Jay Tea, over at Wizbang, posted today about this group of...I hesitate to call them people...monsters. It surprised me, only because I couldn't even imagine people this twisted and sick. (For Jay's post, where he describes how the Marblehead, Massachusetts' Police Department handled this group's "protest" at a soldier's funeral, go here.)
"The Westboro Baptist Church is a truly unique cult of whackoes who manage to simultaneously embarrass the town of Westboro, Kansas, the Baptist faith, and churches in general by their simple existence. Their frothing-at-the mouth hatred of all things homosexual has evolved (or devolved) from "God hates fags" to "God hates America for not wiping out the fags," and now their latest attention-whoring tactics are to show up and celebrate the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq.
They came to the town of Marblehead, Massachusetts recently to spew their filth at the funeral of Christopher Piper. Piper had served for ten years in the Marine Corps, left the service, then re-joined the Army and won the coveted Green Beret. And recently, he died of wounds from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan."
How sick is it to celebrate the death of someone fighting for the freedoms that we enjoy. How sick is it to condemn others, just because they aren't like you. Funny, this group doesn't sound too different than the 19 who flew into the towers; the Taliban and Osama, who masterminded the plan. Saddam, who killed and had killed millions, just because.
The Westboro Baptist Church group, led by Fred Phelps (I just can't bring myself to call him Pastor), is fueled on hate. Below is text right from their website:
WBC engages in daily peaceful sidewalk demonstrations opposing the homosexual lifestyle of soul-damning, nation-destroying filth. We display large, colorful signs containing Bible words and sentiments, including: GOD HATES FAGS, FAGS HATE GOD, AIDS CURES FAGS, THANK GOD FOR AIDS, FAGS BURN IN HELL, GOD IS NOT MOCKED, FAGS ARE NATURE FREAKS, GOD GAVE FAGS UP, NO SPECIAL LAWS FOR FAGS, FAGS DOOM NATIONS, etc.
Perceiving the modern militant homosexual movement to pose a clear and present danger to the survival of America, exposing our nation to the wrath of God as in 1898 B.C. at Sodom and Gomorrah, WBC has conducted over 32,000 such demonstrations since June, 1991, at homosexual parades and other events (including funerals of impenitent sodomites, like Matthew Shepard). WBC teams have picketed all over the United States, and internationally (including Canada, Jordan and Iraq). The unique picketing ministry of Westboro Baptist Church has received international attention, and WBC believes this gospel message to be this world's last hope.
Upon checking at their site, I see they are going to be protesting in Dover, Delaware at the Dover Air Force Base. July 11th. 8:00 a.m. I'm only two hours from Dover.
I wonder if somehow there can be a group there to meet these crazy people. A bigger group, with bigger signs. Signs that will show support of our soldiers, and of our country. Anbody want to go with me? I'm so mad, I'll go with just my kids, my dogs and my cats!
People need to know about these crazy, scary people. First amendment rights, my ass! There needs to be a limit somewhere, somehow. But no. The SCOTUS is busy keeping us safe from framed Ten Commandments in courthouses.
Check out these losers:
The Westboro Baptist Church Home Page