Just because Fred Phelps is now the guest of honor at Satan’s eternal weenie-roast, that doesn’t mean Fred’s dimbulb acolytes are giving up.
Less than a month after the death of its founder, Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to continue picketing — and the Indianapolis 500 is on the agenda…
The church has announced a number of upcoming picketing events, including Indy 500 race day. According to the church’s website, it’s targeting the race for two reasons — Jim Nabors and mass consumption of alcohol. Nabors and his longtime male partner wed last year in Washington, after gay marriage became legal in the state.
Racing fans get stereotyped as racist, sexist, misogynist, everything-else-ist yahoos, but they’re more accepting of Jim Nabors than these Westboro creeps.
And the consumption of alcohol these brainiacs are protesting might end up being a problem for them. This isn’t a funeral, or some other somber event. This is a bunch of guys who like to get liquored up and watch a bunch of really fast cars zoom around and around and around. They’re there to have a good time. I don’t think they’re going to look the other way when they see these WBC party-poopers.
I’m not saying I hope there’s a fight. I’m just saying that if there is one… oh well. These things happen.
God hates nags.
(Hat tip: Kevin in ABQ)