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Church to protest Comic-Con because of 'idol worship' (Westboro Baptist Church)
SciFi Wire ^ | 07/09/2010 | staff

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."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: bieber; bigots; inman; lunatics; phelps; wbc
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Other scheduled WBC protests:

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.

1 posted on 07/09/2010 9:34:57 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

worst faux christian troll sect ever


2 posted on 07/09/2010 9:39:34 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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To: tlb
"I wonder if our resident Mormon haters are Westboro associates. "

Interesting question...for the most part, seems like most of the Anti-Mormon/s/isms are have no denomination ...magritte
3 posted on 07/09/2010 9:41:13 PM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: tlb

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.


4 posted on 07/09/2010 9:41:35 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: tlb

WBC is not a church. It is a cult.


5 posted on 07/09/2010 9:44:19 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: magritte
WBC hates everybody.

The Anti-Mormon crowd here seem to be more narrowly focused in their bigoted narrow-mindedness.

6 posted on 07/09/2010 9:46:43 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: tlb

Please please please...

Let someone wearing a Jesus costume confront these bozos... and put it on youtube.


7 posted on 07/09/2010 9:48:00 PM PDT by rwilson99
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Hmmm... a comic ABOUT the Phelps lot might be interesting though.


8 posted on 07/09/2010 9:48:13 PM PDT by februus
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To: tlb

On the left is Fred Phelps, leader of the "church." On the right is the pastor from Poltergeist 2.

9 posted on 07/09/2010 9:48:28 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: tlb
... they plan to picket the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con ...

They ought to fit right in.

10 posted on 07/09/2010 9:48:46 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: MindBender26; magritte

They are just a bit obsessive and deranged, but generally harmless (the FR group, that is). The Phelps cult, well, they are insane.


11 posted on 07/09/2010 9:49:45 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (You can evade reality, but you cannot evade the consequences of evading reality. ~Ayn Rand)
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To: MindBender26

It’s not a cult.

Its a bunch of provocateurs hoping to raise a response that will pay off in a courtroom.


12 posted on 07/09/2010 9:51:42 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: februus

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.


13 posted on 07/09/2010 9:54:09 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: mylife

You are right.

Let’s add them to our list for when it starts......


14 posted on 07/09/2010 9:55:04 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: MindBender26

15 posted on 07/09/2010 9:56:31 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: tlb
The ACLU has filed briefs in support of Phelps and his cult.

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!

16 posted on 07/09/2010 9:57:00 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Larry Lucido

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....

</ satire>


17 posted on 07/09/2010 9:58:07 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: tlb
07/17/2010 Busch Stadium - Cardinals v. Dodgers game 700 Clark St. WBC to picket the sport of baseball.

What do they have against baseball?

18 posted on 07/09/2010 9:58:20 PM PDT by Huntress (Who the hell are you to tell me what's in my best interests?)
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To: mylife
Great Minds.....

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.

Be well

19 posted on 07/09/2010 10:01:38 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: Huntress

Why?

They are so anti-gay and baseball is “The Old BALL Game!”

Maybe. About as logical as the rest of their ideas.


20 posted on 07/09/2010 10:04:14 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: tlb
Wonder what would happen if the creator of the Archangels comic was a guest at the convention


21 posted on 07/09/2010 10:04:46 PM PDT by Ellendra (I'll believe it's a crisis when the people who say it's a crisis, ACT like it's a crisis!)
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To: Richard Kimball

“You’ll die in theah!”


22 posted on 07/09/2010 10:05:38 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: tlb
07/22/2010 San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr. WBC to picket Comic Con

7/22...The same day Bruce Campbell is gonna be there. I'd love to hear his comments on the protest.


23 posted on 07/09/2010 10:07:45 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Huntress
What do they have against baseball?

Isn't obvious? The bat is obviously a demonic phallic symbol. Then, there is all the ball handling...
24 posted on 07/09/2010 10:08:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: tlb
Superman and Spiderman have contributed a lot more to this world than these clowns have.
25 posted on 07/09/2010 10:10:18 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: tlb

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.


26 posted on 07/09/2010 10:11:59 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: MindBender26

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.


27 posted on 07/09/2010 10:15:54 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: tlb
and who will protest against them for misrepresenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
28 posted on 07/09/2010 10:15:56 PM PDT by mstar
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To: tlb

LOL!

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!


29 posted on 07/09/2010 10:18:02 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: tlb

*sigh*


30 posted on 07/09/2010 10:18:24 PM PDT by Tempest (I give up)
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To: sinanju

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.


31 posted on 07/09/2010 10:19:03 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

LOL — That’s great!


32 posted on 07/09/2010 10:20:19 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: sinanju

The folks at the ComiCon may mistake the Phelps Pholks for a band of intense cosplay enthusiasts.


33 posted on 07/09/2010 10:20:44 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: skintight buffoonery

“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!”


34 posted on 07/09/2010 10:25:06 PM PDT by Hexenhammer (sic semper tyrannis)
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To: tlb

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!


35 posted on 07/09/2010 10:25:54 PM PDT by RoseyT
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To: Richard Kimball

Wow!


36 posted on 07/09/2010 10:27:25 PM PDT by RoseyT
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To: Hexenhammer

To be honest I’d reconsider my opposition to Al Qaeda if they took an anti Bieber stance.


37 posted on 07/09/2010 10:28:55 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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To: RachelFaith
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.

Nailed it.

38 posted on 07/09/2010 10:31:38 PM PDT by A message
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To: tlb

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.


39 posted on 07/09/2010 10:32:27 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: skintight buffoonery

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.


40 posted on 07/09/2010 10:33:06 PM PDT by RoseyT
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

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.
*****************

PWNT teh weaksauce n00bs @ WBC!


41 posted on 07/09/2010 10:36:00 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: RoseyT

I don’t know about his family but how can you look at this kid

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Justin_Bieber.jpg

and not want to give him a smack in the side of the head and send him off to join the army or something.


42 posted on 07/09/2010 10:39:58 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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To: skintight buffoonery

Because I remember when I was 13 and had a crush on Shaun Cassidy.


43 posted on 07/09/2010 10:44:19 PM PDT by RoseyT
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To: RoseyT

Any relation to David? My mother liked him when she was a schoolgirl. From some TV show - the partridge family?


44 posted on 07/09/2010 10:48:15 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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To: tlb
These guys need serious help. I suggest we pray for the intercession of Our Lady of Marvel:


45 posted on 07/09/2010 10:48:28 PM PDT by John Locke
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To: John Locke

What’s going on with the legs and the chest

I know comic book physiques are outlandish but my goodness


46 posted on 07/09/2010 10:50:47 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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To: skintight buffoonery

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.


47 posted on 07/09/2010 10:56:25 PM PDT by RoseyT
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To: John Locke
I suggest we pray for the intercession of Our Lady of Marvel DC:


48 posted on 07/09/2010 10:58:01 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

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


49 posted on 07/09/2010 11:03:48 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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To: tlb

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.


50 posted on 07/09/2010 11:54:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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