1. John Lennon, a flawed and often self-contradictory but sincere advocate for peace, love, and kindness, is dead.
2. Fred Phelps is not.
A world without war and a God that despises His own creations and even revels in their destruction may both be products of their particular creators’ imaginations, but it should be pretty clear which one is an admirable dream and which is sick, cruel, and blasphemous.