Westboro Baptist Church vs. America: Part II
In this second part of my look at the Westboro Baptist Church, we will be focusing on their most recent atrocity and those who protest against them!
In 1999's "The Awful Truth", notoriously eccentric filmmaker Michael Moore protested the Westboro Baptist Church's protest of Mathew Shephard in a funny, yet interesting way: they fought stupidity with equally stupid humor.
"It was clear what I had to do...Enter our freedom riders, The Gay Team! A dozen of the most tactically trained and sensibly dressed gay men and lesbians that I could find," begins Moore, in the piece.
The hot pink "Sodomobile" confronted anti-gay propaganda and jerks across the nation. Fred Phelps and his evil minions were included in the hot-pink party. In the film, he claims that going to these funerals is "a good time to preach" and "inject a little sanity and Bible truth" into the hearts of these grieving families.
Other organizations, such as the USC Pastafarians and the University of Chicago, have also protested against the group since their rise to popularity. The gay community of San Francisco has also counter-protested this twisted cult.
Both Fred Phelps and his eccentric daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, are a real piece of work. In interviews, both are presented as ranting, raving lunatics. How can people honestly listen to these morons? Shirley Phelps-Roper has this devilish, crazed smile on her face in the interviews that I watched. All of her websites are down, thanks to the internet group, Anonymous, and their hacking skills. This says it best:
" You say the internet was just invented for the Westboro Baptist Church to get its message across, right?" challenges the representative from Anonymous in the interview.
"Exactly," she confidently responds.Continued on the next page