Once again, the Westboro Baptist loons are off the deep end. Via the Redhead Infidel comes word that the lunatics are going to demonstrate outside the funeral for the Amish girls killed in Pennsylvania. She has the flyer at Euphoric Reality.
Apparently they claim that God killed the girls because Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has publicly spoken out against the loons.
Following politics and current events you are subjected to a lot of stupidity. This has got to rank up near the top. Honestly, I believe this is even stupider than protesting outside military funerals. (Pics of the jerks I took outside a local funeral this summer are here.)
What’s the proper way to deal with these folks? (Please, none of the “kill ’em” comments.) Even if it were possible to control it, would preventing the media from covering them make them give up?
UPDATE: Defense Tech Dad Tom Shachtman, who has written books on serial killers and books on the Amish, coments on the incident. I’d think that he just might be the world’s foremost expert on the combination of those two fields.
UPDATE: As a reader noted in the comments, the demonstration is off. Here’s why:
The Web site of show host Mike Gallagher indicated that the group was offered an hour of airtime on Thursday morning in exchange for dropping the planned demonstration.