Alex Blaze

Fred Phelps's church to protest Tony Snow's funeral

Filed By Alex Blaze | July 17, 2008 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media, Politics
Tags: funeral protest, George W. Bush, homophobic behavior, protest, Tony Snow, Westboro Baptist Church

They do have a knack for consistency, the Phelpsians: they hate just about everyone.snowinhellwbc.jpg

Yes, today they're marchin' on former White House press secretary Tony Snow's funeral. The problem with him is that Bush signed a law banning funeral protests and Snow didn't quit. That makes him a "heretical scribe."

For all the demonization of the WBC that goes on out there, they end up proving themselves useful to the right because they can say, "Hey, we're not that bad of homophobes. Just look at those guys!" I personally think that they're better than the Dobsons of the world - they're the awkward, unpolished, non-media-genic logical extension of the more powerful Religious Righters. They keep it consistent and honest.

Full statement from the WBC on Tony Snow, after the jump.

It's a little tough to read, but I'm not going to put in paragraphs for the Westboro Baptist Church. I don't like them that much. (Via Pam.)

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 400 Michigan Ave. NE Tony Snow (Press Secretary for 6 "B" George W. Bush) is dead, YES! He had a platform, he was given some small talent by his creator. He was an unfaithful steward, and is now residing in hell. Each opportunity he had to faithfully Report what the servants at WBC had to tell this country/world, Tony Snow besmerched and vilified the words of God and the people of God. Thereby being a party to the crime of passing laws to make the preaching of the gospel to this adulterous and sinful generation = criminal activity. That is a very bad monkey! This is what the Lord Jesus Christ said about hypocritical heretical "scribes": Matthew 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows? houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Matthew 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men?s bones, and of all uncleanness. Matthew 23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, Luke 11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them. You see there is nothing worse than a scribe who has gone away from their primary duty to faithfully report the facts as they ARE! And how appropriate that this brute, vain beast of a brat was raised Catholic, but then determined like his forefathers that oops! he'd rather be a filthy Episcopalian, instead. God hates Tony Snow, and that is why he is now burning in hell.

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Gawd this guy is such a deuche bag! One of the most moving parts of "The Laramie Project" is when Christina Ricci comes out in her little angel costume and they all block Phelps' protest outside of the courthouse where Matthew Sheppard's killers were being tried. I cry every time.

Best bet is just to ignore this nitwit. He and his unbalanced children relish all of the negative attention that they can get.

I don't think they hate soldiers or Tony Snow at all - it's just a particularly effective strategy change for them.

Protesting gay events wasn't getting them any coverage because gay people ignored them, made fun of them and effectively countered what they did.

But attacking right-wing targets and implying they're somehow supporting the gayz does the same thing as that stupid cage match - brings out the homophobia in the people they're protesting.

Like the jocks in high school who would keep their friends in line or initiate new clique members by accusing them of being gay - the friends would go out of their way to say "No! I'm not! See, I'll beat the crap out of this gay kid to prove it!"

Yeah, suddenly people know they exist because they started protesting soldiers. Before no one else seemed to care but us. Wonder why that is...

Michael J. | July 18, 2008 1:26 AM

Speaking of protests and homophobes, just a reminder: The homophobic reggae Straight Pride march is still on for Aug. 31 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Never too soon for activists to start planning the counter-protests.

I wonder why the "good" Christians don't speak out against this trashy preacher? And yes Alex, you are absolutely right, nobody gives a damn about his hate for us, it's all about the soldiers.

I fully supported the Million Fag March that decided to protest Phelps this past March 30.

Curtis Morton | July 18, 2008 6:57 AM

Fred Phelps is a worthless piece of sh*t! Just google his name and anyone can see how awful this man is, from punching his own baby in the face because it was crying in the middle of his sermon to telling his congregation that it is acceptable for husbands to beat up their wives if they don't do what the husband commands.

Leslie, I agree with you that other Christians need to speak out against wannabe-Rev. Phelps, rather than just stating that he, and his church, is not recognized by the Baptist church. In fact, his "church" of about 100 are about 90% made up of his brainwashed family.

I also think it's interesting that Phelps used to donate money to the Republican party until they spoke out about him, at which time he started his "hate campaign" against them and the government.

Yeah, but then you have the Dobson's and LaBarbarera's "speaking out" against PhelpsCo while doing the same damn thing only quieter and more media savvy. They have more money and media savvy.

But this part gets me:

And how appropriate that this brute, vain beast of a brat was raised Catholic, but then determined like his forefathers that oops! he'd rather be a filthy Episcopalian, instead.

Didn't Phelps and Company protest the Pope when he was here for being "filthy, sodomite whores?"

If Phelps didn't exist, we'd need to invent him. Toys in the attic!