A group of satanists have turned Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelp’s mother into a lesbian.
Yes, this is a pretty bizarre story. According to ABC, the New York based Satanic Temple decided to hold a “pink mass” ceremony at the grave site of Catherine Johnston, the mother of Fred Phelps. The satanist group apparently believes that a “Pink Mass” ceremony can change the sexual orientation of the dead.
A “Pink Mass” may sound a little outrageous but it isn’t uncommon for religious groups to hold ceremonies for the dead. Mormons, for example, hold a ceremony to baptize people after they have died.
Of course, it’s not clear how serious the satanist actually take the ritual. Spokesman Lucien Greaves said that the Pink Mass ceremony was designed specifically to get a rise out of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Greaves said: “We believe that Fred Phelps is obligated to believe that his mother is now gay in the afterlife… Further, if beliefs are inviolable rights, nobody has the right to challenge our right to believe that Fred Phelps believes that his mother is now gay… No one can question our beliefs.”
The Westboro Baptist Church has built a nasty reputation over the years for boycotting the funerals of dead soldiers and holding protests declaring that “God Hates Fags.” The group recently announced that they would by boycotting the funeral of Cory Monteith.
The Pink Mass ceremony may be a made up ritual but the WBC probably didn’t appreciate all of the same-sex love occurring near Phelps’ tombstone. According to UPI, the satanists invited same-sex couples to stand on the grave and share a kiss during the “Pink mass” ceremony.
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