With Gainesville’s Pastor Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center’s plan to burn a bag of Qurans in Florida, at least one camp is furious for a whole different reason than Gen. David Petraeus.
Shirley Phelps Roper, daughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, says her camp burned the Quran on a Washington D.C. street in 2008 — and nobody cared. “We did it a long time before this guy,” she says.
And it breaks my heart to see the gaggle of Ropers trying so hard to score media attention and get trumped by some guy who’s so lazy he sticks his signs — which aren’t even brightly colored! — into the ground instead of waving them around on the street corner.