Saturday, September 19, 2009

Freedom of speech?

I love the internet. I truly cherish the times when my mindless trawling on the World Wide Web dredges up something so hilariously dreadful, comically depraved, stupidly fascinating and at the same time so damn sad that even some one as zombie-brained as me can do nothing but just sit back and stare at the monitor.

Welcome to the Westboro Baptist Church.

And say hello to the Phelps family.

This man is legally SANE.

This charming group of people hold the belief that the world is in the sorry state it is today because God almighty is pissed of at us. But why is God so pissed off? According to ol' gramps Phelps, God is going all old school (as in a totally biblical old testament sense) at the society at large because our culture condones, hold your breath, "FAGS." Thats right folks! 9/11, hurricanes, tsunamis, car crashes, electrocution, flood, herpes EVERYTHING, blame it all on the homos!

So they go around the USA displaying placards which carry charming ye olde world messages like-

and demonstrate at the funeral of fallen soldiers! Thats cold in more ways than even I can imagine :(

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Sounds almost like a school kid, doesn't he? And his favourite word, as you can guess is... "FAG."

Now this dude, apart from getting all shook up on gays, also has a website, where he puts forth his extremely interesting views on almost all countries, including India. That part of the website has different sections, where he blames the Hindu religion for being gay friendly (I know. Its surreal!) and puts down all the misfortunes that fall on this part of the world as so called Divine Vengeance.

Now normally I don't have an issue with zany ideas. Infact, I rather enjoy talking about them and love to rate my own crazyness against others. But I draw the line when a psycho turns his family into a cult which corrupts little kids. This guy has 13 children, most of whom are as loony as him. His family (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren(?)) actually forms his cult, and little kids, as young as 7, carry around these obscene placards in their pickets! These little kids are taught to say stuff like "Fags are basically jews!" By their own mother! WTF!

This raving lunatic is a perfect example of what religious extremism, coupled with an obvious god complex and a thirst for publicity, can turn a human being into - a disgusting, hate filled, brain dead moron.

So the core question arises, how far does the right to free speech and expression protect locos like these? At what point does society say, enough is enough, if at all? Being a liberal atheist myself, I should say, Never! But the world is full of crazies who wish to turn other peoples grief into their own personal opportunity. In a society like India, these guys would be mobbed the moment they would start their vile blubbering, but that is as much a reminder of our intolerance as their message of hate. There will always be people who will take advantage of any fundamental right, but that does not make the humanism behind those rights any less valid. There will always be creeps hidden in the woodwork. That is the sad truth.


  1. ROFL... GOD hates bad humour, so he created this guy

  2. Thanks for the compliment! From now onwards I will be known as the "God's appointed Messiah of Good Humor."
    Too bad I am an atheist :P

  3. Killer dude! I just love the ol' geezer! I want to know more about him... Like what dos he smoke? What does he snort? Who does he worship? And what does he give away to his followers? And how do I contribute to his mission to rid the world of fags?

    Enlighten me, dear God appointed messiah!

  4. He's quite a scream, isn't he?

    To add to the thought in your last para, freedom of speech/expression derives naturally from the assumption that all humans can think for themselves. Those who can't deserve creeps like these. Amen!

  5. As far as I know, he was disbarred from practicing law. His so called church is not accepted by any other branch of Christianity, and his favorite words are fags, hell,doom, pervert and .... God, in that order!
    You can contribute to his mission by sending him a Pink Chaddi :)