The daughter of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Ka., told CTV.ca she and several other church members will go to Winnipeg on Saturday to demonstrate against what she described as McLean's "filthy way of life." Shirley Phelps-Roper said his life was emblematic of Canada's moral decay.
"God handed us a gift," Phelps-Roper said in a phone interview on Thursday.
You guys must have a horrible Christmas. And birthdays are probably a huge bummer.
She said McLean deserved his death by beheading on a Greyhound Bus last week.
I can almost hear those exact words coming out of the mouth of Jesus.
Phelps-Roper described McLean -- who she had never met -- in an insulting, insensitive and graphic manner. Her crudest descriptions of the 22-year-old are not printed.
"I haven't met him personally, but he has nothing going on," she said dismissively.
"(His life) was all about him. Blah, blah, blah ... He was a rebel ... I don't need to know anything else ...
Right, because Jesus was a huge conformist. He was all about toeing the line and going with the flow.