Monday, February 23, 2009

God Hates Protests

Last week, U.K. officials stupidly banned Pastor Fred “God Hates Fags” Phelps from entering England to protest a production of The Laramie Project, a play about Matthew Shepard, a student who was murdered for being gay. If you couldn’t tell from his nickname, Phelps doesn’t like the gays, and he was denied entry into the country because of his extremist beliefs. I wrote about why this was a bad move on the part of British authorities, but Phelps claimed that it would be no setback to his cause. According to him, several like-minded friends from across the pond would show up to protest the play regardless. Well, he was right. At least partially. One fag-hating dude showed up. And then he was chased away by counter-protestors. No word yet if England has suffered the terrible wrath Phelps predicted would befall it for stifling his holy rants. Although there was apparently some rain a few days ago, so that might be it. More details here.

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