COLMES: You’re giving me what sounds like a bunch of talking points. Why would you cause more pain to this community, the Amish community, which, if so not even involved in so much what is considered modern day and these families who have suffered? Do you have any sense of how much additional pain you would be causing these families by protesting at the funeral of these young girls?
PHELPS-ROPER: There isn’t any way to fix that situation for them. It’s not going to be any less painful if we are there or aren’t there. They did that to themselves. And you say they’re not involved.
COLMES: What do you mean they did that to themselves?
PHELPS-ROPER: I mean, they sit over to there and create their own form of righteousness, instead of…
COLMES: Did those girls deserve to be killed?
PHELPS-ROPER: Well, they did get killed, and they did that. Who controls the hearts of men? It was at the hand of an angry God those girls are dead.
COLMES: Did they deserve to die?
PHELPS-ROPER: They did deserve to die.