RECENT  POSTS:  » Man who insinuated it's better to be thrown into sea than support homosexuality attended #SB101 signing ceremony » Considering vast (and frankly odd) amount of time he spends talking about us, no wonder Tony Perkins thinks we're 'special' » FRC keeps lying about where majority of Americans stand on marriage equality » Audio: Indiana restaurant owner openly discriminates against gays, glad to have added protection to do so » Indiana legislature, Gov. Pence awaken a fierce, powerful, anti-discrimination giant » Eleven Republican US Sens. give anti-gay conservatives a taste of a near and less divisive future » NOM proudly touts #March4Marriage backers who believe homosexuality 'should be treated by society as immoral, dangerous perversion' » Video: Gee, with compelling videos like this one, I just can't imagine why the anti-gay right is losing in court » #TBT: Even after legal equality, Americans—and particularly religious Americans—struggle to accept certain marriages » Indiana threatens its commerce, tourism dollars, reputation, general welfare of its citizenry  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

08/02/2010

Check out of Bellevue: Westboro takes mi$$ion straight to bank

by Jeremy Hooper

Ready to gag? Well check this out. It's a check that the city of Bellevue, Nebraska, was forced to cut to Westboro Baptist Church's notorious Phelps family, stemming from an improperly enforced flag desecration law:

137757386
Megan Phelps: Bellevue, NE (of arrested-a-peaceful-protestor-because-they-hate-God-and-worship-idols fame) is now funding WBC picket trips. Yay! =D [SOURCE]

We're not at all surprised that Bellevue had to fork over the cash. We basically predicted it back in 2007 when the flag 201008020956desecration/delinquency of a minor charge was first handed down (*See our initial post, as well as Shirley Phelps-Roper's response to it). It's easy to let emotions get in the way when it comes to WBC -- but facts and rights remain concrete, and Westboro must be handled in accordance with the same constitution that governs this nation's non-sign-carrying brethren.

But still, seeing a three-zeroed check going to this merry band of "f*g-haters"? We're sure the city's local homeless and hungry would've gladly shrouded themselves in American flags if they knew it could come with such a payday!

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails