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Top 8 Westboro Baptist Church insults against Colorado

This week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Westboro Baptist Church's right to protest at military funerals, typically by claiming that God killed the soldier in question as punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality. This ruling is likely to further energize Reverend Fred Phelps and his hateful followers -- and because of Colorado's proximity to the WBC's Kansas home, we'll likely be targeted by plenty of actual or simply threatened appearances. Below, see our coverage of eight separate incidents from 2010, complete with photos, video and more.

8. Vile prejudice and hatred to accompany same-sex marriage debate at CU, January 25, 2010.

WBC TO PICKET THE FAG MARRIAGE DEBATE AT THE CATHOLIC "PRIESTS RAPE BOYS' CAMPUS MINISTRY OR COLORADO UNIV., MONDAY, JAN. 25, FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 PM

The question on the table: "Should the government recognize same-sex marriage?" Better question: "Do you fools really think this is a question up for debate?" Best question: "Has it even occurred to you that having this debate (& its inevitable endorsement of abominable same-sex marriage & the societal institution of same) will be the final straw in bringing your Noah's-Flood-like destruction?"

What happened? See our post "Same sex-marriage debate: Westboro Baptist Church protest falls flat -- because gay haters don't show up." Here's a video of the counter-protest.

7. "Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket funerals of Boulder plane crash victims," February 9, 2010.

WBC TO PICKET THE FUNERALS OF THOSE KILLED BY GOD IN THE BOULDER, CO PLANE COLLISION, IN RELIGIOUS PROTEST & WARNING:

"But fornication, & uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you... Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience." Eph. 5:3, 6

Every human born into this world has a duty to obey the God of all creation. But this generation forgot God, teaching rebellion against Him, such that you're a freak if you strive to be obedient. You've institutionalized perversion, so God will keep cutting you off -- & we'll be there to make sure you know that you brought it on yourselves with your filthy manner of life?

Fallout? Another WBC no-show even as a glider pilot and his passenger received national TV exposure. See our post, "Reuben Bakker, Boulder plane crash survivors on the Today Show: Tough luck, Westboro Baptist Church," and the following clip.

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6. "Westboro Baptist Church targets Denver-area schools and more: Students, parents plan counter-protest," April 9, 2010.

Top 8 Westboro Baptist Church insults against Colorado
Excerpt: "The infamous anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church -- which is currently making headlines for its claim that God was responsible for a mine explosion this week in West Virginia that killed 25 miners -- has plans to protest more than a dozen Denver area schools, churches and businesses this month."

Shocking but true: WBC protesters actually stuck to their schedule, including a protest appearance outside the offices of Intermountain Jewish News -- because members despise members of the faith at least as much, if not more, than homosexuals. The result was our post "Seven-year-old boy pretty sure God hates Jews," featuring the photo above.

5. "Westboro Baptist Church haters threaten to picket funeral of Golden's Sgt. Grant Wichmann," May 5, 2010.

GOD HATES AMERICA & IS KILLING OUR TROOPS IN HIS WRATH.

Military funerals have become pagan orgies of idolatrous blasphemy, where they pray to the dunghill gods of Sodom & play taps to a fallen fool.

This message to be preached in respectful, lawful proximity to the memorial of Sgt. Grant A. Wichmann Fri., May 7, at 9:15 a.m. Englewood Bible Church 3190 South Grant Street, Englewood, CO

Sgt. Wichmann gave his life for the Constitutional right of WBC to warn America. To deny us our First Amendment rights is to declare to the world that Sgt. Wichmann died in vain, and that America is a nation of sodomite hypocrites.

Fortunately for Sgt. Wichmann's family, the WBC's threat was empty.

 

4. "Westboro Baptist Church protest in Fort Collins to be met with silence," June 23, 2010.

An excerpt from a Lambda Center release about a counter-protest: "While we recognize the desire for community members to confront this kind of blatant bigotry and hatred, we are asking that we not give voice to this group by providing them an audience while they are here. Rather we would encourage community members to take this opportunity to show support to those in Fort Collins targeted by their visit:" Andy Stoll, Executive Director, Lambda Community Center. Martin Luther King Jr. said that "darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Yep, a handful of church members turned up -- but they were far outnumbered by locals with a very different message, synopsized in our post "Westboro Baptist Church protest in Fort Collins countered by somersaults, Thai food." See a sample video below.

3. "Corporal Larry D. Harris to be honored by Bill Ritter, dishonored by Westboro Baptist Church," July 13, 2010.

Corporal Larry Harris and his wife, Stacia.
Corporal Larry Harris and his wife, Stacia.
GOD HATES AMERICA & IS KILLING OUR TROOPS IN HIS WRATH.

Military funerals have become pagan orgies of idolatrous blasphemy, where they pray to the dunghill gods of Sodom & play taps to a fallen fool.

This message to be preached in respectful, lawful proximity to the memorial of Cpl. Larry D. Harris, Jr.

Wed., July 14, at 9:15 a.m. Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church 1500 S. Dayton Street, Denver, CO

Cpl. Harris gave his life for the Constitutional right of WBC to warn America. To deny us our First Amendment rights is to declare to the world that Cpl. Harris died in vain, and that America is a nation of sodomite hypocrites.

After stirring up fear, the WBC stayed away.

2. "Westboro Baptist Church vows to picket funeral of Kenny McKinley, Bronco who took own life," September 24, 2010.

Doomed American rebels will do ANYTHING other than worship and serve the God who inhabits eternity. One of their many idols is their football teams, which they lavishly pour time and money into, corrupting many. Now the people of Denver stand around sobbing. You're in the house of sorrow because you would not obey -- and foolishly think that money will buy happiness. Kenny McKinley did not benefit from your money; he wallowed in depression, casting aside the interests of his family, including his young son, because he was injured and couldn't play football. How broken is your compass?! WBC has been to Denver and Colorado many times, entreating you to obey God. Your response has been consistently angry and violent. Now, God's wrath abides on you. More and worse is coming, Colorado. GodSmack!

This GodSmack! was not delivered in person.

Top 8 Westboro Baptist Church insults against Colorado

1. "Westboro Baptist Church: 1,000-plus show up for Durango protest, none from actual church," November 10, 2010.

WBC TO PICKET SCREENING OF "THE ANATOMY OF HATE," AT FORT LEWIS COLLEGE (1000 RIM DRIVE, DURANGO, CO), TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, FROM 4:45-5:30 PM

"Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, & not suffer sin upon him." Lev. 19:17

God Almighty told you what "hate" is: it's your refusal to rebuke proud sin! Keep pretending that preaching the righteous judgments of God against proud rebels is equivalent to violent crimes based on personal ill-will. That hollow lie is obvious on its face, however, and won't change God's verdict on the matter:

"Woe unto them that call evil good, & good evil." Isa. 5:20

YOU'RE GOING TO HELL.

But the WBC didn't go to Durango. Had members done so, they would have seen hundreds upon hundreds of people who disagree with everything for which the "church" stands -- other than the importance of free speech and expression.

More from our Media archive: "Westboro Baptist Church adds the flag to its list of things God hates."


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