Westboro Baptist Church said that the bombings during the Boston Marathon were sent by God as punishment for same sex marriage. They also stated that their members would defenitely show up at funerals to protest. The group posted a message on its Twitter site, with the headline that read, Thank God for the Boston Marathon bombs.
The release continued, ” WBC to picket the funerals of those killed by the bombing in Boston. The Federal government is classifying the bombs as a terrorist attack, but say it is unclear if it is of a domestic or foreign nature. Here’s a hint- God sent the bombs! How many more terrifying ways will you have the lord injure and kill your fellow country men because you insist on nation dooming filthy fag marriage?!”
WBC is an anti-gay, anti-semetic group, has made a name for itselfas an ambassador for the offensive. Throughout the past few years, the Kansas based group had threatened to picket everything, including the victims of Tusco, As shouting, as well as those of American soldiers and even the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre. But in what can be descrided as an unintended consequence of the WBCs hate mongering, people across the country have come together to fight the group.
After the group threatened to picket in Newtown, Ct. Anonymous launched a full-fledged attack on the WBCs hate mongering. They published the members personal information nonlinear, overtaking the groups main website and hacking the Twitter account of one of its representatives. Similarly, motorcycles lined up outside the funeral of Newtown principal Dawn Hochsprung, forming a wall of humans and machines. When Anonymous announced plans to block the WBC from picketting Reddit con founder Aaron Swartz’s funeral, the WBC backed down at the last minute.When 4 WBC members showed up to decry the “fag agenda” at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, Ny, they were met by more than 500 student and community protesters.
The church also sent a small group of 3 adults and 3 children to Charleston, Eve to highlight their belief that 25 miners killed in a recent cave in were killed by God because they were entirely to tolerant of people leading alternate lifestyles. Word if their protest got out and they were completely overwhelmed by counter protesters organized by the West Virginian Chamber of Commerce, the state AFL-CIO and local church and community groups. This is happening more and more to the WBC members. Recently some smart activists have started to use their protests against them by raising money for whatever organization the church is directing its vitriol at. There recently has been a petition started to recognize the WBC as a hate group.
Extremist such as this church pollute religious beliefs. They take advantage of the blind faith they show in their pursuit of God. For a priest or pastor to do that shows that person has psychological problems. This is a culture and they are a step away from being dangerous to society. There are records of people leaving the church and speaking of abuse. Free Speech is protected in the 1st Amendment, but this an abuse.
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