You can’t get much lower than this, no matter how you try. This statement from a “church” in Kansas gives the word “vile” a new meaning.
Following the shooting in Tucson, Arizona 10 days ago, where 6 people died including a Federal judge and a 9 year old girl, the Westboro Baptiste Church in Topeka, Kansas placed a flier on its website stating, “THANK GOD FOR THE SHOOTER,” then went on to say that they will “picket their funerals,” referring to the six victims killed by the gunman, Jarad Laughner.
The group, who also picketed the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate, John Edwards, did not hold back their hate and extreme disgust for those killed in the shooting. The flier went on to say;
“Your federal judge is dead and your (fag-promoting, baby-killing, proud-sinner) Congresswoman fights for her life. God is avenging Himself on this rebellious house!
Westboro Baptiste Church (WBC) continued, saying that a federal judge in Baltimore put the church on trial, and that congress “passed three laws against the WBC,” and that this was the reason for the shooting. It was vengance. The flier states, “God sent the shooter to shoot you! And He’s sitting in Heaven laughing at you!”
When President Obama called for civility in his memorial speech after the shootings, this so-called “church” turned a deaf ear to the message. They instead chose hate;
“WBC prays for your destruction–more shooters, more dead carcasses piling up, young, old, leader and commoner–all. Your doom is upon you!”
Below is the flier as it appears on their website.
- Westboro Baptist Church To Protest At Funerals Of Those Slain In Tucson Attack (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Funerals Of Arizona Shooting Victims (huffingtonpost.com)
- Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Funerals Of Arizona Shooting Victims (releasingreligion.blogspot.com)