For years the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) could get into the news for its organized pickets at military funeralsas part of its anti-gay agenda. More than once the Westboro Baptist Church protest was overshadowed by a horde of carnival figures or “zombies” to counter the radical group’s efforts.
WBC says that since 1955 they have taken forth the precious from the vile, and so is as the mouth of God (Jeremiah 15:19). In 1991, “WBC began conducting peaceful demonstrations opposing the fag lifestyle of soul-damning, nation-destroying filth.”
The leader of the church, the 83-year-old doom-preacher was found dead by the pastor’s daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper.
“We haven’t brought dad out to very many protests for a few years now,” said Phelps-Roper. “In fact, it’s been quite a while since even we had seen him. Once he starts on a marathon of old Growing Pains episodes, we just leave him alone until he comes down.”
Leaving him alone meant that his body was, already for some days, lying lifeless in a chair in his upstairs office, while members of his controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced that they would be picketing his upcoming funeral.
“We’ve just been so busy with all these funerals against all the fag-enablers,” said Jakob Phelps. “But since granddad died and this is a huge embarrassment, I was thinking that maybe we could sort of, prop him up and put some make-up on him to still make him look alive, like Weekend at Bernie’s.”
No photographs of his death body are shown, so we can not see if he laughed or had the same sneer as in many interviews. Some find it too bad we couldn’t see his expression when he arrived on the other place he often was talking so much about.
His passing away went unnoticed in Europe, so it is only late (Though mentioned in the American press on September the 18th, only today 21st of September 2012 I got to know it). It shows how much, or not, his being could do to have an influence on the world.
With him dying, the church he founded did not come to an end. The “church” leaders continue to voice their offensive opinions on Twitter and other media. They keep telling their followers that worse punishments from God will come, since the US is “God-cursed.”
Like we saw in the return of Louis Theroux a few years ago, the church has cracks and people who are leaving or left the church start talking. (see next post)
Previously, members of Westboro have picketed funerals of American soldiers, until Congress passed a restriction on military funeral protests last July. I wonder if at his funeral there where many people picketing as well.
There were plans to use the same tactics against the Westboro Baptist Church at the funeral service of Fred Phelps as the Church has used at thousands and thousands of funerals throughout the United States of America. There are Facebook pages like 1,000,000 Strong for Picketing Fred Phelps’ Funeral When That Bastard Dies (excuses for the bad language), When Fred Phelps dies I’m going to picket his funeral, and some had plans to make effigies of Fred Phelps and to illustrate the dead pastor in a hell of his own making.
This shows how sickening persons can become when they want to act against other people or situations. It is of impudence what you can read on those sites who lower themselves to the same level as the man they accuse of having done indecent acts.
Shirley Phelps-Roper, a daughter of Fred Phelps and a lawyer for his church in Topeka, Kan., said neither state laws nor the Patriot Guard can silence their message that God killed the soldiers because they fought for a country that embraces homosexuals.
It looks like they are continuing their battle against non-christians (Jews, Muslims and others), homosexuals and all those who do not live according the ten commandments, though they forget they do a lot of things against those commandments.
Previously: The Most Hated Family in America
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Extremism in America: Westboro Baptist Church
Stop taking the Westboro Baptist Church so seriously…they don’t.
The Westboro Baptist Church has long been synonymous with every form of evil, malice, and disdain that we can possibly come up with. It is so bad, in fact, that even the Klu Klux Klan thinks that they go too far. This probably has to do with the fact that they often stage protests in which they declare that God hates just about everybody (except them), especially the gay community.
- California Gov. Brown signs bill banning protests near funerals (earththreats.com)
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday which makes it a crime to protest a funeral unless the protesters are at least 300 feet (91 meters) away, the governor’s office said. The bill is mainly in response to controversial demonstrations by the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church.
The new law makes it a misdemeanor crime for anyone to protest within 300 feet (91 meters) of a funeral beginning one hour prior to the funeral and ending one hour after the conclusion. Those found guilty of the offense face a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail for up to six months, or both.Margie Phelps, daughter of Fred Phelps, who runs the Westboro Baptist Church, described the bill as unconstitutional but said the church will abide by the restrictions. “It’s unconstitutional, and your soldiers are still dying for your proud sin, especially fag marriage,” she said. “We will picket the political patriotic pep rallies and huge mobs forming outside these funerals, until they stop. And we’ll stay 300 feet away until we get this law and serve chicken.”
- Fred Phelps’ Death Prompts Westboro Baptist Church To Protest His Funeral (duffelblog.com)
On the same day that Fred Phelps’ body was found rotting in a chair in his upstairs office, members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced that they would be picketing his upcoming funeral.
- Westboro: The Famous Church of Hate (americanclarion.com)
Rebekah Phelps-Roper, the niece of the notoriously anti-gay church’s founder Fred Phelps, took to Twitter this week to condemn the event, which has been deemed the “first gaming and geek lifestyle convention with a focus on LGBT culture,” Techday reported. ~ “Westboro Baptist Church Plans Protest At GaymerCon, 2013′s LGBT Geek And Gaming Convention“
- Zombies Vs. Westboro Baptist Church (comicmix.com)
A Westboro Baptist Church protest was overshadowed Friday when demonstrators dressed as zombies gathered at a DuPont, Wash. military base to counter the radical group’s efforts.After members of the controversial Kansas-based church announced plans to picket Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a military base south of Seattle, 27-year-old Melissa Neace decided to organize a counter-protest, launching a Facebook group titled “Zombie’ing Westboro Baptist Church AWAY from Fort Lewis!”
- Brainwashed by the Westboro Baptist Church (topdocumentaryfilms.com)
VICE followed the story of the Westboro Baptist Church as families split and children were brainwashed into picketing funerals and bashing homosexuals.During that time, VICE interviewed more than a dozen members of the reviled group, including some of the only members not related by blood, the Drains.
- Westboro Baptist Church Military Protest Countered By Zombie Demonstrators (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Orcs Of Westboro Baptist Church To Picket LGBT GaymerCon (queerty.com)
- Westboro Baptist Church Protest: Sabotaged By Zombies! (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- The Westboro Baptist Church Has Made Predictably Horrifying Comments About The Sikh Temple Shooting (businessinsider.com)
- Westboro Baptist Church Attracts “Pigs,” Causes Clash (offthebase.wordpress.com)
This post is for all those who have turned out to protect military family members of fallen warriors when members of Westboro Baptist Church – known for demonstrating at their funerals – show up.