I don’t know how David Pakman manages to get the deranged wing of the professional anti-gays to come onto his show, but it provides a good bit of entertainment. This time he has on Johnathan Phelps of the “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church and former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt. You might recall that the chaplain performs gay exorcisms.
As you can imagine, the batsh*ttery level is on high. David:
This might be one of our top ones this year…I decided to get the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church with incredibly anti-gay former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt to discuss being anti-gay. Turns out they agree on literally NOTHING.
-“God Hates Fags” is the slogan of WBC, but the Chaplain says there is no indication god hates anyone, and is against the gay death penalty, which WBC favors.
-Chaplain believes in gay exorcisms, claims to have performed many, with about a 50% success rate. Unfortunately, Westboro believes exorcisms are imaginary nonsense.
-WBC famously pickets soldier’s funerals, claiming their deaths are punishment to the US for accepting homosexuality. Chaplain, who was in the Navy, believes WBC is distasteful for doing this.
Additionally, as a cherry on top, Chaplain believes that “God Hates Fags” is a sentiment that indicates the WBC is actually Jewish, not baptist.
Fred Phelps’ spawn, including Johnathan, protested here in Durham several years ago. I photographed this fool while he was pacing about in a red rainslicker in front of the Durham School of the Arts (where a performance of The Laramie Project was held) shouting “Save the gerbils” and “Stop the Sh*t-eating Fags: