Southernmost Moron: Westboro Baptist Church Drone Pickets Elizabeth Taylor in Key West, For Some Reason

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Pity the man pictured here. After all, how many times would you have to be (metaphorically) touched by an uncle (named, say, Fred) for your brain to turn to such mush that on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Key West all you want to do is hold signs declaring that a recently-dead film actress is in hell for being a "fag hag"?

The Westboro Baptist Church had announced it was going to picket Elizabeth Taylor's funeral, but never did. Instead they sent this generic-looking, dressed-like-a-toddler fellow (click to enlarge) to hold his signs in front of Key West's southernmost point marker. One tourist half-heartedly argued with him but for the most part everybody was having too good a time to pay him any mind.

When Riptide asked him about his protest, he said-- just kidding, think we spent a moment of our Saturday in Key West speaking with this luminary? We were on a mission for chocolate-dipped key lime pie on a stick. We really shouldn't even be giving this guy any press, but we just wanted to inform our readers that the world remains plagued by deranged bile.

Happy Monday!

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Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot... Drop in and let me know what you think!

AdamKW
AdamKW

I once skateboarder by this guy while he was holding his 'God hates fags' sign. In a moment of sarcastic self-righteousness I feigned a 1930's -40's German salute to let him know that his Nazi buddies would be proud. He was lost for words for two seconds then yelled 'the fags are the nazi's' I then went to a bar and started telling people about our exchange. The guy next to me had spoken with him and told me this: that guy says he was abused as a child by his uncle, then lived as a gay man for 30 years, found God, and is now doing penance like those guys flogging themselves in Monty Python. Awww now I kinda felt bad for him in a way.. Life is always more complicated than it seems eh?

Phoenix Lee
Phoenix Lee

we need more gung ho fundamentalists to take the load off wbc s back, the heathen think they own this world , their time is almost up.

GusGarciaRoberts
GusGarciaRoberts

P.S. The reason I put "(metaphorically)" in there is because Fred Phelps is notoriously litigious and the last thing we'd want is to contribute to WBC's posterboard budget.

Steph
Steph

Found God? You're born gay. It's not a habit you develop. He's fantasizing about penis as we speak!

DerfDaSmurf
DerfDaSmurf

Phoenix, you're an idiot...why don't YOU take up that stupid azz "load" lol...

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