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#1 Tiger Lilly

Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

I had heard of them before now, but when I came across the documentary on youtube called The Most Hated Family in America, I was curious.

Now that I've watched the two series' and some other things about them etc, I am in complete shock. I don't even know what else to say but that I am in shock!

Some of it doesn't even make any sense - for example, Shirley Phelps carried on that all homosexuals come under the banner of adultery commandment, simply because there are men out there cheating on their wives with other men so therefore all gay activity is covered by the adultery commandment.

I believe they are a cult, absolutely! Very sick and disturbed people and what they do to their children is just horrid.

What shocks me is that there is currently only about 40 members of the "church". Usually when things like this get a lot of media attention then more random idiots jump on the bandwagon, but I'm not seeing that here.

They are very into keeping their cult among themselves. As they said in the doco, they are not interested in saving anyone, but just spreading the word so that everyone knows they are going to hell (basically).

What I also found interesting is the level of anger in these people. You can literally feel the anger pouring out of them when they start sprouting their crap.

Now, I am by no means even remotely religious but I respect others rights to believe in whatever they want. But in all honesty, I have no respect for what these people do and I am judging them nine ways to sunday right now.

Thoughts?

ETA: the other part that sickens me is their rejoicing in other peoples pain, because apparently it is Gods will. So everyone outside of the church is a sinner and going to hell. No two ways about it according to them.

Edited by Mexy, 05 March 2012 - 08:55 PM.


#2 ali27

Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

They are digusting blights on humanity. Picketing funerals, claiming that natural disasters are some sort of payback for sin....and especially the way they are brain washing their children. It's frightening.

#3 Ianthe

Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

These people are completely nutty. Very disturbing ideas and actions.

#4 ~Nodnol~

Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

They are scum. Absolute scum.

#5 follies

Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

My "favourite" Westboro Baptist Church quote, for lack of a better word is "God doesn't hate you because you are gay, you are gay because God hates you"

Evil

Edited by rjflc69, 05 March 2012 - 09:43 PM.
Edit by Mod to remove profanity


#6 Polly Esther

Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

They're just insane.

It's sad that they have so many kids and raise them in this horrid lifestyle too.

Let's hope that once Fred and his daughter die, that'll be it. When I've seen docos on them (a Louis Theroux one comes to mind), the others don't seem as obsessed as Shirley is... and Fred is head of the church so he's kinda important too... but some of the others just seem like they're kinda going along with it... but probably wouldn't if not for these more senior members.

Edited by Polly Esther, 05 March 2012 - 10:23 PM.


#7 ~Delilah~

Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

Proof that evil exists and it has many faces. They are Godless people.

#8 Jesus

Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:45 PM

Exceptionally intelligent... and completely insane.

Not unlike many religions that only apply certain excerpts of the bible to their 'belief system', it just seems in the WBCs case they didn't read anything about kindness, compassion, forgiveness, Heavenly Fathers love...

#9 Excentrique

Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

The old man has a mental illness. The rest of them are brainwashed. I kind of pity them.

#10 lovealpacas

Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:43 AM

Are these the people that picket funerals? I think they were on 60 Minutes last year. Disgusting, a cult. I'm very sad for the people caught up in it, the ones who've been suckered in sad.gif

#11 JaneDoe2010

Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:46 AM

Thankfully I don't know any Christians who support their actions or beliefs. They disgust me and they're going to have a lot to answer for when they're finally staring Jesus in the face. I don't think they'll be so confident then.

Edited by JaneDoe2010, 06 March 2012 - 05:47 AM.


#12 JustBeige

Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:47 AM

They are truly foul. I feel so so sorry for the children

#13 Bart.

Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:58 AM

There are a tiny minority of extremists in every religion and unfortunately in the day of mass media, it's usually them who get the most attention because they're the most newsworthy.  They're barely an atom of the 1 billion Christians world wide who don't believe this rubbish.  It's scary and wrong what they're 'preaching'.

#14 Lady Garden

Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:11 AM

"The Church has previously condemned particular nations, such as Italy, which it described as a nation of "mobster-breeding perverts", and Australia, which it describes as the "land of the sodomite damned"."(Wikipedia)
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Edited by FluffyOscar, 06 March 2012 - 06:23 AM.


#15 HeroOfCanton

Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:39 AM

As much as they disgust me, I do have to laugh at them sometimes.
Louis Theroux spent some time with them for a doco, and they were picketing outside a hardware store...
Why?
Because the store sold Swedish made vacuum cleaners, and they were unhappy with Swedens stance on homosexuality.
wacko.gif

Big picture & all that I guess...

Oh, and there's announcing that they were going to picket at Steve Jobs' funeral becaus dapple was sinful via 'twitter for iPhone'

So yeah, to keep my anger with them at a minimum, I laugh at them instead...

Edited by *Browncoat*, 06 March 2012 - 06:45 AM.


#16 Paladin

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:09 AM

They know how to play the system, in the US they have a right to picket and protest as long as it's done peacefully.  They are lawyers and that's how they fund themselves, they know the law inside out, you do anything to stop them protesting they will sue you.

I love hearing the reports of the bikies that block the funerals so that they can't be seen.

#17 YankDownUnder

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:21 AM

QUOTE (*Browncoat* @ 06/03/2012, 07:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As much as they disgust me, I do have to laugh at them sometimes.
Louis Theroux spent some time with them for a doco, and they were picketing outside a hardware store...
Why?
Because the store sold Swedish made vacuum cleaners, and they were unhappy with Swedens stance on homosexuality.
wacko.gif

Big picture & all that I guess...

Oh, and there's announcing that they were going to picket at Steve Jobs' funeral becaus dapple was sinful via 'twitter for iPhone'

So yeah, to keep my anger with them at a minimum, I laugh at them instead...

That's my attitude as well.  Nothing p*sses a hater off faster than laughing at them. wink.gif

#18 opethmum

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:26 AM

As a Christian I abhor the practices of the Westboro Baptist Church. They are not of sound doctrine and are not following the bible at all. They a wolves in sheep's clothing and ignore the basic commandment by God in that we should love our neighbour as our selves.
I am ashamed that they use the scriptures to further their agenda of hate and condemnation. The scriptures are hope filled and love based it is a shame that they do not see that what they are doing is hate filled and not what the bible is commanding them to do, that is one simple thing is to love unconditionally.



#19 Iliketoflounce

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

as someone who believes in God and goes to church I must say that the Westboro Baptist Church is a cult and as one pp they are wolves in sheep's clothing. There is nothing 'christian' about them they are a hate group

#20 marley*and*me

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:57 AM

I watched the Louie doco and could not stop laughing at them. There "gay enabler" Pickett sign cracks me up every time.

But yes a very sad suitation what they are doing to those children. And I was surprised as to how well educated they were. They are very intelligent people. Putty they use it for insane purposes.

#21 hayleymumof3

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

They are crazy that is when I like people like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ZXxnl4lIk

And this Mob the Patriot Guard Riders who come from all over America to protect US military families from seeing the Westboro Baptist Church picketers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZci1PtX2ew



#22 HeroOfCanton

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE (*Shabadoo* @ 06/03/2012, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still, nice to see some of their targets have a good sense of humour about them.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-3o-best...hurch-protest-s

Brilliant original.gif I love 'god hates signs'

#23 Mumma3

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE
as someone who believes in God and goes to church I must say that the Westboro Baptist Church is a cult and as one pp they are wolves in sheep's clothing. There is nothing 'christian' about them they are a hate group

ditto.
Also, I don't know why they call themselves a "Baptist" church - they are in no way, shape or form anything to do with any Baptist theology that I know of.
I think people like this just make God sad  sad.gif

#24 TK421

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:54 AM

I agree with YankDownUnder.

Cults are great for making fun of, but other than that they don't do anything good.

I bet they hate bacon too, which is just plain ridiculous. Everyone loves bacon. Except pigs.

#25 JustBeige

Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE (*Shabadoo* @ 06/03/2012, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They are the price to be paid for having 'Freedom of Speech' enshrined in the USA's Constitution. Horrible people.

Still, nice to see some of their targets have a good sense of humour about them.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-3o-best...hurch-protest-s

roll2.gif   Number 13

Edited by JustBeige, 06 March 2012 - 10:02 AM.





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