Home Secretary Jacqui Smith gets pretty short shrift from me on my other blog, but that’s really about the typical Home Secretary attributes of draconian databases and drug control etc. She recently banned a Dutch politician (who had made an anti-Islam film) from visiting the House of Lords, and now a band of loony-tune baptists from Westboro Baptist Church.
Phelps, who runs the Primitive Baptist Westboro church in Topeka, Kansas – most of whose congregation are members of his family, including his 13 children wanted to object to a school in Basingstoke (or as Phelps puts it, Bassingstoke), who planned to stage a play about the murder of a a homosexual. Phelps and co are real nut-jobs, and have a real hatred of homosexuals. I hadn’t realised quite how much of a nut-job he is until I saw this video at YouTube:
This is just awesome stuff, particularly the website URLs touted at the end of this insane video. If he wasn’t preaching such vile hate, this’d be a comedy gem. And in case you are wondering, Phelps does claim that the UK has banned God (hence the title of this post).
(Hat tip to the New Humanist)
See also The Guardian – Anti-gay American cleric banned from UK for inciting hatred
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