Let this be the last letter about Fred Phelps

March 07, 2011

Since the Supreme Court has upheld the right of the so-called Reverend Fred Phelps to offend, annoy and abuse the feelings of Americans, there is nothing left to do except this: Let this letter be the last time that his name is printed or uttered on the air, online or in print until the Topeka papers publish his obituary.

The only meaningful punishment to this tormenter of souls would be perfect silence. And the First Amendment doesn't prevent us from not saying what needs greatly to be left unsaid. Now, can everyone in the media please shut up about this guy?

Thad Paulhamus, Baltimore

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