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Westboro Baptist Church members pay a visit to the high school in my hood

Wow, Fred Phelps and his Religious whacko parishioners (aka his family) from the Westboro Baptist Church paid a visit to our neighborhood’s local high school, Desert Mountain, yesterday. The high school’s big sin? Apparently they have a large Gay-Straight Alliance club at the school and plenty of students willing to give up an afternoon to show support for their gay and lesbian fellow students, which is a big enough offense to draw these horrible homophobic hate-mongers to our sleepy little community.

Hmmm, could it be that even full-time homophobes like Fred Phelps enjoy a sunny working vacation once in a while too? After all, it’s got to be more pleasant to hate monger in balmy 75 degree weather than in 10 degree weather with snow and sleet. A little sunshine, a few margaritas, and some spicy mexican food – I’d say that’s the perfect prescription for re-energizing a family who has dedicated their lives to spreading hatred and vitriol anywhere and everywhere that doesn’t meet their holiness standards.

This has made my day. It was very gratifying to see so many kids and adults from my neighborhood and also from the neighboring high school (the one I graduated from) take time off from their busy schedules to be there, with signs in hand, to let these people know that their homophobia and hatred will not be tolerated in our community. And it didn’t take the Phelps clan long to get the message either, they sure didn’t hang around very long.

It was a lovely sight to behold:

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