Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fred Hot Monkey Love

Everybody has at least heard of this guy, Fred Phelps, who rose to national prominence when the Westboro Baptist Church picketed the funeral of Matthew Shepard, who was brutally murdered in a bizarre hate crime.

Fred Phelps is even worse than you thought, and his church (the members of which come mostly from his family) would by comparison make the most extreme violence-worshipping Middle Eastern madrassas look like girl scout gatherings.

A few years ago the Topeka Capital-Journal did an important series of articles about Phelps and his "church" of 51 of his very best friends and fellows. You can also start at Exposed! and follow links to the whole gamut of articles or just take in the synopsis.

I read the whole lot of it sometime ago. Afterwards I felt like drilling a hole in my head and pouring in bleach. Just to freshen up.

But alas. There is no bleach strong enough.

But there is great strength to be found in ridicule, humor, and snark.

1 comment:

Amy said...

In my opinion, without snark there would be no humor whatsoever.