Alternate title: Jesus Shrugged
You can't make this stuff up. Well, okay, Pastor Fred does, but that's not what Spot means. Several days ago now, Spot wrote a post God didn't knock the damn thing down. He was making the point that the 35W bridge failure was undoubtedly the result of human neglect. Apparently, Pastor Fred "God Hates Gays" Phelps believes that God did knock down the bridge:
Reached at the church, Shirley Phelps Roper, who is both the daughter of the pastor and one of the attorneys for the church, said that America, and Minnesota especially, have alienated God by its tolerance for homosexuality, and that the bridge collapse was an act of God’s vengeance. She said:
“The bridge stood place by the word of God and it fell by the word of God…Each of these little events is just a harbinger of the coming destruction of this American experiment. We are delivering the final call of the doomed nation.”
She said, as they have done for years, members of the church would stand “lawfully and peacefully on the public right of way” near the funerals and “put in the air words of praying and instruction and warning.”
The signs that the protesters will wave will read:
“God cast down the bridge… Thank God for 9/11… America is doomed… God hates fags… God hates fag enablers… God hates Minnesota.”
This is an admittedly slender reed upon which to lean, but Spot commends it to Governor Pepsodent and Carol Molnau. It will probably even work in a large segment of the Republican base.