Good. What in the hell, and I do mean hell, would make Fred Phelps and his family think it’s appropriate or effective to protest at soldiers’ funerals? They had distributed fliers saying they were coming to Birmingham to picket the funeral of Army Sergeant Marquees Quick, but — as frequently happens — they didn’t show. I’m glad for Sgt. Quick’s family that they didn’t have to see these sickos, but the Southern country girl in me kinda wishes that the Patriot Guard Riders had had a chance to kick Fred’s evil ass. Metaphorically, of course.
I’m thinking, though, that God is getting a bit tired of taking the blame for the deaths of US soldiers, those killed on 9/11, and AIDS victims (Fred’s websites are Godhatesfags dot com and Godhatesamerica dot com — and, no, I’m not linking to them). So when Fred does get his eventual, and inevitable, ass-kicking, it just might dwarf anything the Patriot Guard Riders could do.
ADDENDUM: Mac has a good point.