Let’s get ready to RUMBLE: Phelps to picket Sen. Larry Craig.

Do two wrongs make a right? Sometimes when they come up against each other it might be tempting to think so. At the very least it’s an occasion to pop up some popcorn and settle back in anticipation of the fireworks. Alas it appears I may have already missed all the fun:

Phelps’ Followers to Picket Sen. Craig :: EDGE Boston

In a press release dated Aug. 28, Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kansas, exhorted followers to “Thank God for revealing a bit of truth about Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho; and, by a logical extension, about the United States Congress.”

Said the church’s press release, “Sen. Craig used his powerful office—(on loan from God, temporarily)—to oppose [Westboro Baptist Church], to speak against WBC, and to vote against WBC’s Constitutional rights of free religious exercise and freedom of speech.”

Now we know why he did that. Every member of Congress is either a fag or a fag-enabler,” he continued in the release. “God Almighty has now drawn back the curtain of hypocrisy and lies for all the world to see how fags and fag-enablers run the government at every level—starting at the top.”

Phelps believes that Craig’s purported sexuality was no secret to voters, the press or other legislators. The church would picket Senator Craig’s offices in Boise and in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, respectively, “in religious protest and warning” with the message that, “God Hates Fags! & Fag-Enablers! Ergo, God hates Sen. Craig, and ldaho, and America.”

I’ve not said much about Sen. Craig as of yet because he’s still denying that he’s gay even though there’s a lot of circumstantial evidence that he may very well be gay. If he is then he’s a hypocrite of the first order and if he’s not then the way he’s been treated by his fellow Republicans is pretty disgraceful considering that Sen. David Vitter has admitted to cheating on his wife with a prostitute and has largely been ignored by Republicans. Still, it’s fun watching Republicans being picketed by the likes of Phelps.

Link found via Canadian Cynic.

5 thoughts on “Let’s get ready to RUMBLE: Phelps to picket Sen. Larry Craig.

  1. Oh, that’s hilarious.

    The only headline I’m waiting for is that Phelps gets arrested for soliciting a quickie with the guy in the next stall, too. I doubt anybody can be such a raging homophobe without being gay himself.

  2. If he is then he’s a hypocrite of the first order and if he’s not then the way he’s been treated by his fellow Republicans is pretty disgraceful considering that Sen. David Vitter has admitted to cheating on his wife with a prostitute and has largely been ignored by Republicans

    Hiding it’s understandable in the presence of phelps-like creatures, but hypocracy less acceptable. Still, if a lie helped get someone a little more restrained in, mebbe it’s preferable

  3. It’s really unfortunate that Sen. Craig is in this situation.

    I only say it’s unfortunate because of the life he’s lived to this point and how it was brought about by his and his social network’s (conservative) inability to face the fact that humans are sexual creatures and that sexuality can express itself in several combinations and permutations.

    I don’t excuse him for his expressed contempt of gays but I can see the (possibly tortuous) path that brought him to where he is today.

    His wife has stated – at least publicly – that she intends to continue in their relationship and support him.  My speculation is that if this is truly how she feels then she on some level has known of his sexuality and has come to terms with it.  Or, it could be that she’s too enamored with the money/power/political scene.  Either way, their relationship will have its major ups and downs in the near future.

    I can’t wait for the Phelps clash.  I’m grabbing a huge bucket of popcorn for this one…

  4. The only headline I’m waiting for is that Phelps gets arrested for soliciting a quickie with the guy in the next stall, too. I doubt anybody can be such a raging homophobe without being gay himself.

    Hey now, Fred Phelps is completely heterosexual, or so I heard in a song one time…oh wait, that was Ted Haggard.

  5. I just wish the guy would resign already. Even though I disagree with his politics, right now our state is underrepresented in DC. He’s missed 26 votes since the “scandal”.

    Not that it matters, our dear Gov. Otter apparently has no intention of appointing a replacement. Instead, he wants to wait until next election cycle to have the next ‘publican voted into office. So, Idaho goes underrepped for an entire year.

    Welcome to the nut-house.

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