He wants to point out to the grieving families and loved ones that God let their father/son/husband/friend die because, of course, He hates fags.
Thank God for IEDs killing American soldiers in strange lands every day.
WBC rejoices every time the Lord God in His vengeance kills or maims an American soldier with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). "The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked" (Ps. 58:10).
This nation bombed and raided the Westboro Baptist Church, and now the Holy God that Inhabits Eternity is repaying those heinous acts with His retaliatory wrath; "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord" (Rom. 12:19).
To most effectively cause America to know her abominations (Ez. 16:2), WBC will picket the funerals of these Godless, fag army American soldiers when their pieces return home. WBC will also picket their landing spot, in Dover, Delaware early and often.
Some military wives have come up with a profoundly satisfying way to stick this straight in the deranged old bastard's craw
Phelps is coming to protest Sgt. Christopher Taylor's funeral Saturday. To these women, he was a soldier who fought for the rights of others.
"That's the worst part about it. This man just died for him to be able to go and do this," said Danielle Sanders, the wife of an Army Drill Sergeant.
Phelps is highly outspoken against homosexuality. He believes God is killing America's soldiers because "gays are taking over the country." However, one woman says a group in Michigan has already dealt with the protesting pastor.
"He protested their bar, and they decided instead of counter-acting and counter-protesting him with signs, they decided to do a fundraiser," said Melissa Yoannon, the local fundraiser coordinator.
All these ladies are asking for is a nickel, dime or quarter pledge per minute that Phelps protests Taylor's funeral.
Yoannon asked, "I thought if we could do this and get some money for Sgt. Taylor's wife, to make up for this man putting such a stain on the last peaceful moment she has with him, why not?"
"That's already enough of a burden on the family to have to deal with that, especially with the kids. Then have some guy sharing his views on something that has nothing to do with the family," said Sanders.
Yoannon has set up a phone number and e-mail address where you can send your pledge.
"They can just e-mail me their name, phone number and what they want to pledge. I'll get back to them and give them the information where they can send the money to."
She said it's the least they can do in this time of grief.
"If he wants to spill his hate, we'll spill our love and money."
If you wish to make a pledge, you can contact Yoannon at (706)366-0945. To e-mail your information, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to make a flat donation, you can do so by stopping by or sending it to any Charter Bank location. In Opelika, you can call (334)742-0266. The mailing address is:
114 S. 7th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Make your donation to the Sgt. Christopher Taylor Fund.
You'd also want to keep in mind that when exposed to love and compassion, Fred Phelps might just suffer one of those matter-antimatter existence failures they used to have in Star Trek.
More importantly, somebody needs to support the troops. Not in the bizarre schizophrenic you have to die for no reason but in return we'll be real understanding if you feel as if you need to torture somebody way that the neoconservative right has been wielding like a banner since this whole useless business started. Thousands of kids who died for less than they could have been making at WalMart deserve more in return for their lives than a free ride for a few slackjawed sadists who are getting their rocks off at the cost of growing the insurgency that's killing thousands of kids who died for less than they could have been making at WalMart.
They're surer'n hell not going to get it from the keyboard warriors of the neoconservative right. Even if they were so inclined, they're too busy keying cars with anti-war bumper stickers and getting elderly pacifist nuns on nofly lists. For, you know, freedom. And besides, they're not so inclined.
Pass this on, OK? This family and all the families like them need to know someone hasn't forgotten them.
edit: from comments, a link to the guys in Michigan who were mentioned in the article.