A Topeka Kansas-based church, if you can call it a church, has sunk to an all new level. Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for inflammatory anti-gay rhetoric, has sunk to the great depths of depravity by protesting funerals of soldiers that have died in Iraq, to push their evil message. The group, has gone as far as to shout insults at the widow and survivors at the Aug. 28 funeral for Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy Doyle, who died in Iraq.
The group carried a multiple of signs, that consisted of slogans like: “God Hates Fags”, “Thank God for IEDs”, “God Hates America”, “God Sent the IEDs” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers”. They have gone as far as to drag U.S. Flags on the ground. These protest at funerals of fallen soldiers, have led Oklahoma State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft to offer a bill to prohibit protest of funerals. Indiana state Sen. Brent Steele wants to make a similar proposal.
Here a a few quips from the story:
Indiana state Sen. Brent Steele said he would propose legislation in response to an anti-gay group’s protest at the Aug. 28 funeral for Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy Doyle, who died in Iraq.
Members of the Topeka, Kan.,-based Westboro Baptist Church dragged U.S. flags on the ground and shouted insults at Doyle’s wife and other survivors outside a mortuary in Martinsville, Ind.
Church Rev. Fred Phelps said American soldiers are being killed in Iraq as vengeance from God for protecting a country that harbors gays and accepts homosexuality. The church, which is not affiliated with a larger Denomination, is made up mostly of Phelps’ children, grandchildren and in-laws.
The church members carried signs and shouted things such as “God hates fags” and “God hates you.”
For those that are not familiar with these nutjobs, I recognized the name of the so-called-church, from stories in the past, when they came to our local area to protest at local churches and the local university. They decided to protest Nicholls State University, when the students formed a Gay-Straight Alliance. On the day that Phelps and his misguided misfits came to do their pitiful protest, art students dressed up as characters from the “Wizard of Oz” and counter protested.
Hundreds of Nicholls State University students were waiting when a handful of anti-gay crusaders from a Kansas church arrived on campus Monday to protest the formation of a gay-straight alliance at the college.
A group of art students dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” had been planning a counter-protest for a week. Carrying a poster stating “You’re not in Kansas anymore,” they paraded into the campus square ahead of the group from Westboro (Kan.) Baptist Church, prompting cheers from the crowd.
On the websight of these twisted animals, that even makes Pat Robertson and his 700 club look sane, they go as far as to give thanks to God for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Just to read the articals about Katrina and Rita, give you an insight into how twisted and warped these people are.