Thursday, March 20, 2014

fiery, anti-gay minister dies

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr.
The former leader of a US church that was widely known for its inflammatory anti-gay protests has died, his family has said.
The Reverend Fred Phelps Sr, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, died on Wednesday evening at 84.
The church, made up mostly of his family, rose to international notoriety with its practice of picketing funerals of fallen US troops.
It claimed their deaths were punishment for America's tolerance of gays.
It's hard not to think that this self-centered and vitriolic man may have helped soften hardened views about what he abhorred. Unkindness is so unkind.

Anyway, I hope the 77 Koran-crooning virgins surrounding him now will take good care of him ... and make him feel at home until the well-oiled lads in loin cloths arrive.

1 comment:

  1. Apparently, you're not up on the latest scholarship. It seems that "virgins" was a mistranslation and that a more accurate rendering would be "white raisins" (which were considered to be a delicacy by Bronze Age Middle Eastern desert denizens). So, Reverend Freddy -- along with countless thousands of jihadis -- is in for a rude awakening!