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"And I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide"

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Recently, vicious homophobic church leader Fred Phelps, of picketing-Matthew-Shepard's-funeral fame, has been, with his equally vicious followers, protesting the funerals of American soldiers, claiming that their deaths have been brought about as a result of the government's accommodation of homosexuals.

A thought occurred to me a couple weeks ago. Some right-wing pundit is going to associate Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church with the mainstream opposition to the war. Farfetched? Sure, Phelps isn't exactly a liberal. But these things aren't meant to make sense. The Ann Coulters of the world are happy to conflate the American left with the Taliban, even if it was the Reagan administration that helped create the Taliban in the first place.

And sure enough, we have a winner: Sean Hannity.

This simply doesn't need to be said, but just in case any of my right-wing friends are confused, I think Fred Phelps is human scum, and the only people even remotely on par with him in America are the Turner Diaries book clubs and so on.

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