Monday, August 22, 2005
I don't know what flavor of "Baptist" these nut-cases from the Westboro Baptist Church based out of Topeka, Kansas are, but let me state unequivocally that THEY AIN'T MINE. I've heard of Southern Baptists, General Baptists, and many others, but what are these jokers--SATANIC Baptists? You can read the whole article about these whack-jobs protesting at the funeral of fallen soldier, Rusty Bell, in Pocahontas, Arkansas, but I think these images pretty much sum up the ideology of Fred Phelps and his followers.
Um, yeah. Anybody home? You plan to serve God by deliberately disobeying Him and acting in a way that would be shameful to Him? Good plan. I'm sure He's just waaaaay proud of you right now.
To see how much more closely this group resembles a cult than it does a church, see Wikipedia's excellent entry on them, and Fred Phelps. I'd direct you to his hateful websites, but I don't want to encourage traffic for him.
What I DO want to encourage traffic for is this: Bell’s mother says he loved to read and was a member of the organization called Books For Soldiers. If anyone would like to make a contribution in his honor, they can do that at www.booksforsoldiers.com.