Westboro Baptist Church Is Coming to Picket Dealey Plaza

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It's been more than a year since Westboro Baptist Church last came to town. Then, they were calling God's wrath down upon Glenn Beck and his "Restoring Love" shindig at Cowboys Stadium.

Beck probably deserves to be protested. Most of Westboro's targets -- the families of fallen soldiers, the victims of fertilizer explosions, the LGBT community -- do not. Neither does John F. Kennedy, any serious beef with whom should have faded in the five decades since he was assassinated.

But Westboro Baptist's grudges don't fade, which is what will bring them to Dealey Plaza this Saturday, several days before the city of Dallas' official commemoration. They explain why, and declare that "JFK is in hell," on their website:

This nation loves to worship John F. Kennedy and his "Camelot" administration. It's another one of your lies, finely honed and oft repeated, to justify and enable your pervasive policies of proud sin. The fact is JFK was an adulterous pervert, who treated the White House like his personal whore house...You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, than the JFK Whitehouse. His behavior makes Bill Clinton (another one of your base vulgar foul-mouthed self-serving "leaders") look like a choir boy. JFK dragged interns and other women into his sex and drug orgies, at such a pace he couldn't keep track of who all he was messing with. Jackie gave birth to a son on August 7, 1963, and God killed that child within two days.

See also: Westboro Baptist Will Protest Glenn Beck's Rally, and the World Will Fold in on Itself

When they're done there, they'll head over to Arlington to picket the Baylor-Texas Tech game, because God also hates football.

(h/t DMN)

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Trixi_Babi
Trixi_Babi

Its a sin to judge. It is only God's decision who goes to hell and who dosnt....according to the 'Christian' bible. Ignorant, Judgmental, Hypocritical Christians are destroying what religion is really supposed to be about....love, acceptance, and forgiveness. Ha. What Would Jesus Do?? Stand in front of a building holding signs to condemn a dead man?? I think not...idiots.

jimglover
jimglover

I think JFK told Jackie when they handed him the Wanted For Treason Poster: "Well, Jackie,  it looks like we are headed into Nut Country!"

GatoCat
GatoCat

"Your lies... your pervasive policies..."  Who is the "you" being addressed here?  Is it me?  Why me?  Because I'm a citizen of the USA?  Okay, and where do you WBC people live?

So, these folks who are available to drive all over the country protesting stuff... they're, like, the conservative right-wing nutjob answer to Occupy Wall Street?

harry3w2003
harry3w2003

Two questions: Why does the media keep giving them free publicity and if they hate the USA so much why don't they just leave?

johnnyhorton001
johnnyhorton001

"Beck probably deserves to be protested".  God you're a loser.

paulpsycho78
paulpsycho78

i tell you one thing these fuckers are never hitting anyone up for gas money

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

Westboro Baptist Church pickets would make the best dunking booth clowns ever.  People would line up around the block and the money would just roll in

Wes_Scott
Wes_Scott

If there is a god, then he hated Westboro Baptist Church and anybody else who espouses as much hatred as they do.

engmofo
engmofo

God Hates Figs

(They give him gas)

SarcasmoJones
SarcasmoJones

"Wretched hive of scum and villainy"...they actually quoted Star Wars? I guess they're intent on using "ancient weapons and hokey religions" to mildly annoy drivers on Commerce. 

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

Low-hanging fruit, Eric.

keithdylan
keithdylan

If they'd just let the conspiracy theorist attend maybe the WBBC would be crowded out.


ChrisYu
ChrisYu

I'll be perched in a School Book Depository window armed with water balloons.

joevano
joevano

I am going to put this quote from WBC "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, than the JFK Whitehouse." and place it on a very large sign which reads below "Correction, The most wretched scum and villainy in the universe is that of WBC, and they are across the street" then stand there and watch their protest from across the road.  I despise these people.  And yes, the selection of response may need some fine tuning, certainly open to suggestions.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

Was that a quote from Star Wars in there?

ruddski
ruddski

World-Class cities get their share of world-class nutters, but nobody brings people together like these nutters.

Oxtail
Oxtail

5 of the last 10 posts have some Christian or Religulous vein. Jesus, there are things more interesting in this town than reporting on fundamentalist nut jobs. What happened to Schutze, is he sick? What's going on with Uber? How bout the lighting of the Green tower tomorrow. Fuck.

Nigelhornbean
Nigelhornbean

@GatoCat How anyone can compare WBC with the occupy movement is beyond me.

PerryMoore
PerryMoore

Hates. Present tense. If God is dead, He most certainly died before He allowed Pastor Phelps to be born. If He never existed, He couldn't very well hate someone.

leftocenter
leftocenter

Someone has to snatch it...I didn't know they were coming.  I'd sure like to encounter them one-on-one at some point...

Wes_Scott
Wes_Scott

@ChrisYu I was thinking more along the line of "Apple Blossom perfume" which does NOT smell like apple blossoms.

ryan762
ryan762

@P1Gunter Yes. Which is just further evidence to me that WBC's whole schtick is performance art.

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

After reflection, I feel the same way. Too easy to get riled by the rantings of cretins who are immune to cogent argumnet, or even outrage.

We need a bunch of bikers to picket WBC at their house as shining examples of jesus' messages.

James080
James080 topcommenter

@leftocenter  

Ignore them. An encounter is what they want. That is their reason for being. They provoke a physical confrontation, then file lawsuits against those who take the bait and assault them, and they will also sue the city whose police allowed the aggressive contact. Their "church" is merely the vessel for their rather unique scam.

Daniel
Daniel

@leftocenter There is usually a police barricade, so you can't interact with them. I went to gawk at them when they picketed the Holocaust Museum, a few blocks from my work. Any farther, and it wouldn't have been worth the bother.

These people are extremely marginal, and little more than a freak show. I love the dada spirit of the counter-protesters, but really, ignoring these fools would probably be wisest. Then again, in these polarized times, they do seem to be uniters-not-dividers. Everybody, but everybody, hates them.

PerryMoore
PerryMoore

We need a really good excuse to hold a rally in Kansas. I think you found it.

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Yup, driven thru several times never had a good reason to stop. Blew a radiator hose on I70 once. Had to thumb to truckstop and back for new one.Not a one of those heartland saltoftheearth biblethumping asswipes stopped. Each way was a driver from Cal.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@PerryMoore 

Have you ever ridden across Kansas?

There is absolutely NO reason to go there on a motorcycle - or any other form of transport, for that matter.

Better to build a fence around it and keep them contained there.

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