Fred "G-d Hates Fags" Phelps of the unspeakable Westboro Baptist Church isn't content with interfering with the funerals of US servicemen and women killed in Iraq or gay teenagers. Now he wants to picket and disrupt the funerals of the Amish girls murdered by a killer-rapist in Pennsylvania. According to what passes for logic in his mind the deaths were a punishment for Governor Rendell's mockery of Phelps on Fox Radio.
Mike Gallagher headed off the whole sordid thing by giving the WBC an hour of airtime to rant. Good on you, Mike. You may have negotiated with terrorists, but you did save the bereaved from a truly hellish experience.
One wonders what Phelps' next stunt will be. Does he plan on breaking into maternity wards to berate new mothers for bringing homosexuals into the world? You really can't put much past a man who brings a crowd bearing "Thank G-d for IEDs" to soldiers' memorial services.