Religous Extremists Protest Soldiers' Funerals
The right wing built its power by embracing extremism, but surely those who still claim to be “compassionate conservatives” will publicly oppose this hate mongering:
Members of a church say God is punishing American soldiers for defending the United States, a country that harbors gays, and they brought their anti-gay message to the funerals Saturday of two Tennessee soldiers killed in Iraq. …
The Rev. Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist Church in, Topeka, Kan., contends that American soldiers are being killed in Iraq as vengeance from God for protecting a country that harbors gays. …
The church members carried signs and shouted things such as "God hates fags" and "God hates you."
Remember when the left was denounced for “fuzzy thinking”? What about denouncing unthinking hatred?
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