Westboro Baptist Church sinks to a new low

  • monet

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    Dec 16, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    We all know about the miserable lowlifes at the Westboro Baptist Church, but this time they have sunk to an all time low:


    Westboro Baptist Church Says It Will Picket Vigil For Connecticut School Shooting Victims

    The Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group known for protesting outside funerals of slain U.S. service members, announced that it will picket a vigil for the victims of Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the second largest mass killing in American history.

    Shirley Phelps-Roper, a spokesperson for the group and, like most members of the organization, a relative of the group's founder, Fred Phelps, announced on Twitter on Saturday the group's plan "to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment."

    It is unclear when the group plans to protest, although a tweet from Margie Phelps implied that it would be during a vigil that will be attended by President Barack Obama on Sunday evening.

    Members of the Westboro Baptist Church say that America is being punished for its acceptance of gays and lesbians. In recent days, Phelps family members have sent tweets about the Connecticut shooting that have said "God sent the shooter."

    Not surprisingly, the group's announcement was met with resistance online. A Change.org petition asking for Connecticut officials to prevent the group from protesting has been launched, and users of the social news and link sharing site Reddit have been discussing ways to stage a counter-protest.

    A Facebook event that calls for "counter-activity" to "keep any hatred from touching" the grieving families has over 10,000 attendees, but because of a bomb threat in Newtown on Sunday, the event has been cancelled.

    Anonymous, the loosely affiliated group of Internet "hacktivists," said that it had hacked the group's website and released personal information about the group's members, according to The Inquisitr.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the Westboro Baptist Church "arguably the most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America," while the Anti-Defamation League calls it "a small virulently homophobic, anti-Semitic hate group."

    In 2011, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church, saying that the right to picket funerals was protected under the First Amendment. President Obama earlier this year, however, signed legislation that said that protests must be held 300 feet from military funerals.

  • Musicman91

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    Dec 17, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    This is not surprising. They bank off of showing people "how low they can sink." One can only pity such a miserable bunch. They have have nothing better to do then spread hate. They really just lead a sad, pathetic existence. Maybe someone will finally snap one day and put them out of their misery.
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    Dec 17, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
    Hopefully the next shooting will be at one of their Sunday services. Those fuckers need to die.
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    Dec 17, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    Some Conn State Trouper as a a Sharp-shooter would have the UN-ending support of people around the world and on many political parties.....money would POUR IN for his defense....
  • reikiman

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    Dec 17, 2012 2:39 AM GMT
    Hate mongers, brain washed, senseless and cold hearted people hiding behind religions cloak. Where there is no love there is no God.
  • KissTheSky

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    Dec 17, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    Who is giving these people money to travel around the country? None of them have real jobs. I understand that right-wing conservatives hate gay people, and would tend to sympathize with Westboro's message, but I would think that picketing funerals of US soldiers and murdered school children would be too much even for the tea-party crowd. Maybe this will be the straw that broke the camels back and their funding will dry up? We can only hope.

    Also, I find it very odd that our wise government says that saying "f*ck" on tv is a crime, but harassing the grieving families of mass-murder is just fine, because that's "freedom of speech."
  • coolarmydude

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    Dec 17, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    I can't wait for them to sink to their final low - hell.
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    Dec 17, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
    Maybe on their way to Connecticut they'll get run off the road and into a ditch somewhere.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 18, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    The Westboro lunatics are at it againicon_question.gif Go figure.icon_mad.gif