Skip to comments.Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Penn State; Atheist and Gay Groups to Counter-Protest
Posted on 11/11/2011 11:32:31 AM PST by celticfreedom
Westboro Baptist Church, best-known for picketing funerals of dead soldiers, is now taking its show of hate to Penn State - to protest the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the country and shocked the university. However, the divisive group's actions have united a divided campus, by inspiring a counter-protest by the atheist and LGBT student groups.
On Saturday, Nov. 11, the WBC will be holding up its famously abrasive signs at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA where the Penn State football team will take on Nebraska. According to the WBC website, "Penn State has the wrath of God raining down on them in righteous judgement!"
WBC says the alleged cover-up is similar to the cover-up scandals that have plagued the Catholic Church in recent years. "They have taken from the playbook of the Catholics. Let's diddle the little kiddies and hide it from top to bottom!" the group's website says. "Fitting that the head cover-up artist is called the Pope of Happy Valley. How sick is that! Not surprising, but sick!"
In addition, the radical fundamentalist group also plans on protesting the current state of education.
"College in this country is nothing more than a giant party, with a few classes set to instruct in sin thrown in for good measure," the WBC site says. "What you have turned out of those classes are raping priests, raping coaches, raping marines, along with various other violent dangerous brutes that are poised to be tomorrows 'heroes' in this vile land. Wake up! You have angered your God beyond recovery. More and worse is coming! America is doomed! "
However, despite the polarizing nature of WBC as well as the sex abuse scandal itself, which caused many Penn State students to riot after it was announced legendary football coach Joe Paterno was fired, the radical group has caused the Penn State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally Student Alliance to team up with the Penn State Atheist/Agnostic Association in a counter-protest.
For Scott Brown, president of the Penn State Atheist/Agnostic Association, it is not that WBC is protesting the child sex scandal which has inspired his group to counter-protest, but the "bigotry" that they represent.
"I think it's hateful and it's bigoted and narrow-minded and it supports cultures of intolerance that we have in America," Brown said, according to Penn State college newspaper, The Collegian.
Alyssia Motah, co-president of the LGBTQA Student Alliance, says that WBC's presence will be a chance to be heard.
"The fact that they're going to be here is an opportunity for us to react and we intend to do that," Motah said.
Motah also hopes that other students will join in.
"Just to visibly be there is going to be a great and I hope the student body will stand behind us on that," she said. "We will be the ones with rainbow flags."
As the old saying goes..”even a broke clock is correct twice a day”
Let’s not forget, Sandusky is a HOMOSEXUAL pedophile.
If the “gods” are smiling upon us that day..perhaps they will take each other out...
This "church" of left wing trial lawyers who are trying to kookify (pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it) the church vs. those who hate the church because it's not homosexual. They both have the same goal. Destroy the church.
This should be exciting. What have they got to argue about away from the TV cameras?
Maybe they could do lunch?
Every homosexual is a pedophile in waiting.
If 2 groups of total a-holes and sh1t-for-brains want to fight a war with each other, that’s fine with me.
“I think it’s hateful and it’s bigoted and narrow-minded and it supports cultures of intolerance that we have in America,” Brown said, according to Penn State college newspaper, The Collegian.
So what you are saying is that you love to see boys raped by homosexuals and vilify us for hating that?
And that is why the gay group is counter-protesting.
Instead of “let’s not forget”,
I should have said, “this points out the fact that”
Sandusky is a _homosexual_ pedophile.
(I have to credit Norm Macdonald with saying this about Michael Jackson.)
So... they're protesting against those who say homo sex with children is bad, and they're protecting others who would jump at the chance to do the same thing with children.
In other words, homo sex with kids is good, and they want more of it.
I do believe this is the first time I could be called the slightest bit supportive of a Westboro protest.
Any group organizing to supply these two group with bigger weapons ?
I have to disagree with this statement. Flame away.
Don’t tell me; They will be protesting the kids. Like Ann Coulter says-The Westboros are Satanists.
The funniest thing I read was someone pointing out that Sandusky and Paterno were registered Republicans, as if it would somehow implicate all Republicans.
If that is the case, than it really implicates homos.
My money is on Westboro. They're all men (or at least they look sort of like men), and the others are girls (or they look sort of like girls).
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