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Westboro: Vote Antichrist/Biden '08

by Jeremy Hooper

Many of his opponents have strongly intimated it. But Westboro Baptist Church has just come out and said it:

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::sigh:: Won't the Hillary diehards ever get over it?

This full Westboro press release can be found on their website. However, a link from us is something these independent politicos will never receive.

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Your thoughts

I am so tired of hearing about and from this group of hate mongers. Their behaviour is remarkabley like an addict who projects their guilt upon the innocent to deflect the ugliness that they are about, up to, and what is at the core of their little ... black ... hearts. I in some part feel we need to know that they are up to. A larger part of me feels that if we shut them out and give them no press, no responce, no acknowelgement of their existence they will fade away into the shadows.

Posted by: Jim Casella | Oct 26, 2008 5:57:12 PM

Jim: This "ignore" versus "highlight" argument crops up all the time. Frankly, I find it a little silly. The Phelps family is incredibly active, and is not going to go away. They demand to be heard. And even if the gay press put a wall up, there would still be an organic public reaction, due to how deeply and personally they touch individual lives.

But most importantly, I see absolutely no reason to fear the publicity they receive. It helps the anti-gay side in NO WAY whatsoever, and helps our side in ways greater than we even realize. It's like this weekend in Florida -- two Westboro members debated the anti-gay position in a debate on the Sunshine State's marriage amendment. Whereas it could have been a mainstream "pro-family" person who was booked to lash out against gay marriage, it was instead a pair of WBC personalities. This connects the dots in people's minds. It shows that while the mainstream "pro-family" troops and WBC are extremely different in their approaches and even mindsets, they do hold many of the same positions. The goal of both is non-recognition of gay people (to varying degrees).

So yea, I know it's sometimes annoying to hear WBC stories. Trust me -- I know quite well. But I see nothing to fear in the exposure.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Oct 26, 2008 9:52:13 PM

I, uh, um....WOW.

That's so very...what's the word I'm looking for...

oh. right.

CHRISTIAN of them.

*shakes head*

Posted by: Heather | Oct 26, 2008 11:19:50 PM

This "screaming with alarm" from any of these religious types always amazes me - as I heard someone mention on Sirius radio last week "You would think they'd be clamoring for it - it will bring their rapture that much closer."

Posted by: tom | Oct 27, 2008 11:03:30 AM

Have they ever explained why they choose to live in this country in spite of their belief that America is "doomed"?
Other than the simple fact that anywhere else people would ignore them completely, I can't think of any reason.
I've given up trying to decide if they're crazy, or just obnoxious a-holes. I think they're both.

Posted by: Bill S | Oct 28, 2008 3:04:05 PM

You know that when the end of days doesn't occur during Obama's presidency, that they're just going to doublethink ever having announced this. They certainly won't admit to being wrong about it.

Posted by: Anton | Nov 25, 2008 4:10:08 PM

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