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O'Hara Factor
Friday, January 07, 2005

What the Phelps?

I recall coming across the website of Westboro Baptist Church, author of the notorious God Hates Fags and God Hates America, but I determined that it was some attempt by a homosexual group to stain Christ's name. Instead I find that it's real. Dumb.

What brings the issue to Tucson's table now is the arrival of Westboro pastor Fred Phelps to protest Rincon High School's live student performance of "The Laramie Project", a play/film about the Matthew Shephard murder.

As expected, Wingspan is countering Westboro's arrival, but will not hold a live counter-protest.

TIMEOUT: Think about the reaction had Rincon done a performance about Jesse Dirkhising.

Westboro's Jan. 3 news release goes farther, even going so far as to call First Southern Baptist Church (of which I'm a member), St. Augustine Cathedral, St. Alban Episcopal, First Methodist, St. Andrews Presbyterian, and St. Andrews Episcopal "apostate, Arminian, [and] pro-gay". Really?

First Southern Baptist invited former homosexual Tim Wilkins of Cross Ministry for a one-day conference on "walking people out of homosexuality". Moreover, the homosexual community found out and protested!!

So as a result, there's going to be at least three events to cover within the week. Sunday at First Southern Baptist, Monday at Rincon High School, and the following Monday for the MLK march, the latter of which I hope is not as politically driven as last year's Democratic primary march.

Notice via: Rings of Benzene


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