Fred, and his daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper, intended visiting the UK to protest against a play called The Laramie Project being staged in Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke, about a man killed for being gay. As Fred said recently:
"God hates Gays, He tells us so in the Bible, and that's why he had His own Son crucified!"Fortunately for us, HMG doesn't share Fred's repulsive homophobic views and has banned him and his misbegotten daughter from entering the UK. The UK Border Agency said it opposed "extremism in all its forms". A spokesman added: "Both these individuals have engaged in unacceptable behaviour by inciting hatred against a number of communities."
Not to be outdone, Shirley riposted with the accusation that the British government is "filthy" for thinking they have the power "to keep the word of God from coming into her borders". As for the Western Baptist Church, it's website proclaims:
"In merry old England they plan to further enrage the living God by putting on the farce known commonly as The Laramie Project.Obviously these guys are so homophobic that they completely ignore all of Jesus' exhortations to 'love one another' - no doubt because they think it it smacks of 'gayness'. Guffaw.
We will picket them, and see if they actually believe those lies they tell about how tolerant and accepting Brits are."
Furthermore, since there is no credible empiric evidence that there is any such thing as 'the living God' that these sick and degenerate fuckwits in the Western Baptist Church - or any other fucking church, for that matter - continually rant on about, their claims as to the existence of such an entity are based on nothing other than their own self-delusion and psychopathological needs. In short, their so-called beliefs fail to meet the criteria of that which epistemologists and psychologists define as 'justified true belief', which makes them all delusional psychopaths.
Frankly, I think that the US authorities should ensure that members of the WBC are kept in a secure facility for the mentally insane and never allowed out in public. Furthermore, the medical team charged with their welfare should up the dosage of risperidone, as quite clearly they are all dangerously out of touch with reality and are a menace to the rest of us.