Bil Browning

Phelps clan says they'll picket in Indy

Filed By Bil Browning | September 16, 2009 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living

Fred Phelps and his group of crazed anti-gay nutjobs from Westboro Baptist Church have announced they'll be picketing outside of Indianapolis's North Central High School on Sept 24 from 2:55-3:30pm. Why? Because the school is putting on a performance of The Laramie Project, a famous play about Matthew Sheppard's brutal murder.

god_hates_fags.jpgThe hate group also plans on picketing the Jewish Post & Opinion newspaper offices and the Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center. The group often announces plans to picket events and never shows up.

Lt. Hench of the Indianapolis Police Department's North District confirmed that IMPD was aware of the Phelps clan's plans and that they would have extra officers assigned to the events. He said IMPD was not aware of any planned counter-protests, but "all preparations would include that likelihood."

Indiana has a law preventing picketers at military funerals after the hate group started protesting outside the ceremonies; lawmakers didn't care when the group was just screaming insults and derogatory remarks at the queers since many of them get campaign donations from Hoosier far right Christian groups like the Indiana Family Institute or Advance America. No word yet on whether or not the Indiana Family Institute will be joining the Westboro Baptist Church at the "We Hate The Gays & Jews" pickets.

The Laramie Project performances are Sept. 24, 25, and 26 at 7:00 each night in the North Central Auditorium - 1801 East 86th Street. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or information is available at 317-259-5301.

I won't link to Phelps' website since it draws their attention and they already monitor the main Bilerico Project site, but after the jump is what they have to say about why they're coming to Indy.

(The lack of formatting is their problem. It's not like I'm going to help them out by editing it.)

9/24 1:15-1:45pm

Jewish Post & Opinion - God doesn't care re: your opinion! 238 S. Meridian 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. WBC will be around and about because the local High School thinks it is soooo cool to worship a dead fag named Matthew Sheperd. Why are you so quiet about this great sin? Why are you hiding the truth from the young people in your community? BECAUSE that is what you scribes do. That is why Jesus Christ fussed at you, as quoted above. You purposely hide the truth, and then go one step further - you cover it with flowery crap! This reference that Jesus Christ makes here is to your Levitical Law about how to handle dead corpses! You know that to be true - just like Haggai reminded the hypocrites of his day: Haggai 2:10 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, 11 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying, 12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No. 13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean. 14 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean. Do not pretend that you are clean of the blood of Matthew Sheperd or any other person who you had a duty to tell the truth of God's Standard to, and you failed to tell! Obama will turn on you Jews, shortly and then you will reap all of this death and destruction which YOU HAVE SOWN - you LYING SCRIBES, YOU! Praise our Lord Jesus Christ the King of Kings and Lord of Lords - BEHOLD THE KING OF THE JEWS! AMEN!

9/24 2:10-2:40pm

Arthur M. Glick JCC - JCCs poor substitute for obeying God! 6701 Hoover Rd WBC will be on hand, we like to sing to our Jewish brethren. We like to see their faces and hear their words so that we may give testimony to the fact that THERE ARE NO GOOD FIGS! Check out these simple facts, rebels: God with you did make a pact. Just OBEY, He's got your back. But when you rebel, we'll be there. God reached out His words to you. You curse Him with all you do. He's put you to shame, we'll be there. We'll be there to remind you, God has brought all this evil upon you. Whenever God smacks you - we'll be there. Just look over your shoulder, rebels! Seriously! The Lord Jesus Christ whom you defy daily in all ways and all words with deeds along side - that Lord will soon return to conduct the RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS. However, like that evil Saul was a tyrant and a clueless piece of pooh, you think your genealogy will buy you a pass! OMG! No, at crunch time God will choose your punishment and will turn those of your own household whom you trust to protect and help you - I say God will turn those same people against you. 1Samuel 19:1 And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David. 2 But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself: All of these things are determined, and there is nothing you faithless Jews can do when God sends Antichrist Obama to destroy you! If you repent then perhaps God will help you at that hour, but not because you or anyone deserves the mercy of God. Those 144,000 who are His chosen people from amongst you will receive that mercy and kindness, God will have mercy on whomsoever He wills. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ! AMEN!

9/24 2:55-3:30pm

North Central High School - Matt is STILL in hell, deal w/it 1801 E 86th St Check out our new song on the subject of God's wrath sung to "I'm Bad", called "God Is Mad". Here are some of the lyrics: "Your God is mad; Gonna tell you right. You show your filth, in broad daylight. We're telling you,'Bout how God feels You won't obey. You're so self-willed Come On, Come On, Listen to us, All Right. He's given you the chance to see His blessings on this whole country. We're telling you, Just shut your mouth He knows your sin, What you're about. Well you say his wrath has limits, but you know that's so untrue. My friends you ain't seen nothin'! Just wait till God gets through. Because you're bad, you're bad,come on(Bad, bad, really, really bad) And God is mad, he's mad, you know it (Mad, mad - really, really mad) You've sinned so bad, Admit it - you know it (Bad, bad - really, really bad) And the whole world has to answer to God Just to tell you once again, God's mad!" And to show His wrath, God has killed Matthew Sheperd. God has also let you dummies put the Antichrist in the Whitehouse. So, stand by for more wrath. Praise God! AMEN!

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this, of course, is why Tectonic Theater Project is working with over 130 professional theaters, community theaters, universities, colleges etc etc to do this epilogue on the same day to drive the Phelps folks crazy (er, crazier)

Annette Gross | September 16, 2009 8:34 PM

Thanks for posting this Bil. These people make me sick! And you know, they will be protesting right during the High Holy Days - Rosh Hashanah. I hope you're right and they don't show up.

I will be there with a group holding up sheets with love of God Messages blocking Phelps message.

Bill, (and I hope that the Rev Phelps is monitoring this comment!) We all must know and realize that the reason for Phelps' rant is that fact that he is gay and he simply hates himself equally just to show his minions that he, "Isn't one of those kind of people". I had a dream just 2 nights ago when Matthew Shepperd appeared in it and although I cannot remember how it at first (many times I cannot remember most of my dreams at all)started what I saw simply amazed me in the that first with his back to me then as he turned towards me if couldn't help but see the peace that shown brightly about his whole body. I had been troubled by his murder those years ago but no more...I know that he is with our blessed lord in heaven even now reaching out in forgiveness to those who would hate him for being the gay man that he was in his past life. So Rev. Phelps god will forgive you your hate one day when you get over your lying too and about yourself.

They linked the post, Daniel. At least one of them read it.

I will be going to the Jewish Opinion & Post because it's close to where I work. I wish I could go help out the other places, but I can't miss anymore work than I am already this week. I want to stand up for my rights as a person who is a member of the GLBTQ community, but also as a person whose husband is a trans soldier.


I went to the Jewish Post & Opinion. I am wet, but I can say that I am so glad I went. There were people who work at the Homewood Suites right across the street who came out and stood with me in the rain. I will post pics later to my Facebook. Let me know if you would like a link.

Eric Hailperin-Lausch | September 22, 2009 6:58 PM

I am a JCC member and My son attends North Central High School. He says that he has not met any students who agree with the protests. Perhaps this can be a teachable moment? I am so grateful for the positive comments on this site.