Wait, what?

So the Reverend Fred Phelps, my favorite evil radical religious zealot/conservative/protester (though the late Jerry Falwell comes close), will be counter-protesting (I think) Code Pink's protest against the Marine Recruiting Center in downtown Berkeley.

With the tip from Beetle, who apparently can stand to read the Berkeley Daily Planet, Phelps' "God Hates Fags" group finds it perfectly logical to attend:

Responding to an e-mail query asking why they would be protesting, Shirley L Phelps-Roper responded: “We are picketing at Berkeley because you are a cesspool of filth! .... You freaks are going to kick the brutish Marines to the curb because they are not filthy enough for you. It is not enough for them to be raping, murdering, fag infested perverts. You want them to be ONLY fags and ONLY raping/murdering perverts. You want them to violate the lame and wimpy executive order that is called Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and aggressively recruit fags into their numbers.”

I am not clear on Phelps' position here. Are they anti-war and trying to keep filthy potential Berkeley recruits out of the recruiting pool?


Beetle Aurora Drake said...

I suffer so you don't have to!

Fred Phelps is anti-war. Or, more accurately, anti-Marine. He's also anti-war-protester, because they're too gay. Or something. I believe the Phelps folks'll be protesting both sides.

kfed said...

I never thought I'd see the day when Code Pink and Fred Phelps protest side by side.