Thursday, March 5, 2009
What would you think of a guy who doesn't like shrimps, who opens a site declaring that a poor chap who died of anaphylactic shock after eating a shrimp is in hell because in the book of Leviticus is said that eating shrimps is an abomination? What would you think if this guy would picket funerals of American soldiers who died in Iraq saying USA is losing the war because this country tolerates the eating of shrimps? What would you think if this guy would hold pickets claiming that "God hates Shrimp Eaters", claiming that tsunamis, fires in Australia, floods and hurricanes is the just punishment for countries tolerating the eating of shrimps? Wouldn't you have such a person locked up in some psychiatric ward? Why then don't lock up in some asylum the Fred Phelps who do the same things picking on homosexuals? who has no respect for the grief of hate crime victims' (like the blessed Matthew Shepard) friends, parents and relatives, not to mention those of the deceased whose funerals he and his demented followers go picketing? Who has no right to blaspheme God, to make hate crimes against worthy citizens who happen to be gay? The first Amendment shouldn't cover hate speech! And madmen such as Fred Phelps should be committed to an asylum.