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Westboro Baptist Plans Sandy Hook Picket


The Westboro Baptist Church, the hateful congregation known for picketing high-profile messages to spread their tired "God hates fags" message, plans to picket outside Sandy Hook Elementary, the elementary school where Adam Lanza senselessly murdered twenty children last week.

Just when you think Westboro can't sink any lower - well, they do.

[via JMG]

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  1. Many years ago, literature's super villain Fu Manchu had an evil daughter who carried on his diabolical work. Google "Daughter of Fu Manchu." That's what Shirley, daughter of Fred Phelps, reminds me of.

    Posted by: Fu | Dec 16, 2012 10:21:56 AM

  2. This can only be answered by direct counter action.

    There can be no rational discussion; no exchange of views, no phony speculation on what god hates or doesn't hate.

    Just direct and cataclysmic counteraction.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 16, 2012 10:23:00 AM

  3. So glad to hear that the Westboros intend to sacrifice their lives. When they arrive at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, that's the day to exercise some reverse retribution.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Dec 16, 2012 10:23:13 AM

  4. That is so sick. I can only imagine how awful the locals will feel.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Dec 16, 2012 10:25:57 AM

  5. I just screamed at the monstrosity that someone would THINK to do such a horrendous abomination of an act, let alone seeing them truly put word to action.

    I cannot believe we have repugnant trash such as this within our civilized nation.

    Posted by: Maguita | Dec 16, 2012 10:28:10 AM

  6. Tell WBC members how you feel. Contact info here:

    Posted by: melvin | Dec 16, 2012 10:31:47 AM

  7. These sickos want one thing more than anything else: Attention. They are media whores, and unfortunately we all go along in their game. They are small (not even 100 members, mostly from one family) and the amount of ink spilled abou them is utterly disproportionate to their size.

    The best tactic is to drown them out -- and to the extent possible, IGNORE them. They feed off our attention and our righteous indignation. Starve them of that.

    Posted by: Lars | Dec 16, 2012 10:33:57 AM

  8. I grew up just a few minutes from this school, and my family still lives there. I know this won't be popular here, but it would be great if these morons could just do their thing in peace. I'd much rather have a handful of crazies making idiots of themselves then have this descend into a mob scene/media frenzy etc. It would also piss off the WBC much more than a huge counterprotest, since they thrive on confrontation. The WBC is absolutely vile, but the circus we create around their stupid protest can be really soul destroying.

    Posted by: Brian | Dec 16, 2012 10:36:15 AM

  9. I think they're going to find this to be one protest too far.

    Posted by: Perry | Dec 16, 2012 10:49:41 AM

  10. What's disturbing is this is basically the same thing that the AFA and Mike Huckabee are saying (minus the actual picketing).

    Posted by: Joseph L. | Dec 16, 2012 11:00:28 AM

  11. It's unfortunate that the Westboro Baptist Church tries so hard to hurt people. And it's unfortunate that the rest of the country has to learn what it is like to feel their hatred in the way that we have felt it in our community for so many years.

    Posted by: Paul | Dec 16, 2012 11:04:31 AM

  12. I cannot even imagine that even Westboro church could or would sink to bring their particularly sick brand of hate to this tragic event that includes the murder of innocent children...the idea that they praise god for his judgement physically sickens me.....I just hope the grieving parents and families are shielded from these insensitive boars

    Posted by: Bernie | Dec 16, 2012 11:16:21 AM

  13. I know this is a totally inappropriate response, but why can't the crazy Lanzas of the world do their dirty work in places like Westboro "Church" instead of an elementary school? Sorry, just my visceral reaction, but how can anyone actually do what they are proposing to do and call themselves human, much less "Christian"?

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Dec 16, 2012 11:22:35 AM

  14. These people must be stopped and finally exposed for what they really are. This is the time and place. Enough is enough. Beyond evil.

    And no one with an ounce of balls would ever allow them to mar and demonstrate at their loved one's funeral, especially children. I just railed against violence in our society on another post but sometimes it's full justified. Men and women need to step up to the plate and drive these mother effers out of town. To hell with political correctness.

    I am convinced there's FAR MORE to this group than meets the eye, and it's real ugly. The truth will come out eventually.


    And TR is getting effing ridiculous with it's load times. Absolutely the most painful website I check out on regular basis. I had to delete cache repeatedly to finaly get this effing page to fully load.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 16, 2012 11:24:22 AM

  15. Westboro says god executed his judgement in killing these children. Brian Fischer and Mike Huckabee say god withdrew from the school because they didn't pray.

    All these hucksters are of the same mindset, sloshing through the slime, using the misfortune of others to peddle their petty, vindictive gods.

    Posted by: john patrick | Dec 16, 2012 11:45:12 AM

  16. ...I have posted several times when these pieces of trash plan to or actually protest at tragic events usch as this...They do it for more than one reason and none of them have anything to do with God. Primarily they want the attention, but right upo there with that they are looking for another lawsuit so they can continue to exist. The want someone to strike them in anger or throw something at them that will "injure them' They usually put their devil-spawn children out in front of the fray just to punctuate their filth. They know the laws (Shirley. Queen on the trash is a lawyer as is ol' Man Phelps). they know how to tweak and go through loopholes. They have NO OTHER real source of income..they are inbread and filthy people.Filth begats filth.Try to ignore them. They are maggots.

    Posted by: thom | Dec 16, 2012 11:48:25 AM

  17. I just read that Westboro blames gays getting married for this tragedy. The thought that god could be blamed for this horrific tragedy is INANE. This is NOT god's judgement, but rather the illogical and irrational judgement of the Westboro church. Anyone who places their own agenda ahead of the deep and intense grief and loss of these parents and families is sub-human.

    Posted by: Bernie | Dec 16, 2012 12:09:05 PM


    Posted by: MalaysianHo | Dec 16, 2012 12:12:14 PM

  19. The use of violence against the Westboro Baptist Evil might seem, to be justified to some people. There is a time and a place for everything, and the place is where the Phelps clan is.

    Posted by: Steve Rider | Dec 16, 2012 12:23:26 PM

  20. Eh, I'm not really surprised. It doesn't matter what it is, if ANY event or news story grips the nation you can bet your bottom dollar the WBC will attempt to insert themselves into it somehow. They're attention wh*res and that's just what they do. You might just as well get angry at the weather because that's not going to change. They feed on pain and grief the way carrion birds feed on roadkill.

    The good news is they probably won't show up. They SAY they're going to protest all sorts of things but they only really show up at a few. And if they do? The silver lining, if there is one, is that their despicable actions and "God Hates F*gs" signs actually make people more moderate about gays because they don't want to be associated with the WBC.

    Posted by: Caliban | Dec 16, 2012 12:25:27 PM

  21. If the Westboro loons go into THAT explosive atmosphere now.....this is the time they might actually get beaten to death.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 16, 2012 12:31:41 PM

  22. "I am convinced there's FAR MORE to this group than meets the eye, and it's real ugly. The truth will come out eventually."

    Well, there is of course. People who have escaped the cult have said that Fred physically beat his children, and probably beat his grandchildren and taught his children and step children to beat their children. But he's brought lawsuits against media outlets who have tried to publish insider accounts, much as scientology does.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Dec 16, 2012 12:43:24 PM

  23. Shirley Phelps, as we all know, is merely doing an even more extreme version of the Maggie Gallagher thing - she's making "anti-gay" her life-cause in order to "make it up to God" for having a *bastard son out of wedlock*....which is how a non-progressive culture would have (still does?) see their sons.

    the WBC do our work for us. they have no influence on culture. they exist as a beautifully extreme reminder of what the american christian right claims to want, and defend, every time they scream about their religious christian persecution.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 16, 2012 12:45:00 PM

  24. Joseph L. gets it.

    for all the want to demonize them, the WBC actually articulates exactly what the anti-gay bigots of America think and feel. This is not different from Jeffy Falwell, Anita Bryant, Pat Robertson, Rick Santorum, and the rest of the right-wing bigots. Huckabee. Brian Brown. Fischer. NOM.

    Fox News only gets angry at the WBC when they protest "heterosexual things" - straight soldiers' funerals. Massacre sites.

    They don't hate the anti-gay hate, they hate when it's used against straight people.

    There's a lot of worth in having the WBC around - they're the fun-house mirror of the american christian right wing. but it's not really much of a distortion - it's more like a magnifying glass.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 16, 2012 12:49:32 PM

  25. Kiwi : They ARE useful. You guys in Canada can pull your superiority act by looking at WBC and saying "Look at those silly evil Americans down there."

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 16, 2012 12:56:33 PM

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