Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Westboro Baptist Loons

Update now with video

Normally I write about things that are pretty inconsequential to the grand scheme of things, but today I actually am going to report some news.

Westboro Baptist Church, lead by the infamous Fred Phelps, is planning to protest the funerals of the victims of a horrible bus accident this weekend. On Monday a school bus transporting Lee High School students, was involved in an accident that sent the bus off of an elevated highway 30ft to the ground below, killing 4 students.

A press release, issued by the Westboro Baptist Church this morning (warning link sends you to the Westboro Baptis Church site), states that they are coming to Huntsville Alabama to protest the funerals of two of the victims of this horrible accident, Christine Collier age 17 and Nicole Ford age 18.

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Commentary:

North-West Huntsville is a predominantly minority community. What’s more is that both students that the Westboro Baptist Church members plan to protest, are having funerals at black churches in a predominantly black neighborhoods. One church is just off Alabama A&M’s (a predominantly black college) campus. I would think, a couple of white bigots protesting in a black neighborhood, at a black church, where a black student, who has had nothing to do with any homosexual agenda, is a recipe for disaster. Although I’m all for Reverend Phelps receiving his just rewards, I’m not for any friends and family of the deceased being arrested for reacting to a bunch of assholes during an extremely stressful and emotionally charged event before the holidays. I’m pretty sure that Bill Oreilly Mike Gallagher once made a deal with the lunatics in Westboro Baptist Church to trade air time on his show to prevent them from protesting at the funeral when the Amish children were slain in their schoolhouse. Is there anyone willing to do this now?

I’m emailing this story out in hopes to keep the neighborhood I grew up in free from the insanity of the Westboro Baptist Church. The repercussions of them demonstrating in North-West Huntsville will be costly to the community. It only takes one family member to be arrested for assaulting one of the protestors to light a powder keg of community rage.

UPDATE: The Patriot Guard have taken up the cause even though it's out of their regular scope.

12 Comments:

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Tyler D. said...

Of for crying out loud. I'll put the link to this on my blog and send it also if yo want me to.

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

Send it to as many people as possible. I would really hate to see this turn for the worse over some bigot wackos.

 
At 2:33 PM, Anonymous beej said...

This is just a mass hysteria bomb waiting to go off. I hope that the families of these girls get tons of security and call the riot cops in.

Protesting a funeral is just plain stupid anyway.

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger a4g said...

It was Mike Gallagher who traded time over the Amish funeral.

Life was so much simpler when the police could just round up fools like these and take them down to the station for a night, where they would accidentally fall down a flight of stairs and accidentally get beaten with rubber hoses for a few hours.

That'd put the Jesus in them quick enough.

Oh well, now you can't even taser a dumbass college student.

I guess I better teach my kids their Suras if I want them to fit in with their future masters.

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger rachel said...

Have you contacted the Patriot Guard? I didn't see a mission (tentative or confirmed) on their forum. You could send an email to them at contact@patriotguard.org. I don't know if they'd stay out of it because it's not a fallen member of the military, but what's the harm in asking?

They have been known to post the fliers but not show.

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Ssssteve said...

Happy Thanksgiving Doc! Those idiots of phelps are just too stupid!!

 
At 10:16 PM, Anonymous linda said...

Any loons that do what they do deserve whatever they get! The whole idea of protesting at a funeral is too twisted for words!

 
At 11:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, twisted is a good word to describe that bunch.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Doc. :)

 
At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, twisted is a good word to describe that bunch.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Doc. :)

 
At 4:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They only do this for the publicity and hopes for a law suit. They will have 10 people holding signs across the street. If the press and others would just ignore them they wouldn't even come. They would stop what they do if they didn't get the attention, but people can't seem to ignore them and play into their hands.

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

Undoubtly, but just one funeral attendant assaulting them and being arrested would turn their sick stunt into a victory. I say expose them for the hateful sick people they are.

 
At 12:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think the Westboro Baptists are sick, you should see the Eastboro Baptists! Check out thier site:

www.godhateseveryoneexceptforus.com

 

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