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Virginia Tech Funerals to be Target of Westboro Baptist Picket

PhelpsNever missing the opportunity to take advantage of a tragedy, Fred Phelps and his gang of haters at Westboro Baptist Church plan to picket the funerals of those killed in the Virginia Tech shootings, according to a message on their website (which I haven't linked on purpose):

"WBC will preach at the funerals of the Virginia Tech students killed on campus during a shooting rampage April 16, 2007. You describe this as monumental horror, but you know nothing of horror -- yet. Your bloody tyrant Bush says he is 'horrified' by it all. You know nothing of horror -- yet. Your true horror is coming. 'They shall also gird themselves with sackloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads' (Eze. 7:18).

Why did this happen, you ask? It's simple. Your military chose to shoot at the servants of God today, and all they got for their effort was terror. Then, the LORD your God sent a crazed madman to shoot at your children. Was God asleep while this took place? Was He on vacation? Of course not. He willed this to happen to punish you for assailing His servants."

No doubt they'll blame the shootings on the gays as well. But as many people have noted, the more these nuts trot themselves out, the more a symbol of the need for tolerance they become.

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  1. there's about 70 members that comprise the WBC and most have some type of familial connection which leads one to the logical conclusion that inbreeding does indeed lead to retardation. talk about dumbing-down the gene pool or in their case, the jean pool.

    Posted by: sean | Apr 17, 2007 9:54:55 PM


  2. If you believe in gun-control do you expect the cops to save you? Even the most optimist of us know that NO, there's not a chance is hell that they will save you.

    It's either a weapon equal to that of the nutcase, or a pair of running shoes with some slower prey behind you.

    The Dan basher, you're the moron; you want the government to save you; which shall lead to the government leading your Childlike mind through your meaningless materialist life of comfort in jewish entertainment and WAR, wars for the zionist state you sick fuck.

    Posted by: Warrior | Apr 17, 2007 10:40:20 PM


  3. I was not pissed about the president being there. I was pissed that THIS "PRESIDENT" was there. It smacked of hypocrisy that one of the most ruthless murderers of recent times was there to offer his "condolences" to a university racked with grief. The Hokies of Virginia Tech deserved better than his presence. In fact, the pro-gun policies of him and his ilk played some part in the senseless death of over 30 people who could have changed their world for the better.

    Part of me also thinks that it's BS that when a senseless tragedy happens on American soil, it becomes front-page news around the globe. But when senseless tragedies outside our borders happen, we as Americans don't relatively give a shit. What would happen if God forbid, a crazed gunman or a posse of crazed gunmen killed 60 or even 100 people or even 200 on a university campus outside the States?

    Posted by: Alex Sarmiento | Apr 18, 2007 1:46:10 AM


  4. Can't we just mourn and support each other through this tragedy rather than start a crusade on gun control? Seriously, please DO NOT make this VTech tragedy into a debate on Gun Control Just yet...it's only been a day after the incident and all of you are bickering over the government when we should all be giving thoughts and prayers to those affected.

    Posted by: Rage | Apr 18, 2007 2:58:28 AM


  5. gun control won't solve the problems that it's promoted for.

    admittedly, gun control will stop some crimes. crimes of passion committed by pissed off husbands, and the occasional mugger.

    but the crimes that gun control is purported for, such as columbine, the v tech masascare, and other large profile shootings, won't be stopped by anti-gun laws. even most high profile bank robberies won't be stopped.

    the problem is that CRIMINALS BREAK THE LAW. most guns used in those kinds of high profile shootings are obtained illegally.

    even if there are anti-gun laws, criminals, through ILLEGAL means, will still get guns.

    the only thing that will change is that criminals will become bolder. if you know for certain that none of the people walking down the street have a gun, would you have a problem mugging someone with a knife? of course not.

    this will probably sound crass, but think about it. if even two or three of the students at the v tech massacre had even a small pistol, the killer probably wouldn't have killed half as many people as he did. once again, it probably sounds insensitive to say these things this soon, but it's the damned truth.

    to summarize: gun control LAWS won't stop CRIMINALS, WHICH ARE PEOPLE WHO BREAK LAWS. taking people's money by force is illegal, and of course that NEVER happens.

    to take a page out of pen jillete's book, every woman in this country should be issued a gun. now, maybe half of them, or hell, two thirds of them, would probably just get rid of the gun. but if you were a mugger or rapist, would you try that shit if there was a ONE IN THREE chance that lady could blow your head off? rape, muggings, assault, would practically disappear over night.

    i'm not saying that guns are harmless. they have one purpose, and one purpose only, to hurt, and somtimes kill. to say that guns are tools is true, but we must admit that they are tools of destruction.

    no matter what we do, criminals will always get guns, it's an undeniable fact. it is also an undeniable fact that simple law abiding citizens vastly outnumber criminals. it's simple numbers, if more of us have guns, we win.

    Posted by: bob bobberson | Apr 18, 2007 5:12:00 AM


  6. The Westboro people are scum!

    The only thing they worship is their own hateful selves.

    Posted by: David | Apr 18, 2007 5:38:55 AM


  7. To all those people on here promoting violence against the WBC group....you're playing directly into their hands. At least Fred and his daughter are lawyers and the primary source of income for the group is from successful litigation against anyone who "wrongs" them. That's why the law enforcement in Kansas generally avoids them. This isn't about fags or soldiers or even sinners (if you believe in that concept)....this is about money. They want to provoke you to violate their rights and allow them to successfully sue you in court.

    Sadly, I have to agree with those posters who pointed out that these freaks make the dobsons, wildmons, and robertsons of the world appear to be less vitriolic. I personally agree with the group that created gigantic angel wings and stood in front of and blocked this crowd at Matthew Sheppard's funeral. There probably isn't a law that forbids a person from wearing something attached to their body that just "happens" to block this group from everyone elses sight. Ghandi and MLK would approve.

    Posted by: dcmarty | Apr 18, 2007 9:49:58 AM


  8. "this is about money. They want to provoke you to violate their rights and allow them to successfully sue you in court."

    Absolutely BRILLIANT. That never occurred to me but it makes SO much sense. It completely explains why this scum would start to go after wounded soldiers (something very UN conservative). But your theory explains it beautifully.

    Hmmmmm, I think more people should be made aware of this...

    Posted by: mark m | Apr 18, 2007 10:29:33 AM


  9. Hi. A friend tipped me off to your Phelps post. I linked it at my site and have been getting the word out.

    This pack of hyenas has gone far enough already. How low can they reach? If it were my loved one, I don't think I would be able to contain myself.

    Thanks.
    Urban Infidel
    http://urbaninfidel.blogspot.com/

    Posted by: Urban Infidel | Apr 18, 2007 10:49:59 AM


  10. Seriously enough I might just spend the money to go to Phelps funeral when he passes away and picket saying he went to hell.

    Posted by: Pamal | Apr 18, 2007 2:02:08 PM


  11. I vote that we make the day of his passing a Gay holiday.

    Posted by: mark m | Apr 18, 2007 3:28:11 PM


  12. I don't want anything to do with Christianity if they are being like that! Sending hate messages at a funeral. Forget Chriatianty.

    Posted by: Angela | Apr 18, 2007 7:07:04 PM


  13. What the Westboro Baptist Church does is intolerable. I wish I lived close to VA so I could go counter picket. Although I am not a religious person I do know that his angle on Christianity IS NOT what Christianity is about. He is an exception to the Christian faith. He is not a good person but you can not fight violence. You have to fight violence with kindness. I feel bad for Phelps because he lives a life of such darkness and hate. I hope that anyone that is even remotely close to where these funerals will be held will attend and show their "counter" picket of kindness and compassion for these families. Kill them with kindness guys, those kids deserve it. Don't lower yourselves to his level. Show him and everyone else that you are better. Those families deserve the utmost respect and anything we can all do to shelter them from Phelps at the funerals is what needs to be done.

    Posted by: Jewelz | Apr 18, 2007 7:46:34 PM


  14. From a fellow London English speaking person across the pond (ie Great Britain), me and my fellow country kin would like to give our sympathy those familes around the united states who not only lost loved ones to such a sense'less barbaric violent act... but more impotantly to the courage of those from the state of Virgina. Who having to not only deal with such an unspeakable evil ocurring in their own land, but also with the invasion of vomit hate from the so-called christian cult known as the 'West'Boro Baptist Church'. For it is at times like THIS that will test all of Virgina's soul, the more so.

    Posted by: Luis Roman | Apr 19, 2007 12:38:55 PM


  15. From a fellow London English speaking person across the pond (ie Great Britain), me and my fellow country kin would like to give our sympathy for those familes around the united states who not only lost loved ones to such a sense'less barbaric violent act... but more impotantly to the courage of those from the state of Virgina. Who having to not only deal with such an unspeakable evil ocurring in their own land, but also with the invasion of vomit hate from the so-called christian cult known as the 'West'Boro Baptist Church'. For it is at times like THIS that will test all of Virgina's soul, the more so.

    Posted by: Luis Roman | Apr 19, 2007 12:45:03 PM


  16. You are some serious sick peoople. God didn't send anyone to kill these poor innocent students and facility at VT. It was Saintin inside of a mad man just because he NEVER bothered to follow the Lords foot steps. What in the heck does our soldiers have to do with this? you are backwards. Our soldiers are here and over seas to PROTECT us here on Gods earth... you dumb ass. So know your facts before you come on and create a page you know nothing about. And don't preach the word of the Lord if you DON'T know what the hell your talking about.

    Posted by: Karen | Apr 20, 2007 2:11:32 PM


  17. DON'T GET MAD, GET EVEN!!!

    Google: LOVING GOD'S HATE to read an expose of the Rev. Fred Phelps. This expose, by the Topeka Capitol-Journal, Phelps' hometown newspaper, reveals many interesting items. Among them are: several of Phelps' estranged children publicly state they were severely abused in the Phelps home; the details behind Phelps' disbarment by the Kansas Supreme Court, and the Federal Courts for unethical behavior; and successful lawsuits for thousands of dollars of unpaid debts.

    Please visit matthewsnyder.com to visit the website of a father of a fallen soldier who is suing Phelps for disrupting his son's funeral. Mr. Snyder needs our support.

    Posted by: diebuchen | Apr 22, 2007 7:38:19 AM


  18. The "church" has decided to forgo picketing the funerals in exchange for 3 hours of airtime on conservative radio host Mike Gallagher's show. While I hate that they are getting airtime, I think that they would get much more if funerals were picketed. Not to mention saving The Hokie Family the added grief of having the bags of puke there. On a good side, most of the time when they picket funerals a group of people block them off from getting anywhere near the funeral. As a Virginian (backwoods nonetheless) and knowing my fellow Virginians as I do, they might not have made it back out. Someone above mentioned that they want you to do something to them so they could sue. Are you aware that the majority of the clan are lawyers? They also own a law firm.

    On a side note...there are basically 2 families in the "church". They aren't allowed to marry outside of the church. I'll leave it to you to link that up in your mind.

    Posted by: Brian | Apr 22, 2007 6:00:32 PM


  19. What I don't like is thinking these people are the only bad people out there. There are plenty of hateful people that aren't as extreme as these nutjobs, but that doesn't mean they are any less evil (i.e., many republicans and christians who preach love but ask people to hate).

    Don't go away thinking these are the only bad people, you only have to watch fox news to see how bad republicans have it in for gays.

    Posted by: Louie | Apr 23, 2007 7:26:56 AM


  20. These people have some serious issues. They talk about how they are this great "church", and pull crap like this. They seem more like some cult than they do a church. I don't see how anyone who calls themselves christians can say and do stuff like this. Also, I don't see how they can think that VT has anything to do with God. He would never send someone to kill a bunch of innocent people. The people at Westboro Baptist Church need to get some serious help before its too late.

    Posted by: Heather | Nov 1, 2007 7:50:46 PM


  21. "Why did this happen, you ask? It's simple. Your military chose to shoot at the servants of God today, and all they got for their effort was terror"

    So, the Phelpses are pro-Islam?

    Posted by: Rodolfo

    ************

    No, the Phelp Whelps are anti-Islam as well. They are a menace to the world and I myself actually Got my ENTIRE kick-boxing crew on the ready, as well as Aboirgional, Bikie and Red Neck gangs on alert for if that group came here to Perth city to harrass Heath Ledgers funeral so we would fall upon them and kill them (yes I was actually planning to kill Phelps, and the idea made me shake with fear since I'm no killer, yet I actually wanted to kill him)

    Fortunately that cult never came to Perth and Ledgers funeral went peacefully.

    Hopefully someone will eliminate the cult when they harass this next school shooting funerals.

    Do NOT come between a Dragon and his Wrath!

    Posted by: Dude love | Feb 18, 2008 11:44:40 PM


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