The Westboro Baptist Church has, not surprisingly earned this week’s Throat Punch. On Monday, shortly after the explosions in Boston when death and mayhem were permeating the atmosphere as victims were still fighting for their lives, Westboro Baptist Church vowed to protest the funerals of those who were killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. I’m not worried, I am sure that the good samaritans of Boston will form a human wall of protection just like they did for the Newtown Funerals.
Westboro Baptist Church, headquartered in Topeka, Kan., put out a statement after Monday’s attacks that headlined: “Thank God for the Boston Marathon bombs.” The group also called for protests at the funerals and said the attacks were not “senseless act[s] of terrorism,” but rather a “foretaste of God’s wrath,”.
In my book, there is no crime more heinous than opportunistically taking a national disaster and exploiting it to further your agenda and this is exactly what the monsters at Westboro Baptist Church did. How can you call yourself a Christian and operate go through life spewing so much hatred? Did these assholes forget about loving they neighbor? Maybe they’ve also forgotten the “Judge not, lest ye be judged”
It is not our right or place to pass judgment on people for who they are born to love and it is certainly not anyone’s right to protest an innocent victim’s funeral for nothing more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Hate the monsters who caused the explosions, not their victims. This train of thought doesn’t even make sense to logical minds.
Margie Phelps the daughter of church leader Fred Phelps tweeted Monday that the bombing was punishment for gay marriage.
“God doesn’t hear the prayers of proud pushers of #SSM (same-sex marriage),” she wrote
“You marry f*gs, God sends mayhem,” she said in another tweet.
The main Westboro Baptist Church Twitter account also used the social media network to announce a campaign to change the name of the city.
“WBC is starting campaign to re-name F*g-infested Boston to Magormissabib, meaning ‘terror all around.’ Jer20:3 #ThankGod4TheTerrorOfTheLord,” the tweet said.
In another tweet, the church wrote, “God sent the Boston Marathon Bombs for the sin of Massachusetts passing same-sex marriage!”
I am sickened by the actions of Westboro Baptist Church. How can they call themselves Christians when they are threatening to boycott the funerals of innocent victims of terrorism? The victims were at the marathon to cheer on loved ones, to participate in a celebration. They were not committing a sin. The Boston Marathon was not Sodom and Gomorrah and the Westboro Baptist Church and its leaders are not God.
I hope the people of the Westboro Baptist Church were only making these statements as a publicity ploy because it would be cruel and inhumane to protest the victims’ funerals. The family and loved ones have been through enough turmoil to last a lifetime with the loss of their person, they do not need to have Westboro Baptist Church sacrilegiously mock and protest the life of their loved one.
The explosions and death and destruction that came with them is a horrible thing.
Westboro Baptist Church obviously has a few screws lose if they think the American people will stand by quietly while these bigots protest the funerals of the innocent. I don’t even think these assholes are religious, they are using religion as a cover to be hate mongers and perpetuate bigotry. There are a lot of people who are angry about what happened Monday and need some place to channel that anger so if Westboro Baptist Church pursues these protests, I am sure they will deservingly be met with repercussions the like they have never seen.
Westboro Baptist Church you are this weeks Throat Punch recipient.If you step foot in Boston to protest these funerals, I hope your teeth are promptly knocked out of your mouth because you deserve no less.
What do you think of Westboro Baptist Church’s plan to protest the funeral of the victims of the explosion?