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Fred Phelps & Co. strike again

Who here is familiar with the Westboro Baptist Church and its "leader", the P.O.S. excuse for a human being named Fred Phelps? For those not in the know, let's get you acquainted.

Fred Phelps is the pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas. Phelps & Co. are well-known for picketing any event supportive of the gay community -- gay pride weeks, parades, etc. They also condemn Catholics, Muslims, Jews, and anyone who may support the groups they hate -- including the United States, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Mexico, etc. One of their websites is called God Hates America and "praises God for the NIU massacre". They call themselves Baptist, but are not affiliated with any known Baptist conventions or associations, nor does any Baptist institution recognize the church as a Bible-believing fellowship. They believe that almost every tragedy in the world is caused by homosexuality, and that homosexuality should be considered a capital crime.

Disgusted yet? It gets worse.

The WBC is more a cult than a church. Members are not allowed to marry anyone outside the church. They picket daily, and travel nationwide to picket the funerals of murdered homosexuals or those who have died of AIDS -- including the funeral of Matthew Shepard. They also protest at live theatre, concerts, and Kansas City Chiefs football games, claiming that these are "havens for homosexuality".

They've now shifted their attention from focusing on protesting homosexuality to protesting funerals of fallen soldiers killed in the Iraq war. On their website's FAQ section (yes, that really is the web address for those who are shocked), they claim that (please be cautioned for language):

These turkeys are not heroes. They are lazy, incompetent idiots looking for jobs because they're not qualified for honest work.

They were raised on a steady diet of fag propaganda in the home, on TV, in church, in school, in mass media - everywhere - the two-pronged lie: 1) It's OK to be gay; and, 2) Anyone saying otherwise, like WBC, is a hatemonger who must be vilified, demonized, marginalized into silence.

Therefore, with full knowledge of what they were doing, they voluntarily joined a fag-infested army to fight for a fag-run country now utterly and finally forsaken by God who Himself is fighting against that country.

Like me, I'm sure that you're thoroughly disgusted by reading all of that. These asshats are the primary reason that we need the Patriot Guard Riders, a noble group of bikers who travel across the country to shield the families of fallen soldiers from the protesters.

Recently successfully sued by the father of a fallen soldier, Fred Phelps and the WBC are undeterred. Unsatisfied now with attacking the families of fallen soldiers while they mourn at their loved ones' funerals, or protesting the gay community nationwide, the Phelps' and WBC is planning to protest at a memorial service for Brianna Denison. Who is Brianna?

She was a young girl who attended Santa Barbara College, and who was raped and strangled to death in Reno, NV. She was visiting a friend in Nevada over Christmas break, and was abducted in January.

According to their website, here is why they are protesting:

Reno-Sparks Convention Center 4590 S. Virginia St. This is for the memorial service for Brianna Denison. She was the "victim" of a serial rapist's strangulation. We call it the Wrath of God being poured out on a nation of rebels without a cause. You brought this Wrath on your own head, Reno, NV because you (1st) raised your chidren to be dashed to pieces as rebellious, arrogant soldiers of a Doomed nation of perverts and (2nd) when we warned you to not go to Hell like the dead soldiers and OBEY YOUR MAKER, you lawless brutes did not obey your own laws; instead, you allowed criminal, disorderly conduct to take place betwixt our humble, peaceful preachers and your arrogant, filthy-mouthed and violent counter-demonstraters. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QufIrF9-b9E for an excellent view of Doomed Americans breaking their own laws. You taught your daughters to be whores ? God sent the pervert to rape and murder your daughters. You taught your people to be lawless ? when your police do NOT obey the law and the oath they took ? you teach rebellion to the people. When you call God a liar and say his standards are on the table to dispose of, you teach the pervert that HE is entitled to disobey the law!! America is Doomed, and Reno, Nevada is Doomed. Amen.

This is Brianna Denison:

She was someone's daughter, someone's sister, someone's friend. What happened to her is a horrible tragedy -- abducted and killed by a serial rapist who authorities believe will become a serial killer, if he isn't already. The memorial service is being called a celebration of life, to remember and cherish the person that she was. These scumbags are going to show up and cause her family and friends more pain and suffering than they already are because of their sick, twisted, self-righteous "dogma".

I've read that there will be plenty of people there, bikers (probably the Patriot Guard, but who knows?), to counter-protest them. Let's hope so. If you live in the Reno area, I strongly encourage you to counter-protest them yourself. The service is tonight from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. If we can keep the asshats away from her grieving family and friends it would be wonderful. The loss these people have suffered is enormous, and they don't need the memory of their daughter and friend, and their time of grieving, tarnished by pitiful, pathetic assclowns like the WBC idiots. If you can't attend, then please keep Brianna's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Hat Tip: The Jawa Report


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Comments (25)

Just read this over at the ... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Just read this over at the Jawa.

Oh Lord, please show us justice with one, well-placed lightning strike!

I really, really despise the Phelps clan.

I live in Reno and about 2 ... (Below threshold)

I live in Reno and about 2 blocks from where the body of Bri was dumped! It is a tragedy to say the least. Trust me, we (Reno) support her family and cannot wait to catch this SCUMBAG that is terrorizing our community.....I would not give this coward killer the title of anything other than COWARD! Come on he preys on small woman! He will get his in prison when he is cell mates with Bubba!

Then we have this CULT coming to town to disrupt the celebration of Bri. I can only hope that a lot of people like me show to run these ASS FACES out of town!!!!! I am sure there will be A LOT of bikers around to take care of this crazy cult, JUST LIKE LAST TIME they were here, and I promise the cops are on our side with regards to this crazy cult! RENO IS OUR CITY NOT THERES!

I don't want these people t... (Below threshold)

I don't want these people to be martyred. It would only embolden the rest of the ass-clan. Though I would rather enjoy punching them in the face, that sort of attention is what they want.

However, it would be nice if someone would liberate the air imprisoned in their tires.

If they think homosexual... (Below threshold)

If they think homosexuality should be considered a capital crime. then maybe they should be called the Westboro Islamic Church of Topeka, Kansas

Why do liberal act like suc... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Why do liberal act like such idiots at times how come their always doing stupid thngs?

I was thinking exactly that... (Below threshold)

I was thinking exactly that. May they
perpetually wakeup to flat tires!
Flatulence be upon them forevermore.

A comment posted by 'John D... (Below threshold)

A comment posted by 'John Doe' was just
unpublished (not deleted) because of inferred
assassination. It doesn't matter how long
you've been posting at Wizbang, any and all
such posts that come across my desk will be
treated in the same manner, along with Kevin
being alerted.
Just as you do not have the freedom of speech
to yell falsely 'fire' causing irreparable
harm, neither do you have the freedom of such

Small consolation now, but ... (Below threshold)

Small consolation now, but the saying "what goes round comes round" applies to these bi-pedal feces also. It would be nice to be there when it does, i must admit.

The only good thing about t... (Below threshold)

The only good thing about these people is that they've taken the publicity away from the American Nazi Party doing their annual romp through Skokie.

But they do make the ANP look good.

I applaud everyone who has ... (Below threshold)

I applaud everyone who has posted their disgust with these fanatics. I'm a former resident of Kansas (where Phelps is from) and have seen him in action a few times in person. He was is one of the most self-righteous delusional, people I've ever seen.

These sickos should all be ... (Below threshold)

These sickos should all be rounded up for tresspassing, disturbing the peace and inflicting mental cruelty, deported to Iraq or Mexico and see how well they fare with these tactics.

I would like to say what should really be done with these maggots..but I better not.

Ha ha ha ha, So I live in R... (Below threshold)

Ha ha ha ha, So I live in Reno, NV and tonight the COWARDS from Westboro Hate Cult showed up to the memorial for Bri (all 3 of them) and they left about 20 minutes later...ha ha ha in a Police cruiser at that...ha ha ha They held up signs that made me sick to my stomach! I cannot beleive how sick these inbreds are!

Ah yes, the Westboro Wackad... (Below threshold)
USpace Author Profile Page:

Ah yes, the Westboro Wackadoos, human feces all of them. They must be inbreeding too because the church only has about 50 members and most of them are members of Phelps' family.

They're lucky they live in a civilized country where people like this aren't routinely arrested or assassinated.

They also have:

I'm going to leave them a nice and nasty note over on their comment form.


absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
sex for FUN is evil

save it for procreation
have dozens of children

absurd thought -
God of the Universe is
MAD at Gays on Earth

all will decide to be gay
if they can be married

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw gay microbe sex

NO recreational sex
procreation must be goal

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
behead homosexuals

while screaming GOD IS GREAT
and The Left will defend you

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
force Gays to act straight

keep unhappy in closet
less than joyful marriages



I live here in Lawrence, Ks... (Below threshold)

I live here in Lawrence, Ks, and it's just a short drive over to Topeka. I can't stand living so close!! I've seen ass-faced Phelps at our University graduations, and he is as stupid as he looks.
I'm embarrassed that he's in my state.

Anybody know where they get... (Below threshold)

Anybody know where they get their financial support? The whole "church" is just one (literally) inbred family of a few dozen. It should be relatively easy for a concentrated effort to ruin them financially. I have yet to find ANYONE who's on their side...

Mike,They were sued ... (Below threshold)

They were sued or were told to pay some huge fine to someone. It has not stopped them.

There is a paragraph about ... (Below threshold)

There is a paragraph about that in the article.

Phelps is a Democrat and ha... (Below threshold)

Phelps is a Democrat and has run for office as a Democrat in Kansas.

I would love to know where ... (Below threshold)
Margo Demers:

I would love to know where these assbags get the money they would need to do what they do. Does anybody know? They seems to have an unending supply of cash to pay for their trips around the country spewing their hate!

Cant they be charged with a... (Below threshold)

Cant they be charged with a hate crime? as in, We show up at Your funeral not to pay respect, but because We love to cause pain to others. Is this not hate? if not, then I dont know what is.

I am a born-againn Christia... (Below threshold)
Chris G:

I am a born-againn Christian. I'm not perfect. Far from it. But I'll try to offer some perspective without being judgmental, jst truthful.

There are two words I have never heard or seen come out of mouths of Phelps or his spokes people (Namely his daughters who are quite obnoxious). Those words are "JESUS CHRIST". To the true Christian, salvation and repentance begins annd ends with Jesus. Not here to convert, just to state the basis for the belief. I could not have any credibility as a Christian and say "salvation is founded on Mohammed or Bhudda". People would know I was a fraud. The same can be said of what I don't say.

The same context is in play with Phelps and WBC. Their messages are devoid of love, faith, service, and humility. They don't feed the poor, or run a selter, or donate money or time to show the community the love of Christ. God within the Bible makes it clear that human history hinges on recognition of Christ. So, for a person to proclaim a message from God and the Bible, making every effort to antagonize everyone (Not in speaking the truth in love, but in being obnoxous and inflammatory) and consistently fail to reference the central Person of the Bible, indicates they are frauds, as far as being Christian messengers of God.

As to their doctrine, that every person who dies in this country is because of 5% of the population who are gay is flimsy. They say nothing of greed, or pride, or adulterers, or those who oppress the poor. It's all about the one trick pony of "Homosexuality". If that was the case, they would picket gay-related events only. Instead, they protest any event on the national stage to incite people, in the hopes the city/municipality will deny their protest permit or someone will assault them. They would then file suit, and hope to obtain a settlement, which is how the church/family/commune supports itself.

I personally think Phelps and his daughters are possessed by demons. No seriously. I saw his daughter interact with a person filming a documentary on the WBC, and her mannerisms were pure evil. She was not even talking about their philosophy, but their property situation. She was devoid of any sense of humility or gentleness. And seemed contemptuous of the reporter who was neither gay or a supporter of the war in Iraq.

These people are kooks! The... (Below threshold)

These people are kooks! They are also hypocrits. This Shirley Phelps Roper has an illegitimate son and the family has members who have divorced remarried..all of with they preach to others that they will go to Hell for. Fred Phelps was a drug addict in the 60's and beat his children mercilessly when they were children. They are Kooks! Period. When they picketed NIU funerals this is part of an article with their quotes.Members of the Westboro church said they spent about $1,000 to fly to Chicago for the funerals and had protested the memorial service for Catalina Garcia, another NIU shooting victim, earlier Monday in Cicero.

"When this is what you do as your hobby, as your leisure time, this is what you spend your money on," said Paulette Phelps, daughter-in-law of Fred Phelps, pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church. "This is our vacation. This is our fun." time."http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=137589

Now they are have been sued and I hope they get everything taken from them!

It's just a matter of time ... (Below threshold)

It's just a matter of time before someone drops the proverbial bomb on these asswipes! All they need to do is piss off the wrong person and there will justice the old fashion way. May they die a rotten death. Peace to all that share our concerns. Damn Phelps and their scum associates.

Yeah, I was pretty much in ... (Below threshold)

Yeah, I was pretty much in the mood to hit someone in the face when I showed up to the counter-protest, but when I saw that the WBC was represented by three fat, middle-aged women - well, it's not like I'm going to punch one of them. Hell, if we hadn't even bothered with the counter-protest, I don't know that anyone would have noticed them. They stood on a corner in a snowstorm and held tiny signs up to crawling traffic for about 20 minutes. Probably less than 50 cars passed. A lot of fury over, really, not much at all.

Would it be too hard to tra... (Below threshold)

Would it be too hard to train an army of chimps to throw their feces at phelps and his herd? Everytime these scumabgs show up somewhere we trot out the chimps and have them fire away. What will the coppers do...arrest them?






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