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Friday, July 9, 2010

Westboro Baptist Must Be Bored

Westboro Baptist Church, the church cult run by Fred Phelps and his maladjusted family, the ones who do stuff like protest at the funerals of soldiers, shrieking that this is god's punishment for tolerance of gays, is going to the San Diego Comic-con. Oh, my. This is their reasoning, via Scifiwire:
"Are you kidding?! If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here. They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do! Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. It is time to put away the silly vanities and turn to God like you mean it. The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry."
 I haven't been to Comic-con in forever, and I really wouldn't want to brave the heat and the crowds and the shitty parking just to mix it up with these assholes, but still...the angry Goth in me wants to round up some friends and put the fear of comic fans into these idiots.


MuffinHunter said...

Damn, wish they'd been there back in '07 when I went. Could have been fun. And hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Ha, I did my project in religion on these guys, leastly said it was a rather fun experience. It's quite sad though once you get under the surface and see the glimps of human that still exist within these misled people. I would highly recommend watching Louis Theroux's documentary on them, rather interesting and a new view on this rather amusing cult.

- The Artist

Anonymous said...

Westboro ain't really much of a church. They do everything to get attention about themselves and ignore most Christian teaching. It is one of those cases where you can tell their agenda by their results. It is sad that a group (really it is primarily one family) of about twenty people is often used as a representative example of Christianity which has a couple billion people who reject Westboro's practices. It is sort of like when some puppy mill makes all dog breeders look incompetent. The problem isn't all the good breeders, it is just the general public is too lazy to dig deeper for the truth./


Brett said...


I haven't been to the SDCC in over 10 years ('96 I believe), so I'm not sure if I would have done anything , but man would I LOVE to go this year, just to wonder around with Superman is the new Jesus shirts, and the like. It would make me happy;)

The Artist,

I'm not sure I could get through that. I barely made it through Jesus Camp without destroying the TV;)


No need for a defense on this one, I think most people know this, I'll say cult' is just a few nut jobs. I mean the Comic Con... REALLY?

I think you'll like this weeks Blasphemy as it's got Star Wars in it!

Galactus made me do it;)



M.O.R said...

"I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman!"

Come on! Seriously, does that Phelps guy not understand the fact that creativity is a fundamental part of our survival, no matter what species they are. Alot of the guys working in comic books are people of different religions, creeds and faiths,agnostics and atheists. They write characters and to admire creativity is just that, to admire it.
We don't worship artists (writers, pencillers, colourists, inkers, letterers etc-sorry Brett :) ). If he wants to tackle an industry which believes itsself above others, attack Hollywood. Now there is a group so far up its buttocks that it can see daylight.

admin said...

They may be in over their heads, there. I know they're in it for the publicity, but a huge crowd of sci-fi/fantasy fans seems more likely to laugh and point and then move on than to have the sort of angry, emotional reaction they yearn for.

My first thought, if I was going this year, was to set up some made-up Gaia-worship circle around them or something.

M.O.R said...

And if a group of Comic book fans, geeks and nerds are pointing and lauging at you, ya know you're in the wrong business. :)

And with that post, I have just made fun of myself.