Skip to comments.Church displays disturbing messages (Westboro Baptist "Church" pickets military installations)
Posted on 03/04/2010 12:00:33 PM PST by caldera599
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Wednesday, members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church came to Hampton Roads. They stood outside several local military installations carrying signs and chanting anti-American songs. Including the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, where they were met by a small group of protesters with a message of their own.
Less than a mile from the facility that treats wounded Sailors and Marines, the group from Westboro Baptist Church stood on a street corner carrying controversial signs.
A passing motorist told WAVY.com that the display disturbed him.
"We're out here saying that a doomed America is relying upon the strength of it's military. That's a mistake," explained WBC Member, Margie Phelps.
Their contempt lies, not only with the military, but the nation as a whole. And they say God is on their side.
Protesters could be heard singing: "God hates America, the dying soldiers' home."
"God is no longer blessing America, he is cursing America. And where you find it is in the face of the violent military brute," Phelps continued.
That's a slap in the face to Jennifer Randall, who has family members in the military, "We have so many young people over there dying everyday so they can stand and do stuff like that."
A small group of counter protesters challenged not only the message from the Kansas-based group, but their faith as well.
Sandie Garren who opposes the WBC said, "These people do not represent us as Christians. This is not Christianity and God does not hate anybody."
"That's why it's important to stand against messages of intolerance and bigotry," explained another opposed the the WBC.
Most people just drove right by.
Those idiots are not a church or Baptists
Sounds more like the anti-war protesters from the 60’s.
They too claimed to be church members.
Completely dispicable people. If God so chose, a bolt of lightning striking them would suit me just fine.
I have come to believe that they’re libtard trolls.
These people are pathetic cretins. Someone who lives in Topeka, where they are based, told me that their “preacher” has all of his flock who drive go to other churches and park their cars around them on Sunday so that the people who attend those churches have to park blocks away and walk. That story told me all I needed to know about this group.
Thats what I believe too
It’s a shame this “church” doesn’t approach the saving grace of Jesus Christ with the same zeal...
I agree. They are wasting air.
It’s too bad one of the passing cars didn’t go out of control and turn these inbred misfits into roadkill. The filthy freaks in this family are the end product of incest and perversion.
Of course they are. They are registered ‘rats with a ‘rat worldview.
There is nothing Christian in this church.