Thursday, January 11, 2007

Fred Phelps to Picket Strickland Inagural

Rev. Fred "God Hates Fags" Phelps is apparently coming to Ohio to picket Ted Strickland's inaugural celebration. The good reverend is peeved that Ted appointed an out Lesbian to his cabinet.

I apoligize if the story was hashed out when it broke (you can read a .pdf of the press release dated Dec. 23.) If the announcement caused any blogospheric ripples, I missed them while on vacation and can't find anything now.

Phelps' theology of hate is so virulent, so unrelentingly hysterical, so unapoligetically Medeval as to defy either serious analysis or satire. I do like the Canton Rep. columnist's take on Phelps' threat that Ohio is now cursed -- How can we tell? If you are unfamiliar with the Reverend's works and you want to read about how America is "A sodomite nation of flag-worshiping idolaters," by all means, be my guest.

I suspect that the relative silence about his planned arrival is testament to his utter lack of credibility. Still, it would be nice to see a counter-demonstration or a call on the Parsley/Johnson set to publicly condemn the event. If I make it down, I'll try to get some art.


Jeff Hess said...

Shalom Scott,

I think you're right. Phelps is such a loony nutcase that no one pays him any attention.

He supports himself by suing people for denying him his 1st amendment rights.

He is the worst of the worst.



Anonymous said...

Yes...Fred Phelps is nuts, but did you know he and all of his children are attorneys? That's why he's been doing this for so long. They're very wealthy people.

You also have remember that a certain percentage of people in southern states happen to agree with him...and it is those people who will likely pick our next President of the United States.

Mencken said...

What the hell do you mean "A certain percentage in the Southern states??!!!!" Ohio elected Bush twice.

Anonymous said...


Is there any way to contact you directly (via email)?

Pho said...


Yes. I hadn't realized that switching to Blogger2.0 scotched my email address display. It's now up (in a crawler-thwarting format) on my profile. Pho197[at]hotmail[dot]com. Looking forward to it.