Fred Phelps: Protecting us from the Gay Agenda… by threatening 12-YEAR OLDS
Andy sent me a link last night to what has to be one of the most despicable news stories I’ve seen come out of the Merrimack Valley. Fred Phelps, who some might remember as the guy who picketed Matthew Shepard’s funeral, is planning on protesting at a school in Dracut, a town I used to live in. Why? Because an essay on Ellen DeGeneres won a contest.
As Andy said, this is the kind of thing that you should only read “if you wanna get pissed off.
It comforts me a bit that the main part of this mess is coming from people out of state. But it does piss me off that the people who filed the initial complaint, who are now pleading innocence in this whole situation, are from Dracut. And this one quote of theirs, it just makes my blood boil:
“A woman’s sexuality has no bearing on whether they are a woman in history,” Bernadette Theodore told The Sun. “There’s no place for this in the public schools. These children at the Englesby are 9 to 12 years old. There is a parental notification law. The school should have given us the opportunity to at least tell our children that this was coming.”
Okay, so maybe the average woman’s sexuality has nothing to do with whether or not she’s a “woman in history,” but this is Ellen we’re talking about here. Like her or not, (and I actually don’t like her) her coming out was a huge part of history.
To each their own, I guess. If this asshole wants to picket a fucking middle school, let him. There’s nothing we can really do about it, is there?