Unfortunatley, his views will not die with him. Westboro Baptist Church has not renounced his hatefull message. I take only small comfort in knowing that they are a relatively small organization, and their bizzare "God Hates You" campaign only serves to make homophobia appear uglier and more disreputable.
hile true that his views do not die with him, the group remains at the fringes of any acceptable social behavior. That gives me comfort. The Westboro Baptist Church has served to show us the logical extension of similar vitriol that is spewed perhaps a bit less caustically from the less tolerant among us. In that sense, they have advanced the very causes against which they have fought simply by demonstrating who they are.I
am totally down with letting them hang themselves with their own hateful rhetoric. If my existence serves as the rope, so be it.