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."
“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.