Skip to comments.Church to protest Comic-Con because of 'idol worship' (Westboro Baptist Church)
Posted on 07/09/2010 9:34:55 PM PDT by tlb
The Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, which is headed by Fred Phelps and which has made headlines over the past few years for a series of protests of events such as the funerals of Meet the Press host Tim Russert (because of his Catholicism and what they termed his "tolerance of homosexuality") and Jerry Falwell (whom they termed a "false prophet') and perhaps most notably the funerals of American servicemen killed overseas, have announced that they plan to picket the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con from 1:15 pm to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 22.
The reason they're going to protest the con? We think it's best described in their own words, as posted on their website:
"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."
07/09/2010 Dallas Holocaust Museum 211 North Record Street, Suite 100 WBC to picket the Dallas Holocaust Museum to remind the Jews that the Lord their God caused the Holocaust. They broke His Commandments, despised His laws and crucified the Messiah.
07/11/2010 Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadelupe 2215 Ross Avenue WBC to picket the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadelupe to remind these people that Priests Rape Boys.
07/14/2010 Consulate General of Israel 6380 Wilshire Blvd. God Hates Israel and has sent Anti-Christ Beast Obama to lead the nations to march on Israel to fulfill his promised vengeance for killing his son, Jesus Christ.
07/15/2010 AMC Midland Theatre 1228 Main St. WBC will picket pervert Adam Lambert at the AMC Midland Theatre where he will be teaching the people to sin. His claim to fame is being a filthy sinner before God. He fits in perfectly in Anti-Christ Beast Obama's Doomed america.
07/16/2010 Joel Olsteen - A Night of Hope INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman WBC to preach to Joel Olsteen and his lemmings because he is the poster child for the big lie that "God loves everyone."
07/17/2010 Busch Stadium - Cardinals v. Dodgers game 700 Clark St. WBC to picket the sport of baseball.
07/17/2010 Scottrade Center - Lady Gaga Concert 1401 Clark Ave. WBC to picket Lady Gaga.
07/22/2010 San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr. WBC to picket Comic Con 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center. Are you kidding?! If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible
07/28/2010 Sprint Center 1407 Grand Blvd. WBC to picket the teen pop star Justin Bieber at the Sprint Center to remind all of those in attendance that america's destruction is imminent!
Protesting Comic Con, by Grapthar's hammer... they've gone too far. They may be on to something with the Justin Bieber protest though.
I wonder if our resident Mormon haters are Westboro associates.
worst faux christian troll sect ever
Those westboro filth had best not irritate the fanboys.
There’s nothing more dangerous than a Red Bull pounding LARPer with a +4 axe of wounding and no ride home till mom shows up.
WBC is not a church. It is a cult.
The Anti-Mormon crowd here seem to be more narrowly focused in their bigoted narrow-mindedness.
Please please please...
Let someone wearing a Jesus costume confront these bozos... and put it on youtube.
Hmmm... a comic ABOUT the Phelps lot might be interesting though.
On the left is Fred Phelps, leader of the "church." On the right is the pastor from Poltergeist 2.
They ought to fit right in.
They are just a bit obsessive and deranged, but generally harmless (the FR group, that is). The Phelps cult, well, they are insane.
It’s not a cult.
Its a bunch of provocateurs hoping to raise a response that will pay off in a courtroom.
There’s people who like to go to the zoo and watch monkeys sling poop. There’s no real difference between an incontinent chimpanzee and those westboro scum.
Someone would read it.
You are right.
Let’s add them to our list for when it starts......
Democrat ACLU attorney Rajeev Goyle worked for the ACLU when one pro-Phelps brief was filed.
Democrat ACLU attorney Rajeev Goyle then moved from Maryland to Wichita, KS, and ran for the legislature.
In that race, Democrat Rajeev Goyle bashed his conservative opponent for, “Not doing enough to stop Fred Phelps!”
The hypocrisy of the Left is amazing, sometimes!
By the way, Jerry Moran has an ACLU rating three times HIGHER than Conservative Todd Tiahrt!
Yes, that is right, the ACLU thinks Tiahrt is better than Moran!
Hate is never harmless.
My Prezdet Obama told me so.
Just before he attacked the Supreme Court, Talk Radio, the Cambridge Police Department, the military, vets, Republicans, Sarah Palin....
What do they have against baseball?
In 1965, I took (like many FReepers) an oath to protect this nation and its people against all enemies foreign and domestic.
I would never advocate violence, but that oath did not have an expiration date.
They are so anti-gay and baseball is “The Old BALL Game!”
Maybe. About as logical as the rest of their ideas.