Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Constance McMillen's Graduation to be Picketed by Westboro Baptist Church

     Constance McMillen, who was discriminated against for wanting to bring her girlfriend to prom, is getting an unexpected graduation present.  The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, has announced that they will picket McMillen's May 22nd graduation and browbeat the parents and students of Constance's Mississippi community (Fulton) with their Gospel According to Hate, which is "explained" at http://www.godhatesfags.com/.
     If you're not familiar with Westboro, this is the Fred Phelps, family-run church that pickets the funerals of U.S. soldiers, who die in combat, in order to protest the supposedly gay-loving values of our nation.  Yeah, I know you're thinking, "But the military...Don't Ask, Don't Tell...technically there are no homosexuals in the military...and when knowledge of one arises, he/she is dismissed...why would they protest the funerals of dead soldiers?"  

     Don't expect logic here.  The only logic for them is to hate anyone and everyone who is different from their myopic experience of the universe that is their family-church.


     “WBC will picket the graduation of Itawamba Agricultural High School to remind the parents, teachers and students of this nation that God said 'Thou shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind, it is abomination,'” the church said in announcing the protest.
     “This generation has been raised to believe that they can live for the devil and still go to heaven, that God has no standards and the biggest lie of all – that God loves everyone.”
     “The parents of Fulton, MS feign outrage that a filthy dyke wants to parade her 'girlfriend' around at their night of fornication called a prom,” the church added. “They had a duty to teach their children what the Lord requires of them. They shirked this duty.”
     The Topeka, Kansas-based church, which is made up mostly of family members, came to national attention when they started picketing the funeral processions of soldiers killed during the war in Iraq. Fred Phelps, who helms the church, believes dead soldiers returning from Iraq are God's punishment for American support of gay men and lesbians.  Members of the church believe it is sinful not to speak out against being gay.
     “But it's not you [gay men and lesbians] and your filth that is causing God's condign wrath to pour out unmixed and unmitigated on this rebellious nation,” Margie Phelps told On Top Magazine in 2008. “It's all of the pride and sin of doomed America; it's all the fag enablers, without which you would be back in the closet with your mouth shut, where you belong.”
     This is the face of the Gospel According to Hate.


Here's an interview of Constance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Image from The Advocate

1 comments:

truthspew said...

Moore proves something. Get in their face and they run.

I have to wonder though, why such a focus on gay people??? Seriously, so many other violations and abominations in the O.T. and they focus on gays.

I wonder what would happen if you did the old tumescence test on Freddie boy.