1. Cal says

    Actually that’s awesome! No one is more universally hated than WBC. Their presence will be a strong reminder of the kind of people that oppose equality and do our side WAY more good than harm.

  2. says

    These people are a phenomenon. They think about Gay, ALL the time! I wonder of what their heads are full, in their daily lives. They must awaken and fall to sleep, thinking about Gay. …And their dinner conversation, it must always be about The Gay. They must think and talk about Gay more than any of the rest of us…

  3. Gigi says

    I’m all for NOM and the WBC to be there, arm-in-arm, showing the world what hateful bigots they are. Hopefully there will be lots of media there to film the event.

  4. lessthan says

    Who would have guessed? The WBC is a cover for a pro-gay agenda? Step 1- Become the most hated organization in the United States. Step 2 – regularly take the anti-gay position to drive everyone else to the pro-gay side. Genius!!

  5. Wil says

    This seems fishy. I mean, NOM is horrible, but also somewhat politically savvy– would they really link up with WBC? Seems like suicide– which is fine with me, just surprising…

  6. thom says

    …You nailed it Kile!..These people are literally OBSESSED with the Gay.They say nothing about other sins, prostitution, adultry, et al….THIS is all they think about. I have always thought that ol’ man Phelps has some serious personal issues about “the Gay”…most likely he was abused by one on his cracker relatives in his native Mississippi..maybe he hates his own attraction to men, maybe he has been turned down more times that he would care to admit…Shirley, the Uber-Hag daughter, has her own issues…had a son out of wedlock…(Hey, that’s a sin, huh?) and he is overly protected by her…and most likely he is closet case and surely damaged by having been birthed by this freak. Can you imagine anything worse than having to claim HER as your mother!…Holy crap!..these people are a huge jive mess. I think it is terrific that they are going to cause some stir among the NOM ranks.This will be fun to watch…party on, freaks!

  7. MikeKV says

    Thankfully for the rest of us, this nation *isn’t* a “Christian Nation” and that such is specifically forbidden in the founding documents of our country — something the WBC apparently ‘forgot’ about.

  8. bandanajack says

    but seriously, the WBC have be some kind of gay super-plot,right? can you think of any pro gay demonstration that could have anywhere near the impact that having the WBC show up to even further delegitimize NOM. MOM must be horrified at the prospect of marching side by side with the group the pickets babies funerals. nothing we could say or do could have the impact on the SCOTUS this group and THAT BRIEF, OMG. please let it be read out loud to the open court.

  9. Caliban says

    Personally I’m thrilled the WBC will be there alongside NOM. NOM, the AFA, FOTF, and all the other anti-gay groups are EXACTLY like Westboro Baptist, with the same Biblical sources for their homophobia, but rather than be upfront about it they couch their hate as “Christian love” and pretend to be civilized about it- keep their hate rhetoric in check for the most part.

    The hate and the basis for it are the same, the only difference is the toned-down media-savvy style. Westboro is just those groups with the mask ripped off to expose the ugly truth underneath, so it’s great they’ll be standing beside them so everyone can see that.

  10. Tanoka says

    Surely there must be something in the bible about how showing your bare legs is a mortal sin!

    Shirley might be the only person on this planet who can make Brian Brown embarrassed about what he does.

  11. Scott says

    This is EXCELLENT news. Almost everybody considers WBC to be a bunch of whackjobs. I have confidence they will COMPLETELY REPULSE Kennedy and Roberts. Roberts will NOT want to be on the same side of history as Fred Phelps — chief justices care about legacy.

    What a dumb, counterproductive move for them to take. And great news for us! :)

  12. Lou says

    The way things are going the anti-gay Christian religious fanatics will destroy the world with their hate and suppression of anybody not like them. These anti-gay Christians remind me of Hitler and his ally Mussolini who were both Catholic religious fanatics and we all know that the Catholics are spending millions and working hard to stop LGBT people and their allies anyway they can, in the world today.

  13. Janice says

    We need gun control fast before these Westburp Baptist crazies start shooting up the country in the name of God. You know they are crazy enough to do it. They see themselves as the instruments of the righteous wrath of their hateful god. I hope they don’t have guns.

  14. Lars says

    Brilliant!! Bring your whole damn church, and make sure Brian doesn’t make you guys hide in the back! Be loud and proud — it’s the best gift we could ask for.

  15. mike/ says

    is ‘condign’ used legally? it’s not grammatically correct unless this is a legal phrase. it should be ‘condigned’ – ‘condign’ means deserve, so it is in keeping with their ‘god hates America’ meme.

    in short, same old, same old. i wonder if even Scalia will throw up reading their amicus?

  16. gr8guyca says

    From their brief:

    “After the tragicevents of September 11, 2001, WBC increased its street and social-media ministry, urging Americans toput away policies of proud sin, mourn, repent, andobey God. Today the number one moral issue facing this nation is same-sex marriage.”

    Somehow they have connected 9/11 to gay marriage. Brilliant!

  17. mikemike says

    Perhaps this is a plus? I doubt Kennedy, and perhaps Roberts, would want to be remembered as coming down on the side of Westboro, especially when society is fast moving in our direction.

  18. CKNJ says

    Perfect… NOM just can’t help their mad dash to sideline themselves… joining forces with these sideshow freaks that EVERYONE in America hates, puts them SQUARELY in the camp of crackpot hater!

  19. says

    Yes Shirley, gay sex will destroy the world. Every time Ellen goes down on Portia, 3 dozen Christian babies die. Whenever NPH gives David Butka a rimjob, 100 Jesus-loving teenage girls became unwed single mothers.

    Only you and your crazy eyes can save America from the Satan-worshiping queers, Mrs. Phelps! Quickly, before Elton John gets feltched by David Furnish, causing an asteroid to strike the Earth and plunge it into another Ice Age!

  20. david from Edmonton says

    Well that says it all. I am sure that NOM will be happy to be linked with the most reviled of congregations on the continent. Great to see WBC and NOM partnering. Speaks to just what NOM is. Hopefully all the smart Americans will now see it too.

  21. thom says

    ….We must all remember that the Westboro freaks are attention-whores. They make their money (as lawyers, no less) by suing and taking settlements…they drag their little “children of the corn” out to protest with filthy, hateful signs in hopes that one of the little tykes gets winged by a Big Gulp cup of a counter- protester so they can build a REALLY great case.

    Their “church” consists of almost all family members and the membership is less than 100.I used to want them to go away, but now, I kind of want to see what this latest caper comes down to. Ol’ Shirl will be there with her Prairie-hag crazy face and her ugly bony legs….just itching for trouble. I wonder why SNL hasn’t done a satire skit on this group of whack-jobs?…oh, well, on second thought, there is no way to parody them. The ARE a parody already, so why waste the time or effort.Let’s hope this whole “event” will be an epic fail. Play nice, trolls, play nice..We are on to you.Each and every one of us.

  22. spookiewon says

    LOL Why don’t they just write us all off and go somewhere and let god have his wrath? That’s what I don’t get. It’s not like they love others enough to care if god smites us all and sends us all to hell, so why not just let us go there? If they REALLY thought there was a god who would unleash his wrath they’d leave the country post haste and let us all get what we have coming. What they’re truly afraid of is that marriage equality will be achieved and…nothing will happen, because there is no god to hate fags.

  23. Stan D says

    I have a hunch NOM considers the WBC to be interlopers and would probably just as soon the WBC not involve themselves, for the very reasons cited in the comments above. That having been said, I think this will help our side more than if they weren’t involved.

  24. Bill says

    @Gigi: I don’t want the WBC and NOM to be there “arm in arm”, but rather WBC’s Freddie Phelps and NOM’s Brian Brown to be there “c__k in mouth”. Maybe mutually at the same time.

    The best reason not to call those two clowns closet cases is that Freddie probably can’t get it up and Brian has a $500K per year incentive to spew.

  25. Bernie says

    I don’t think we need to worry about the Westboro folks as their so called legal brief is from the bible and won’t hold much water in court….they write their own suicide and just look plain stupid and silly………NOM too is running out of anything smart to say…..

  26. Tonee says

    Haha! The perfect way to get something passed in the other party’s favor…get the WBC involved. NOM just cut their own throats & guaranteed same-sex marriage will be passed! b(^_^)d

  27. cb says

    Poor sad Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church (hate group) has been shown admitting on camera that her oldest son was born out of wedlock. Even with the ever hypocritical Phelps-Roper’s loud vocal condemnation, of strangers. But she herself was guilty of the “SIN”. So for her we say! “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication”

  28. cb says

    The Westboro Baptist Church is not affiliated with any known Baptist convention or associations but is part of Phelps-Chartered Co., the Phelps family’s law firm. This is a family of lawyers using this “god hates you” thing to make money. It is time for this scam and the hate to end. They are NOT what they say they are! THEY ARE NOT A church, THIS IS A HATE GROUP!!

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