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Westboro Baptist Is At It Again

Ronnie James Dio died a couple weeks ago.  I didn’t write about it because I didn’t think many of you were huge Dio fans or anything, and even though I know he rocked pretty hard, I’m not a huge fan either.  So I’m sorry about that.  But then those wacky Christian fundamentalists, the Westboro Baptist Church, decided that they were going to protest Dio’s memorial service, which is going to be held on Sunday in L.A. And I, like many of you, have words to say about Westboro Baptist, so here we are.

In a press release on the topic of Dio road trip, the church claimed they were protesting the service because

“This rebel had a God-given platform – for decades – which he should have utilized to publish the truth of God. Instead, he used that platform – for decades – to teach rebellion against God, in the form glorifying atheism, promoting the devil horn hand sign & other such idolatries. Now he has been cut off by an Angry God & cast into hell.”

Dio’s widow responded with this:

Ronnie hates prejudice and violence! We need to turn the other cheek on these people that only know how to hate someone they didn’t know. We only know how to love someone we know!

I can’t even begin to understand these people.  “God hates fags,” yeah, sure, thanks for letting me know, and tell God I said thanks too. I’m sure he absolutely loves what you people do, so keep up the good work.  Except not, Westboro Baptist Church, because you are ridiculous.  I don’t have a problem with Christians who practice Christianity, I have a problem with Christians who presume they have the right to let other people know what God wants and what God dictates, and that is what these people do loudly and proudly and offensively.  Keep it to yourself, crazy church.

By the way, the above video is from a BBC documentary on the church.  It makes me want to rip my eyeballs out, but I really like the guy doing the documenting, who is so clearly disturbed within the first twelve seconds.  Me too, guy, me too.

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  • unbelievable. the word love is written in the bible countless times…and yet (not seeing the forest for the trees) theses people only see the word hate.

  • To be honest I want to know: Isn’t there some treason laws that they can get brought up on? It seems doubtful that this hate mongering is completely covered by the constitution.

  • His name is Louis Theroux and he’s the bomb. He does lots of great documentaries over here, you should check them out if you can.

  • This church is not even a church. It’s one family led by a crazy-ass patriarch. I watched a documentary on them one time… not sure if it was the BBC one or not. But the interviews with family members who had left the “church” were super interesting. I just feel so bad for the people who are targeted by this group; they are ultimately people dealing with loss who in no way deserve any additional pain!

  • This group is so sick. Jesus never taught us to behave the way they are.
    They are so busy judging and they will end up judged by Him.
    They have hurt so many people. I hate to see “churches” like this, because they turn people away from God.

  • They’re staging a protest at my old high school soon against the GSA. What they don’t know is that the GSA has gone to Facebook and the protesters will be met by about 3000+ Protesters of the Westboro Baptist Churches protest.

    • That happened at a College in my town. :) Westboro didn’t show, but about 1,000 anti-Westboro protesters were there~!

  • Giving these people any press at all (negative or positive) only feeds their sickness. If journalists and others in the media (including bloggers) stopped giving them any press, and if others could ignore them (sometimes no possible, but worth a try) when they picket, they would lose steam. Groups like this feed off hate, and are not worth our time or attention.

    • Excellent point. However, the media thrives off loony tunes like the Westboro bunch. It’s sensationalism, after all.

  • “Christians who presume they have the right to let other people know what God wants and what God dictates”

    And that is exactly why these people are NOT Christians. It is the same as other sick people pretending to be doctors, lawyers, bankers, soldiers, etc. etc.

    They are mentally ill. A bunch of psychotic individuals who give real Christians and Christianity itself a bad name, but I truly believe that is what they want.

    Wolves in sheep’s clothing.

  • Louis Theroux is a legend, he has some really good documentaries about issues in the United States.

  • So what I think would be hilarious is if, when this batshit-crazy family all dies, they are met by their wrathful god that will cast them in to hell that they think innocent people should go to. If only there was CC cameras in hell! Think of the comedy!

  • i’m totally going to that church on sunday to light a candle for RJD and protest the protesters AW LOOK OUT

  • Freedom of speech, bitches. Disagree with it, but you should damn should support them. Governments around the world want to take it from you, especially in the U.S. Wake up fuckers before it’s too late.

    • I agree, and although I disagree with sloppy posting, I still support your right to use the word ‘should’ twice in your first sentence.

  • I would love for them to be met on the road by a legion of heavy metal fans wielding guitars and wearing Sabbath/Dio/Heaven & Hell t-shirts.

  • They are the example of people who claim to be doing “God’s” work but are doing the exact opposite. Yes, I believe in God, but I do not believe that He looks upon this group with happiness and pride that they are doing his work.
    Karma’s a bitch, and while I may not see their reprucussions here on earth, I sure will in the other life!
    Take that, evil Westboro Baptist People. Take that.

  • Watching this video required me to suppress the urge to vomit. My heart goes out to the little children who are being poisoned by their family’s hate. These people truly take the Lord’s name in vain, as does anyone who commits atrocities in the name of God.

    The Bible does say that homosexuality is sinful, but so is lying, stealing, cheating, murdering, etc. – and God judges all sin alike. The good news is that Jesus paid the price for our sins and redeemed us all to God – but we must willingly accept that gift by believing on Jesus. “For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift – not from works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

    As Christians, we are called to love people, as “love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8). And in the parable of the unforgiving slave (Matthew 18:21-35), Jesus makes it crystal clear that a Christian’s forgiveness from God is conditional upon his or her forgiveness of others.

    The Westboro clan bears neither love nor forgiveness. In a way I pity them, because every time they cast their hateful condemnations, they only heap coals upon their own heads – both here and hereafter.

  • I feel sorry for these people, they’ve been led so far astray. I pray they don’t get any more press because they are truly turning people away from God. This is not what Jesus taught. If anyone wants to know the Truth, read the Gospel. That’s the source.