Westboro: We'll Picket Boston Marathon Funerals
Westboro Baptist Church blames gay marriage for bombings
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2013 10:56 AM CDT
Rather than show an image of WBC, here's an image showing a hero in yesterday's attacks.   (AP Photo/MetroWest Daily News, Ken McGagh)

(Newser) – We'd call this a new low for Westboro Baptist Church, but these are the people who threatened to picket Sandy Hook. Now they say they'll picket the funerals of the Boston Marathon victims, the Raw Story reports. The church's reasoning, per a press release: "GOD SENT THE BOMBS! How many more terrifying ways will you have the LORD injure and kill your fellow countrymen because you insist on nation-dooming filthy [gay slur] marriage?! ... Massachusetts invited this special wrath from God Almighty when it was the FIRST STATE to pass same-sex marriage."

A We the People petition calls for the WBC to be banned from the funerals, and a Twitter account associated with the Anonymous hacktivists threatens the church: "Dear @WBCSays, I wouldn't f--k with the people of Boston when they're mad. #BostonBeatDown." It was Anonymous that thwarted the Westboro's Sandy Hook plan, the Raw Story notes; the hackers publicized the hotel where church members were staying, and a human shield was formed to block them. Yesterday, the New York Post ran a piece by Libby Phelps Alvarez, a granddaughter of WBC founder Fred Phelps who left the church—and now fights for gay rights.

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iq145
Apr 22, 2013 10:49 PM CDT
Isn't God all powerful? If he hated gays, they wouldn't exist. These Westbobos betray their own logic...
escapehellnow
Apr 18, 2013 6:05 PM CDT
Message to Barack Obama - Fox News - Cnn - Alex Jones - Westboro Baptist Church - the FBI and the CIA and Jim Carrey and Lady Ga Ga - WHEN ARE THINGS GOING TO CHANGE IN OUT SOCIETY - WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO CHANGE AND CARE ABOUT THE HOMELESS AND THE OLD AGED PEOPLE AND THE MENTALLY ILL - WHEN WILL PEOPLE BE MORE IMPORTANT THE MONEY AND GUIDLINES - WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO CARE THAT SOCIETY IS FALLING APART AND WE NEED TO CHANGED AND LOVE AND HELP THE PEOPLE WHO WANT HELP - GOD IS WATCHING YOUR LIFE DO YOU WANT TO HEAR WELL DONE BARACK OBAMA - DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP PEOPLE THEN GET HELPING THEM AND STOP ALL THE OTHER FOOLISHNESS THATS GOING NOWHERE
escapehellnow
Apr 18, 2013 5:51 PM CDT
Message to Barack Obama - its time to bring healing to this nation and love - you said how should i run america - start helping the homeless and mentally ill and have checks on job and family services offices and see all the games they are playing with the mentally ill = its not right barack obama when are you going to care and get this country back on board - when are you going to do something - all you talk about is guns and health reform - why do you keep overlooking the needy and the homeless and mentally ill dont you care please help the mentally ill and let all the games stop at the welfare office please help please