"1955-2011 © Copyright Westboro Baptist Sewer. You may use any of our material free of charge for any reason." Straight from the horse's a$$.
These folks, in my - as it's said these days - humble opinion, have gone far beyond the bounds of decency. Apparently one of their leaders believes he has a direct line to the celestial throne and is privy to God's attitudes concerning us stupid and evil sinners. I'm not here about the GL stuff except to note that these people are engaging in "hate speech" on a wholesale basis and if I did it I would be arrested. I'm here about the disgusting and outrageous treatment that the so-called Christians are inflicting upon the families of our fallen service people. Check out the friendly list below, taken directly from their website.
6445 - soldiers that God has killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
47,949 - pickets conducted by WBC.
858 - cities that have been visited by WBC.
1089 - weeks that WBC has held daily pickets on the mean streets of doomed america.
117 - people whom God has cast into hell since you loaded this page. [this is a timed counter]*
218,400,000+ - gallons of oil that God poured in the Gulf.
$15.68 trillion+ - national debt of doomed america.
8 - people that God saved in the flood.
16,000,000,000 - people that God killed in the flood.
144,000 - Jews that will be saved in these last days.
0 - nanoseconds of sleep that WBC members lose over your opinions and feeeeellllliiiiiings.
I thought the Limbaughesque distortion of the word feelings was particularly infantile, and then failing - pointedly - to capitalize America while capitalizing Afghanistan and Iraq is another infantile touch. It's not surprising that they've confused British Petroleum with God, it's obvious that they aren't tuned in to God...
* It's a timed counter unless they really do have a direct link to the celestial throne, in which case it might be an actual count...
They apparently have several websites, there's a list of links on the GHF index page.
The thing about them, the thing which brought them to my attention, is their disgusting behavior in picketing military funerals and their bragging about praying for the deaths of our service members.
And, just so we're communicating, I do not give a flying f*** about the opinions of a bunch of bigoted psuedo-Christian semi-humans like these sweethearts. It's not about disagreement with their opinions, it's about believing that their actions are unconscionable! And, I'll go a step farther; it's about believing that their actions in invading funerals in order to spew hatred and stupid incorrect religious nonsense should be illegal and should be stopped.
I do not accept that free exercise of their (or your, or my) protected religious freedom includes getting into my face and refusing to leave me alone. It is time we reinstitute reasonable boundaries
for public actions by people. The level of civility in this republic has degraded seriously over the past few decades. Good manners are the lubrication for the gears of society. Not that Westboro Baptist Sewer would know anything about good manners.
They hang out around 3701 SW 12th St. in Topeka, KS 66604 (for these folks the first three numbers of the zipcode make an apt statement) Phone: 785-273-0325, just in case you'd want to call or drop them a line.
That makes me think of the old "High-Brow" greeting card from the 1950s, it had a picture of a toilet with a guy using his fishing pole to dangle a hook in the water in the toilet bowl. The caption was: "Thought I'd drop you a line."
I sometimes think that it was a mistake to repeal the anti-sedition laws.
Westboro's GHF website
The link below should take you to one of their fliers, among other choice dreck it says:
"Thank God for 22 more dead troops. We are praying for 22,000 more."
Apparently they have been making these fliers weekly and praying for the deaths of many thousands of our military members. You can access their archive from their website, they're overweaningly prideful about their constant spitting onto the graves of our deceased warriors and into the faces of the bereaved families.
They have a campaign planned for Brownville, TX on the 20th
Another of their outrages: beastobama.com
"obama is the antichristAny fair study of the scriptures coupled with the study of the signs of the times will convince almost anybody with a modicum of intelligence that the end of the world is drawing nigh. This is amazing stuff going on here, right before our eyes, unprecedented in the history of the world - and it fits the pattern set out in Revelation 13, when there’s a great beast supposed to rise out of the worldwide sea of troubled humanity. He’s arisen out of that filthy sea of restless humanity and captured the imagination of the nation and the world. Barack Obama is the Antichrist, and is leading doomed america to her final destruction and the destruction of the world! We're not talking some vague, nebulus postulation, we're talking plain, straight BIble talk backed up by an overwhelming amount of real evidence - on the ground! Watch this fascinating, three-part documentary and check out the rest of the site for Bible perspective on the rise of Antichrist in the last hours of these last, dark days."
I know that some of my friends and family are not exactly what you might call "vigorous supporters" of President Obama, but don't you think this is just a bit overboard? It's my considered opinion that the driving force behind Westboro Baptist Sewer is a lot more like the antichrist than is President Obama.