Phelps Again

Ken AshfordGodstuff, IraqLeave a Comment

4816795_240x180_2Fred Phelps and his minions are at it again.  He intends to picket the funeral of Sgt. Christopher Taylor, a Marine who died in Iraq.

Why?  Because the military isn’t homophobic enough for Phelps, or because Phelps’ god (allegedly) hates fags, or something…

Friday, about 15 members of the group — some of them children — picketed the funeral of a St. Joseph soldier who was killed in Iraq. Mahoney reported that the group stood across the road from the Grace Evangelical Church during the funeral of 21-year-old Spc. Edward Myers.

“The first sin was being a part of this military. If this young man had a clue and any fear of God, he would have run, and not walked, from this military,” said protester Shirley Phelps-Roper. “Who would serve a nation that is godless and has flipped off, defiantly defied, defiantly flipped off, the Lord their God?” […]

Protesters said America has ignored the word of God, and those who defend the nation must pay a price.

“That’s the first piece of solid evidence that you have that the young man is currently in hell,” Phelps-Roper said.

“The soldier is in hell now, you believe?” Mahoney asked.

“Absolutely,” Phelps-Roper said. []

Some military wives are organizing a Phelps-o-Thon to benefit Seargent Taylor’s family:

All these ladies are asking for is a nickel, dime or quarter pledge per minute that Phelps protests Taylor’s funeral.

Yoannon asked, “I thought if we could do this and get some money for Sgt. Taylor’s wife, to make up for this man putting such a stain on the last peaceful moment she has with him, why not?” [WTVM9]