The UK does not want hatemongers entering their country and have released a “least wanted” list of banned persons.
Fred Waldron Phelps Snr, a 79-year-old American Baptist pastor, and his daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper are barred for their anti-gay comments. Both have picketed the funerals of Aids victims and celebrated the deaths of US soldiers as “punishment” for US tolerance of homosexuality. Talk show host Michael Savage – real name Michael Weiner – is also excluded. His views on immigration, Islam, rape and autism have caused great offence in America.
Some in the UK oppose banning visitors based on speech. Expect the U.S. rightwing to leap on this news as an example of the road America is headed down.
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