God Hates Bowl Games? Westboro Baptist Will Ring in the New Year With Visit to Dallas.

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It's been a while since Fred Phelps's clan took a family vacation to Dallas ...
In a New York Times piece this morning, Penn State's interim head coach Tom Bradley acknowledges: Many of the Lions wanted to skip their trip to Dallas on January 2, when Penn State's scheduled to play Houston in the TicketCity Bowl at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park. The reason, so they say: A spot in Tom Starr's not-struggling-swear 2-year-old bowl game is reserved for the seventh-best team in the Big Ten, and Penn State's record is far better than that. Says Bradley, the players "had concerns," let's say, and looked to bail. But, no: "The team has come around to realize that the Cougars are a formidable opponent."

Speaking of: A Friend of Unfair Park sends word that Penn State and Houston will be greeted at Fair Park by none other than the Westboro Baptist Church, which is scheduled to bring its cavalcade of crazy to a bowl game that can always use a brighter spotlight. You can probably figure out why The Most Hated Family in America is out to get the Lions: "Penn State is like all of the universities in doomed USA: full of proud, fornicating, brutish sinners, bowing down to college sports. That's why Jerry Sandusky had full reign to rape little boys, under the noses of the likes of your hero Joe Paterno and his bosses." As for the Cougars? "Houston, meanwhile elected a dyke for Mayor." The day's shaping up to be a double-header: Occupy Dallas is prepping a counter-protest.

Seems Fred Phelps's clan is sticking around for a few days too: The only other item on their to-do list is picket the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on January 6. And what's their beef with Kansas State and Arkansas?
Your destruction is imminent! Instead of humbling yourself before your God, you worship your football. If you gave even a fraction of the time, money, or interest in serving God that you give to the players on the field, this country wouldn't be in the mess it is in. We are coming in warning to this foolish evil generation.
Which reminds me: God also hates Jason Garrett's play-calling. Picket that.
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god loves football & war
god loves football & war

Haha I think fred phelps & followers are the first going to hell! How do people get so brain washed? Lol fools

Roadsidecouch
Roadsidecouch

While they are protesting Penn St,. they can stop by and take a look at the nekid NAZI chicks on display.

God Hates Android!
God Hates Android!

It's funny how Megan Phelps of WBC tweets with an iPhone, plays Words With Friends, and has a slutty (normal to us but not what i would expect from an extreme Christian) foot as a Twitter profile pic.

The twitter itself is pretty ridiculous. They HAVE to be a scam...http://twitter.com/meganphelps

8811081
8811081

Westboro Baptist Church spreads its hate through picketing inour streets, provoking attacks, with abusive language and flag desecration,attempting to create a confrontation. This is not a church, this is a hategroup.  This is not about protesting,freedom, or God. They are in it for the money and the press; this is a familylaw firm. They are not a "church." It is a scam. They go afteranything that can get them in the news. This is a family of lawyers using this“god hates you” thing to make money. It is time for this scam and the hate toend.

Thechurch has received money from lawsuits and legal fees. For example, they suedthe city of Topeka several times in the 1990s. WBC received $16,500, and is pursuinganother $100,000, in legal fees for a case won in court. The WBC is considereda nonprofit organization by the federal government, and is therefore exemptfrom paying taxes!

Phelps-Roperof the Westboro Baptist Church is shownadmitting on camera that her oldest son was born out of wedlock. HypocriticalPhelps-Roper's vocal condemnation on strangers having sexual congress outsideof marriage while she herself was guilty of the same. They are NOT what theysay they are!!

Justin Julian
Justin Julian

Translation: someone in the Phelps clan wanted to go to the bowl games, and now it's all tax-deductible and possibly paid for by lawsuits if anyone crosses the line and punches one of them.  As always: Westboro is not a church, is not really protesting anything, and likely doesn't even believe anything they say.  It's an ongoing scam by a family of lawyers who sorted out a way to make everything they do tax deductible while baiting for the biggest lawsuit payoff in history when someone takes a swing or an entity attempts to deny their right to protest.

Perry Moore
Perry Moore

Yes, it is a dulcet political world in which we live--the Occupy folks and Patriot Guard in Red Rover formation, protecting a stadium full of people that don't give a damn about such matters from a handful of impotent mudsuckers bent on pissing off America. I do, however, miss the good old days when our political fathers settled things by duel. Andrew Jackson, for example, could have been an Occupy guy or a Patriot Guard, either one.

Jessica
Jessica

I am a 26 years old girl, down to earth and cute but still single ... I  wanna find my lover who  can give me a real love,so I joined in the seekcasual.COM,it's the best club for  man and woman finding their intimate encounters. Well, you do not have to be lonely , you  can meet the Mr. or Miss. Right there.

Jessica
Jessica

I am a 26 years old girl, down to earth and cute but still single ... I  wanna find my lover who  can give me a real love,so I joined in the seekcasual.COM,it's the best club for  man and woman finding their intimate encounters. Well, you do not have to be lonely , you  can meet the Mr. or Miss. Right there.

Nick R.
Nick R.

"Cavalcade of Crazy" is my favorite Decemberists song

scottindallas
scottindallas

I don't know, I think you have to give it to them this time.  They're actually right on.  Like they say, "even a broken clock..."

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

Where in Christianity is hate-mongering an involvedpractice? What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows?Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on myartist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...  Drop in and let me know what you think!

RTGolden
RTGolden

If their purpose was solely to protest the deification of football, I'd say Dallas would be the place to be.  We've got the Mecca of JerryWorld, replete with the graven image of the most holy prophet, Coach Landry.  Every Sunday, during the Holy Season, we gather to watch our chosen disciples wage battle against various demons and blasphemers from far away lands.  We willingly hand over our alms (lots of them too) for the privilege of entering Mecca, so we can shout and leap in the feverish grip of religious fervor.  We pray for victory, and rail against the evil forces at play in our defeats (namely Jerry, Officials, and, sometimes, Kickers).  We expect our Savior Romo to deliver victory each and every time, and we've given him Witten the Archangel for that purpose.  Like any good, ancient Church, we have our Assassini, led by two hellhounds, Ware and Ratliff.

As for WBC, they're not good for much except as a roundabout way to poke fun at the Cowboys.

just sayin'
just sayin'

Call me a profiler, but I would wager that there are more than one molesters in that bunch.

DoubleOJoe
DoubleOJoe

They only need one:  Ol' Fred himself.

Liles
Liles

"Look alive, everybody! People who hold signs ... go on to hold lots of other things." - Flight of the Conchords

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

 They sure do get around. Wonder how much their Exxon bill is every month

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

They started out protesting the funerals of those who died of AIDS in LA.  Some..my pals.  So I have a long history with this people.  The best way to protest them is to pick out just one family member and berate them while telling them about the joy of buttfucking.  Each counter protester picks out their own family member to throw verbal chunks to.  Many say to ignore them...but where is the fun in that?

DaTruth
DaTruth

Bring back the Sodomobile!

harvey lacey
harvey lacey

I can't believe the Westboro bunch are going to be herein North Texas next week.  I assumed they would be stumping for Perry in Iowa, Gawd's work ya know.

DaTruth
DaTruth

Perry is a homosexual. I don't think Westboro likes the gays.

RTGolden
RTGolden

These people are so far out there they think Perry is even too far to the left.

DoubleOJoe
DoubleOJoe

To paraphrase P. J. O'Rourke:  They might think Perry is left-wing, but putting the WBC on the tip of one primary feather and Perry on the other makes for a bird the size of the Chicago Merchandise Mart.  Don't stand out in the yard when it flies overhead.

RTGolden
RTGolden

Bonus points for the PJ quote from the Civics book that should be required reading for everyone.

ParleyPPratt
ParleyPPratt

Despite what you think of them, they do have PSU nailed.

camarillobrillo
camarillobrillo

What they should really picket and maybe ask their God(because it sure as hell ain't the loving one I worship)....is why in the hell(excuse me lord) is the game being played at the actual Cotton Bowl called the TicketCity Bowl and the one being played at Cowboy Stadium the Cotton Bowl Classic??? I mean, what the fuck!

Sam
Sam

There is only one Cotton Bowl and the Traitor Dome ain't it.

DaTruth
DaTruth

Just goes to show you that Jerry's will is more powerful than God's will

David
David

Except when it comes to the Cowboys!

rtlm
rtlm

Search "Westboro" on Twitter. The Twitter profiles of this family are hilarious! These people are so f'd up.

Steve
Steve

Well, we can be hospitable to them, at least:   -     On Bowl Game day, feel free to park in any yard surrounding the Fair Park.  And if any ruffians ask you for some kind of "Fee,"  tell them you weren't Born Again Yesterday, pat them on the head, and go about your business.

- You realize that you'll likely be "picketing" on or near MLK Boulevard, right? Yes, THAT MLK!! So why not "double down" and make some "God hates MLK the Fag" signs, maybe set up a satellite hate-shop at that McDonald's, as they welcome ALL views! :) -     Penn State fans, by and large, disdain alcohol in any form, and, like Arabians, prefer to communicate very closely.  It's not an invasion of personal space at all, just make sure your forehead is bumping into the bill of their cap when you call them whatever it is you think of them. Now get out there and hate someone!!

Rooster
Rooster

I guess Dallas has finally really become a world class city....

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

So we're really supposed to believe God keeps them on as his personal PR firm?

No mattter how you answer that raises a ton of questions.

RTGolden
RTGolden

Unless God lives in a trailer, is fascinated by bug-zappers and has a toe-to-tooth ratio of 1:1, I don't think they're on his payroll.

Jason
Jason

You killed it with "toe-to-tooth ratio of 1:1".  Congrats!

phe_75034
phe_75034

RW, you know I love you more than chocolate chip cookies. But I have to ask: Why do you give these hate-filled charlatans any publicity? Wouldn't it be better if we just ignored them until their own irrelevance causes them to dry up and blow away?

Wouldn't it be nice to lock all the really vile extremists together in a Deathstar-in-Arlington-sized enclosure somewhere and let them fight it out amongst themselves? Westboro, Al Qaeda, Israel's Haredi Jews, Aryan Brotherhood, all of 'em. Last one dead wins a recording contract or somesuch.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Some folks just like the heads-up. I know I would have appreciated it that day we drove into the JCC a couple of years back. Much explaining done on that day. That, and people do love the chance to counterprotest the Phelps clan.

dallasmay
dallasmay

Once again, for those not paying attention, the Westboro Baptist Church is not a real church. They are professional protesters. They travel around the country, saying horrible things, and trying to illicit emotional responses that turn into physical responses. Then they sue. They don't care about any particular cause, it's about finding dumb people to sue. They make lots of money doing this. 

And I imagine that a college football bowl game is a good place to find some stupid people with a little too much testosterone, alcohol, assets. 

Ed D.
Ed D.

They're from Kansas. They have actual sports-based reasons to picket Kansas State.

(No, I kid. Really, the Phelps clan are all terrible human beings.)

DaTruth
DaTruth

Fred Phelps is secretly a Kansas fan. God Chalk Jayhawk!

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