Michael Moore vs. Fred Phelps

These days, I tend to detest Michael Moore almost as much as I detest Ann Coulter. However, as they say, a stopped watch is correct twice a day, and occasionally Moore can come up with something that’s so spot on funny and appropriate that even I have to give him props. (This used to happen more often several years ago and happens far less often now.) In this case, it’s a segment from his old show in which he took on the “Reverend” (and I use the term loosely, given Phelps’ vicious and hateful spin on Christianity) Fred Phelps over his picketing of gay funerals. The video below was made well before Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 days. It was also made before Phelps started picketing the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and using the threat of picketing the funerals of the Amish girls gunned down by a mad man to extort air time on a nationally syndicated radio show.