This article was written on Oct 24, so if you read about a big riot in Manhattan, Kansas, don’t say you weren’t warned.
Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist gang plan to protest the Kansas State-Oklahoma football game Oct 25.
Which Fred Phelps, you ask? The Fred
“hey-I-had-thirteen-kids-doesn’t-that prove-I’m-hetero” Phelps. That
Fred Phelps, the homophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-Swedish,
anti-Finnish, anti-German, anti-Irish, anti-Indian, anti-Ghandi,
anti-Princess Diana, anti-Howard Dean, anti-Ronald Reagan, anti-Sonny
Bono, anti-Fred Rogers, anti-Billy Graham, anti-Jerry Falwell,
anti-Kansas Law School and anti-Paul Newman, pastor of the Westboro
Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Gheesh, is there anybody this guy
And now he’s protesting a football game? Has he
completely run out of funerals of dead soldiers to protest? Did they
cancel his subscription to the Village Voice so he no longer receives
notices of gay marriages?
What does his warped mind think… that football is
some kind of gay love fest? Bet he heard about men making passes to
other men, football teams bragging about their tight ends, guys
huddling up together, bending over the center, playing smash
I’m not kidding. His Westboro Baptist website says
the gang will gather at KSU stadium and picket “your stinking, rotten
awful football game and your terrible team because you try to throw the
ball with a limp wrist.” They’re bringing their “GODLESS SODOMITES” and
“THANK GOD FOR KATRINA” signs to the intersection of Kimball &
College in front of Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
On the day prior to this planned protest the Phelps
gang is going to protest Oklahoma City University because they’re
presenting the play “The Laramie Project.” In that play, Pastor Phelps
is portrayed as some kind of intolerant hate-monger. People from OCU
plan to answer the Phelps crew with their own signs. Only OCUs signs
will be of love and tolerance. Somehow I don’t think football fans will
react in the same manner. In fact I’m sure of it.
Football fans carry those little rubber footballs
with them, ideal for hurling at placards and scrawled signs.
A football fan is crazy enough to bare his chest,
paint a letter on it, march up to Phelps and his little band of placard
bearers, do a chest bump with another chest-letter-wearing fan and then
when finished slap each other on the butt. He might even slap the
Phelpsers on their butts.
A football fan will take his giant foam finger, put
something solid in the protruding digit and stick it to Fred Phelps in
a place he claims not to enjoy.
Football fans are crazy loyal to their team. They
care not about the race of the players, or their religions or their
orientations. Except for hanging pit bulls, football players can get
away with almost and still have adoring fans. Calling these fans
“perverts” won’t win Fred any points.