God Hates Gays, Jews, Dead Soldiers and Anyone Who Isn't Loony Like Us

Abby Zimet

Today the Supreme Court will consider when the right of free speech
tilts into hateful harassment. They will hear the case in which the vile
Fred "God Hates Fags" Phelps will argue he had the right to picket,
with "Thank God for dead soldiers" signs," the funeral of Matthew
Snyder, who died in Iraq because, as Phelps argues, God is punishing the
U.S. for tolerating homosexuals, which Matthew was not. It's a tough,
complex case, but Matthew's father Albert says the issue is clear: This is not what his son died for. More here on growing up gay in Phelps' town and the appeal of fear-based narratives.

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