Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Dr. William Lewis Corporan and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood Killed Sunday
If you thought the death of Fred Phelps would put an end to the Westboro Baptist Church’s evil, then think again. The hate-church is just as vile as ever.
From the Jerusalem Post:
The Westboro Baptist Church, an extremist congregation based in Topeka, KS announced Wednesday that it would picket the funeral of two of the three victims of Sunday’s shooting attack at a Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.
The church, which is considered “homophobic, anti-Semitic hate group” by the Anti-Defamation League, is infamous for picketing the funerals of American servicemen killed in Afghanistan and Iraq and for its vocal anti-homosexual position.
From the Westboro Baptist Church website:
WBC will picket the funeral of William Corporon and Reat Underwood in religious protest and warning. [America has] sinned away her day of grace and [have become] pagan orgies where they worship these corpses instead of the Lord their God.
The Lord God killed these people with His own hand. He appoints the time when each of us is born and when each of us dies. You must ask ‘why now?’ for these victims. WBC will gladly answer, ‘For the sins of this vile nation.’”
The funeral of Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood, neither of whom was Jewish, will be held on Friday at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS.
Dear Christopher – I’ve dealt with anti-Semitism all my life. It’s why my people left Germany after WWII and moved to the USA. When I see it here, I am stunned and I am angry. No other group of people have been accused of, and blamed for, so much. Jews are neither superior or inferior. We’re equal to every other group. The irony of Frazier Glen Cross’ shooting at the Jewish Community Center Sunday is, none of the three people he killed were Jews. He failed.
This gets stranger and stranger. Cross was allegedly in a federal witness protection program.
In 1987, he reached a plea bargain with federal prosecutors on weapons charges, agreeing to testify against associates in paramilitary and white supremacist movements. The 1987 sentencing memorandum recommended witness protection for Miller, according to Chris Shields, a domestic terrorism researcher.
Why would the feds do business with this guy?
Glad to see you’re blogging again! ☺☺☺
So Cross screaming “Heil Hitler” and blasting away with his shotgun aimed at a Jewish Community center killing three people but, Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t sure this was a hate crime? I’m very confused. Possibly more than even Holder. If this isn’t prosecuted as a federal hate crime then what purpose does the law serve?
Call me a dreamer but wouldn’t it be great if the corrections officer “accidentally” dropped 8 feet of rope in his cell? Spare Kansas the expense of prosecuting this asswipe bigot.
Is that too harsh? 😉
Not too harsh, Peace Nick. I like the way you think.
Why isn’t the mainstream media reporting this? No wonder Eric Holder is unsure if the shooting of 3 people is a hate crime. Cross was on the payroll.
I found an informative article online penned by Kalman Packouz. He addresses the irrational hatred of Jews. I’m sharing it here.
Historians have classified six explanations as to why people hate the Jews:
Economic — “We hate Jews because they possess too much wealth and power.”
Chosen People — “We hate Jews because they arrogantly claim that they are the chosen people.”
Scapegoat — “Jews are a convenient group to single out and blame for our troubles.”
Deicide — “We hate Jews because they killed Jesus.”
Outsiders — “We hate Jews because they are different than us.” (The dislike of the unlike.)
Racial Theory — “We hate Jews because they are an inferior race.”
As we examine the explanations, we must ask — Are they the causes for anti-Semitism or excuses for Anti-Semitism? The difference? If one takes away the cause, then anti-Semitism should no longer exist. If one can show a contradiction to the explanation, it demonstrates that the “cause” is not a reason, it is just an excuse. Let’s look at some contradictions:
Economic — The Jews of 17th- 20th century Poland and Russia were dirt poor, had no influence and yet they were hated.
Chosen People — a) In the late 19th century, the Jews of Germany denied “Choseness.” And then they worked on assimilation. Yet, the holocaust started there. b) Christians and Moslems profess to being the “Chosen people,” yet, the world and the anti-Semites tolerate them.
Scapegoat — Any group must already be hated to be an effective scapegoat. The Scapegoat Theory does not then cause anti-Semitism. Rather, anti-Semitism is what makes the Jews a convenient scapegoat target. Hitler’s ranting and ravings would not be taken seriously if he said, “It’s the bicycle riders and the midgets who are destroying our society.”
Deicide — a) the Christian Bible says the Romans killed Jesus, though Jews are mentioned as accomplices (claims that Jews killed Jesus came several hundred years later). How come the accomplices are persecuted and there isn’t an anti-Roman movement through history? b) Jesus himself said, “Forgive them [i.e., the Jews], for they know not what they do.” The Second Vatican Council in 1963 officially exonerated the Jews as the killers of Jesus. Neither statement of Christian belief lessened anti-Semitism.
Outsiders — With the Enlightenment in the late 18th century, many Jews rushed to assimilate. Anti-Semitism should have stopped. Instead, for example, with the Nazis came the cry, in essence: “We hate you, not because you’re different, but because you’re trying to become like us! We cannot allow you to infect the Aryan race with your inferior genes.”
Racial Theory — The overriding problem with this theory is that it is self-contradictory: Jews are not a race. Anyone can become a Jew – and members of every race, creed and color in the world have done so at one time or another.
Every other hated group is hated for a relatively defined reason. We Jews, however, are hated in paradoxes: Jews are hated for being a lazy and inferior race – but also for dominating the economy and taking over the world. We are hated for stubbornly maintaining our separateness – and, when we do assimilate – for posing a threat to racial purity through intermarriages. We are seen as pacifists and as warmongers; as capitalist exploiters and as revolutionary communists; possessed of a Chosen-People mentality, as well as of an inferiority complex. It seems that we just can’t win.
Stupidity is a disease.
Rachamim1967 – Fascinating. Great post.
So glad to see you’re blogging again Christopher! I’ve missed reading your posts. Regarding the Westboro Baptist Church, they’re identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “hate group”. This says it all. I hope the local community surrounds the family and blocks their view of these monsters.
Everyone is so polite. Let’s understand the origins of the Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-semitism as well as their hatred for soldier’s families, gay Americans and immigrants.
If I had a family member who passed away and members of the Westboro Baptist Church decided to picket the funeral, I would go after them with a crowbar. One after one after one.
What happened to American’s fighting spirit. Is everyone soft in the middle?
It is astounding to me that we live in a country where we will pay policemen to protect these hate mongers…and prosecute anyone who would stand up and give them all exactly what they need…A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ASS WHOOPIN. The most basic tenets of Christianity are tolerance, love, non-judgment, kindness and acceptance. So…how is it possible that these people get to hide their hatred behind their faith? Shouldn’t their acts be considered hate crimes? It should take more than calling yourself a church and a Christian to get you the protection of the government. If your actions don’t actually match the teachings of your faith…then they shouldn’t be protected under the umbrella of “freedom of religion”. The things these men and women do are hate crimes. They’re offensive. And…someone oughta just kick the living hell out of all of them. I say we take up a collection to pay the bail and defense fund for whoever does it. In the name of religion of course…you know…and eye for an eye.