Thursday, December 11, 2008
Let the Games Begin!
This should be interesting:
A Kansas-based church that has blamed deaths in Iraq on U.S. tolerance of homosexuality has asked Gov. Chris Gregoire's office to approve a "Santa Claus will take you to Hell" message to display among other religious statements in the Capitol's third-floor hallway. ...
According to Spokesman-Review reporter Rich Roesler, the first part of Westboro's proposed message:
“You'd better watch out, get ready to cry, You'd better go hide, I'm telling you why 'cuz Santa Claus will take you to hell. He is your favorite idol, you worship at his feet, but when you stand before your God He won't help you take the heat. So get this fact straight: you're feeling God's hate, Santa's to blame for the economy's fate, Santa Claus will take you to hell."
Westboro Baptist, led by Fred Phelps Sr., has protested at funerals for gays and at military funerals, blaming the nation's tolerance for gays for the loss of U.S. military personnel in Iraq. The actions prompted the Washington Legislature to pass House Bill 1168 in 2007, making it a misdemeanor crime of disorderly conduct to disrupt a funeral or protest within 500 feet of a funeral or funeral procession.
Somebody ship Bill O’Reilly some faux blood pressure meds to go along with his next round of faux outrage.
Free speech is a wonderful thing to watch in action.
If Church of the FSM and the Festivus Pole end up getting displayed, I may just have to drag my lazy arse down there for a look. If only Bill O were right and this was all taking place in Seattle...