The Westboro Baptist Church sure has gotten hypocritical: Here’s a protester wearing a Glee T-shirt while deriding LGBT folk. This comes after they tweeted that they would picket Steve Jobs‘ funeral… from their iPhones. More
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church
The best part? The tweet came from Margie Phelps‘ iPhone. More
The Westboro Baptist Church didn’t picket at Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral. – Megan Phelps claims that WBC has standards and won’t attack a private, unpublicized funeral. But the public memorial is fair game! (Twitter)
Not content to simply condemn most celebrities — most people, really — to hell, the kids of the Westboro Baptist Church want to remind us of the sins of these dearly departed, by picketing at their funerals. In December it was Elizabeth Edwards; now their latest target is Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away yesterday.
While the rest of us were saying “Rest In Peace” to this film icon, Megan Phelps-Roper and Margie Phelps, both daughters to hateful pastor Fred Phelps, tweeted offensive messages deriding her memory. More
First of all, it’s frankly terrifying that the second generation of Phelpses are so Twitter-savvy. It’s not enough that Fred Phelps and several of his offspring are lawyers — ostensibly so they can keep from getting in trouble with the law for their “God Hates Fags” signs and other protests — but his children Megan Phelps-Roper and Shirley Phelps-Roper, and documentarian/cult member Steve Drain, sound like normal people over Twitter. Reading their tweets, you’d be impressed at their eloquence and pop culture knowledge, until you start seeing the rhetoric about salvation and, you know, God raining down punishment on queer people.
They’ve even managed to get a Twitter feud going with filmmaker Kevin Smith. It’s difficult to follow the thread and figure out exactly what prompted the tweets, but it’s clear that this began when Megan responded to Smith’s invitation to attend a Kansas City, KS, screening of his new horror film Red State. She brought along a bunch of the mini Phelpses (third generation, people!) and walked out before the movie was over — but not before offering some parting words via Twitter. Smith, who had been livetweeting the event, began responding to her Twitpics and insults. More
Less than a week after Kevin Smith invited fundamentalist pastor Fred Phelps and his family/congregation to attend a screening of Red State — a horror film inspired in part by the Westboro Baptist Church’s antics — Phelps’ Twitter-savvy daughter Megan Phelps-Roper brought several members of the clan to the Kansas City, KS, screening.
In a blog post prior to the screening on March 12, Smith warned attendees of the Phelps’ intention to join in, comparing it to watching Star Wars with Darth Vader in the audience. He briefly turned serious and added, If they’re on my stage, that’s one less bereaved family they’re harassing for a few hours. Then it was back to snark, as he dutifully livetweeted the experience. More
You know you’ve really made it big when idiot bigot Fred Phelps of God Hates Fags, an organization that goes around the country protesting at funerals and spouting out hateful rants, says that he hates you. And guess who his … More