Westboro Baptist Church Threatens to Protest Harrisburg, IL Tornado Victims' Funerals

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I'd rather post a lesbian wedding cake topper than have another picture of the WBC on the blog.
Not this bullshit again. The Westboro Baptist Church -- those laughable scamps with the collective IQ of a single beet -- announced on their blog that they're delighted that six people were killed by the tornado that touched down in Harrisburg, Illinois on Wednesday, February 29. So happy are they, in fact, that they're making plans to protest those victims' funerals.

Why? Crazy don't need a reason, hon.

Seriously, look at the entries on that blog. "Praise God for Killing UK Singer, Davy Jones!" "Thank God! 1 Coast Guard Member Dead, 3 Missing After Helicopter Crashes in Alabama!" "Praise God for Sending the Shooter to a High School in Ohio -- 1 Dead, 4 Injured!" It's like reading TMZ, if TMZ were written by a brain-damaged, necrophiliac zealot with an exclamation point fetish.

Does anybody take these shit-lickers seriously anymore? They claimed they "picketed" Whitney Houston's funeral, but were quickly exposed for Photoshopping protestors into a press photo of the funeral procession. Apparently these lazy fucking bigots disgust themselves so much they'd rather not show up to their own picket.

And according to the WBC's main website, they've neither issued a press release confirming their Harrisburg plans, nor do they have any pickets scheduled at this time. What's going on over there at dipshit central -- are they so busy frothing at the mouth about Davy Jones that they forgot to update their calendars?

Or is that they're just loud-mouthed bullies who spout so much shit even they can't determine what they're talking about anymore? I'd like to believe that, but they're probably just too fucking dumb to check with their dispatcher before they fire off another turd-in-cheek message to a country that's grown increasingly tired of their grinding stupidity.

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Vampire girl
Vampire girl

The WBC people are all a bunch of morons who think they are gods gift, dosent the bible say love thy neighbour, when all they do is hate anyone who is not one of them so they are hypocrits

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

NICE. WHY THE HELL.? HAPPY THAT. PEAPLE WERE KILLED. WELL I HOPE WHEN YOUR TIME COMES PROTESTERS THAT YOU ALL BURN IN HELL. YOU ARE ALL VERY SICK.

Zaadek
Zaadek

I used to wonder why people would leave church and would say that "church was in their hearts."  I think with this church, Westboro, I have come to understand that statement.  I find it odd that they claim to follow the Lord, however, their actions don't seem to support it.  Yes, there is the Freedom of Speech thing, but what they personify is Satan.  Yes Satan can be any and ever where as shown by the inteolerance demonstrated by this group of Satan worshippers.Nobody I know who is a church going christian attends rallies at fallen soldiers funerals.  You know, the people who died so that your rights to picket them continues!

I don't know how they can call them selves christians when they act like they are doing satan' will.  They are doing the complete opposite of what Christ taught.  Perhaps you should review the "Holy Bible" folks and stip looking at anti christian writings.  You just might understand what it is to be CHRISTIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!  YOU ARE THE REASON WHY PEOPLE LEAVE CHURCH. 

Woogy
Woogy

One last thought on these people from this Westboro group. Concerning protesting them and giving them the notarity and time of day. DO NOT GO AND DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME' They only want to be noticed and the more you do this the more you help them to gain notarity and popularity. All you are doing is giving them what they want so they can feed off it and grow. Use the internet and hurt them the most that way. Plus even a lot of peaceful demonstration get violent and when that happens you are just feeding into them and making the situation worse. I know i'm volunteer fire fighter and was paremedic. Do not give them what they want and need instead use the internet get the word out about them use todays technology and let other people see their stupidity. I know this works I do internet marketing and will write a short book on this and blog on it on SEVERAL other types of blogs. If you have any questions or want to respond to woogy71 at gmx dot com

Woogy
Woogy

I took the time to go and look at this group in Harrisburg blog and site. I only did this as I believe that if I am going to give my opinion on something or comment on it then I should try to know what the other parties beliefs and opinons are. I am going to state this in the shortset way I can and as professionally and christianly as I can. This group in Harriasburg, IL is a "BRAIN WASHING SOME SORT OF OLD RELIGION GROUP" I will not call them a church as they do not fit that category in my opinion. My advice to anyone who comes into contact with this group or any of their teaching is to "RUN" the opposite direction and get away from them. Although they use mainly Old Testament scriptures on thier blogs, website and I am guessing in their church, they do what a lot of religous organizations do today which is try to brain wash you into believing what "they" teach is GOD's way and it is not. The bible was written over 2,000 years ago and is given to us as instruction for us to make our decisions and choices from and is for our education. Respont to comment at woogy71 at gmx dot com

woogy
woogy

First off prayers, thoughts, condolences and well wishes to the victims and all who were either directly or indirectly affected by the storms and tornado which touched down.I apologize for this being so lengthy but I am in short on time please read all of it. Unfortunately even tho there is the freedom of speach and press still today, sort of, the writer of this could have shown more common sense as well as self control by writing a cleaner comment and article on here, and that they had more brains and respect for people than the ones they are writing about in this article. Instead they show the same iddiot attitude. Next this group as I will call them because, and this is my own biblical opinion, they are not an actual religion or church. Anyways GOD "talking about the all mighty christian GOD in heaven" does not "KILL" anyone. Finally if you go back to what anyone who has been raised and taught or who have been exposed to GOD and christianity, if you go back and look at what has always been taught about GOD and what he controls, he allows us to have and he does not interfere with the thing ALL human posess which is "FREE WILL". Which for those of you who do not know is the decision to do whatever you choose to do. Finall and this is one most all people have a problem with "GOD" is only there to help us through the bad and terible things in life. GOD does not control the evil things in the world or life and he does not cotrol the evil actions of people he is there solely to help us get through it and to deal with those types of people and the bad things and events in life.We all must come to our own terms and understanding that bad things happen and there are people who act evil but our shelter and defense is to understand that GOD is not a geemie and that he exist as a way of salvation, restoration, and strenthing peace in times of trouble, sacrifice, and turmoil. I am not a so called religous person but that is what GOD is and does. I am speking from experience because that was what I had to learn to accept when I was searching and wrestling with why people do what they do and the bad things in life happen. If anyone wants to communicatre about this comment then email me. woogy71 at gmx dot com

Frankaren2
Frankaren2

what would they think if they were on then recieving end when their loved ones die and exactly the the same thing happened to them?

Ajb2006
Ajb2006

I was thier yesterday they NEVER showed up but harrisburg was ready if they did thank god they did not however about ever van that was seen in or around the area with kansas plates got thier tiers flattend it

jules assange
jules assange

Madelyn Iris Munsell's first original song -- A high school student from Waterloo wrote it this week as a tribute to victims (her friends from Speech team) of the tornado in Harrisburg, IL. The lyrics are mature, the harmonies intricate, and she played and recorded everything.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Christina Johnson Al-Qaifi
Christina Johnson Al-Qaifi

This is one reason why people turn from the church and religion. Who would want to go to church or believe in a religion when they praise death.

Swm38n2fun
Swm38n2fun

To Westboro baptest church. Why did your Leader refuse to fight in WWII? He is a Coward. He has you Brain washed into thinking that HATE and COWARDNESS is the right thing to do.I have one question for all of you. CAN YOU SHOW ME ANYTHING IN ANY BIBLE THAT STATES GOD HATES ANYTHING?.......   IF YOU CAN .. SHOW ME.. YOU BELIEVE IN TOTAL BULLSHIT.. ILL BE THERE TO CRACK YOUR HEAD LIKE A EGG

Harrisburg resident
Harrisburg resident

So if your in your vans with Kansas plates, there are several people that are looking for you, including the State Police who, I guess are trying to find you for your own protection. 

Harrisburg resident
Harrisburg resident

I laugh at the WBC (well beaten christian) as it has been termed, by several people for this group. 

Jleighton
Jleighton

NEWSFLASH!!!! WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH BUS CRASHES!!! ALL DEAD!!! ITS PARTY TIME!!

Donmil954
Donmil954

I think that these protesters should instead of protesting at these funerals, they should take the money that they spend on this foolishness and give to the people in need during this time of need. These people are not any better than the radical islamists that crashed into the World Trade Center. They discust me!!!!!!!!!!

Cynthia_shockley
Cynthia_shockley

I was told that a bunch of So. IL. people were there counter-protesting.  Apparently they created a vehicle and human shield preventing WBC from reaching the families and they also slashed the WBC's car tires :)

Courtney
Courtney

According to a friend who attended the funeral, they were there.  Sad, sick people.

Bensmommy2000
Bensmommy2000

Protest shield is there just in case these idiots dare come to our region to these funersls

Cbone10
Cbone10

C'mon down to South IL and get that a$$ whooped, please

anonymous
anonymous

These people...I'm going to be thanking a god I don't believe in when they get themselves hurt.

Racatk
Racatk

They are in fact in Harrisburg, Illinois now.

Rob
Rob

Paul Friswald...I just got up from the floor I fell on while laughing at your article...you are fucking hilarious ! Seriously !...and just for the record the Lesbo cake topper is hottt ! As to the Church of Moron ...these fuck-tards need to crawl back to their dumpsters & take a double-shot of reality. What a pack of assholes !

Mr Cooper
Mr Cooper

i just want to say that I think this article is great. asa past minister of nearly 7 years I am troubled each and every time I hear thatthese people who claimed to be Christians are doing what they are.... itswrong, it’s not right, and it does not show the compassion that I did my bestto preach as I pursued such a lifestyle. So for, anyone who reads this ... I amvery sorry that people are like this and it is not supposed to be this way. Godbless those whom have lost loved ones.

Lyncosm
Lyncosm

This group is not what they appear to be (Most are ill informed) This is not a religious group at all. After much research I've discovered they are nothing more than a business.I got to wondering "how are these folks traveling the country? and who's funding them". They are self funded(on the public and governments dime) They are able to travel all across the country (supposedly protesting) with moneys they've accrued from lawsuits. Their M.O is to hit the deepest nerve, of all decent human beings. Their protest are targeted at children,military and celebrities,because they know these are hotspots for people. Their single objective is to enrage people enough to assault them.That is why they carry video cameras with them at all times during their protes.They want concrete evidence of any and all assaults on them. Another big money maker for them is they apply for a ' Permit to Protest' at a funeral that they know is going  to cause total pandemonium with the locals, in hopes the city will deny it. When a city does deny them the ' Permit to Protest' they in turn are thrilled ,because they then sue the city for denying them their Freedom of Speech. The membership of WBC is approximately 40 and they are all one family.The kicker is they are never out legal fees,because most of them are lawyers,so they represent each other. They are truly a lot of maniacal genius in the worse sense.WBC will be judged by the ultimate judge and it will not be in a courtroom. 

Strangeunusual2
Strangeunusual2

this is the kind of shit that makes  me glad i dont go for organized religion! Its one thing to have faith, but 'ye without sin cast the first stone'........

Your Beaver
Your Beaver

Just FYI, I live in the Cleveland area and saw the Westboro baptist church bus in mentor last night. They are no doubt in the area to protest the funerals of the poor children that died in chardon. I can't believe they have the audacity to this, legal or not. They should be given a nice old school ass whooping. Just sayin!!!!

Clover
Clover

why don't they put these terrorists behind bars...I don't recognize america anymore.

Kev
Kev

Hey ! A beet in this world can't get a fair shake, and doesn't need to be drug into the dirt with lowlifes like this. Why do you have to stoop to such low levels ? You might say these cretins from WBC were batshit crazy, but you'd be doing a disservice to batshit all over the world.

Dreamwizard0
Dreamwizard0

Westboro is not even good enough to be called scum of the earth. I's surprized they havnt thought to invade the Ohio town of Chardon Ohio where a crazed student killed 3 students and wounded 2 others. This tragedy has gotten worldwide coverage. I guess in the mind of these sick people the students deserved to die. When terrorist group exists that preaches nothing but hatred in the name of religion, we condemn it to the fullest extent. Westboro may not be terrorist or killing people themselves, (that we know of) but the hatred they espouse, is just as damaging in the pain it inflicts on innocent people. THIS IS NOT A RELIGION. THIS IS A CULT.These people are traitors to religious belief in the WORST WAY. They dont even TRUST God to do what is right and just. If you TRUST God to do the right thing, then you should be secure in your beliefs that "justice" will prevail in the hereafter. They were not put here to be Gods judge and jury over what THEY perceive as right and wrong. To suggest that random victims of a deadly weather event, are people that deserved to die or needed to be punished is INSANITY not religion. Letting this group continue THEIR own breed of "Terrorism" is like allowing the insane to take control of the asylum. ENOUGH ALREADY 

Rasputia
Rasputia

Can't they just drink the Kool Aid a' la Jim Jones?

Osbornejack73
Osbornejack73

false profets r described in the bible, this is just an example of one, and many more to come.

Melissay396
Melissay396

These idiots r talking about my home town. My family and friends r there. But 1 thing these fools should know, they hunt, fish, have farms Keane they all carry weapons. They may b country but they stand together especially now at a time like this. My advise is stay away. Ur an idiot if u do come. Or should I say u might just get what u deserve.

Bmitchell0080
Bmitchell0080

They protested my cousins funeral. He was an American soldier killed in Iraq! They were holding abortion signs, like really? ??? Stupid tards.

120percentcool
120percentcool

You're absolutely right about all of that. I just wanted to inform you that they might sue you for slander or whatever that other term is... They're just that fucked up.

Michael
Michael

Noone takes WBC seriously

Anne
Anne

i understand all the emotion.  i live in cleveland and my family and community have been greatly affected by the devastating tragedy of child violence that occurred this week.  i challenge everyone to channel their energy and effort productively.  we must be cautious that we do not become the monster we so desperately wish to rid our world of.  as the saying goes, even bad publicity is publicity.  just like when dealing with children, we need to ignore the behavior, not the person.  we need to kill them with kindness.  show them with our words and our actions what it truly means to be christian.  meeting violence with violence is just more violence.  it doesn't change anything.  it doesn't teach our children how to constructively engage others.  we don't need anymore violence.  we have had enough.  it's time for faith, hope, and love.

Rclessner
Rclessner

Correction** CAMPAIGN.... I hate when I type too fast and not proof read!!

Rclessner
Rclessner

You really have to feel a little sorry for this bunch of hate mongers. Reading their home page, I had to laugh at the mass confusion they must run into trying to get all that hate in for so many people with a limited amount of time. Just too many things are going on for them right now and they hate SO MANY people, its has to be like watching ants tripping on LSD at the HATE headquarters. Before papa Fred found his calling he was just this podunk preacher that no one ever paid much mind to. And when imbreeding took massive hold, he decided to profit from it and use this hate campagne to get the attention he felt his church was lacking. Now you call their main number and all you get is another relative of his telling you what to press so you know exactly how it is you are going to wind up in hell. Well sister, all I have to say to you is,  "ya better be careful how close you follow grandpa, daddy, uncle cousin fred's self made cult, or you are going to find yourself sipping grape kool aid in Guyana some day...

Walrus
Walrus

Proverbs 17:5 "He who rejoices at the calamity of others shall not go unpunished".

Looks like they missed that one... big time.

burning_plastic
burning_plastic

Hmmm. This article is giving them what they want, I think. Of course they are "fucking stupid" and so on, but they should be either ignored or treated as a curious example of mass psychosis. They get so much publicity from just saying they will be at a high-profile funeral but the anger should be reserved for when they actually show up, in my opinion.

Lydia
Lydia

Article written poorly and with liberal bias. You can do better, journalist. Have the integrity that's supposed to come alongside professional journalism. 

Jad
Jad

Lord, help us! that there are people out there who think blog posts are "articles" and should be held to the standards of "professional journlism".

Flaord
Flaord

Great article. Nice to see a reporter who clearly displays the feelings of Americans. I hope this damned church shuts up already.

Taurus0520197
Taurus0520197

WOW! I love this article in that the write is beating an ass. God must be ashamed of the so called "followers" RIP victims, may God help your families find the peace in understanding such tragedies.

mag
mag

I have friends from Harrisburg that can't even sleep because some of their friends are still missing, this group is pathetic and is one of the many reasons I refuse to believe in a set religion. Harrisburg went through something terrible those people have done nothing wrong, that whole damn church needs to burn in Hell.

Myk
Myk

Don't be turned off religion because of these assholes.  They are about as religious as you are a penguin. 

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