The Olympia, Washington Capitol building is getting very crowded these days. There is a large Christmas tree, a menorah, a nativity scene, FRFF’s sign, a couple of sign’s critical of FRFF’s message, and a peace sign among others. Groups want to put the Flying Spaghetti Monster and a Festivus Pole up as well.
Well, look who wants to join the fun. Fred Phelps (from godhatefags.com) and clan want a piece of the action as well. This has had me giggling all day. Great comments over here at Pharyngula as well. I hope Fred gets his wish and is allowed to post his signs. He wants to post “Santa Claus will take you to hell”.
This whole mess started when the state put up a Christmas tree and a Jewish group wanted to display a menorah and were allowed to. Then a Christian group (Alliance Defense Fund) wanted to put up a nativity scene and had to sue the state to be allowed to put a display up. They won and the state of Washington had to allow free expression at the state capitol. If one is allowed, then all are allowed.
Plaintiff and all other persons and organizations will be treated similarly to other private members of the public in all respects, including access to the areas in the Capitol Rotunda, pursuant to CCF policy attached as Exhibit A, to display a Nativity Scene during the 2007 traditional holiday season.
“You’d better watch out, get ready to cry, You’d better go hide, I’m telling you why ‘cuz Santa Claus will take you to hell. He is your favorite idol, you worship at his feet, but when you stand before your God He won’t help you take the heat. So get this fact straight: you’re feeling God’s hate, Santa’s to blame for the economy’s fate, Santa Claus will take you to hell.”
Kudos to whichever nut at the Westboro Baptist Church wrote this little ditty. It’s been highly entertaining watching the religious people have fits over what is posted. Way to go FFRF, for firing the opening shot in the War of the Decorations with your sign. The religious nuts are making your point that no decoration should be put up to mark the holiday. Thanks Alliance Defense Fund.
Here is a video of the Phelps clan actually singing their song. It would be absolutely hysterical, except for the fact that their children are involved in the lunacy.
You know, I really wonder about crazy old Fred. The fixation on anal sex and sex with children is way too creepy. There is a story written by one of his sons on the internet somewhere. I remember reading about Fred’s fixation on the youngest daughter, and there was some speculation about incest.