Fred Phelps and clan are going to Mississippi to picket the Itawamba Agricultural High School graduation, according to the Itawamba County Times.
What’s Fred’s rationale? According to his website:
The parents of Fulton, MS feign outrage that a filthy dyke wants to parade her “girlfriend” around at their night of fornication called a prom. They had a duty to teach their children what the Lord requires of them. They shirked this duty. The Lord repays them to their face by sending dykes, burning in their lusts, to tyrannize them.
In other words, preventing Constance McMillen from going to the prom was not enough. Constance was sent to the town in the first place because the parents didn’t teach their children properly. And they were only pretending to be outraged.
According to the local news, the sheriff is planning to be there to keep the peace but reminds folks that peaceful protests are legal. What he doesn’t say is that Phelps wants to be attacked so that daughter Shirley Phelps Roper can file a lawsuit. That’s how they make their money.
And Phelps said that he will picket to remind the people of biblical warnings against homosexuality. Interesting. I hardly think the good people of Itawamba Agricultural High need reminding or further instruction from Phelps on how to be homophobic bigots.