Westboro Baptist Church is well known around the country as the seriously whacked out group of cult church members who like to picket soldier funerals while spouting hate speech and carrying nasty signs about God hating fags and thanking God for dead soldiers, all under the cloak of free speech.
But if you thought that that sort of thing was despicable then you haven't heard anything yet. Church members actually planned on picketing in Newtown, Connecticut today where funerals were set to begin for faculty and students who were gunned down last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Amazingly, the church seems to have gotten cold feet – or maybe it was all the bikers who showed up to protect mourners from the protest that gave them reason to rethink their plan – because they never showed, although it's not clear if they still plan to show up in the days ahead.
Here's the kicker in the whole crazy story, though; the church blames someone other than the shooter, lousy gun control, and rabid mental illness for what happened … they actually blame Carrie Underwood.
Yes, the Westboro Baptist Church thinks that Carrie is the cause of the horrible massacre.
On Friday, Margie Phelps, spokeswhatever for the Church, tweeted this lovely tweet about why Carrie was to blame.
— MargiePhelps (@MargieJPhelps) December 15, 2012
The link she used to prove that Carrie was to blame was to this story on God Hates The Media that read:
Rather than be thankful for the singing talent God gave her, and use it to publish the truth of God in this earth, at age 29 she has become famous around the world for exactly one thing, to wit, pimping for fag marriage.
This "musical darling of American conservatives," farm girl opened her blasphemous mouth while on tour in the vile United Kingdom, saying this: "As a married person myself, I don't know what it's like to be told I can't marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can't imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love." (See story in The Independent, 9 June 2012, "Carrie Underwood: US country queen speaks out for gay marriage – but how will conservative fans take it?")
Oh boy. So because of the story, Westboro Church now blames Carrie for a sick individual's sick act against the most innocent of beings … children. What a bunch of ass hats.