CommunityFDL Main Blog

Occasionally, it all works out for the best

Via Crooks and Liars it turns out it was a bad weekend for Fred Phelps and the Westboro Church of Hate.

Des Moines:

A family of six carrying signs that read “God hates fags” faced more than 500 counter-protesters singing “All You Need Is Love” on the Drake University campus this morning.

Charleston, WV (see video, classy of the Phelps clan to bring small children along for brainwashing purposes):

…the church sent a small group to Charleston, W. Va., to highlight their belief that the 25 miners killed in a recent cave-in were killed by God because we’re all entirely too tolerant of people living alternative lifestyles. Word of their protest got out, and they were completely overwhelmed by counter protesters organized by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the state AFL-CIO, and local church and community groups, many carrying signs saying things like “GOD HATES SIGNS” and “THIS IS A SIGN”.

Left and Right coming together.


As for me, I just point and laugh derisively. Maybe to celebrate “Yuri’s Night” we send Fred Phelps on a rocket to the Sun?

Previous post

HRC's Cuc Vu: Why we need to build a cadre of LGBT organizers and leaders of color

Next post

Afghanistan: A Drug War



In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .