Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Jael Phelps, on Air America

So I'm sitting here listening to Air America, and they just had Kansan protestor Jael Phelps on the Al Franken Show. It was fascinating. She's one of the people protesting AIDS funerals with signs like "God hates fags". When asked why they do it, she said that funerals are great opportunities to convert people because it's a moment of truth. When Al asked if she thought it might be counter-productive, she said that she didn't care because she was there to speak the truth. Later, Al asked her if she would take care of a gay at work (she's a nurse) and she replied that she seperated her personal life from work. Here's what I wish Al had followed up with:

Why is it the truth is so important when you're ruining someone else's funeral, but not so important when it comes to keeping your job?

I have to say I admire her willingness to go out on a limb for her beliefs (both protesting at funerals and going on Air America - after protesting an Al Franken appearance!) but it seems her beliefs take a back seat when they begin to negatively impact her, instead of a bunch of grieving gay-sympathizers. That's just selfish.

In other news, I love bold and italics.


At 3:28 PM, Blogger romeotheBT said...

The whole Phelps clan is sickening. All I can do is shake my head at someone that has that much hate in them.

At 3:33 PM, Blogger romeotheBT said...

update - the Westboro Baptist Church has several flyers for their various "outings". In one the redefine the acronym ACLU (Anal Copulators & Lesbian Union)

Spectacular! Among other inspiring literature on their website, they have an ode to Matthew Shepard being in Hell. A warning about the wrath of God being manifested by the tsunami (because all the victims were sodomites). And links to sites denouncing Sweden, Canada, and The United States.

Sounds like a wonderful tribute to the love of Christ!

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Ricardo Grande said...

Outstanding! When Al Franken asked one of the people protesting him if God was capable of hate, the protester said "Yes, that's one of the best things about him."

Unfortunately, their view of the ACLU is pretty prevalent. This last weekend, one of my friends described the ACLU as "anti-Christian".

At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Jael Holroyd (nee Phelps) said...

I don't get paid to preach. Won't do it. Thanks! ;-)


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