September 8, 2006
Rev. Fred Phelps attacks Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in this TV broadcasts.
Rev. Fred Phelps is the pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church, based out of Topeka, Kansas. He was in the news this year for protesting at military funerals because he says those deaths are inevitable due to the American government’s percieved support of homosexuality. He also believes 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina were caused by the Christian God because of that god’s hatred of homosexuals and America’s tolerance of them.
President Bush signed the Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act in response to Phelps’ protests at military funerals. Watch the video – but don’t think you have to sit through all of it.
HERE IS THE STEWART-COLBERT CLIP THAT UPSET HIM: