[QUOTE](Casper, Wyoming) The City of Casper, Wyoming has rejected an offer from anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps to erect a statue dedicated to Matthew Shepard.
Phelps, who runs the GodHatesFags website, first gained national attention when he and his followers demonstrated at the funeral of Matthew Shepard in Casper in 1998.
Shepard was murdered in a homophobic attack by two men.
Phelps offered to build the statue in Casper's Monument Plaza which was dedicated earlier this month. The park features monuments to Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, the Ten Commandments and the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.[/QUOTE]
Thank God (and Casper's local government... hehehe)! Any victory against Phelps and his hatred is a victory for all of society! We don't need his hatred around. I consider myself to be a Christian and Phelps does as well. However, I would not consider Phelps to be a Christian and believe me, this is probably the only case when I would ever judge someone else's religion.