Westboro Baptist Church is at it again. This time, members of the hate-filled organization are expressing their free speech by posting a short entry on their blog, GodSmacks, thanking god for James Holmes, ‘the shooter.’
The entry says simply, “Thank God for the shooter!…God’s shooter!! From babes to your Air Force (they declared war on God).”
This is just as bad, if not worse than, the fan sites and pro-James Holmes photo memes. It’s possibly worse than those because the so-called church is using God to justify the shooting. They’re not the only people who have suggested that God was sewing his vengeance against man through this vicious attack. Texas Republican Rep. David Gohmert actually suggested that God was punishing the U.S. via Holmes, because the good Lord was being taken out of government and schools, and America is supposedly moving away from Christianity, which angers God.
Fred Phelps, Jr., the founder’s son, has been tweeting about gassing up their vehicles and heading out to a ‘super picket’ to protest the Aurora memorial. With the community pulling together as strong as it has in the wake of this tragedy, perhaps the citizens will band together in a human wall as A&M students and alumni did at the funeral of fellow alum Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale on July 5, 2012 and prevent Westboro Baptist Church from getting too close.
An official vigil for the victims will be held tonight, July 22, at 6:30pm local time at the Aurora City Hall, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. If you live in the Denver area and despise what WBC stands for, go and show your support for the victims and their families.
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