[this is how I do it]
I just read this part of coverage for Elizabeth Edwards funeral and I can’t believe that people are allowed to stand by, and do and say these cruel things to those who are already in so much pain from the loss of a loved one.
“The funeral on a cold, rainy afternoon was preceded by a demonstration a block away by picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas.
Members of the tiny church have gained notoriety for appearing at military funerals to declare that God punished the soldiers because the United States accepts homosexuality.
Church members said they targeted Edwards' funeral because she supported equal rights for gays. Three adults and two children stood behind a police barricade holding signs that included: "Thank God For Breast Cancer."
“The group believes that God is punishing America for its growing acceptance of gay rights by killing US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Members typically show up at the funerals of war veterans carrying signs reading “God hates fags.”
when I read this my rage flared up like an erupting volcano and I wanted to shoot these ignorant excuses for people until they were dead. I’m serious, I am aware that extremists have always played a part in history but this, THIS is outrageous.
we all know how we feel about 9/11, the holocaust, all the wars there have been, terrorists, and slavery just to name a few… but these are actual religious people who call themselves Christians and are attacking innocent people in the worst possible moments. we may be a country of freedoms but how can it be allowed when it hurts other people?
this group of church goers are no different than skin heads, the KKK, white supremacists, or any other group that exists just to destroy who they don’t feel has the right to live. they are no better than those bastards who took down the world trade center, but are being allowed to continue on their journey of destruction.
I thought our freedoms were originally put in place to protect the people of this country.. when did it change? and who changed that? even if you personally don’t approve or support gays, it doesn’t mean you can hide behind your opinion and use it to hurt others. you are entitled to your opinion, and “us gays” are entitled to tolerance.
it strikes me as ironic that gays just want to have equal rights simply because they are humans on this planet, yet are continually denied their right because of what they do in bed? how degrading to us as a species to think that sex is that important, that sex is the one thing that keeps a couple together and that all relationships are based on sex. you must be pretty ignorant to believe that’s what it’s all about.
poor Elizabeth's grieving family and friends had to tolerate phony Christian people portraying joy for breast cancer, as it killed her… what a fucking ignorant uneducated judgment to make.
sometimes, like now, the state of the world and what people do to one another is just too much for me, just too much..