Westboro Hate Group Heading to the Northwest

by lewwaters

To what we owe this announced visit from the Westboro cretins, I don’t know. But they have announced their plans to be here to stage one of their hate-mongering protests outside of Heritage High School on June 1, approximately 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM.

Gay-bashing church plans picketing at Heritage High

They may call themselves a “church” and “Baptists,” but they are anything but. They have no known affiliation with any Baptist Association or Convention. Calling themselves “Independent Baptist,” following Primitive Baptist and Calvinist principles, not one mainstream Primitive Baptist group agrees with them, all rejecting their perversion of scripture. This small band of followers of Fred Phelps, comprised mostly of his family members, is no doubt the most hateful cult I can recall.

From his initial “God Hates Fags” to spread hate to Gays to his protesting at funerals of our fallen Troops, there is not an ounce of biblical love coming from these cold hearted hate mongers.

Besides dishonoring others in the community across America, they seem to desire to provoke angry responses so they can file lawsuits against people, some family members being attorneys.

As much as they pervert scripture to justify their hate, they pervert laws to protect their hate, as was seen when Albert Snyder, whose son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, was killed in action in Iraq in 2006 was ordered to pay the hate group’s legal fees for an appeal they filed to reverse a multi-million dollar award stemming from their protesting outside Matthews funeral.

Dead Marine’s father ordered to pay protesters’ legal costs

I’ll reserve comment on the judge.

From the Columbian article we read,

May 28, the group plans to picket five Jewish synagogues and centers; a Catholic church; a Bible church; and the large New Hope Community Church near Clackamas, Ore.
Early June 1, the group will picket Portland’s Grant High School before the first bell, the website shows.
That same day, it will gather at Heritage from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m., chiefly “to picket the rebellious brats and lying teachers,”

The group’s attorney, Rebekah Phelps Davis, has faxed an announcement to Sheriff Garry Lucas and Cmdr. Chuck Atkins stating they plan to protest “peaceful and law-abiding manner” and requesting “police provide a safe environment, including a ‘dead zone’ to buffer the group from possible threats.”

Atkins says, “ it is our responsibility to let them do what they’re legally allowed to do. We take a neutral stance. As long as they don’t impede traffic, driveways, foot traffic, etc.”

If it were up to me, their “safe environment” would be supplied next to the sewage treatment facility down by the river.

It is unknown to me if there will be any organized opposition to their protest. Patriot Guard Riders, who have long placed themselves between the hate-group and families at funerals, must be invited by a family member or an official.

Such despicable hate as this group spreads must be stood up to somewhere in our legal system. They target not only Gays and funerals of our fallen Heroes, but Jews, Catholics and just about everybody outside of their hate filled group.

The very Bible they pervert says,

Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

They too will one day stand before their maker and be judged for their actions.

The country must stop cowering from these hateful people, for as much as other hate-groups were largely marginalized for their hateful actions during the Civil Rights era; whatever legal measures are available must be taken to drown out this message of hate today.

8 Comments to “Westboro Hate Group Heading to the Northwest”

  1. The part I hate is that it reflects badly on the Churches and Conservatives. The media will cover it as if they real Christians doing the Lords work, they will point to these people and paint us all with a broad brush. Local liberals will point to the group and say, “look there is the right wing in action”. Lew, Two labels fit these guys well. I think it would be great if you referred to these people as Anti-Military protestors as they have protested the funerals of our men and women in uniform & refer to Fred Phelps as a Democrat. He does claim to be a Democrat. He ran as a Democrat for Governor in Kansas.

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  2. I don’t disagree with what you say, but referring to them as “anti-Military protesters” is too kind. They are nothing more than scum.

    Several have attempted to paint them as “right-winged” and even deny Phelp’s own claims of being a Democrat.

    But, the truth is out there and those who falsely label the “right-wing” end up with egg on their faces.

    From what I have read, there is not a single “Primitive Baptist” group that agrees with them nor does any mainstream Baptist Convention.

    The claim of Baptist is their own claim, much like white supremacists and the Klan claim to be “Christian.”

    Neither are.

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  3. I think most pepple can agree, that outside of Fred Phelps family and close associates, very few believe in his (and his associates) verbal spewing, drama toting, anger filled rants…. Why does it only seem when a video camera gives them attention, that is when they give the worst performances?

    No one deserves this dog and pony show, not even the worst enemies of our country.

    Honestly, I would just give them a nice place right in front of the clark county jail. If they really want the attention they deserve, why not give them the right to picket in front of the jail and if they cause a ruckus, its a direct link right to the proper place? Sticking them next to a sewage plant is real honorable but is that not too much of a good abode for them?

    Maybe they could picket next to the downtown asphalt plant or metals recycling plant?

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  4. What I despise is these groups thrive on publicity and we stupidly give it to them everywhere they go. Just ignore them and they dry up a blow away in the breeze much like manure.

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  5. For ONCE we actually AGREE on something, I am actually taking a few days off, and organizing protesters to DEAL with these VERMIN.

    I am also going to contact the Patriot Guard to see if I can be of help.

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  6. I don’t think most folks view these people as right wing. They are sort of in a category of their own.

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  7. Only some do, Pat. And, you’re right, they fall into a category by themselves. Although the old man declares himself a Democrat still, it is much like when David Duke declared himself a Republican.

    Neither party accepts either bigot.

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  8. More and more I believe this group is just a farce on religion. Where did their leader get his ministerial license? My guess is from a mail-order scam site. Their actions are just as blasphemous as those who urinate on the Crucifix.

    The pervading message of Christ’s and the Apostles’ teachings are love and service. The church of phelps somehow missed that part.

    “By their fruits ye shall know them” is the biggest sign of who these fiends really serve — their father Satan.

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