Wednesday, May 16, 2012

God Hates No One

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Nine-year-old Josef Miles and his mother, Patty Akrouche,  were walking near the campus of Washburn University in Topeka this past Saturday when they encountered some of the vermin from the Westboro Baptist Church (sic) holding one of their hate rallies on the campus green.  Pastor (sic) Fred Phelps and his crew are notorious for showing up at public events, including funerals of service men and women, where they scream and yell, walk on American flags, and wave signs with incendiary slogans like "God Hates Fags" and "Thank God for Dead Soldiers."  They have been officially branded as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

(The Phelps family is not a stranger to Washburn University.  Indeed, many of their family members received law degrees from Washburn.)

Young Josef, who had probably never come face-to-face with pure evil before, took offense - as any human being should.  He asked his mother if he could make his own sign, and she encouraged him in the civic effort.  Using a  regular notebook he  penciled in bold letters, "God Hates No One" and then proceeded to stand next to the protesters displaying his message.

Ms. Akrouche said that she was very proud of her son, and she commented that the encounter ushered in Mother's Day one day early.

Now if we could only get this kid and his sign to Tampa in time for the Republican Convention in August!

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