Arizona Shooting Victims vs. Fred Phelps: Who Does God Love More?


Fred Phelps Westboro Baptist ChurchYou'll be excused today for thinking there isn't possibly a more depraved human being in America than Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of shooting 20 people in Tucson, Arizona, killing a 9-year-old girl and putting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in intensive care. You'd be wrong, but you'd be excused.

That dubious honor goes to Fred Phelps, pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church (aka the God Hates Fags church), who hopped right on YouTube to "thank God for the violent shooter, one of your soldier heroes in Tucson." Oh, and he doesn't care how many are dead! He's taking the whole klan clan to picket their funerals. Yes, including Christina Taylor Green. Wouldn't want to leave out a defenseless 9-year-old, now would we?

Warning, if you have any respect for the sanctity of life or yourself for that matter, you probably don't want to click on the video below. Or at least keep a barf bucket handy.

If you know anything about Phelps and crew, you had to see this coming. He's the same guy who dubbed President Obama the "anti-Christ" and has picketed funerals of American soldiers for such "atrocities" as having divorced parents, and the late Elizabeth Edwards for daring to have a child die in a car accident before her own death. Neither common sense nor respect is their strong suit.

Phelps' decision to praise cold-blooded killings when he purports to be a pastor and ostensibly supports all Ten Commandments -- including that gem "thou shalt not kill" -- is so twisted you'd be better off sitting down with a Rubik's Cube this afternoon, throwing on a blindfold, and trying to solve it. You'd be further ahead. Trying to reason this one out is impossible. Trust me, I've tried. It made my head hurt worse than a bad hangover, and there's no hair of the dog to cure this one.

The media and the police alike are bound to spend months trying to figure out why Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a Safeway on Saturday and shot 20 people. But we don't need to spend another moment trying to understand Fred Phelps.

He's a sicko. Plain and simple. Would you agree?


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MyKid... MyKidsSccrMom

He is absolutely sick! When he and his cult comes up in the news I remind everyone to please not associate God with ANYTHING they spew! I am a Christian but please do not put me in the same category as them. Nothing that comes out of their mouths come out of my Bible.

They are sick w/hatred. That is NOT of God in any way.

nonmember avatar Anon

Yeah, but how does he get others to follow him and carry out his dirty deeds? That's scary. Strange how both sides of "normal" people hate him and yet he apparently moves unscathed through life, while innocents are hurt and killed. Still can't believe there isn't some law somewhere that could lead to his arrest.

lovin... lovinangels

God hates Fred Phelps.

ksbon... ksbondgirl

He makes me ashamed to tell people that I am from Topeka, Kansas. 

Once he caused a commotion in front of my church and when my aunts peeked out the door to see what was going on he cussed them out and made them cry.  Godly man?  I think not!

Here's what you do.  Ann arbor, Michigan held a telethon for LGBT.  As long as he was there they made money.  He left.

Or, you could get bikers and towns people to create a protective barrier around whatever he is trying to protest.  He has to be there up to an hour before or an hour after said event.  This is a plan that he himself came up with. Hold them to it.

You could also give them the wrong time to be there.

ksbon... ksbondgirl

Nonmember comment from Anon,

Jan 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM

He and his whole family are attorneys and it's mostly his family out there.  I'm sorry for you right-wingers but your kind are the ones giving him money anonymously.

bills... billsfan1104

He is sick, and I hope and pray that he doesnt protest this little girls funeral, or anymore funerals. I wonder if someone from his church died, if he or they would like it, if we protested and carried signs that says GOD LOVES YOU STILL. That would probably burn his ass.

miche... micheledo

Seriously??  That man is SO WRONG.  I don't even have words to describe it.  And what Christian thinks a murderer is one of God's heros????  If God has heroes, they are people with humble hearts, who seek Him, and are obedient to Him.  I KNOW murder isn't considered obedience to God. 

Wonder what he will do when he loses a grandchild to a tragic accident.  Picket the child's funeral and announce to the world that it is God's judgment on his offspring?? 

bills... billsfan1104

KSBOND, who gives him money secretly?/ I dont know a single "right-winger" that helps him out. They despise him as much as the left.

miche... micheledo

Anon, I wish I had a link, but a friend once shared a blog with me - apparently some of his children have left and want nothing to do with him.  The kids talk about selling stuff door - to -door to support their family.  They spent much of their day when not in school, making money for the family.  They also talk about his anger and discipline/abuse.  It's pretty sad.  Makes me feel pretty awful for the family members that still stay with him - is it because they agree or have been abused into it?

Phils... PhilsBabyMama

He's a nut job.  They "demonstrated" outside of my old high school because a football player had a heart attack and died.  They said it was because his parents let him worship a false god: football.  I hope there is a hell, because there will be a special place there for those people.

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