The Phelps clan, the notorious KS hate group who'll protest
cult leader patriarch deems an abomination, has schlepped
their signs of smite to San Jose to demonstrate outside of the American Idol
tour. Why? Well they can't stand that Adam Lambert, and not because of those
outrageous notes he hits that only Mariah Carey and those with their ears
closet to God can hear, but because, shockingly, he's an out gay man.
The craziest and furthest-right religious group in the country isn’t my
favorite part of this story (they’re stale and not newsworthy in my opinion),
but I’m bringing this to you because of the camaraderie between the past season’s
AI finalists the Phelps’ hatred has inspired. Most shockingly – aside from the
"God Hates Fags" signs – is Michael Sarver’s unwavering support. Sarver, pegged
the “blue collar” contestant of season eight due in part to his career as a roughneck
on an oil rig, reminds us to not judge a book by its cover by coming out in support of Lambert.
"Funny how people think it's a
good idea to mess with a big Texan and his AI family. Adam is just fine, shakes
it off and so should we.” Sarver continues, "We are together in this
thing. You mess with one you mess with all ten. We are strong and we are one.
For those outside protesting I say do not judge less ye be judged yourself.
Guys don't mind these people, we are a strong family."
Doesn’t the Phelps family realize that their displays of hate only bring forth
love, and sometimes even serve to raise money for civil rights organizations? Jeez.
Oh, and in other news, I now have a crush on Michael Sarver. If you're so inclined, you can give kudos to Sarver on his Twitter page, or simply join me in cyber stalking him.