What a crock of Westboro sh*t
The crazies over at The Rotting CryptkeeperTM‘s pad are churning out more desperate “press releases,” each more pathetic than the last.
It’s interesting. Fred Phelps is aware of the schism in the black community over its queasiness about gay rights issues, and he seeks to capitalize on it. I hope daughter of Dr. King and homophobe Bernice King (named one of the “50 leaders of tomorrow” by Ebony magazine), is made aware that she and the likes of Phelps are on the same page. A quote from Bernice on her father:
“I know deep down in my sanctified soul that he did not take a bullet for same-sex unions.”
Coretta Scott King, on the other hand, is a strong supporter of gay rights, and denounced a constitutional ban on marriage. “Gay and lesbian people have families and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union,” she said in her March 23, 2005 address New Jersey’s Richard Stockton College. “A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriages.”
Her son, Martin Luther King III, supported gay rights efforts. As an organizer of the 40th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington, King made sure gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups were invited to participate.
Bernice, and a cousin, Alveda, stand alone in their belief that gays and lesbians should have second-class status in our society, and marched in 2004 in support of “a constitutional amendment to fully protect marriage between one man and one woman.”
Jeremy over at Good As You takes a crack at this BS as well.