The Klu Klux Klan, or the KKK as they are commonly known, thinks the Westboro Baptist Church is way too obnoxious. The KKK is usually not known as the voice of moderation but in this case the KKK felt the Westboro Baptist church had gone too far in making protests at funerals. So the KKK staged a counter-protest. With the Westboro Baptist Church recently threatening to picket the Newtown funerals for the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting victims, this viral video is once again making the rounds.
According to the YouTube video, in May of 2011 the “Klu Klux Klan distanced themselves from the [Westboro Baptist] Church, denouncing them as ‘hatemongers.’” The members of the Westboro Baptist Church were cordoned off, probably for their own protection, and they held signs that read “God Hates You” and “Pray For More Dead Soldiers.” Dennis LaBonte is an “Imperial Wizard” in the KKK and this is what he had to say about the antics of the Westboro Baptist Church:
“Knights of the southern cross, soldiers of the Klu Klux Klan, we are here in protest of the Westboro Baptist Church. I’m a veteran. I’ve spent nine and half years in the military. I’ve got brothers and sisters buried in this cemetery, and I think that it’s an absolute shame that they show up and disrupt the funerals.”
This video has resurfaced after the Westboro Baptist Church threatened to picket the funerals of the shooting victims. Such a threat has not earned any friends with the hack group Anonymous who proceeded to hack the Westboro Church’s servers. Someone calling himself “Cosmo The God” on Twitter has hacked the Westboro Twitter account. But Westboro’s most serious threat is probably an attempt to remove their tax exempt status. After all, those who’ve looked into Westboro’s activities are suspicious that it’s all just one big scam to earn money through lawsuits.
What do you think are the true motivations of the Westboro Baptist Church in staging such hateful protests?