Evidently it doesn't matter if you're on 2 wheels or 4 wheels for the Patriot Guard... just had not read that before
Ah yes. Westboro Baptist Church = Fred Phelps' family and that's it (no kidding).
I went to a counterdemonstration against the WBC back in 2004. It was kinda funny -- there were like 12 of them and about 300 of us.
It is a quandary.
They are so hateful.
Yet, that is why they are there.
They want somebody to pull something so that they can sue.
That is their revenue model.
It is just an elaborate scam.
I love it when people stand up against idiots like this. I don't know where in their Bible it says that this type of behavior is appropriate in ANY way; it is not only childish and a waste of time, but also morally reprehensible. These people are not Christians; although my mom always told me that we cannot judge another person's faith, I can tell you that there is no way on earth that Fred Phelps has ANY sort of grasp on the Christian faith whatsoever. I hope he has a lot of information about the "hell" that he claims the fags and soldiers are going to, because he's going to spend a very long time there.
Trust me....these people are not Christians. They are not even Baptists. They are a hate group operating under the guise of a church.
I wish I was on a bike. :/ I'll spread the word.
Thank you for passing this on
2006-07-11 01:34 am (UTC)
I'm from Topeka where this cult originates and around here they have become nothing more than part of the background and that's what pisses them off.
Fred is a latent homosexual who craves attention and really hates what he is so he projects it on the rest of the world.
We can only hope that when he passes on that his cult will do so as well.
Not everyone from here is as messed up as them.
2006-07-11 01:35 am (UTC)
Jerry Falwell said the same thing days after 9/11..
How come nobody is protesting him and the rest of the Christian right?
Many in the evangelical Christian right believe the same thing. Pat Robertson just nodded away while Falwell was spouting off.
"I really believe that the Pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians, ... the ACLU, People For the American Way - all of them who have tried to secularize America - I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this [terrorist attack] happen." Jerry Falwell, 700 Club, 2001-SEP-13.
2006-07-11 01:45 am (UTC)
Re: Jerry Falwell said the same thing days after 9/11..
We need Shock and Awe against these a-holes... if you ever have one of these in the northeast, give a shout!
2006-07-11 02:24 am (UTC)
Dumb Four Wheeled Question
This may sound dumb, but are those of us with a lousy inner ear who require four wheels doing anything against these nutbags, or do we just tag along with the cool kids?
Dunno, call that number - I just was contacted as I have 2 wheels... I'm sure there're other orgs that protest him, this is just the one I came across..
2006-07-11 02:59 am (UTC)
OMG HI JEFFREE STAR!
2006-07-11 03:34 am (UTC)
Fark.com just picked up this announcement.
Your counter protest should pick up now.
I agree that the Westboro Baptist Church members are a disgrace. And yes, I'm a Christian.
A Christian who listens to punk rock music, thinks homosexuals deserve the same rights as heteros, and doesn't believe that God is a hateful and spiteful asshole.
I am sure that everyone has heard this one before...but being Christian just by going to chruch is very much the equivalent of standing in a garage and being a car. What you call yourself doesn't matter so much as what you do, which is really what counts.
I'm not sure how I feel about the war, whether I am for or against. But these are PEOPLE and these people are DEAD. Show some respect or F**K OFF.
I love the statement that the Patriot Guard Riders have on their page;
We don’t care what you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a "hawk" or a "dove". It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn't matter where you’re from or what your income is. You don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.
Heartfelt cheers for these folks.
If I wasn't halfway around the world I'd be there, best of luck with this. Maybe we'll all get lucky and Phelps will 'fall' under a wheel.
Gratifying though the thought may be, there is probably nothing that would give Phelps a bigger woody than to be martyred for his cause. Religious extremism is like that.
The world is seriously messed up.
2006-07-11 05:53 am (UTC)
Just So's You Know
They don't represent Christians.
Speaking as one who is a Christian who works with many Christian organizations, they don't represent what other Christians believe or what Jesus taught. I for one, apoligize for their insulting and disrespectful manner.
Truth and love go together like peas & carrots. :)
I saw this via fark.com, but I'm all the way in jersey and have no family to speak of in your area to help with this get-together.
Well, my heart and hopes go out to all of you who are going against them.