Before Someone Drops a House on You

I've long had a theory about Fred Phelps: He didn't really hate gay people. Well, ok, he probably did. But not to the degree that his antics would lead one to believe. He was probably homophobic in the same way that a lot of people are homophobic...in a passive way that is mildly accepted by much of popular culture (which is a whole 'nother post) but you don't see all of those mainstream haters pounding the pavement with these ugly signs, and forming an abusive cult around their ideology. … [Read more...]

…but the Lord was not in the wind

They're like Voldemort. Or perhaps I should say, "he who must not be named.' Because really, naming them gives them power. They are people who show up at a soldier's funeral to spew hate rhetoric. They are people who move in when there is tremendous grief; and sometimes, like dementors, they are also drawn to celebration. They make hideous signs, and they make the news. They are pastors who teach their youth that a little bit of harrassment might be a good ministry to the gay kids. They are … [Read more...]


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