Tuesday 5 May 2009

Most Hated Man in America

The news on BBC Radio 4 this morning described the hate preacher Fred Phelps as a "Baptist" who has been barred for his "arguments against homosexuality". I hardly call "godhatesfags.com" an argument. The same goes for the protests at funerals of people who have died of AIDS , gay murder victims or US military personnel (apparently they get killed in Iraq or Afghanistan as a punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality). Arguments should have some reference to reason, some developed thought and show a willingness to persuade. Phelps hectors, bullies and insults in the cruellest way. The man was banned for fostering hate. Why can't the BBC tell it like it is. He isn't even a real Baptist minister. Perhaps the reporter should have watched the BBC's own 2007 programme about Phelps and his spawn. It was called "The Most Hated Family in America".

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