The Westboro Baptist Church, the wacko hate group masquerading as a church that protests at funerals of U.S. military members, is planning on coming to Hagerstown October 5th to protest at an area high school. The reason? From the official Westboro Baptist Church website, God Hates Fags:
North Hagerstown High School 1200 Pennsylvania Ave All roads lead to the Supreme Court of the United States. Our next stop on the I-70 GodSmack Tour from WBC to DC is North Hagerstown High School in Hagerstown, MD. We are determined that each place we go, all the children who you adults have lied to, get this message: TWO WORDS define Antichrist Obama’s “Education Plan”, to wit: KEVIN JENNINGS, United States Education Czar. This fag has started GSAs and GLSEN Organizations all across DOOMED america. With ZERO CHILDREN of his own, this fag is DETERMINED to sodomize all of the children he and Obama can get their filthy, bloody hands on. Flee these lying false prophets, kids. God hates fags (Romans 1) and their hateful enablers. Jennings/Obama say “screw you buddy” to God in defiance to His plain words. This generation has been raised to care about only one thing: themselves. They follow after their lusts day and night. They are brute animals with no hope. You have left them with no moral compass and now their destruction is imminent. It is too late for you and your rebellious children. We still must do our duty to you and them lest their blood be required at our hands. Eze 3:18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
So they are coming to Hagerstown to protest because the Bible tells them to do it. Got it.
There is already a counter-protest group being organized on Facebook. Though I commend the people willing to stand-up to hate by protesting against this protest, I’m not sure it will do any good. These members of the Westboro Baptist Church that mount these ridiculous protests because of their hatred of gay people feed on attention. They crave it. By going to this protest and taking part of a counter-protest, people will be giving these hate mongers the attention they covet.
I’m not sure that’s a good idea.