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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.

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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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