Monday, August 20, 2007

We have had visits in the last 2 weeks (since we started tracking geographically) from almost all 50 states.

We're still missing: West Virginia, New Hampshire, Nebraska & Hawaii. Hopefully we'll get visitors from those states in the near future. I'll post the world map when I'm back from vacation.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Westboro Baptist Upcoming Protests

As always, presenting this update so you can be informed.

Saturday 8/18/07 - 9:45 am
Memorial for Staff Sgt. Jacob Thompson
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
632 S. Broadway, Mankato MN

Saturday, 8/18/07 - 1:15 pm
Memorial for Army Maj. Thomas Bostick Jr.
Llano Junior High School, 400 Highway 71 E, Llano TX

Monday, 9/3/07 - Noon
City Hall of Treviso, Italy
No reason given yet.

God hates Ireland? What?

The whack jobs over at the Westboro Baptist Church have now decided that God Hates Ireland via a new website - which is exactly that phrase as a url. They, of course, call out their reasoning:

Sun., July 22, ‘07: God Hates Ireland – Land of the Sodomite Damned.

We are not ignorant of Satan’s devices (2 Cor. 2:11). “Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices – (contrivances, plots) – against Jeremiah.” Jer. 18:18. It begins to look like the fags and fag-enablers of the Literary & Historical Society of the University College Dublin have devised devices against me – phrased another way – they have contrived a plot – or conspiracy – to lure me to Dublin, Ireland, to speak at their 153rd Session on the subject of “Gay Adoption” – and then to arrest me for the crime of violating their law entitled, The Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act. (See WBC's response to their invitation). That Act is a draconian, antichristic cup of Satan’s slimy vomit straight from the maw of Hell. They know exactly what I will say on the subject of Gay Adoption. And they know that what I will say from the Bible about sodomites will land me in an Irish jail for two and maybe 10 years. “For they speak not peace; but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.” Psa. 35:20. It looks like they’ve taken counsel together against me and against the Lord, saying, Let us break their bands – (Bible doctrines about sodomites going to Hell) – asunder, and cast away their cords – (Bible doctrines about Sin, Predestination, and Reprobation) – from us. Psa. 2:2,3

Ok. So as I read that, I'm a little confused. Two or 3 small words require a translation, a'la Phelps, on how it relates to faggotry. There's also something in there about an invite to a gay adoption debate, and an unclear message on why dear old Fred is pissed about it.

These people confuse me to death. By the way, they also seem to have "proof" that God hates Sweden and Canada - in addition to the good old U.S. of A.

Please. Someone give these people a reality check. I guess it's not a good day to be a gay Irish-American (which I happen to be, actually).

Monday, August 13, 2007

At least he's consistent...

Caught this one over at Bent Blog. I believe it was alst posted over at Queerty. Both great blogs for very different reasons :) Enjoy. Or weep a little. Not sure which.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Westboro Baptist Upcoming Protests

As always, we publish the upcoming protest schedule for Westboro Baptist Church so you can be informed when they're coming to your community, and perhaps schedule a peaceful counter-protest as so many have before.

Saturday 8/11/07 - 1:30 - 4:30 pm:
WBC will conduct an outdoor "religious" service
Los Angeles at the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd. & San Vincente Blvd. (West Hollywood)

Saturday & Sunday 8/11-8/12/07:
WBC to picket the Republic of Ireland - at the "Irish Icons Festival 2007"
Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Dr., Canton, Mass.

Sunday, 8/12/07:
WBC will picket three more Florida Mega-churches

Sunday 8/12/07 - 1:30 - 4:30 pm:
WBC will conduct an outdoor "religious" service
Los Angeles at the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd. & San Vincente Blvd. (West Hollywood)

Sunday 8/12/07 - 10:15 am:
WBC to picket memorial for Army Spc. Christopher Neiberger
Trinity Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd, Gainesville, Florida.

Monday, 8/13/07 - 9:15 am:
WBC to picket memorial for Army Pfc. Matthew M. Murchison
Newcomers Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas.

Monday, 8/13/07 - 10:15 am:
WBC to picket memorial for Army Pfc. Jaron D. Holliday
Tulsa Bible Church, 5838 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Monday, 8/13/07 - 12:15 pm:
WBC to picket memorial for Army Spc. Charles Leonard Jr.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, LA.

Monday 8/13/07 - 9:15 am:
WBC to picket memorial for Army Sgt. Dustin Wakeman
Laurel Land Funeral Home, 7100 Crowley Road, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Tuesday, 8/14/07 - 10:15 am:
WBC to picket memorial for Army Spc. Justin Blackwell
East Wood Church of Christ, 800 East Wood St., Paris, Tennessee.

Tuesday, 8/14/07 - 1:15 pm:
WBC to picket memorial for Staff Sgt. Fernando Santos
Roy Akers Funeral Chapel, 515 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, Texas.

Wednesday, 8/15/07 - 9:15 am:
WBC to picket memorial for Army Maj. Thomas G. Bostick Jr.
Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC (Arlington, VA).

Friday, August 03, 2007

Gene Robinson, Gay Episcopal Bishop, Endorses Obama

This from (click the link at the end to read the whole story):

The Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Thursday, even though they don't share the same views on issues critical to gay men and lesbians.

"Frankly, I don't think there's any major candidate that is where we in the gay community would hope they would be on our issues," V. Gene Robinson said in a conference call with reporters. "That being said, I would say the senator has been enormously supportive of our issues. We appreciate his support for civil unions."

The continuing repercussions from Robinson's 2003 election as bishop of New Hampshire threaten to break up the worldwide Anglican Communion, of which the Episcopal Church is part. His supporters hail him as a role model and civil rights pioneer.

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