three skeins – no not skeins what do they call them when you have to wind them? – of KnitPicks Shadow – one in Sunset and two in Lost Lake Heather. I’ve taken pics in different lighting. I think they’ll make lovely scarves – I’m not much for shawls – but this is so soft and pretty. Cannot wait to knit with it!
OK, back to work!+
Westboro Baptist Church
(WBC Chronicles – Since 1955)
3701 SW 12th St. Topeka, Kansas 66604 785-273-0325 http://www.godhatesfags.com
Religious Opinion and Bible Commentary on Current Events
Open Letter to the Family of
For misguided reasons you are hiding the body of Heath
Ledger, and refusing to divulge the time, date, and place of his
burial in Perth, Australia, so that we at Westboro Baptist
Church cannot attend – in respectful proximity – and conduct a
Please reconsider. For the following reasons:
1) Heath would want us to appear – in religious protest and
warning to the living – that they should repent, “lest they also
come into this place of torment.” Lk. 16:28. Like the rich man
in Hell in Luke 16, Heath is pleading even now for somebody on
earth to preach the truth to his family, lest they join him in Hell.
2) H Heath himself could come back to life for a brief period to
speak to his loved ones on earth, he would lift up his voice in a
hideous scream, to wit: “Listen to Phelps! For God’s sake,
Listen to Phelps.”
3) You owe it to the youth of the world, whom Heath misled via
“Brokeback Mountain” into believing it was OK to be gay. I
say, you owe it to the youth ofthe world to use Heath’s funeral
to correct that lie. It’s NOT OK to be gay. It is a great sin
against God. It will destroy the life and damn the soul. All
those whom Heath misled will arrive ultimately in Hell, and
they will curse Heath to his face throughout all eternity.
Please tell us the time, date, and place of Heath’s funeral in
Australia. Thank you.”
Daily Record Legal Affairs Writer
February 4, 2008 6:42 PMA federal judge in Baltimore on Monday reduced the punitive damage amount awarded to the father of a U.S. Marine whose 2006 funeral was picketed by Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church. Westboro and three of its principal members were ordered to pay $10.9 million to Albert Snyder after a jury in October found Westboro, Pastor Fred W. Phelps Sr., and two of Phelps’ daughters liable to Snyder for holding signs that said “Semper Fi Fags” and “You’re Going to Hell” at Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder’s funeral. U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett upheld the October verdict and the $2.9 million compensatory damage award, but reduced the punitive damage award from $8 million to $2.1 million. “I say this is a win for us 99.9 percent,” said Snyder’s attorney, Sean E. Summers of Barley, Snyder LLC. While the defendants asked the judge to reverse all of his prior decisions, Bennett only reduced the punitive damage award, said Summers. “I think he was basically saying the U.S. Constitution requires him to do it,” he said. Matthew Snyder, 20, was killed when the vehicle whose gun he was manning flipped over near Iraq’s border with Syria in March 2006, Albert Snyder testified at trial. The following week, the defendants and four of Shirley L. Phelps-Roper’s children traveled from their Topeka compound to Westminster, where the funeral was held at St. John’s Catholic Church. At trial, Phelps-Roper and Rebekah A. Phelps-Davis, both attorneys representing themselves, argued their actions were inspired by God and that it was their First Amendment right to speak on a public street. Albert Snyder contended the defendants’ actions interfered with his grieving process and exacerbated his depression and diabetes. He sued in June 2006. Westboro’s appeal of the verdict is still pending. “Nothing will be fully just until the entire verdict and judgment are reversed,” said defense attorney Jonathan L. Katz of Marks & Katz LLC. “[B]ut until then, every dollar that the verdict is reduced is more justice that we had before.”
1 Cor. 13 (Good News release)
Panhandle Jane recently and very kindly listed me on her list of 10 sites she visits fairly regularly and the dealie is – now I’m supposed to do the same – thanks Jane:) Only 10? Just kidding! Jane is a really sweet lady who must be a saint because she teaches school – and in the same community she grew up in! Isn’t that amazing? That must be a wonderful thing – I wouldn’t mind working and living in Oyster Bay – that was some town – unfortunately life took me in another direction, so I guess I’m where I’m supposed to be and she is where she is supposed to be. And that’s actually quite a comforting thought!
There are a number of others whose sites I love to visit and they’re listed in the column to the right. Junieanna and Ann and Helen all have beautiful knitting. I don’t know how they do as much as they do – and this is complex stuff folks, not just a garter stitch scarf!
Of course, there’s also the Yarn Harlot🙂
OK, this is a lot more than 10, but I’ve got to add these two:
Buns of Strudel hasn’t posted since November when her father took a turn for the worse. She’s in my prayers and selfishly, I hope she comes back, because although she’s been through a lot in her own life, her blog is interesting and funny at the same time.
Franklin – where and how to begin? A brilliant photographer and very self-disciplined (it appears) individual, he knits some beautiful things. His blog is worth the trip if only for the photos, let alone the hysterically funny commentary!