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Sunday, 18 October 2015

18 October 2015. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… Westboro Baptist Plans Protest Against Kentucky County Clerk Who Refused to “Do” Gay Marriages

00 Andy Marlette. Kentucky Fried Bigot. 2015

Kentucky Fried Bigot

Andy Marlette



When Kim Davis first entered the spotlight, she handled pro-equality protestors by asking them to leave the Rowan County courthouse under the authority of God. On Monday, Davis will have the opportunity to respond to a different kind of protest when the Westboro Baptist Church arrives on her doorstep. The infamous hate group announced their plans to picket Davis’ workplace because she’s a “self-righteous hypocrite” and “fake Christian” with an adulterous past. A media release read in part:

As it happened, the Supreme Court of the United States, fulfilling their destiny, made same-sex marriage the law of the land. The duty of all mankind is to OBEY the laws of God and the laws of man. Enter, Kim Davis. Rowan County Kentucky Clerk, with high-dollar salary and digs, she acquired, ONLY after she took an oath to uphold and defend the constitution and the laws. Kim claims that she has lived in proud sin for many years, divorcing and remarrying, not one time or two times, in fact you need a scorecard to keep track. Her lawyers, being smooth talking fellows say that all that was before her call to salvation two years ago when her current mother-in-law died. … These matters aren’t hard and unclear. That man that Kim Davis is living with and calling her husband, IS NOT! Her husband is Dwain Wallace, who she married when she was 18-years-old. It doesn’t matter how many years you pile on, it was adultery at the beginning, and it was adultery in the middle, and it’s indeed adultery today!

“God Hates Kim Davis” may just be the best sign they’re ever going to make.

16 October 2015

Matthew Tharrett




This was my FB comment on this:

This is surreal… it’s Dalí without the spiritual insight… its Kafka without the underlying genius… it’s simply so absurd that even absurdity itself can’t contain it. Pass me the jug… this is too much of a muchness…

These are also interesting comments:

  • This is definitely interesting. A group of people who twist Scripture to spread hate posits itself against another person who belongs to a sect that denies the Trinity. This would be entertaining if it weren’t so sad for the faith.
  • So, is facing the wrath of Westboro Baptist kind of like having one of your songs parodied by Weird Al? Does it mean that, in some strange little corner of pop culture, somewhere, you’ve finally “made it?”

This is the true face of the Rabid Right… it’s vacuous, incoherent, and self-centred. That’s why the Repugs are steaming full-steam-ahead into disaster next year… they truly are that clueless.

This isn’t funny… its reality, and real people will get hurt before it’s over. I need to find a corner to be sick in…



Friday, 5 June 2015

June 2015. Westboro Baptist Scummers to Disrupt Biden Funeral

01 Westboro Baptist Church Phelps protestor


Read this. I find this disgusting and beyond the pale. I speak as a political opponent of damned near everything that Joe Biden stands for. He has the right to mourn in peace. If it were up to me, I’d have the coppers disperse this pack of jackals. No matter what one may think of his reprehensible politics, Joe Biden has the God-given and human right to mourn his son in peace, without asshat interruptions. This is utter and unrelieved EVIL. How low can human beings sink? Didn’t they listen to Mom and Dad? God willing, the cops will keep these scumbags FAR away from the funeral party. Doesn’t it make you want to pick up the “board of education” and do some impromptu educatin’? I don’t have to like somebody to defend them when they’re wronged…


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Are White Supremacists On The Rampage In Texas?

01 The KKK Wants You


I’d been in the USA for five years before I encountered my first white supremacist. It happened outside a gas station on a rural back road in Texas, next to a used tire lot that I suspected was a front for skulduggery. We didn’t exchange any words; we just walked past each other, scowling. How did I know he was a white supremacist if we didn’t talk? The “White Power” tattoo on his gut was a dead giveaway. I thought, “Subtle”. Still, I wondered if I should give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he’d gotten the tattoos to celebrate youthful racism, but had long since embraced the rainbow of nations. On the other hand, I didn’t think he’d be wandering about shirtless if he didn’t take pride in his hatred. Then, there were his three boys… they all had shaved heads and looked incredibly angry. I thought, “Yup, dude’s a racist”.

Up until that point, white power freaks were almost mythical creatures for me, like unicorns, only less appealing to preteen girls. Of course, I knew that they existed, but overexposure to British TV documentaries about American weirdoes in the 1990s, not to mention Russian anti-Americanism in the 2000s, bred weariness in me, so, I’d rejected the characterisation of America as a land teeming with survivalists, apocalyptic believers, Hitler fans, and serial killers long before I moved here. I mean, come on… no place could be that interesting.

On the other hand, it’s undeniable that Americans are themselves quite fascinated by their own loons and lavish upon them the attention they crave. A case in point is the Westboro Baptist Church of “God hates fags” notoriety. It’s a repulsive sect, but also miniscule in number… yet, the media constantly reports on their offensive publicity stunts, thus encouraging them. Then, there’s that odd pastor with the strange moustache who occasionally pops up to burn a Quran. He’s clearly a flake, but that didn’t stop Obama from asking him to refrain from incinerating the Word of Allah a few years back. The loon, delighted with the attention, went ahead with his bonfire. These nut jobs represent next-to-nobody; they reveal little about America. For sure, they’re unpleasant people to be avoided, but that’s about it. I felt the same way about white supremacists… fringe lunatics, occasionally dangerous, but by-and-large content to smoke meth and fulminate in their trailers. The days when the KKK could count Democratic senators in their number are long gone.

Sometimes, however, you can be surprised. Since the start of the year, some shocking developments in Texas suggest that I’ve underestimated the racists. When an Assistant District Attorney was assassinated in January, my reflex thought was that he might’ve been investigating the Mexican cartels. Nevertheless, at the same time, that didn’t make sense. Two years ago, I visited Ciudad Juárez at the height of the drug violence, and even then, life in El Paso, directly across the border, was absurdly peaceful. The drug lords are clever; they knew then that whilst Obama might have an appetite for adventures in Libya, he wanted nothing to do with the atrocious violence south of his own border. Therefore, whilst the cartels murdered cops and politicians with vicious abandon on Mexican soil, in the USA, they restricted the carnage to their fellow criminals, about whom nobody cares.

Kill a District Attorney, though, and you’re going to force exactly the kind of attention the US government would prefer to avoid. Then, in March, another Texas DA got killed. Meanwhile, in Colorado, a prison warden was assassinated at home last month, and the suspected killer… who was gunned down by the law whilst he fleeing through Texas… was a white power nut. A friend from CBS Radio called me, speculating that white supremacists were behind the DA killings also. I was intrigued, but memories of overblown reporting on British television made me hesitant. Now, it turns out that my friend might be right… law enforcement is openly speculating that the Aryan Brotherhood, the notorious white power gang, is responsible for the Texas murders. More than that, it seems that the Brotherhood has evolved into a full-blown crime syndicate, with interests in drugs and guns as well as race hatred. If that’s the case, then, I may have to revise my opinion about white supremacists. Yes, they’re in a minority, but they’re no unicorns. Media freak shows aside, history has shown often enough that even a tiny number of extremists can still cause substantial misery for everyone else. Much like the cartoonish buffoon Kim Jong-un, or the murderous fanatics of al-Qaeda, these skinhead freaks may look stupid, they may talk rubbish, but it’s foolish to underestimate those who have gone beyond the fear of appearing ridiculous.

3 April 2013

Daniel Kalder




Thursday, 20 December 2012

20 December 2012. Some Vox Pop from CNET on Westboro Baptist’s Plans to Picket Connecticut Kids’ Funerals… Along with a thought or Two

00 John Calvin 04.12

Don’t you get tired of fundies calling themselves “Christians?” It’s time to take back the title and time to show up these jerks as the charlatans that they are. We should have nothing to do with such non-Christian elements… we should show them what REAL Christianity consists of (and it isn’t either happy-clappy ecstasies or prunish neo-Puritanism)…


Here are some thoughts from the CNET commboxes on Westboro Baptist’s plans on protesting at the kids’ funerals in Connecticut. Westboro Baptist is why we shouldn’t have ANYTHING to do with “Evangelicals” and their doings. Westboro simply takes sectarianism to its illogical extreme. The megachurches aren’t all that much different. They’re all cut from the same mouldy piece of cloth… they’re all asshats of the first degree.


Dang! I’m a Christian and I don’t agree with this group of people, Jesus didn’t send to point the finger at others, regardless of their sexuality, religion, or whatever they believe. We were sent to deliver a message, the message of salvation.


Funny thing… Westboro Baptist Church and their description of “Christian” contradict each other. I personally go to Church and am a Christian, and our response is to at LEAST pray for people who lost their close ones. Adding pain to the wounds is the most un-Christian act when it comes to the loss of a close one, which is what WBC is doing, and it’s truly disgusting. They aren’t Christians.


To put it in a literal, disgusting nutshell… according to them, their loved ones and babies are dead because God smote them due to the fact that Connecticut now allows gay marriage.


They absolutely have the right to say it. However, as has been mentioned time and again over the course of the past year, just because you CAN say it, does not mean you SHOULD say it. In addition, they aren’t spreading Christ’s message, because His message was love and tolerance, and theirs is a message of hate and discord. There’s “legal”, and, then, there’s common human decency.


I’m an elementary teacher and I’ve known about the despicable, unfathomable actions of this group for years. If this happened at my school (God help us), and they showed up… I can only imagine what would go on in our town. They deserve all that they get. I have a theory about their “leader”…sometimes, those who protest homosexuality the loudest are the furthest in the closet. Whatever their reasons, there is NO reason…


Take note of:

Sometimes, those who protest homosexuality the loudest are the furthest in the closet.

Hmm… wasn’t Paffhausen entangled for YEARS with Podmoshensky, even after Podmoshensky’s defrocking for nasty doings? If shitbirds of a feather flock together (and they do), then, it’d follow that Paffhausen shared Podmoshensky’s tastes… QED. It puts a new light on Fathausen’s caterwauling about homosexuality, doesn’t it? In addition, it makes one wonder why so many former Episkies amongst us are so hot n’ bothered over gays. As the Wikipedia article on Tom Driberg put it (a friendly MP priest put me on to this):

Francis Wheen argues, “There’d been a recognisable male homosexual subculture in the Anglo-Catholic movement since the late nineteenth century”.[136]This theme is explored in a paper by David Hilliard of Flinders University, who maintains that “the [19th century] conflict between Protestantism and Anglo-Catholicism within the Church of England was … regularly depicted by Protestant propagandists as a struggle between masculine and feminine styles of religion”.[137] Driberg throughout his life was a devout Anglo-Catholic; Wheen suggests that Evelyn Waugh, in Brideshead Revisited, may have had Driberg in mind when the novel’s protagonist Charles Ryder is warned on arrival at Oxford to “beware of Anglo-Catholics… they’re all sodomites with unpleasant accents”.[136][138]


In short, we’ve ordained one too many “High Churchers” as Orthodox priests. The stories that I hear from scandalised real Orthodox are off the wall. The most innocuous innovation is altar girls… not to mention games with the Liturgy… all in the name of “Tradition”. If Paffhausen’s a probable epicene sort, what that tell us about these gents, considering their roots? We’re going to pay a very dear price for ordaining so many of such sorts… very dear, indeed. The ethos of Westboro Baptist isn’t that far away from us… just look at Josiah Trenham, the so-called “Manton Six”, Paffhausen, and Oliver Herbel. Scary ain’t it? We CAN do something of it… but shall we?

BMD barbara-drezhloBarbara-Marie Drezhlo

Thursday 20 December 2012

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