Westboro Baptist Church – Amazing Disgrace

“In our experience, no modern country is more repressive of human rights than the U.S.A. The vaunted First Amendment is nothing but empty words on paper.”

–Fred Phelps, Pastor, Westboro Baptist Church

The Phelps family business, which is the dissemination of  hatred via their Westboro Baptist Church (they have as much in common with  an actual Baptist Church as a polecat does with a housecat), has had its right to freely offend upheld by the Supreme Court in an 8-1 decision.  Apparently buoyed by the ruling, these vitriolic skunks (skunk–from an Algonquin word meaning “one who squirts”) that specialize in the desecration of funerals now plan to challenge state and federal laws that have heretofore kept them at a semi-respectful distance.  Let’s hope that our courts have sense enough to order Fred Phelps and his odiferous parishioners to remain well downwind from the rest of us.

 

“God hates America, and those calamities last Tuesday [September 11, 2001] are none other than the wrath of God, smiting fag America.”

“God hates fags! God hates America! Thank God for dead soldiers! You’re going to hell!”

“Thank God for the tsunami, and thank God that two thousand dead Swedes are fertilizing the ground over there [in Asia]. How many of these two thousand, do you suppose, were fags and dykes? This is how the Lord deals with His enemies. And the Lord has got some enemies. And Sweden heads the list. You filthy Swedes. You filthy Swedes!”

“The Lord sent a world-class whopper of a massacre to Virginia Tech, killing thirty-three, drawing headlines like ‘Shocked!’, ‘Horrified!’, ‘The worst massacre in US history!’. Well, we wish you were thirty-three thousand killed, but we are thankful to our Father for thirty-three.”

“God hates Australia, land of the sodomite damned! The fag-infested land of Australia is burning. The fire of God’s wrath is sending hundreds of those filthy Australian beasts straight to hell! We at Westboro Baptist Church are rejoicing, and we are praying that the dear Lord would burn many more Australians alive!”

“Canada is a filthy country run by fags, which has Draconian laws making it a crime to preach the Gospel there.”

“We warned that WBC has had lots of experience with Ireland’s militant sodomite citizenry, steeped for many decades in ignorant, blind idolatrous Catholicism, belching out their vile fagspeak, slander and blasphemy against God and His word.”

“Mr. Rogers gave aid and comfort to homosexuals. He was a man who preached tolerance of all sorts of people in ways that directly contradicted the Bible. His syrupy teachings led millions astray. He was a wuss and he was an enabler of wusses.”

“George Carlin is in hell. Deal with it. You will soon join him there. America is doomed. We will picket George Carlin’s funeral..Amen!”

“Bill O’Reilly is a blaspheming hell-bound hypocrite claiming to be fair and balanced and running a no-spin zone. Hah! O’Reilly is of his father the Devil.”

“On Tuesday, May 14, the old fat false prophet Jerry Falwell died and entered hell.”

“If God strikes you ill with something like cancer, it’s because He wants you off His earth. Why? If you’re Elizabeth Edwards, maybe it’s because you refused to clean the house or satisfy your husband.”

See ArleneArmy’s first hand account: Westboro Baptist Church Thugs Invade McAlester, Oklahoma
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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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29 Responses to Westboro Baptist Church – Amazing Disgrace

  1. Angel says:

    so tragic Bob how our 1st amendment is manipulated and “hate speech” is chosen by the elite…ugh! have a great Sunday~!:)

  2. AFVET says:

    Imagine their surprise when death comes, that they are welcomed into the bowels of Hell.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Bowels are right where they belong, AFVET.

      • Patriot says:

        I don’t know how you can sleep at night. You and your followers can “rot in hell” as you say. If it wernt for those soldiers fighting you wouldn’t have this website, you whouldent have your life. I say that because in the Muslim holly book the koran it states to kill all infidels(an infidel is someone that isn’t a part of your religion) and so you being a baptist in a true Muslim area you would be killed via a verry painful and ruthless death. Let me give you an example, if a woman was unloyal or was said to be unloyal she would be buried to her neck in the middle of a street and stoned(they throw rocks and stones at your head till your dead) and if anyone try’s to stop this there stoned along with the “unloyal” woman.

        • Bob Mack says:

          Patriot, I think you missed the point, which was to derogate the Westboro buffoons. I don’t know how you got the impression that this post in any way supported their despicable actions. AFVET’s remark referred to the Westboro people, not the dead soldiers. I’m an ex-GI, served 16 months in Vietnam, so you don’t have to tell me about the sacrifices of our soldiers. I experienced ’em firsthand. If I had my way, Westboro Church members wouldn’t get within 10 miles of any military services. We’re on the same side, buddy. Thanks for the comment.

  3. TexasFred says:

    At some point there will be a patriot that expresses his 1st and 2nd amendment freedoms all at the same time…

    Patriot, “Phuck Phelps…” Ka-BOOOOOMMMMM

    Just sayin’… 😈

  4. Harassment by religious extremist

    Jehovah’s Witnesses instigated court decisions in 1942 which involved cursing a police officer calling him a fascist and to get in your face at the door steps,….this same JW 1942 court decision upheld infamous Phelps hate church in 2011
    —-
    Danny Haszard

  5. I defend the Constitution but this really sucks……

  6. Freedom, by the way says:

    I agree, Sarge Charlie, it stinks. Bob Mack, good post. I hope the latest round of court rulings keep them far, far way. I heard Beck talking last week with a member of a group (I think the name is Patriot Guardians–but not sure) that, upon the request of the family, form a “shield” to keep the Westboro thugs from disrupting a veteran’s service. Evidently they do a great job. The member said, “The best compliment we get is when the family asks, ‘werethe protesters there?'”

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hi, FREE. ArleneArmy has some experience with Westboro. You can click on my link to read. They invaded her home town a few months back. One of the Patriot Guardians, an army vet, left a comment on her post.

  7. J. P. Morgan says:

    The ruling will be appealed to a much higher authority and those despicable beings will eventually receive their final judgment. In the meantime, the ruling keeps idiots like Charlie Rangle from shutting us up.

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  9. Dora says:

    I will accept the fact that this is their First Amendment right, but I am bothered by the selective ruling.

    If, instead of God Hates Fags, the group was screaming God Hates Ni–ers or Muslims, I am afraid the ruling would have been different. In fact, I’m sure it would have.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Dora, the American Spectator agrees with you and Judge Alito:

      It fell to Justice Samuel Alito the other day to remind Americans how far their culture of liberation has veered from common sense and appreciation of the small decencies that undergird civilization.

      On a question of “free speech” — at its center a claimed right to begrime with taunts and insults the funeral of a U.S. Marine — the four members of the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal-permissivist bloc weren’t likely to find against the jeer leaders. It was the conservative bloc whose behavior startled. Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia, and Justice Clarence Thomas went along with the permissivists, in the name of “robust, uninhibited, and wide-open” debate. As if the honored word “debate” applied to placards exhorting onlookers to “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.”

      Against his eight colleagues, Sam Alito stood in lonely, honorable dissent. “Our profound national commitment to free and open debate,” he wrote, “is not a license for the vicious verbal assault that occurred in this case.” Alito saw no free speech deprivation in the judgment a district court had levied against the traveling freak show known as Westboro Baptist Church, in Kansas: a gang keener on disrupting military funerals than on preaching the redemptive love of Jesus.

      The picketers could have picketed almost anywhere in America, said Alito. Why at the church where the funeral of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder was being held? From the claim of free speech rights there was no logical pathway to the intentional infliction of “severe emotional injury on private persons at a time of intense emotional sensitivity.'”

      Among the judicial precedents Alito noted was a 1942 case in which the high court called attention to “the social interest in order and morality.” That was of course back when American culture accorded order and morality a higher seat in national proceedings than was due trash-talking and narcissistic chest-thumping. The debasement of traditional norms of respect and civility, from the 1960s forward, accompanied cultural grants of latitude to do anything that resembled self-expression: burn a U.S. flag, swear on the air, publish pornography, insult or howl down a speaker.

      Daniel Webster crying “Liberty and Union, now and forever,” the Westboro wackos proclaiming, at military funerals, God’s hatred of “fags” — both are the same, it seems. Except they aren’t. Not according to right reason they aren’t.

      • Sherry says:

        Alito has it right~
        It fell to Justice Samuel Alito the other day to remind Americans how far their culture of liberation has veered from common sense and appreciation of the small decencies that undergird civilization.

        Funny, I was taught (in public school! 😯 ) that freedom of speech was meant to be about speech that is responsible. Thing is, Alito, these are not decent people.

    • Sherry says:

      My thought, too, Dora~

  10. arlenearmy says:

    What’s so weird about this Westboro / Supreme Court matter is that they get to spew hate (albeit freedom of speech). But Obama intimidated that Florida preacher from burning the Koran; & another dude who burned the Koran on last Sept 11th got arrested.

    Isn’t burning the Koran also a sort of like political free speech.

    This boils down to is that the system is fearful of taking away free speech of folks they are fearful of. The system dont fear”we the people”, & so that’s why we get messed over. Obama & the system is scared shi%tless of Muslims, which is why they kicked Florida preacher under the bus. Westboro is embarrass-proof & there seems to be nothing that can deter them. So the system figured that its easier to mess over “we the people” & fallen soldier’s families, than it is to buck Westboro.

    I’ll even go deeper. Who do you think the system will defend in the following examples: Union thugs protesting in front of Westboro’s compound; or Westboro protesting at military funeral? The answer lies in who this government fears the most.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hi Arlene. Union thugs, screeching Muslims, Westboro wackos–they’re all seem pretty much the same to me. There should be a distinction made between free speech & public nuisance.

      • Sherry says:

        Sane people have no voice unless our young people realize that they must speak up against censorship of all kinds or be in a bondage of suppressed speech for all of their lives. Grandparents need to wake up…ahem…

    • Sherry says:

      ~and it was his own personal copy of the Koran… 😕

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