People Very Angry at Westboro Baptist Church…go figure…hiding behind the teachings and example of a man whose name and life have become synonymous with love and forgiveness, this group of haters remind one of Saul of Tarsus when he was embarked on a journey of persecution and death-by-stoning.
People Very Angry at Westboro Baptist Church
Another hater, Adolph Hitler, also comes to mind, but at least Hitler had the decency not to cloak his sociopathic rants, raves – and genocidal campaigns – with the protestation of being an adherent of a religion of universal love, peace and brotherhood.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a leading light in the fight against organized hatred in the United States, has this to say about the Westboro Baptist Church:
“The group is basically a family-based cult of personality built around its patriarch, Fred Phelps. Typified by its slogan, “God Hates Fags,” WBC is known for its harsh anti-gay beliefs and the crude signs its members carry at their frequent protests.
In Its Own Words
‘Filthy sodomites crave legitimacy as dogs eating their own vomit & sows wallowing in their own feces crave unconditional love.’
The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is made up of its leader, Pastor Fred Waldron Phelps, nine of his 13 children (the other four are estranged), their children and spouses, and a small number of other families and individuals. Phelps has maintained tight control over the group. His estranged son Nathan says the elder Phelps abused his children and his wife, cultivating an atmosphere of fear to maintain his authority.
Westboro Baptist Church says God saves only a few
They believe that God chooses some to be saved, and those lucky few cannot resist God’s call; but God chooses not to save most, and these unfortunate souls will burn in hell forever. The “Frequently Asked Questions,” or FAQ section of the WBC website explains: “Your best hope is that you are among those he has chosen. Your prayer every day should be that you might be. And if you are not, nothing you say or do will serve as a substitute.”
WBC is fanatically anti-gay
WBC specializes in anti-gay vitriol. Its main website is titled “God Hates Fags.” That website says, “The only true Nazis in this world are fags. They want to force you by law to support their filth, and they want to shut you up by law when they hate what you say.” According to the group, America has damned itself through its tolerance of homosexuality, and God is punishing the country by inflicting tragedies on its citizens. For example, when two sets of twin girls drowned in Massachusetts in separate incidents in July and August 2010, the WBC blamed their deaths on the state’s 2004 legalization of same-sex marriage.
For a look at just how truly pissed off many Americans are at this assembly of believers – believers in SOMETHING one might say – watch this video!