Westboro “Church” Picketing the Bridge Collapse Funerals

I’ve never wanted to throw up so badly in my entire life. At the same time, I’ve never wanted to take up arms so badly in my life.

The infamous ‘God Hates Fags’ group from Westboro Baptist “Church”, led by Fred Phelps, has announced plans to picket the funerals of those who died in the I-35W bridge collapse.

I don’t even want to quote from their press release, but basically Minneapolis and Minnesota by extension is a haven for homosexuals so God hates us. Plus when this group picketed in Minnesota before somebody stole their picket signs, so the bridge collapse is our punishment for persecuting these missionaries (urge to vomit rising). Plus they want their stolen signs back (I wish I was making that up).


Counter-protests (ala Patriot Guard) have been discussed, though it’s not clear if that’s a good idea or just adds fuel to the insanity (or if Phelps is just full of talk and won’t actually show).

It makes me hurt that someone like this claims to be God’s messenger. Part of me wants to ignore it and not give it any attention, and part of me wants to shout from the rooftops that the god Fred Phelps worships is not my God. While these folks are spreading their message of hate, it seems so ironic that the ultimate protest sign might read “God Loves Fred Phelps.”

As impossible as it may sound, it’s true, just as God loves each and every one of us no matter how messed up we are. (link via MNSpeak)

Update: Oh, and the Fred Phelps Bible from McSweeney’s is worth a laugh.

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