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays and lesbians, ACLU, and the People for the American Way (it's kind of funny that the actual terrorists hate those groups also but why let that get in the way of attempting to score a cheap political point?), claiming that the antichrist was a living Jewish male, or running a magazine most famous for warning parents about the hidden dangers of Tinky Winky he was always finding ways to get himself on television and get his message out there in any way possible.

I don't celebrate deaths but it's hard to get too worked up about losing another "agent of intolerance".

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