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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Surprise, Surprise

posted by on January 23 at 8:23 AM

Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket Heath Ledger’s funeral.

Yes. WBC will picket this pervert’s funeral, in religious protest and warning: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked.” Gal. 6:7. Heath Ledger thought it was great fun defying God Almighty and his plain word; to wit: God Hates Fags! & Fag Enablers! Ergo, God hates the sordid tacky, bucket of slime seasoned with vomit known as Brokeback Mountain—and He hates all persons having anything whatsoever to do with it. Heath Ledger is now in Hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there—beside which, nothing else about Heath Ledger is relevant or consequential.

Sigh.

Speaking of religion making people insane: Yesterday an Afghan court sentenced a 23-year-old journalism student to death for printing a paper critical of Islam off the internet.

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1

the afghan incident is worse than the heath ledger incident.

instead of dragging islam into the 21st century, we should be building a very tall wall with barbed wire on top & guard towers all around it. and stop making them rich.

Posted by max solomon | January 23, 2008 8:30 AM
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Yes, Afghanistan, that land of the rich...

Posted by Vasya | January 23, 2008 8:34 AM
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Afghanistan, no. Saudia Arabia and UAE, yes.

One wonders how the Westboro Baptist saga will end. I can't imagine they'll still be doing this shit in 20 years.

Posted by oljb | January 23, 2008 8:38 AM
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Thank goodness for the comical bad-guys. The Westboro folks should start wearing capes and masks.

Posted by six shooter | January 23, 2008 8:40 AM
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If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times.

If Heath Ledger's servicing Satan's nadgers in Hell, it's not for Brokeback Mountain.

It's for Brothers Grimm.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | January 23, 2008 8:47 AM
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Looking at the big picture, Phelps and his church are great PR for progressive and sane causes everywhere. He's so over the top, that he marginalizes religious wackos and weakens them politically.

Posted by Mahtli69 | January 23, 2008 8:47 AM
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I don't get it. I mean, aren't we running the show in Afghanistan? Who the hell told those ragheads it was OK with us to execute this guy?

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | January 23, 2008 8:58 AM
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Here in America you can't write anything that insults George W. Bush.

Posted by Cat in Chicago | January 23, 2008 9:11 AM
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Heath Ledger is now in Hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence thereóbeside which, nothing else about Heath Ledger is relevant or consequential.

Did Bellevue Ave write this press release?

Posted by sounds like | January 23, 2008 9:14 AM
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can you really 'begin' serving a sentence that will last for all eternity? i'd think he would have had to start it a looong time ago...

Posted by paradox | January 23, 2008 9:18 AM
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Wasn't WBC sued out of existence?

This development isn't surprising, but then I wonder if the media would just ignore them, would they go away?

Posted by Brad | January 23, 2008 9:22 AM
12

anybody got the thing he printed off the internet?

and a program to spam it all over Kabul?

Posted by unPC | January 23, 2008 9:24 AM
13

If need be, I will spend my last dime to travel to Topeka, a city I loathe, to picket Fred's funeral...

the only problem is, the old sumbitch, WILL NOT DIE!!!

Posted by michael strangeways | January 23, 2008 9:39 AM
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I wonder if the bikers will keep Fred & gang from Heath's funeral?

Posted by monkey | January 23, 2008 9:39 AM
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instead of dragging islam into the 21st century, we should be building a very tall wall with barbed wire on top & guard towers all around it. and stop making them rich.

Should we just build a wall around the 31 million Muslims in Afghanistan? What about the 150 million Muslims in India and the 200 million Muslims in Indonesia? We're going to need a lot of barbed wire and a better explanation than "max's xenophobia."

Posted by barby | January 23, 2008 9:40 AM
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@13: Right there with ya, guy.

Posted by Greg | January 23, 2008 10:02 AM
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I keep waiting for these WBC wackos to show up at a military funeral and have the honour guard aim their tribute volleys at the incestuous Westboro klan.

I know that if, god forbid, my brother were to be KIA, and those asswipes were there shouting their crap, I would grab the nearest shovel and start swinging wildly at them.

People that are filled with that much hate & ignorance forfeit their right to exist, especially when they deliberately attack decent people.

Posted by Sir Vic | January 23, 2008 10:08 AM
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apparently he's being flown home to australia. hopefully those scumbags won't follow.

Posted by jayme | January 23, 2008 10:20 AM
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...the sordid tacky, bucket of slime seasoned with vomit...

I'm totally adopting that as my signature insult.

Posted by keshmeshi | January 23, 2008 10:22 AM
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I'm afraid the Phelps' Econoline van won't make it all the way to Perth, even if the Aussies granted them visas (which they probably won't), assuming they have passports in the first place.

Posted by Toe Tag | January 23, 2008 10:24 AM
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@9: why should we care about heath burning in hell when there are millions of other people burning in hell? just because they are not famous? no, we should care about everyone but heath burning in hell.

Posted by infrequent | January 23, 2008 10:24 AM
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Let's start a picket Phelps' death website. We can gather fans along the way and ramp up for that day. It's probably one of the few things homos and right wing military moms can agree on.

Posted by Dave Coffman | January 23, 2008 10:26 AM
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The Phelps klan should all drive to Australia to picket.

Posted by monkey | January 23, 2008 10:26 AM
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Australia, for all its faults, probably won't let an a-hole like Fred Phelps in to their country. I'm gonna forward this PDF on to the Australian Embassy in Washington and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Canberra to make sure this jack ass doesn't spread his crap over there, where they don't need it (Australia already has enough problems with gay/lesbian issues, Sydney Mardi Gras aside...)

Posted by Dave Coffman | January 23, 2008 10:29 AM
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So, um is THIS the result of our efforts to "promote democracy" in the region?

Well, I suppose if this sort of "justice" was good enough for the State of Texas under shrub, there's at least some consistency...

Posted by COMTE | January 23, 2008 10:30 AM
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@21: Uncanny!

On the Afghan student: The sentence wasn't just for printing off the "paper," it was for distributing it. The case is going to appeal, and considering the attention it's getting, I think it is unlikely that the student will actually be put to death. What I find more alarming than the sentence itself is this:

"Rhimullah Samandar, the head of the Kabul-based National Journalists Union of Afghanistan, said Kambaksh had been sentenced to death under Article 130 of the Afghan constitution. That article says that if no law exists regarding an issue than a court's decision should be in accord with Hanafi jurisprudence.

Hanafi is an orthodox school of Sunni Muslim jurisprudence followed in southern and central Asia."

Does this remind anyone else of Huckabee's campaign promise to put "God's law" into the Constitution?

Posted by Aislinn | January 23, 2008 10:54 AM
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I am totally going to refer to vomiting as "seasoning" now. As in, "last night I had wayyy too many gin & tonics, and gave the toilet a right good seasoning!"

Posted by TeamCanada | January 23, 2008 11:16 AM
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Hell is having to live on the same planet as Fred Phelps--at least the dead don't have to keep hearing about his hateful stunts. Count me in for the naked happiness parade at his funeral.

Posted by Lauren | January 23, 2008 12:25 PM
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@ 21

Yeah! Equal rights for all of us who are going to hell! Not Fair!

I'm right there with you!

Posted by Reality Check | January 23, 2008 2:15 PM
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@13: The word is that Fred Phelps is essentially on his deathbed. Most of the church's functions, if you can call them that, have been taken over by underlings, virtually all of whom are among the more gullible of his relatives.

Posted by Souki | January 23, 2008 2:37 PM
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why didn't mike hucklebee do something about this bullshit when he was governor of arkansas? birds of a feather thats why. militate gays need to do something about this once and for all

Posted by Ken | January 23, 2008 5:28 PM
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Alas, Heath passed on only yesterday, and is already taking abuse from psychotic eejits who think God sends them email newsletters. May Heath's memory be eternal, and may Fred Phelps be forgotten in a heartbeat...

And yes, the WBC folks should be required to DRIVE to West Australia (LOL)...

Posted by Karen Olsen | January 23, 2008 6:13 PM

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