#rsrh Fred Phelps and the siren call of “But…”

You know exactly what I’m talking about, of course. “Yes, yes, freedom of speech does in fact cover – barely – the disgustingly offensive and hate-filled spewing of Fred Phelps and his increasingly-inbred Westboro [ostensible denomination removed, so as not to libel true members of said denomination] Church.  The Supreme Court ruled correctly.  And it is un-Christian to hate these people back.


There’s no direct link to Jim Geraghty‘s Daily Jolt on this (yet), but he summed it up nicely:

On the Supreme Court case about the First Amendment rights about the [expletive deleted] at the Westboro Baptist Church, it’s a matter of war between my head and my heart. Or more specifically, what I wished the law would allow our hands and feet to do to their heads and hearts.

Again, it is un-Christian to hate these people back.  Curb-stomping them will merely feed their life-denying, diseased fetish.  We’re better than that, and them.  These are all things that we already know, and they are all true things.


Moe Lane

PS: That “but,” by the way, serves a reminder that all of us have the seeds of evil inside our hearts.  Not to get all theological about it, or anything; still, we’re none of us perfect, and it’s best to keep that fact firmly in our heads at all times.


  • HeartbreakRidge says:

    Curb stomping? No. I’d settle for tire slashing. 🙂

  • Rob Crawford says:

    They sure do a good job as stalking horses for the Democrats, don’t they?

  • Finrod says:

    Personally, I just want to shoot them with paintballs whenever I see them doing their latest publicity stunt.

  • wombat-socho says:

    The new tear-gas filled paintballs, Finrod? Suddenly this hobby interests me…

  • Canthros says:

    The Phelps clan seems to go to great lengths to exploit the gulf between morally right and legally permitted. I’m not convinced they aren’t trolling for exactly the sort of physical response this sort of behaviors deserves but which the law bars. Which is a pretty cynical analysis, but I’m often a pretty cynical sort.

  • Murgatroyd says:

    Anyone know how I could get a custom order made of paintballs filled with butyl mercaptan?

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