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Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Picket Funerals of the Eight Avalanche Victims in Fernie, BC

Those … well, there’s no cuddly way to say it. Those bastards at the Westboro Baptist Church are at it again. On Monday, eight men were killed in an avalanche in Fernie, BC while enjoying a day of snowmobiling. Fred Phelps and his band of deluded psychos wasted no time and issued this press release (page is a pdf) that same day. I strongly encourage any able person in the area of Fernie to show up to this sick funeral protest and act as a buffer zone between the WBC and the funeral attenders. The families and friends of these men have lost enough without having to endure this ridiculous display of hatred.

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Tags: avalanche, baptist, bigotry, british, canada, church, columbia, fred, funeral, hate, More…phelps, picketers, speech, victims, wbc, westboro

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Comment by satan on March 9, 2009 at 1:01am
You know the Westboro Church supports "Fag enablers" they have no choice.
They think they are doing God's work?....
God also "hates the world" so I don't know why they see themselves as the exception, "They" being the exception, would be more likely if they were members of the "Elite Family" which they aren't, It would be more likely if the where Zionists, but they aren't so it looks like they're on the same boat or "FEMA Train" as the rest of us, it will be funny when they see who their "GOD" REALLY IS! .....

He may come in the form of Martial Law, the NAU, and then they better brace themselves for NWO, I'm sure they'll love their "God" then. They don't even know who they worship?

"Freddy's" daughter has the disposition of an abused, deranged individual. It's not hard to see.
Comment by Shadow_Wolf9999 on February 20, 2009 at 2:06am
How could they? Monsters, first the troops now this?! My best friend's brother was one of those "fag" soldiers, he is alive though but still. They disgust me so badly who's next in this delusional conquest?
Comment by Nathan Phelps on February 15, 2009 at 1:21pm
I live in Canada now. Several years back they came with their signs to protest when the country first legalized same sex marriage. Their signs were confiscated at the border so they improvised by using Canadian flags, turning them upside down and writing their messages. Not as crisp and clean as their usual signs, but...

From what I understand, they were made to leave and advised they would be arrested if they returned. Canada doesn't cling to the notion of Freedom of Speech with such a death grip as America. I'm still not sure what I think about that aspect of it. I do know that my family makes these press releases more for the shock value then for any real intention to come and picket.

I recently met a young man from Vancouver while driving a taxi. He mentioned my family while I was driving him to the airport and I introduced myself to him. This chance meeting led to an interview which became an award winning article at UBC: http://www.ubyssey.ca/?p=5624

This in turn has led to an invitation to speak at the National Convention of the American Athiests in Atlanta this April. I'm looking forward to lending some new insight into the dynamics of that situation.
Comment by Sean on January 28, 2009 at 6:16pm
I'm from another part of Kansas than these folks. These people are absolutely bonkers. No intelligent life there. I hope they didn't get to protest in Canada.
Comment by Kate Holden on January 13, 2009 at 6:39pm
L Pat Williams - I could easily delete your comment but I won't because it stands as a fine example of what we as atheists deal with on a daily basis. As Dallas Gaytheist put it, you don't see us posting anti-Christian sentiments on Christian sites. Why? Because even though we disagree with your belief systems we acknowledge your right to believe anything you want. It's nice for those of us who are alone in our atheism to have a place to come and communicate with others who hold our viewpoints without someone like you popping in to spit out a list of evils against us. I sincerely hope you find something better to do with your time.
Comment by Andrew on January 4, 2009 at 3:30pm
I make art about the WBC signs. http://www.AndrewGrahamStudio.com
Currently most of the work is up in a highschool gallery in MA.
gallery website -
http://www.csw.org/page/arts/thompsongallery?album=Thompson-Gallery&album_link=TRUE
Let me know what you think.
Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2009 at 3:52pm
I'm just waiting for them to find out that Denmark was the first country to allow same-sex partnerships (civil, the church is still anti ) but such registered partnerships are referred to as marriages in everyday speech. Just let 'em come over here and they'll.......probably be ignored to death or arrested for being a public nuisance. On the other hand, there is a radical anarchist youth movement that would love to tear them apart. There is also the possibility that fundamentalist Muslims would turn out in support of the WBC. Wouldn't that make a nice picture? Don't be fooled folks: al Qaeda is just the KKK in turbans, "W" is another mullah etc. They all need each other to justify their own existence. That's why we're important. We're the little boy who sees that the Emperor is naked.
Any of this make sense? I'm on CET, so it's way past my bedtime. I'm just staying up to listen to Nigel Kennedy's jazz quintet on the radio.
Happy New Year!!
Comment by Douglas Christensen on January 1, 2009 at 2:22am
If I'm not mistaken, most - if not all - of those who attempted to get into Canada were denied entry at the border.
Comment by Whalehugger on December 31, 2008 at 3:36pm
Another time the WBC tried to get into Canada was when that poor man was beheaded during a bus trip. I believe they were able to block him and his family from getting in, but hadn't seen any follow ups to that. It's bad enough that this old buzzard is spewing his hate everywhere but he's poisoning the children on top of it so that his breed of nasty won't just die when he becomes worm food.
Comment by Father Nature on December 31, 2008 at 3:33pm
I'm beginning to see the pattern now. This 'God' fellow hates almost everyone, doesn't he? I much prefer...

http://www.godhatesfredphelps.com/

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