Alex Blaze

Ku Klux Klan Protests the Westboro Baptist Church

Filed By Alex Blaze | May 31, 2011 12:30 PM | comments

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Tags: Arlington National Cemetary, homophobic behavior, KKK, protest, racism, sexism, troops, Virginia, WBC

kkk-wbc.pngWhen the WBC was just anti-gay and just protested the funerals of people who died from complications related to HIV/AIDS, no one cared about what they were doing besides the queers (and Michael Moore). But then they started protesting funerals of The Troops and suddenly they got more attention then they could handle from the mainstream media. Everyone on the right and the left has said how much they hate them - there really is no one willing to stand up and defend the WBC on their merits now.

And now the KKK has counterprotested the WBC:

"It's the soldier that fought and died and gave them that right to free speech," said Dennis LaBonte, the self-described "Imperial Wizard" of the KKK group that he said he formed several years ago.

"That's fine," said Abigail Phelps, the daughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps. "They have no moral authority on anything.

"People like them say it's white power ... white supremacy," Phelps said. "The Bible doesn't say anywhere that it's an abomination to be born of a certain gender or race."
LaBonte insisted he is not a racist nor a "hate-monger," but said he believes the white race is "slowly and most assuredly being denigrated."

I'm not going to partake in their little hate vs. hate debate, but I'll just point out that hating the WBC no long means anything at all any more. They are plain the most generally despised people in the country.

So, the next time Bill O'Reilly rants against them to show how patriotic he is or Peter Labarbera points to them to show us what actual homophobes look like (because apparently it's a degree, not quality sort of thing), just remember that even the KKK doesn't like the WBC. There's nothing virtuous in hating the WBC.

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Gosh Alex I don't hate the WBC. I love them. I respect their right to say and do the most absurd things (by my standards). In fact they are one of my favorite comedian groups. And they are educational too. Watching the saga of Fred's family unfold through the decades is like a semi controlled experiment in social sciences. Add to that the wonderful case being made for removing the tax exemption of non-profits and perhaps he will even contribute to resolving the U.S. budget deficit. Hey, what's not to like?

twinkie1cat | May 31, 2011 1:22 PM

This is so funny, the KKK hating on the WBC. Talk about a snake eating its own tail!!!!! I wish they hate groups would all do this to each other. Start with the teaparties and work it on down.

This is actually pretty funny.

But as some have already said, I actually sort of like the WBC, and I think it's great whenever they show up. Not only are they one of the most entertaining hate groups out there, but they make everyone who opposes GLBT rights look bad. All we have to do is point to them and say, "See? This is Maggie Gallagher after a few too many drinks!"

>"That's fine," said Abigail Phelps, the daughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps. "They have no moral authority on anything.

:I ....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAomgomgomgHAHAHAHAHAAHA! Seriously? Talk about the pot and all!