Monsters and ghouls roam this American land, friends. Some of the most frightening ghouls in history currently stalk our streets, looking for gay souls to squash and civil rights to crash. Since sequels always have more gore, we’re featuring some of the foulest, gnarliest anti-gay activists. And, as you can see, we’re starting with the most hellish homo-hater: Fred Phelps.
Who hasn’t had a nightmare about Fred Phelps, the frighteningly fertile granddaddy of the Westboro Baptist Church? With nine equally hateful children – four had the sense to leave his ugly cloud – Phelps has established his church as one of the most vile, controversial organizations in America. The crew’s known for singing such inane slogans as “God Hates Fags” and “AIDS Cures Gays”. They’ve also taken to picketing soldier’s deaths, because, apparently, God hates America. Also, the big G-man hates Sweden, too.
In a 1999 press release, Phelps’ WBC asserted: “It’s NOT OK to be gay. It will damn the soul, destroy the life, and doom any nation that tolerates such evil. God Hates Fags is a profound theological statement, which America needs more than it needs oxygen or bread.” Oxygen and sustenance are necessary to sustaining mammalia.
Perhaps that explains Phelps and company’s disdain for human dignity, compassion and rationality: they’re lizard people.