Thursday, August 07, 2008

You know it isn't easy to shock me. But the murder of Tim Mclean did that. I met his Dad and his step mother (through a good friend of mine and theirs) I wasn't planning on posting on this subject for this reason. It hits a little too close to home. I am horrified at the media coverage ( especially how the media reported it in the early hours - the family found out through them not through the proper channels) and horrified at the nature of the crime. Now there are other things to be horrified about. Including PETA ( a bunch of freaks - I think they are off the deep end on most subjects - including pet ownership ) and the freaks at westboro baptist church. They both are using this to forward their own agenda. Disturbing.

Members of a notorious U.S. church that's been branded a hate group are coming to Winnipeg to protest at the funeral of Tim McLean Saturday.

A spokeswoman for the Westboro Baptist Church -- which is known for staging protests at funerals of American soldiers who have died in Iraq -- said seven members will picket outside the Westwood Community Church Saturday to let Canadians know that "God hates you, and it's because of your rebellion against his word that this child is dead."

Viriginia-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, otherwise known as PETA, said Thursday the advertisement to run in the Portage Daily Graphic was to highlight the suffering of chickens, pigs, cows and other animals when they're slaughtered for human food. The PETA spokeswoman for the proposed ad, Lindsay Rajt, said the advertisement is shocking but was not meant to dishonour the death of 22-year-old McLean last week.

"We hoped to challenge everyone shocked by this horrible crime," said Rajt. "Animals went through exactly what he went through."

1 comment:

Nat said...

I read that in the Saint JOhn's paper yesterday morning. It struck me the same way. We might actually listen to what PETA had to say and take them a bit more seriously if they didn't come off looking like complete wackos all the time.