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God Hates Ireland, apparently. [Jul. 26th, 2007|10:55 am]
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I've not read the site yet, as I'm in work as I post this (yay ssh and links) but apparently Phelps set up God Hates Ireland.

According to the Metro, the backstory is that UCD's L+H Soc (Literary and Historical Society - a society that tends to host big-name debates and are generally all-round Big Societies on campus... if they want a say in student politics, they have it, and because they're used to debating, they can do it eloquently) invited Fred Phelps around for a debate on Gay Rights.

Phelps blew up once he looked at our laws, and is now calling us a nation of sodomites and all the rest.

At first I was curious. I mean yes, we decriminalised gay sex in the 90s, thanks to David Norris, but that's pretty lightweight. After that, we don't exactly have a huge amount of legal standing.

I mean, where are we with Marriage/Civil Unions, adoption, foster care, and a lot more. Trans rights are even worse! We have Fianna Fail in governement, and I don't think they'll really let the Greens get civil unions through. Overall, we have a very conservative country with the one exception that gay sex is legalised. So, what got him started?

Our Incitement to Hatred Act - he reckoned it was a trap, to get him over here and then to arrest him. So, he's bringing the wrath of his god down on us with his site.

Now, I was more annoyed before I read the whole article, at first I just thought he decided he was doing this without the provocation of the L+H, but once I read that I actually laughed.

To me, he's becoming a bit of a bogeyman. Back in 2000, I was incensed, just like so many others, about his campaign of GodHatesFags, but now, there are so many GodHates* sites, that I can't help but think if there's anyone that his God doesn't hate. So, if he's annoying America, who's listening beyond his rabid little clan?

What's next on his list? http://www.GodHatesNarnia.com? All those Ice Queens scissoring their lives away. http://www.GodHatesMiddleEarth.com? The sodomising hobbits that get their Bag's End away.

And one that already exists: God Hates Shrimp.

[User Picture]From: timeslider
2007-07-26 10:33 am (UTC)
When the right wing loonies call you a looney then you really should look at yourself.

Phelps is just crazy and should be ignored. He feeds off attention and i would personally like to deck the editor of the metro for feeding the fire and putting it on the front page of the metro.

This is the guy who organises protests at US soliders funerals. There are a couple of lines you shouldnt cross and thats one of them.Luckily a counter group was set up to deal with him and his ilk. Dont care what people think of the miltary and the US etc

Also protests when those miners where trapped in penselvannia a while back...

He's a sick SOB.
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[User Picture]From: morrigin
2007-07-26 01:41 pm (UTC)
What can you do except laugh?
Seriously I'm speechless the man's an idiot
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From: ryangannon
2007-07-26 09:32 pm (UTC)
But, but we are a nation of sodomites? Aren't we?

I'm just glad I got PaganSoc, everyone loves Pagans.
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