Wordless Wednesday: Westboro Baptist Church

I am sure many of you have heard of Westboro Baptist Church (an anti-homosexual radical hate group). If you haven’t, please ‘Google’ them because I refuse to put up any links to their hateful site and plus, I don’t want any hits to their site coming from my blog.

I came to learn about them from their disgusting protests at military service members’ funerals. They disguise themselves as Christians and claim that the United States military are all ‘evil’ because they are ‘defending a country that tolerates homosexuality’.

This group is far from a respectful and tolerable group where you can turn around and let them have their opinion – they stand outside the churches, where the funeral of a fallen soldier/marine/sailor/airmen is being held along with all the grieving family and friends inside, chanting and holding signs saying “God hates you” and “You’re in Hell”.

I don’t know enough about the judicial system and why this group is allowed express their deplorable actions towards grieving family and friends of a person who gave up their life to defend a country and its freedom – including freedom of speech, which this group has apparently found a loophole in our system to give them permission to continue to be such unjust citizens. My prayer is that our government finds a way to shut this group down or at minimum forbid them from harassing family and friends at private funerals to grieve the loss of a loved one, and since it’s a military service member who has died; it is more than likely – before their time. Just as there have been rulings that no one can disrupt an abortion clinic, there must be a way to amend that law to equally prevent this.

My heart goes out even more to the families and friends of fallen service members that have been victims of this hate crime – because a crime is what it is. I hope that our government and citizens can continue to stand up for everything we are, believe in, and fight for, to eliminate this group.

With all that said, until we can get there, I have come across this video of Jason Connell a student from UIC. He used the visit from Westboro Baptist Church at his school as an opportunity to host a fundraiser. All the money collected was donated to all the organizations and charities that Westboro openly protest and all donations were sent in the name of Westboro Baptist Church and community thank you cards where sent for each donation. I say, well done Jason – truly inspiring.

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One Response

  1. I LOVE IT! What a great man…this cult is so disgusting. I was watching video’s on youtube of his son Nate who ran away on his 18th birthday…it’s so sad! :o(((

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