The infamous Westboro Baptist Church has hatched a brand new hate-based campaign, and this one is a doozy. Now, the picket-happy church is out to protest the entire nation of Canada. Yes, the group has decided to go over the top this time by targeting an entire country. Apparently, Canadians are “depraved” and they must be warned about their imminent destruction at the hands of a god that really hates gays – and Canada, it would seem.
The gay-obsessed Westboro bunch has chosen to target Canada because of Canada’s laws that recognize same-sex marriage. Their protest, although aimed at all of Canada, focuses specifically on the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team which will be in Kansas City tonight to play against the Royals. Global News outlines just a few of the points from their long winded, rambling press statement about their picket plans that have been made public through social media.
“Every member of the Toronto Blue Jays organization had and has a non-delegable duty to either (1) never put that uniform on or, (2) if too timid to take that stand, then publicly decry the fact that the nation of Canada is wholly given over to Sodomite filth.”
— WBC Fliers (@WBCFliers) October 22, 2015
The Westboro Baptist Church also goes on to call the members of the Blue Jay’s sissies for not standing up against same-sex marriage. Deemed a hate group, the self-proclaimed church is not free to travel to Canada, being barred from entering the country. So the choice to picket this game might be as close as they can get to telling Canada what they truly think of them, or so they may be thinking.
“True to form, the government of Canada has also banned Westboro Baptist Church from so much as entering that evil place. But, not able to ban words from flowing in the atmosphere, the Bible-preaching of this church is regularly published in various and sundry formats throughout Canada.”
The Harper Government wasn’t all bad. Anyone who decides to ban the Westboro Baptist Church from Canada is doing something right.
— Kristi Fall-een (@KristiColleen) October 23, 2015
Interestingly enough, the son of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, Nathan Phelps (the sixth of 13 children of Fred Phelps), who left the group when he was 18 years old, turned off by their hateful messages, now lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, according to the Edmonton Sun.
Fortunately for the church group, they are located in Topeka, Kansas, so it won’t be a far drive to the Jays vs Royals game for their protest this time around.
The Westboro Baptist Church recently popped up in the news again for picketing, of all people, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis. You would think Kim Davis, a woman that has gone to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, would be an ally and not an enemy. But the fact that Davis had multiple marriages seems to have got under their skin, so she was turned into a target.
Four Westboro members showed up on a street corner near the Rowan County Courthouse, waving their usual signs and playing songs making fun of Kim Davis. Shirley Phelps-Roper was quoted in Metro Weekly outlining the opinion of the group when it comes to Davis.
“This woman wants to say that her sin isn’t as grievous as the same-sex marriage sin. It’s all sin. It’s all awful. But her sin enabled that sin. When you look up, and all the Christians have given over the moral high ground, what voice do they have left?”
Ironically, many supporters of same-sex marriage in the United States saw Kim Davis as being extremely hypocritical for the fact that she is on her fourth marriage while refusing to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This might be the only time that the Westboro Baptist Church and social liberals see somewhat eye to eye.
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