Sunday, January 08, 2006

Sick, Twisted and WRONG!

This is soooo wrong on so many levels I can't even begin to say. What sort of sick & twisted, malformed mental midgets would even want to have anything to do with this bunch?
This is from a paper in Indiana.

Radicals to protest at funeral

Courier Press ^ | 1/6/2006 | Philip Elliott

When Army Pvt. Jonathan Pfender is buried, the sidewalks outside the funeral home will be lined with protesters.

The Topeka, Kan.,-based Westboro Baptist Church has long demonstrated at gay funerals, but recently members have taken their anti-homosexual message to military funerals - even when there is no indication the deceased were gay. Pfender, 22, died when a bomb exploded near his vehicle in Iraq last Friday.

His death, church members say, is God's punishment to a country that has turned away from the Bible. "One of (God's) weapons of choice is an IED," said Shirley Phelps-Roper, the daughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder the Rev. Fred Phelps.

"Our forum of choice must be soldiers' funerals. Our job is to show America her abominations. God is punishing America ..." (hey! y'all gotta mirror handy??!! I'm lookin' at one of her biggest abominations: the westboro church!)

Pfender's mother, Peggy Jo Hammond, called the plan outrageous.

"He fought for their freedom and they think they're going to protest my son's funeral?" she said. "Let them show up, because they're going to be sorry they're coming. They're not going to be welcome." (Atta Girl, Peggy Jo!! Sic 'em!!!)

The church's past efforts have sparked violence, and The Southern Poverty Law Center labels Westboro Baptist Church a hate group. It enjoys tax-exempt status, and although it uses Baptist in its title, it is not affiliated with any major Baptist organization. Members picketed a Billy Graham's New York revival last year because the Southern Baptist evangelist refused to adopt their "God Hates Fags" message.

The group gained its widest exposure protesting during the funeral for Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming teen who was killed because he was gay. But the church in recent years has been expanding its targets. Members demonstrated at Fred Rogers' funeral because, they said, TV's "Mr. Rogers" had a responsibility as a Presbyterian pastor to condemn gays. And last year, the church began a campaign to cause a ruckus at often media-heavy military funerals.

On Monday, about 20 members protested a funeral in Wheeler, Texas. Members waved signs that read "God Hates Fag Enablers" and "God Sent the IEDs."

Phelps-Roper was among them. "This generation raised a nation that believes it's OK and that God loves everyone," she said. "God doesn't love fags. God hates fags." ( Alright, duly noted. And to some extent, I agree...now please tell me what in the frig this has to do with protesting military funerals??!! And why on earth y'all think you have been appointed to speak for God, the last I checked He never said anything to me about endorsing you idiots! Get a grip will ya! Everythings going to plan...you all are screwing up the works!Yes, God does hate alot of things...and something tells me you guys are at the top of the list!)

Westboro Baptist Church, with a membership of about 100, is finding increased scorn now that slain soldiers are targets. ( a hundred???!!! Holy Moley...there's a couple of lil' ol' country churches around here with just about and maybe more in their congregations...hey, let's round 'em up and go over there and kick their butts!! I'm sure there's a few righteously indignant hillbilly gals here who could easily smack the crap out of one of the westboro men!)

The Kansas Legislature passed a law banning picketing at funerals, and Indiana and Oklahoma are considering similar moves to curb the church's activities.

Indiana state Sen. Brent Steele has introduced legislation in response to the group's Aug. 28 protest at a Martinsville, Ind., funeral, where six Westboro members dragged U.S. flags on the ground and shouted at the soldier's family. Steele's bill would make disorderly conduct a felony punishable by a three-year prison sentence and $10,000 fine if committed during military funerals. The proposal includes funeral homes, processions and grave sites.

"I've got a lot of people signed onto the bill. It looks like it will pass without trouble," the Bedford, Ind., Republican said. "I don't think there will be a bit of trouble." The bill will be heard in committee Jan. 11.

Phelps-Roper, a lawyer like her disbarred father, said any measure would be challenged.

The church operates Web sites www.GodHatesFags.com, www.SmellTheBrimstone.com and www.PriestsRapeBoys.com that are filled with intentionally incendiary material. For example, church leaders sent a news release celebrating the deadly Nov. 6 Evansville-area tornado.

"Thank God for the Indiana Tornado that killed 22, injured 230 ... We humbly pray for many such visitations of God's wrath on Indiana," they wrote.

And this week, they lauded the death of the West Virginia miners and announced plans to picket those funerals as well.

Phelps-Roper said death is divine retribution for tolerating homosexuality.

"America has sinned away its day of grace," she said. "America is doomed."

Y'know, the antics of this so called "church" has of late got me so friggin' mad and disgusted I can't even begin to compose a coherent sentence addressing them...so I won't. Instead, let me just add 2 thoughts.
Deut. 32:35 "It is mine to avenge; I will repay.In due time their foot will slip;their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them." (this here is God talking in that verse-in case ya didn't know that. The westboro wee-wee heads have seemed to have forgotten that verse-in other words: Butt out! God's got a handle on things.)
and my favorite, taken from the* 2nd book of Hilljilly, chapter 1, verse 9:
"Smile, God loves you!...but the rest of us think y'all are a bunch of a**holes."

So ends our little sermon for this Sunday.

(*for all the great unwashed out there, the book of Hilljilly is justa joke.)

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