Phelpsians to Picket Funeral of PA Lieutenant Governor

I got a tip that the police are on high alert for Tuesday's funeral mass for Catherine Baker Knoll, the recently departed Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Why?  Because Fred Phelps and his homo-hating minions are bound for Pittsburgh to protest her funeral.  From their site (to which I will not link):

St. Paul Cathedral – Baker Knoll is in HELL! Fifth Ave at Craig Street We will picket this evil woman's funeral. She lived a lot of years, and THEN decided that she had not done enough evil in the world. So, she became a politician. Shame on her! She was a big part of the decision to make gospel preaching a crime in Pennsylvania. She no doubt is in hell, and her being in that position to begin with shows you that God hates her and Pennsylvania, to wit: Isa 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. AND Pr 30:20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness. AMEN!

Why picket the funeral? Guess … abortion and gay rights. Her connection with Governor Rendell.  Poor Catherine had her body dragged from one end of the state to another in the longest funeral procession in recent memory (she passed on November 12), now this. 

I kind of find amusing the story from a spring visit by President and Senator Clinton to rally the troops before the primary.  Apparently, the “boys” aka Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and County Chief Executive Dan Onorato thought they could get away with disregarding protocol by attempting to introduce the former President rather than deferring to Baker Knoll, the highest ranking Democrat on the stage.  She grabbed the mike and stole the show. 

God speed, Catherine.


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  • Here's the irony of the whole Phelpsians picketing CBK's funeral thing.
    Despite the news coverage of her death and the many folks praising her, CBK never really helped other women candidates (except maybe for Sophie, Rita Wilson Kane and Jean Milko). Women who worked for her candidacy were never “paid back” with her support for them.
    She was never aligned with any women's rights leaders and was big time anti-abortion. In fact, her family is asking for a donation to an anti-abortion group in her memory.
    Just proves once again that:
    * Phelps and his folks are really stupid, and
    * The media continues to think that all women candidates are alike (see Hillary/Sarah Palin crapola).

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