This morning I woke up, had a cup of coffee, and sat at my computer to conduct my daily research into the global scale of things. Today, however, was pleasantly different. Normally when I review articles I see the usual “corrupt cop,” “Evil Politician,” “This actor did this,” You know the usual stuff. Today, as I said, was very different. I came across an article regarding the excommunicated pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps. When it comes to this I have to try… and I mean really try to have some form of sympathy for this family.
Looking into the life of Fred, however, I see a life of hatred and bigotry to an extreme level. This level being to such an extreme that he actually would protest the funerals of children. As of now, I can only presume he’s dying of old age but it’s unknown at this time. As I read the article, one thing did stand out: His family managed to turn this event into one of hatred. As you may know, some of the Phelps family were also excommunicated from the church for not following their twisted beliefs. I suppose hatred will always begot hatred… no matter who it is meant for.