On Phelps and Westboro
Now that Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptists have announced their intention to protest the funerals of the victims of the Tuscon shooting, once again they are in the news.
Dear media and fellow bloggers: stop it.
I live in Kansas. I’ve grown up with Phelps and crew protesting just about everything in sight. They protested my law school graduation. I’ve gone to several events that they’ve protested. And when I’m at those events, I do the same thing I advise all of you to do:
They are deliberately trying to provoke outrage with their protests, messages, and signs.
It doesn’t work if you IGNORE THEM.
Stop taking pictures of them. Stop covering them.
This is my first and last post on the matter. I’m annoyed that I’ve devoted this much digital ink to them.