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“Only a visceral animosity that is the antithesis of Christian agape could account for such an unrelenting assault.”
February 14, 2006
By A. Barton Hinkle
The Rev. Fred Phelps, leader of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, likes to show up at funerals with a placard reading, “God Hates Fags.” Certain legislators in the General Assembly — principally Republicans — evidently would like to post one reading, “Us Too.”
This year the Assembly made approval of a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage its first order of business. The amendment bans not just marriage, but potentially any legal arrangement that even approximates it.