Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Words Fail Me

Mudville Gazette: The Kansas preacher who tried to erect an anti-gay monument in a Boise city park says he's coming to Idaho this week to picket the funeral of a fallen soldier.

Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, says God killed Idaho National Guard Corporal Carrie French with an improvised explosive device. Phelps says God is retaliating against America for a bombing of his church six years ago.

He'll be at any funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq that he can, and there's nothing anyone can do about it

Phelps says there is no reason he is targeting French specifically. He says his church will protest any public funeral of soldiers killed in Iraq.

2 comments:

John R. said...

God killed someone with an improvised explosive device? Back in the day he could turn you into a pillar of salt or have your entire family eaten by locusts. Now he has to resort to cooking up makeshift explosives in his kitchen?

How the mighty are fallen.

James said...

Oh, that wacky Phelps. You'd think he hit rock bottom when he picketed Mister Rogers' funeral, but he keeps on trying to dig just that little bit deeper into the muck.