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.
“You’ll die in theah!”
7/22...The same day Bruce Campbell is gonna be there. I'd love to hear his comments on the protest.
I really, really think Phelps and the gang are going to be disappointed with this latest outing.
Most of these venues will look on them as part of the entertainment and have a great laugh.
I can just see Lady GaGa, Justin Bieber and Adam Lambert posing for pictures in front of ol’ Fred and mocking him.
The baseball fans will pelt him and his with hot dogs and beer.
Joel Osteen might even invite him on stage for yuks.
The comic fanboys will really have blast.
I don’t think his twisted formula will work outside of the context of funerals. Especially not with people as outrageous as he is.
It’s not a cult or a church. It is a bunch of attention whores using tax loopholes. Why anyone gives them any media at all is beyond me. Let them protest and ignore them.
With luck, we’ll soon be hearing of their protesting at a Star Trek convention resulting in someone getting a Bat’leth rammed up their a**es!
You may be right. GIVE him 3 minutes of fame and he won’t be able to milk it for the full 15.
LOL at someone is far more effective than getting mad.
LOL — That’s great!
The folks at the ComiCon may mistake the Phelps Pholks for a band of intense cosplay enthusiasts.
“WBC to picket the teen pop star Justin Bieber”
Not all bad, then.
Anyway, protesting Comic-con is pointless, really. Counter protesting is even more pointless, what is to gain by trolling trolls?
“God hates Fags, Batman, and Wapanese!”
That might be a fun interaction to watch. We were in SD one year when Comic-Con was going on. Saw lots of *very* interesting characters!
To be honest I’d reconsider my opposition to Al Qaeda if they took an anti Bieber stance.
Not much you can say or do about asshats that have a fetish for negative attention. I’ll give this guy props, most trolls of his ilk skulk around internet message boards constantly getting kicked off and reapplying under new usernames. It’s a whole other level to travel the country doing it in person. I won’t feel sorry for him when he gets the beating he deserves.
Sorry, but I’m going to have to defend Bieber. I saw an interview with him, his mom, and his grandparents. I was impressed with all of them. They are a Christian family, proud of their faith, and his mom pays close attention to his behavior.
Theres nothing more dangerous than a Red Bull pounding LARPer with a +4 axe of wounding and no ride home till mom shows up.
PWNT teh weaksauce n00bs @ WBC!
I don’t know about his family but how can you look at this kid
and not want to give him a smack in the side of the head and send him off to join the army or something.
Because I remember when I was 13 and had a crush on Shaun Cassidy.
Any relation to David? My mother liked him when she was a schoolgirl. From some TV show - the partridge family?
What’s going on with the legs and the chest
I know comic book physiques are outlandish but my goodness
David and Shaun are half-brothers. Telling my age here, but Shaun was a pop star in the late 70’s. He’s a producer now. Did American Gothic and Invasion.
I suggest we pray for the intercession of Our Lady of
I hate that new look. Nice enough art style, but she doesn’t look like much of a superhero. She looks like my ex girlfriend
Not all Mormon critics are Westboro fans, though I’m sure you’ll believe what you want to.
Anyhow, it looks like the Westbums have diversified their agneda. Maybe they were getting too much heat from the obvious irony of protesting homosexuals at the funerals of straight servicemen.
By thuh way, I bet some Superman comic aficionados know the bible better than Phelps does.