The freaks from the so called Westboro Baptist Church are planning to picket the funerals of the innocent little girls who were visciously murdered on Monday.
(CNSNews.com) – A Kansas-based group that says “God hates fags” plans to picket the funerals of the Amish girls killed by a disturbed man in Lancaster County, Pa.
The Westboro Baptist Church — described as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League — has made a name for itself by picketing the funerals of U.S. troops killed in Iraq. The troops are dying as punishment for America’s tolerance of homosexuality, the group says.
The Westboro group says the Amish school girls were “killed by a madman in punishment for Gov. Ed Rendell’s blasphemous sins against Westboro Baptist Church.
“Gov. Ed Rendell — speaking and acting in his official capacity to bind the State of Pennsylvania — slandered and mocked and ridiculed and condemned Westboro Baptist Church on national Fox TV,” the group says on its website.
“Rendell also revealed a conspiracy to employ the State’s police powers to destroy WBC in order to silence WBC’s Gospel message. Co-conspirators identified by Rendell included state officials, citizens, lawyers, legislators and media,” the website says.
Westboro Baptist Church said it is “continuing to pray for even worse punishment upon Pennsylvania.”
These people call themselves Christians but they are nothing more than the personification of evil masquerading as Christians. They are an abomination to God and His love and forgiveness.
Jay at Stop the ACLU has a lot to say about this:
What the slaying of these innocent little girls has to do with America tolerating gays is beyond me, but somehow in the twisted minds of this cult of freaks they have justified their actions on this. This is just plain sickening. I appeal to the Patriot Guard Riders, even thought this family isn’t military, and all Americans who can to do what they can to protect this grieving family from protesters making this day of mourning even more difficult for them. Absolutely sick. Nothing but a publicity stunt. Who do these freaks think they are convincing?
Mary Katharine Ham has updates:
Salem’s own radio host Mike Gallagher is doing the actual Lord’s work– not the Lord of “God Hates Fags” signage, which seems to be a very different one from the one I know– by offering the Phelpses radio time if they’ll promise not to protest these poor girls’ funerals.
Normally, I’d object to someone legitimizing these freaks with a platform, but they’re beyond legitimizing, so I think it’s probably not a bad trade to spare the poor people of Philadelphia some more sadness.
Plus, Fred Phelps’ way with words has the effect of making any platform you give him look a whole lot like this one. Give ‘im enough rope, as they say.
Ms. Underestimated has more:
Mike Gallagher’s just received the faxed Press Release from Shirley Phelps that they have agreed to stop their protests at the funerals, and she will have an hour on Mike’s show tomorrow. Don’t know what hour it will be. Oh, by the way… Mike said Shirley told him that some of the signs they were going to carry at the funerals were going to say “YOUR DAUGHTER IS A WHORE!” Lovely people, huh?
And these people call themselves followers of Christ?
This is a perfect example of exact opposite interpretations of the same religion. The hate cult is simply using the Amish for their own publicity and material enrichment. I would say they should be ashamed of themselves, but they are incapable of that.
Update: Nathan at Church and State writes of the Westboro Cult very diplomatically:
Just because someone does something they want to do and invoke God’s name, does not make them a Christian. It is widely known that Hitler professed to be a Christian. Some laugh, others actually believe he was . . . just because he said he was.
We must look at their lives and determine if their lives line up with what is in the Bible. If not, we don’t condemn them to hell, but we certainly don’t condone their actions and welcome them into the camp as a like-minded person or group.