Sounds like grounds for a mercy killing. It'd be a mercy for the rest of us, at least.
Fred Phelps doesn't count as human in my book.
He used to organise groups to shout abuse at gay people's funerals, but I hear he's given up as groups started giving money to gay charities based on how many bigots turned up and how long they stayed...
I didn't even know that, and I was inclined toeards that pov. Maybe he just needs help, medication, or something. I don't agree with the death sentence, but I think we should start with an excorcism, for if ever there was a devil in a man, this is the man... (imho, I am no onger a Christian, ect ect)
If this vile man is using Leviticus as his justification then I do hope that he is obeying the rest of that book as well. For instance, he will not be able to place his repulsive statue on land that isn't owned by him or by his ancestors. For 'Jubilee' means that land reverts to its original owners after fifty years. This should mean that the Arapaho or Eastern Shoshone would own the land. Far too many of these hate mongers selectively quote Leviticus.
Matthew Shepard is more likely to be in Heaven than Hell, simply because he doesn't tell God what God should be thinking.
Phelps and his ilk are quite capable of picking and choosing their texts and and ignoring the awkward bits, but that's not a surprise because it's long been known that the Devil can quote scripture for his own purposes, and Phelps certainly works for His Infernal Majesty.
yeah I am pretty sure that there are also bits in leviticus stating that you should never cut your beard or get tattoos.
Phelps is a piece of filth, there's no denying it. However, the forces of evil aren't having it their own way in Wyoming, and the Shepherd murder has been the start of some positive developments for queer rights there, as this article reveals. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101031013-493257,00.html?cnn=yes
I imagine if this pile of crap gets built it will be torn down within five minutes by enraged citizens. More likely Phelps doesn't intend to do any such thing, it's just another of his publicity stunts.
Why do people do this to each other? What threat are gay people to him? Does he go after people who lie or cheat on their tax returns or sin in any other way? I don't remember there being some kind of hierarchy with homosexuality at the top.
If he does do it, I agree with Soph - the rest of the community will tear the monument down.
Of course this could call for lots more giant statues to be put all round the offensive statue, following the statute that once the Ten Commandments state went up there a few years ago, statues celebrating other religions were allowed to be put there too. Step left a little, Shiva, we can still see a couple of letters round you.
How about statues of the deadly sins :)
Graphic ones :)