With the recent antics of the Westboro Baptist church quickly becoming numerous I have decided to create a category in this blog just for them. While I’m sure they will perverse this act (if they ever even read a thing I write.) and thank God for the devilish blogger that details his thoughts and murmurings about the fanatical hate group, I’m really adding the category just to make finding posts about these jackasses all the easier.
The Church decided that it was going to protest the funeral of Tim McLean who was brutally murdered and decapitated on board a Greyhound bus in Canada. Never being the type of group to keep secret about where they are going to be protesting next, news spread to concerned citizens of Canada who through the use of facebook groups, organized with the government an effort to prevent the church members from entering the country.
Shirley Phelps-Roper was pleased that she was prevented from crossing the border into the “fag” country, (something she and her family has said on numerous occasions about America as well) and simply stated that she has other members of the church crossing the border at other locations and she fully intends to be there to protest this man’s funeral.
Phelps-Roper has repeated stated that this beheading was a “Gift from god.” given to us to show his anger with the way Canadians have allowed homosexuals to live in their country. I almost want to think that this has to be some sort of joke. She expects me to believe that God the Almighty, has so little to do with his Omnipotent self that he slew a single person who despite what Phelps-Roper said about him (despite never meeting him or having anything to go on other then her insane beliefs in a tyrannical insane God that smites everyone and everything for little to no reason) was a perfectly good person who did nothing to deserve such a vicious attack. They would also have you believe that God caused 9/11, the earthquake in China, various mudslides, and was personally responsible for every lost life in the war in Iraq.
These photos were taken from the Westboro Baptist Church and are being used with permission.
At least in Canada they have expressed to this bigots that their behaviour is unacceptable, deconstructive, and ludicrous. It is bad enough that Tim McLean’s family has to deal with his loss without a group of lunatics screaming thanks to towards the heavens for this poor mans death. Unfortunately here in America, freedom of religion allows these people to practice their hateful beliefs free of reprisal for the most part. The only backlash they get is negative reception in the media, which only serves to fuel their convictions to continue to hate. If only we didn’t lay back and accept that all religious beliefs are acceptable and should be given free reign to be expressed regardless of if their intentions are positive or not.
For example, I wouldn’t be allowed to walk about holding signs wishing death on homosexuals just for the hell of it. That would be a hate crime. However, if I said that I hated homosexuals because God said I have to, then it’s perfectly fine and nobody will stop me from spreading my hate about like some spraying cat. It’s stupid that we allow this as a society. I’m tired of people using God as some super shield to protect them from the backlash they deserve for being hateful human beings. If you want to show up to soldiers funerals and hold signs similar to this.
Then expect some, if not all of the fallen soldiers friends and family to take offense, but don’t expect any law to come to your aid when they decide to bring their thoughts on the death of their loved one to your face with their fists. These people are not bringing a message about religion or love or even peace. In short, when you really read one of their signs about dead soldiers, it does not read “thank God for dead soldiers” it says, “Haha your son is dead”
And that is just wrong. Someone please burn these people with napalm.