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God Does Make Garbage - And Other Annoying News
by Sandy Knauer   
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Last edited: Friday, February 09, 2007
Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007

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"To show that their deaths are God's punishment for a "filthy" nation that has disobeyed His will."

Six children and four adults—ten members of one family--died from smoke inhalation in a house fire in Bardstown, Kentucky on Tuesday night. Before the overwhelmed, desolate, surviving family had finalized funeral arrangements; Westboro Baptist Church had already organized the protest for this funeral. Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of the church led by Fred Phelps, cited one of their typical reasons for protesting funerals, “To show that their deaths are God's punishment for a "filthy" nation that has disobeyed "His will." The Southern Poverty Law Center declared them a hate group, the Anti-Defamation League monitors them, and they are enough to make any sane person admit that God does create garbage.

Those not familiar with this Topeka, Kansas traveling compost heap should check out their websites: GodHatesFags.com, and GodHatesAmerica.com, and other sites expressing condemnation of homosexuals, Roman Catholics, Swedish Muslims, Jews, and other groups. While not known to be directly connected to the Christian Identity movement, many of Phelps' sermons reflect the same warped principles.

In an unfortunately completely unrelated story, officials used explosives to free a barge that has been stranded at the McAlpine Dam nearby since January 16. If I ruled the world, the explosives would catch the Westboro group as they travel across the Ohio River in the back of their poster and hate filled pick-up truck to get to the Bardstown funeral.

Also, if I ruled the world, the WHAS announcer who reported this story would look at the word Bardstown, realize there is not a letter ‘g’ anywhere in the word, and would stop saying Bargetown. She would also know that the city she lives in and speaks for is named after King Louis, not King Lua, and ville rhymes with Bill, not bull, and that there is not now and never has been a letter ‘h’ in the word Hurstbourne, so that word should not be pronounced Hurshburn. And, that letter on the end of Broadbend is a D, not a T. They don’t even look alike. Get it straight. Please.

Sorry. I will return to my original religious rant.

Tax dollars support sickness masquerading as art at Sundance Film Festival Scared? That has to be the purpose of this latest sensationalized headline from the AFA (possibly in the running for most dangerous group in my opinion, since they are almost as misguided as the Westboro cult and much larger) targets PBS. They are asking their million cult members to email their Senators and Representatives to ask that they stop supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and PBS with tax money (after all, an educated country is not easy to control).

I urge everyone to counter the narrow-minded views of this group by contacting your elected officials in support of the arts. You may do so here. 

 


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Reviewed by Sandy Knauer
Thanks for reading, commenting, and not supporting these people.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
oh this is an excellent article sis. And I agree with Elizabeth!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
They are a sick sick bunch.
Good article. There is more garbage sitting in a church pew than out on the worst city streets of any nation.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Malcolm Watts (Reader)
Well said Sandy. I am worried that fundamentalist religion will prove to be the achilles heel of civilization - especially if the Islamic extremists get their hands on the A-Bomb either through Iran or a coup in Pakistan. Malcolm Watts
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