Westboro Baptist Church “Thanks God” for Joplin Victims

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The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has found a new group of people to rally against. The Kansas church, most infamous for its hatred of homosexuals, posted a document last Monday on its website celebrating the deaths of the Joplin, Missouri tornado victims.

“Thank God for 89 dead & counting in Joplin, Mo & 1 dead in Reading, KS!” the document declared in capital letters. “God’s whirlwind is pounding the enemies of Christ! WBC will picket your raging blasphemous stinky memorials!”

The members believe this tragedy in Joplin—and all other tragedies around the world—happened because God wants to punish people for homosexuality. The group plans to protest at the memorial service planned for Sunday, and will rally against President Barack Obama’s visit as well.

“Enter stage left Antichrist himself —Beast Barack Obama—with big-mouth trumpeting about Rebuilding,” a new document, posted yesterday, said.  “God’s promised you will not rebuild brutes!”

WBC has recently gained media attention by picketing at soldier funerals, and members claim Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has attacked them by supporting laws prohibiting protesting at these services.

But before WBC goes to Missouri, they plan to protest outside three high schools in Savannah, Georgia tomorrow. They protested outside several Savannah churches last Sunday.

To help promote unity within the town and to contrast Westboro’s message, community groups in Savannah held a candlelight vigil on Wednesday to promote peace.

“These people should be ashamed of themselves,” Chastity Bingham said in a comment on “If I was there I would definitely have a hard time not attacking them! These people disturb me deeply!”

The WBC group sometimes referred to as a cult, has previously praised Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ shooter, protested against Jews at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and has renamed Australia “Sodom.” The WBC also parodies songs by popular artists such as The Beatles and Lady Gaga.

WBC is led by Fred Phelps and about 85% of its followers are related by blood or marriage. More information about the church can be found on its website


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    May 28, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I think this is a horrible way to show their so-called love for God. It doesn’t matter what you believe in, there is no justification in celebrating the fact that these people died from something like this. As I can see, good people died. Whether they were Gay, Straight, Sinners, or Saints, it is wrong to rejoice in their deaths when people who loved them are grieving. How the hell would they feel if people protested at their burials and celebrated when their loved ones died of some sort of horrific disaster? But even then, they’d probably act the victims since they can’t see it that way. Either way, this whole ordeal is disgusting and my thoughts go to the victims of this incident and those who lost loved ones.

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    Paul Brown

    May 28, 2011 at 5:37 am

    These people sicken me, as a Chirstian and a Human I cannot understand why they thank a loving God for acts of nature.

    There is only a few people I can count on one hand that I honestly think do Christianity a lot of damage and he is top of the list.

    There is only 1 man whom I would attend a funeral protest / anti protest at and that is to thank God when the evil man Fred Phelps dies, I wonder how they will feel in their distress when 1000’s of people are waving plackards thanking God for the death of they own Father / Grandfather.

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    William Cain

    May 31, 2011 at 10:53 am

    “Judge ye not LET thee be Judged” and what do Our Service Men and
    women and the Hebrew have to do with Anything……The Hebrew are God’s Chosen One’s and why do you hate so…. Please don’t say God told you to because he did not so just quit Hating people and Love them with all your Heart…That is what God want’s you to do

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    May 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Dont show up in Detroit!
    you wont make it back out.

    In fact i would stay clear of Michigan all together. this kind of crap dont fly here.

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    May 31, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    WBc is not a “church”, it is a hate group. It is impiety, and almost blasphemy to presume to know the will of God. It comes from the sin of pride. We must submit to being used by God’s will without knowing what it is. They must never seek to use it.

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    May 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    who the hell do u think u are there were babies and elderly and parents u sick sob need to go to hell and as far as im concerned u are a devil all of u. u make me wanna hurl everywhere thank god for my kids cause u mfs need to grow up and relize that god does not like what the hell u are doing and shame on u for going to military funerals u sob who the hell do u think keeps our freedom not ur dumb ass ur too afraid to join so get a life and grow the hell up. and leave the people who lost someone alone ur sick in the head they do have the stevens unit u know im sure they can help u get out of ur stupid ass mind and keep u sane u insane fking assholes my kids daddy serves in the us army hes not a pussy like u all so does my friends husband so does the guy i like so there fuck off assholes ur sick in the head

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    June 3, 2011 at 7:05 am

    LOL!!! MI Guy!! Btw these idiots better NEVER come to Miami, if they do we’ll fly our NY, NJ & Detroit brothers and sisters in and put an end to this once and for all.

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    June 9, 2011 at 11:28 am

    This Westboro Baptist Church says they hate the Gay-Community. But, they also hate African Americans, Dr. & Mrs. King, Canada, Sweden, the Fire Department of N.Y., victims of 911, other Christian churches, the pope, Judaism, America, our American troops and the list goes on and on. Many of the groups they despise are specifically named on their hate propaganda, picket signs and their many websites. They not only hate, but wish death on all whom they abhor.
    This so-called “church” spreads its hate through picketing in our streets, provoking attacks, with abusive vulgar language and flag desecration, attempting to create a confrontation. This is not about protesting, this is about a life of hate. They are not peaceful. They are not a “church.” They go after any thing that can get them in the news. This group will protest anything to get its face on TV or in the news. It is about an old man lost in the darkness of hate, who will put his grandchild in danger to save himself.
    These people protest at the funerals of our troops. Do we have a real need to protest at any funeral? Is that a real freedom?
    The city of Topeka, the state of Kansas and the U.S. at large, its citizens and their churches, schools and events are all held hostage by this “hate group.”-always at the tax payer’s expense.

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