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‘God Loves Gays’ Billboard Goes Up In Westboro Baptist Church’s Hometown: VIDEO

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Last month we told you about the campaign run by the social media persona “God” to erect a “God Loves Gays” billboard in Topeka, Kansas, the hometown of the hate mongering Westboro Baptist Church. The campaign, which sought to raise $50,000 for this project, has been wildly successful, already raising over $80,000. On Monday, God’s billboard went up as promised. Mashable reports: 

Despite his omnipotence, God actually got the idea for the billboard from his social media followers. "One day I asked them, what would you like the LORD to do in the real world? Well, the top suggestion (with over 1,000 ‘likes’) was to put up a billboard in Topeka, Kansas that says ‘God Loves Gays.’ I shared this idea and asked them if I should do it, and the resounding answer was, ‘Yes please, for the love of all that is holy, yes.' “

The additional funds God raised will be used “toward ‘stretch goals’ of buying bus ads, donations to an LGBT suicide prevention organization, and the National Alliance to End Homelessness.” The Westboro Baptist Church meanwhile embraced the billboard, attempting to spin the story in their typical hateful way on Twitter and in a written statement:

"Thank God for that lying billboard! Every soul that sees it will either rejoice for the lie and the vain hope of afflicting the servants of God at WBC," Shirley Phelps-Roper, a spokesperson for the Church tells Mashable via email. "Or, they will sigh and mourn for that awful sin and all the parts of it, knowing that every single soul that weighed in with money or words, in favor of that lying billboard, will stand before God in the Judgment, so very ashamed. Knowing also, that when they stand before God in the judgment, it will be TOO LATE for repentance, and eternal torment will follow."

Meanwhile, Lamar Advertising, the billboard company who sold the space, had a few reservations about the billboard according to God:

"They seemed a tad nervous," He writes. "Thus far they have only let Me purchase the billboard through March of 2015. I wanted to purchase the full year. I also wanted to investigate other bigger billboards around town. But before they’ll do that the billboard company wants to see if the community accepts it and likes it first.”

Lamar, however, insists, 

“We support the First Amendment right of advertisers and believe that it is in the best interest of our company and the communities we serve to accept advertising copy openly. We do not accept or reject copy based upon agreement or disagreement with the views presented. We are firmly committed to our copy acceptance policy.”

Q Salt Lake also reports that should the project reach $100,000 in funding, God will put up another billboard in Provo, Utah. 

You can still contribute to God’s IndieGoGo campaign HERE

And ICYMI, check out the video message from God about his billboard project, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Australian Comedian Responds to Westboro Accepting His Paid Trip to Iraq: VIDEO

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Last week, Australian comedian and late night host Adam Hills went after Westboro Baptist Church for its plans to protest the funeral of the "fag enabler" Robin Williams. During the on-air rant, Hills pledged to fly a dozen of the church's members to Iraq - arguing that if the Phelps clan were really concerned with the Christian way of life, they would be picketing the people who threaten to behead Christians.

Shortly afterwards, the church responded:

After seriously looking into things and consulting the U.S. and UK governments, however, Hills decided to go with an alternative proposal - one that would better honor the memory of Williams without feeding into WBC's hunger for publicity.

Watch and find out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'God Loves Gays' Billboard Campaign Launched To Fight Westboro Baptist Church Hate-Mongering: VIDEO

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God loves gays. It's true. And tight white tees. You probably wouldn't know given the hate spewed by the funeral-protesting Westboro Baptist Church, which is exactly why God, well, God's representatives over at Facebook, have started a campaign to create "God Loves Gays" billboards. The goal? Spread a positive message of support in Westboro's hometown of Topeka, Kansas. Over $40,000 have been donated thus far and you can help spread the love even further.

Gay Star News reports:

‘God’s’ followers pledged the funds in just ten days, and ‘God’ now plans to buy more billboards with the message that ‘God loves gays’ in other parts of the United States if he can raise further funds.

Supporters will be rewarded with bumper stickers, limited edition t-shirts and posters saying ‘God loves gay’ signed by ‘God’ himself.

Around 1,200 people pledged to fund the campaign with donations of between $1 and $75 for the total package of rewards.

Head over to God's crowdfunding page to donate now!

And check out a fun message, straight from the man himself, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Check Out This Comedian's Awesome Response to Westboro's Plans to Protest Robin Williams' Funeral: VIDEO

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Australian comedian and late night host Adam Hills had some choice words for Westboro Baptist Church after hearing of their plans to protest the funeral of Robin Williams for being a "fag enabler" 

Said Hills on last night's The Last Leg:

"Firstly, regardless of your religious beliefs, you don't disrupt a funeral. A person died, his family are mourning. It's not about you d**khead. And secondly, if you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life Westboro Baptist Church, how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don't convert! Surely that's more a threat to Christianity than the guy who said, "Do you think God ever gets stoned? Look at a platypus, I think he might!"... I will personally pay for every member of Westboro Baptist Church to fly to Iraq right now, I'll even fly you first class and pay the carbon offset..." 

Check out Hills' awesome response in full, AFTER THE JUMP... (warning: NSFW language)

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Westboro To Hold AMA On Reddit Days Before Protesting Its 'Fag' Co-Founder Aaron Swartz

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The ever-hateful "God Hates Fags" brood of the Westboro Baptist Church has planned to protest the San Francisco headquarters of the online forum Reddit the evening of Tuesday, August 12 citing Reddit's "fag, atheist, thief" co-founder Aaron Swartz.

The group's protest announcement reads:

Reddit was co-founded by prominent member of Anonymous and cyber criminal Aaron Swartz. Swartz was a poster boy for this online community: a fag, an atheist and a thief. Last year, he killed himself when he was finally caught and charges filed against him for his crimes. Westboro Baptist Church held a public memorial at Time Square, praising God for exacting judgment on this proud sodomite.

While the WBC may know Swartz as a "fag," Swartz was actually bisexual and eschewed sexual labelling altogether. A documentary about the famed hacker premiered earlier this year.

Just before their protest, the WBC will also hold a Reddit AMA (ask me anything), adding "Westboro Baptist Church will use the Reddit platform, which is usually filled with vanity, science falsely so-called, and other sundry lies; to instead preach righteousness & spread the gospel."

A fourth Westboro member defected this last May, two months after the death of the church's founder Fred Phelps.


Scottish Lesbian Teen Takes On The Westboro Baptist Church: VIDEO

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16-year-old Edinburgh lesbian Rebecca Anderson has taken on the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) with her own take on the WBC’s parody of Panic! At The Disco’s “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”

Last week, Panic! At The Disco responded to WBC’s virulently homophobic parody of their song by making a donation to the LGBT charity Human Rights Campaign.

Rebecca’s mum contacted Towleroad to say that her daughter was so infuriated by the WBC that she felt moved to make her own parody of their parody.

Rebecca’s version, titled “Your Beliefs Are A Lie What A Tragedy,” includes the lyrcis:

I’d chime in with a

“Haven’t you people ever hated Westboro Baptist Church?!”

Oh, think over things you preach about the gays,

With a sense of poise and rationality,

I’d chime in

“Stop spreading homophobic hatred. Obeying the word of God?”

No, your teachings are so hypocritical,

It makes no sense at all…

Watch Rebecca's song, AFTER THE JUMP...

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