Westboro Baptist Church Says God was Punishing Miners

Friday, April 9, 2010


The ugly face of Christianity known as the Westboro Baptist Church took aim at the 25 dead West Virginia miners and their families because:

“This whole nation is awash in rebellious sin and defiance of God, His standard, and His servant’s faithful words. So God reached down and smacked one of those mines, killing 25 (and likely four more are dead),” it said. “Now you moan and wallow in self-pity, and pour over the details of the dead rebels’ lives, pretending they’re heroes.”

The church, led by nutcase Fred Phelps, has attracted the wrath of millions by showing up at funerals for soldiers who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan carrying signs that say that say “God Hates Fags” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.”

In Phelps’ pathologically insane organization of the universe, the death of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is God’s way of punishing the U.S. for its growing acceptance of gay and lesbian Americans.

But focusing their crazy vitriol on West Virginia miners and their families represents a new chapter of activity for Fred Phelps and his followers.

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19 Responses to Westboro Baptist Church Says God was Punishing Miners

  1. DMason says:

    I’m usually not a violent man. I’m peaceful and I get along with almost everyone. But Fred Phelps makes me so angry that I want to but a gun and travel to one of his events and put a bullet in his head. Seriously.

  2. Vivzzz says:

    Fred Phelps is banking more negative karma than just about anyone in the world.

    One day soon, within our lifetimes, Phelps will try to add one brick of evil too many to his church and it will come crumbling down around his head crushing him to death.

    Karma’s a bitch and Phelps owes the universe big time.

  3. distributorcap says:

    i used to think let phelps spew the hate and the world will see how completely evil/insane he is — and let the media show it

    no more – the more attention this attention whore gets, the more he wants it – and he obviously has no limits on who or what he will bring misery on.

    the only way to stop him is for everyone – ESPECIALLY the media, to ignore him – completely. this piece of shit excuse for humanity wants the media (especially tv, newpapers he could give a shit about) to follow his every move – and the more despicable his antics get – the more they cover it.

    but alas, with a media that cares more about insuring the selling of soda and detergent – and an American public that would rather watch the train wreck then prevent it – i am afraid phelps will only do more damage

  4. Tiny Dancer says:

    Isn’t religious freedom great?

  5. Leandro Garcia says:

    For me, this man, is an idiot! That’s all!

  6. Estacada says:

    I wish I believed in things like Karma but, I don’t.

    The better remedy is case law that shuts down the activities of the Westboro Baptist Church.

    Just because you can shout “fire” in a crowded theater or “bomb” on an airplane in flight, doesn’t mean you can. Even the First Amendment comes with limits.

  7. Rachel says:

    If I knew this group of nuts were gathering near my home, I would drive by and pelt them with rocks. I mean it. But the people of West Virginia are tough as nails. The members of the Westboro Baptist Church could find they’ve met their match.

  8. chlost says:

    The update is that there were flash mobs which counterprotested these nutcases. Thanks to the good people of West Virginia….and the power of facebook to get them out there.

  9. Jonathan says:

    I have a question. Who the hell is this lunatic Fred Phelps ? Why even give him any coverage at all? The man obviously needs to be placed on high doses of psycho medications in the first place. It seems as though “hate” has become very fashionable in the good old USA. So let’s all go out and “hate” everyone and everything in the name of God. It’s all a disgrace.

  10. Michael says:

    When does the punishment of Westboro Bapshits church begin.????

  11. Robbie says:

    God Hates Phelps. I’d love to see that on a sign someday.

  12. Michael says:

    Phelps is like the ‘shit’ you can never get off your show after you step in it!

  13. Jonathan,

    Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church represent a serious obstacle to LGBT rights.

    By targeting the funerals of dead US combat soldiers to attack gays, he makes himself newsworthy and therefore deserves to be exposed. Especially, as he is now the focus of a US Supreme Court case which will test the reach and limits of the First Amendment.

    I wish I could put my head in the sand and just try to ignore him but to do so would be delusional and impossible.

  14. Michael says:

    The only way Fred Phelps will become ‘news worthy’ will be when someone removes the piece of shit from the planet!

  15. Guess that means when Phelps dies, the big enchilada was punishing America. C’mon, Super Magical Jesus Baby, get with the smiting.

  16. bradfrmphnx says:

    Good blog Christopher. I’ve known about the Weenies from Westboro for some time now, and have been watching with interest how the Supreme Court handles this kind of thing. I’ve heard they can’t do a lot, that some legislation might have to be made. Like making it illegal to protest within 500 ft of a funeral or something. I know that some families have raised huge “angel wings” and banners to kind of hide them from the funeral. It’s too damn bad that a group of idiots like this has nothing better to do with their time than spread this kind of malarkey.

    Even the douche bag Hannity walked off from his show because he got so upset interviewing one of the women of the fake church. Now when a member of FAUX NEWS can’t stand you, that about puts you down there at the bottom of the shit pile.

  17. West Virginian says:

    Wonder what the members of the WBC cult will do when people decide to picket Phelps’ funeral?

    The WBC is nothing more than a cult, and what those people fail to realize is they are biting off more than they can chew with the travel into the heart of Appalachia.

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  19. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Well, ISN’T the ghod they worship so much…… a miserable Mother-Forker!!!! I guess that’s why they’re all such miserable Mother-forkers!!!!!!!!!!!

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