Thursday, March 13, 2008

What's the Matter with Kansas?

I have to say, traveling to Kansas City this week was an eye opener. I learned many things, among them this: In Kansas, nutso Fred Phelps (head of Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church) is still spearheading protests at the funerals of fallen soldiers across the country, saying that their deaths are "divine retribution" for U.S. tolerance of homosexuality.

Sorry Fred, we're just not seeing the connection.

Kansas legislators are trying to pass a law that would ban protests within 150 feet of a funeral for one hour before and two hours after a service. And here I thought, with all the hoopla around Spitzer, that we had problems in NYC.

1 comment:

Veronica said...

Phelps was threatening to protest a memorial service at NIU last month. Don't know if it happened...I think the media around here knows better than to give him too much airtime. IL did pass a law to ban him & his gang from soldier's funerals, but I think the ACLU sued. Not sure on the ending of that story...but yeah, Phelps and his church of hate...*shaking head*