55) Absolutely brilliant

Classically Liberal
by CLS

"The odious nutters from the Westboro Baptist Church, run by Fred
Phelps, had flown to Boston to carry their hate signs blaming gays for
every woe in the world -- they now imply that the economic downturn is
caused by God punishing America for not imposing Biblical law. The
church members gathered outside a showing of The Laramie Project, the
play about the murder of Matthew Shepherd, a young gay man. The church
regularly pickets this play. But on the other side of the street there
was a demonstration of another kind. They called it a Phelps-a-thon.
Each participant in the Phelps-a-thon raised pledges from people based
on each minute that the Phelps family/sect/church was demonstrating.
If someone pledge $1 per minute that meant that for each 10 minutes
the sect demonstrated $10 was raised for various gay rights projects.
The longer the Phelps remained in their demonstration the more funds
that were raised for gay rights groups." (12/17/08)