Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Faux "Christian" group to picket at Amish funeral

It's not bad enough for these sick and perverted Westboro Baptist Church sideshow freaks to picket soldier funerals. Now these media whores are targeting the Amish kids' funerals? From CNS News:
A Kansas-based group that says "God hates fags" plans to picket the funerals of the Amish girls killed by a disturbed man in Lancaster County, Pa.

The Westboro Baptist Church -- described as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League -- has made a name for itself by picketing the funerals of U.S. troops killed in Iraq. The troops are dying as punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality, the group says. (Apparently, it is far better for Muslims to kill queers than for America to tolerate them. I missed that part in the Bible! - Ed.)

The Westboro group says the Amish school girls were "killed by a madman in punishment for Gov. Ed Rendell's blasphemous sins against Westboro Baptist Church.

"Gov. Ed Rendell -- speaking and acting in his official capacity to bind the State of Pennsylvania -- slandered and mocked and ridiculed and condemned Westboro Baptist Church on national Fox TV," the group says on its website.

"Rendell also revealed a conspiracy to employ the State's police powers to destroy WBC in order to silence WBC's Gospel message. Co-conspirators identified by Rendell included state officials, citizens, lawyers, legislators and media," the website says.
So if I'm understanding this correctly, God decided to smite some Amish children because he was pissed at Governor Rendell? Sorry, but I guess my Florida State University "ed-yoo-kashun" has failed me, because if there's a connection there, I'll be darned if I can see it. Continuing:
Westboro Baptist Church said it is "continuing to pray for even worse punishment upon Pennsylvania."
Why be bothered by that whole "love your neighbor as yourself" commandment thingee, right? It's this same kind of nutbar "hellfire and brimstone" lust for vengeance that spawns gutter sludge like abortion clinic bombers and abortion doctor murderers (i.e. Eric Rudolph). As if God needs unstable people to do his bidding? As if God is incapable of rendering justice after we die, which the Bible says is His and only His role (is God a liar, then)?

Then again, I doubt I have to defend the Christian faith because of degenerates like Fred Phelps and his WBC inbreeders. Even the faithless (or those of alternative faiths) understand that Phelps and his ilk are not only unrepresentative of the Christian faith, they are but a mere handful in number (about 100, I believe) and are roundly rejected and criticized by the rest of Christians worldwide.

(Sidebar: before someone says "Why don't you say the sme thing about Muslims, that the jihadists are but a handful and are not representative of Islam?", I'll beat you to the punch here. The main difference is that Christians disavow their kooks and overwhelmingly reject them and their perversion of the Gospel, even turning them into the police when they can. Muslims, on the other hand, have a much more sizeable (and violent) minority that seems to belie the "they're an anomaly" argument. Different topic for a different day, I suppose.)