And by “spread some love,” I actually mean, “spout evil shit such as ‘Thank God for 9/11,’ ‘God hates fags,’ ‘AIDS cures fags,’ and ‘Fags die, God laughs (or mocks),'” or something else completely asinine.
I’m writing you because I just learned that the “reverend”¬ù from hell, Fred Phelps, is coming to town on Saturday to “conduct an outdoor religious service in fag-ridden Los Angeles.”¬ù
This is the same guy with the “God Hates Fags” website who protested the funeral of Matthew Shepard and shows up with “Thank God for AIDS” signs at the funerals of others. And now he’s coming to West Hollywood to spew his venom.
Let’s (literally) send Phelps a message, not by confronting him and giving him more publicity, but by turning his hate speech into something positive for our community. He’s planning to be at the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente for 3 hours, starting at 1:30 on Saturday. I’d love for everyone who is as disgusted by him as I am to pledge at least $10 to the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center–more if you can– for every hour he is going to be here spouting hate.
The Center will earmark the money for its homeless youth services and after he leaves, I’m going to personally send Fred a message thanking him for helping us raise money to support LGBT youth. I’d love to tell him he helped us raise thousands!
I guess Phelps feels like he has to pick up the pace now that Jerry Falwell is no longer around, but I’m glad that the Center is finding a way to turn Phelps’ efforts around. Hee.