Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Christian Preachers of Hate

Sky Report Channel: "Fred Phelps, who set up the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, told our undercover reporter about the attacks, which killed 52 people:
'Oh I am so thankful that happened. My only regret is that they didn't kill about million of them. England deserves that kind of punishment, as does this country (America)'.
The church, which has 150 followers, recently started picketing funerals including those of American soldiers killed in Iraq, waving banners such as 'Thank God 9/11', 'God Hates Fags' and 'Aids Cures Fags'.
The Sky Report investigation includes secret filming inside the church's fortified compound during a weekly service in which Fred Phelps also denounced the Roman Catholic Church as the 'biggest paedophile organisation in the history of the world'.
Phelps made news just last month when the Daily Telegraph reported that the Swedish royal family were consulting lawyers after discovering that he had made outrageous claims about their sexuality on the internet.
Several members of the Westboro Baptist Church congregation were planning to visit Sweden - placards in hand - ready to spread their message that Sweden is, 'a land of sodomy, bestiality and incest''.

I feel a bit naive that this story surprised me, as there are rednecks everywhere, even Church. It did anyway. While he may have a point about the Catholic Church, I am offended that he could think that somehow the bombings could have anything to do with sexuality of any kind or that he wish it would have killed more people. The Ten Commandments may be a good place to start in terms of living a good life, but this is taking religion and the Bible too far. It is the worst kind of religion. It is the worst kind of thought. It should be condemned by everyone, religious and atheist alike. We should all agree that this kind of thought is sick and sad, and has no place in America or anywhere else. They have the freedom to think it and say it here, but we should shun them when they do.

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