In Video Posted on GodHatesFags.com, Cult Leader Fred Phelps Denounces Giffords as 'Avid Supporter of Sin and Baby-Killing' and Blasts Palin as 'Cowardly Brute' for Taking Down Controversial Crosshairs Map From Her Web Site -- Even Nine-Year-Old Girl Slain By Gunman Draws Westboro's Wrath
(Posted 2:30 a.m. EST Tuesday, January 11, 2011)
A 'SKEETER BITES REPORT EDITORIAL
By SKEETER SANDERS
"How can someone hate so much to do something like this?"
The question was asked by a Tucson resident to NPR on Sunday about the gunman who went on a shooting rampage the day before outside a Tucson supermarket that killed six people, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl, and wounded 14 others, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona).
But that same question can now be asked about the "Reverend" Fred Phelps. I'm putting the word "reverend" in quotation marks, for as far as I'm concerned, Fred Phelps is a disgrace to the Christian clergy. What Fred Phelps preaches is the diametric opposite of what the one whom Christians revere preached.
Indeed, a case could be made that to stare into the face of Fred Phelps is to stare into the face of the Antichrist, if not Satan himself.
In a video message posted Monday on its Web site, GodHatesFags.com, the leader of the rabid hate cult Westboro Baptist Church announced that he and his followers plan to stage "God Hates America" protests at the upcoming funerals of the six victims who lost their lives in the tragedy.
PHELPS DENOUNCES GIFFORDS OVER HER VOTE TO REPEAL 'DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL'
Phelps, whose absolute hatred of homosexuality -- and of anyone he sees as aiding and abetting "fags" and "sodomites" -- is the driving force of his cult, denounced Giffords "an avid supporter of sin and baby killing" over her vote to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the 17-year-old law that forced gay and lesbian military personnel to keep their sexual orientation a secret, under penalty of discharge. He said Giffords was shot for "that mischief."
(I can only imagine what Phelps will say when he finds out that Daniel Hernandez Jr. -- the 20-year-old college student working as an intern for Giffords who is credited for saving his boss's life -- is openly gay.)
"Thank God for the violent shooter, one of your soldier heroes in Tucson," said Phelps -- apparently unaware that the alleged gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, 22, never served in the military, having been rejected by the U.S. Army. "God appointed the Afghanistan veteran to avenge Himself on this evil nation."
Phelps blasted former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin for removing from her political action committee Web site a controversial map that featured gun-sight crosshairs images placed on the districts of vulnerable Democrats in last November's election. Phelps branded Palin "a mouthy witch" and "a cowardly brute" for taking down the map.
"The crosshairs to worry about are God's -- and He's put you in His," Phelps said, adding that he and other Westboro members are praying "for more shooters, more violence and more dead, Praise God!"
Can you believe this sicko? He's actually praising God for bringing about a multiple murderer -- and praying for God to bring about more murderers! Forget Osama bin Laden; we have a cold-blooded, hatemongering jihadist right here in our own country who has the unmitigated gall to call himself a Christian!
ONLY SOMEONE SICK AND EVIL WOULD PROTEST A NINE-YEAR-OLD'S FUNERAL!
Even the youngest victim, nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green, was not spared from Westboro's wrath. In a disgustingly-worded press release, the cult said this of the girl:
"That child was not innocent. This is a nation of depraved perverts who pass their children through the fire of their rage against God and all-consuming lust. From the womb, she was taught to hate God and mock His servants. That child is better off dead, so the cup of her iniquity will not overflow!"
What kind of sick, depraved mind would come up with such language about a nine-year-old? A mind so consumed with hate that it's a wonder how the 81-year-old Phelps can live with himself. How can he sleep at night knowing that he and his cult is causing incalculable harm to people who are at their most emotionally vulnerable?
WESTBORO IS POSSESSED BY PURE EVIL
There is something sick and twisted about Fred Phelps and his Westboro cult. There is something downright evil about Fred Phelps and his Westboro cult. As I mentioned earlier, a case could be made that to stare into the face of Fred Phelps is to stare into the face of the Antichrist, if not Satan himself.
Indeed, it could be said that Westboro is possessed.
Fred Phelps and his Westboro cult are posessed by pure, unadulterated evil, for what they preach is hate -- the diametric opposite of the love that Jesus preached. They are a hate cult. To openly preach hatred is to preach evil. Phelps and his flock are not Christians. They are Antichristians.
Only someone with an evil mind would say all manner of vile and ugly things about a nine-year-old girl whose young, innocent life was brutally snuffed out by an equally sick and depraved gunman.
I pray that the Supreme Court rules in favor of Albert Snyder, the father of Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder who was killed in Iraq, who sued Westboro in 2006 for defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress on himself and his family when this despicable hate cult picketed at Matthew's funeral.
The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, but just as freedom of speech does not give one carte blanche to yell "Fire!' in a crowded theater when there is no fire, it likewise does not give one carte blanche to deliberately inflict emotional distress on people at a time when they are grieving the loss of their loved ones.
And for Westboro to do that to the grieving family of a murdered nine-year-old girl is to be the lowest of the low.
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