RECENT  POSTS:  » And now NOM is literally pleading with its (theoretical) supporters » Add 'professional advocate for anti-gay scouting' to list of bygone career choices » NOM to lasso the White House with a rosary. Or something. » NOM's new plan? To beat up its org-crushing loss until it becomes a win. » By the time you read this headline, we'll be ten more seconds beyond stagnant anti-gay 'culture wars' » Video: America cannot wait—to purchase American Family Association radio equipment? Huh?! » Huckabee 2016: 'cause church and state aint gonna marry themselves » EEOC does wonky, under-radar thing that could lay groundwork for definitive nondiscrimination protections » Maggie Gallagher, now that you've lost on marriage, might you lose these deceptive ways as well? » Crowdfunding discriminatory business owners: Perfect statement on anti-gay movement's current affairs  

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

12/18/2012

Libby Phelps on her family's CT plans: 'It's just sad all around'

by Jeremy Hooper
201212181449-2"It's just sad all around. I wish that [Westboro Baptist Church] wouldn't picket the CT shooting, however I still think the First Amendment guarantees their right to protest. The government shouldn't be deciding which views are acceptable and which ones aren't. I always thought it was wrong and got uncomfortable when I was shown and told to be happy about the pain caused by tragedies like the CT shooting. If WBC focused more on what people could do to possibly avoid such tragedies instead of being so heartless and deliberately cruel, I think it would go over much better with people. Less "rejoicing in suffering," more "here's what to do to avoid this situation." The reaction people have to them just encourages them. It only incites them to say more, rather than back off."

Libby Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church member 1983–2009, in a statement sent to Good As You

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