My plea to the Tennessee media
Fred Phelps’ followers are going to protest at the funerals of two fallen US soldiers in Tennessee tomorrow. Michael Silence has been on the story. I ask the press, with all sincerity, not to show up. Do not go to the funeral. Do not give these whackjobs a platform to spread their delusional message of hate.
If you do go (and some of you will), ignore these hate-mongering psychopaths. Cover the funeral only. Please. Do not give them air time. Do not talk to them. Look away. Leave the family to its grief and ignore these zealots.
It’s the decent thing to do.