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Waymon Hudson

Westboro Baptist Church vs Comic Books: "God Hates Nerds"

Filed By Waymon Hudson | July 17, 2010 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Fundie Watch, Gay Geeks
Tags: comic books, Fred Phelps, LGBT, nerds, San Diego Comic Con, Westboro Baptist Church

Guess who's pissing off über-hater Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church now? Besides gays, soldiers, politicians, Americans, the French, and the rest of the crazy laundry list, that is...

Nerds. Specifically the nerds at the San Diego Comic-Con, the massive annual gathering of comic book fans and collectors. Why, you may ask? For having "false idols" like Superman and Batman.

Seriously.

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Listen to their "reasoning" after the jump...

From Westboro (via their creepy, crazy website "God Hates Fags"):

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Are you kidding?! If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here. They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do! Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. It is time to put away the silly vanities and turn to God like you mean it. The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry.

Just when you think they can't get any more insane after picketing the funerals and trials of anti-gay hate crimes victims and soldiers killed in battle, the Phelps clan sinks to a whole new level of crazy.

Personally, I think the more we see of Westboro and their extremism, the better. It shows the true, unhinged face of people that oppose equality and want to impose their radical beliefs on an entire nation.

Take a good look, America. And hug your local nerd in solidarity.


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CAfurrball | July 17, 2010 12:56 PM

One can only guess they serve a vengeful, angry, hating god [spelled with a lower-case "g" on purpose, as that is not the real "God"].

Hopefully, their "god" will be more merciful to them than they are to others, with their judgmentalism, and hate. In perspective, though, I can MUCH more plainly see what life is probably like inside their "compound"/"world."

Frankly, though, I would LOVE to see their bodies being autopsied at the end of their hateful, hate-filled lives. Every organ must be diseased, as the hate consumes them!!!

I wonder if they even realize what a parody they are...

um... this is an obvious sign that Lex Luther and his evil minions at the Temple of Doom has taken over the Westboro Baptist Church!

I love it... "God hates math" they are great. I hope that they keep going because they are an example of how stupid fundamentalism is. Fundies are getting to the point where many of them don't want to be associated with these snake tossers.

The guy is a media whore and gets the PR he wants. He only needs to infect maybe 10 in the whole country to agree with him every time he pulls an asinine stunt like this to spread his hate. And he's good at the PR part. From what I can see that doesn't at all look like a San Diego neighborhood, so he's already got folks looking at his stuff, even before he gets there.

I do agree with you though - the more WE see of them, the more it "shows the true, unhinged face of people that oppose equality and want to impose their radical beliefs on an entire nation."

I plan to be there to protest HIS funeral. Anyone care to join me???

Nerds: Can't fix your computer without them and nwo we can't throw them in a lake of fire.

Jeebus, Waymon. Next thing you know, you'll be wanting us all to watch Revenge of the Nerds and feel sorry for these people who've done nothing wrong... :)

Can we make shirts that say:

"Nerds- Burning in a Lake of Fire for all Eternity"

Pretty please?? And put a big picture of nerdy me? LOL

Ah, sorry, I guess that should be:
god (little 'g') hates non-nerds.
Ignore the femme-walk bit.

I was in my gay-political state of mind.

Lee Sonoflaw | July 18, 2010 11:11 PM

One thing most of us don't realize with "conservative" Christians, you can NEVER too religious or too conservative. Were they to take charge of the world, it would be a race to the bottom (or back to the 14th century). Even the taliban and fundamentalists sharia laws would ultimately be "sinful". The most minor minutia would be open to condemnation.

For example, I grew up in a very conservative church that had a major schism over the width of the pastor's ties. The congregation actually split because the offending garment was more than 2 inches wide. In the long run, a person could not possibly be “too” religious or restrictive or conservative.

When getting to heaven or paradise is the only goal of life, you can take no chances with failure. You personally have to be aggressive about your life, your family’s, your neighbor’s, your community’s and your country’s. Their sins could rub off on you or you could be held responsible for their sin because you didn’t intervene.

It starts with small things: comic books, ties, the length of your garments, do women cover their hair in public?. But it continues: Do you work on the Sabbath? Do you pray the required number of times per day? Do you respect other’s rights to their own personal choices? Do women talk to men in public? It would never stop! All forms of enlightenment becomes a sin.

God damn, Westboro Church is fucking nuts. All of them and their "god hates the world" song.

I think we should kidnap their children and bring them to a comic book convention. I bet they would have 100% more fun than at church with their bible-thumping nutso families.

Of course not. I'm better than that.

If people actually did worship Batman as an idol, that means that they would expect him to save them.

Using that as a sarcastic comment indicates that he doesn't actually think anyone does so, so... what is he supposed to be saying?