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9.11.2007

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Helsinki

Tags: Uncategorized — Author: @ 11:16 am

This cult of crazies has gotten to a point where everything they say is just comical, I can’t but laugh when I read this crap. They’re obvious proof that there is no God, because if there was, she’d have these inbreed cunts aborted in their mother’s womb – they make me question my own beliefs on Freedom of Speech…

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Hat Tip to Kimmo for the info!

  • Mara

    If I were Alice, I’d say Thank God we are not in Kansas anymore. ;-)

  • Kimmo W.

    Shirley – sorry, surely you mean Dorothy!

  • http://www.verosirkus.com Sirkuspelle

    I believe that Baptist church’s website was hacked. They have an icon now with an upside-down American flag, and a notice that they are giving their site a facelift.

    I have a lot of experiences with the Baptist and many of my relatives belong to it, and I would be surprised if there was anything but sympathy and compassion for what happened in Finland.

  • Anonymous

    Ah, but you haven’t heard of this crurch before.

  • Kimmo W.

    3: Please don’t confuse these Westboro kooks with the mainstream Baptist Church. This guy Fred Phelps has a long history of really shitty behavior.

    His people have made a habit of publicly gloating at funerals of murdered gay people, and more recently, soldiers killed in Iraq – the logic being that the deaths are divine retribution for tolerance of homosexuality.

  • Kristian

    I don’t think this represents the Baptist mainstream. I too have known many Baptists, and this just isn’t how they normally express themselves…at least not in public ;-)

  • http://www.finlandforthought.net Phil

    These people make religious nutters like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell look like outstanding guys.

    You know who’s the next to go on a shooting rampage? This church group. Seriously.

  • Kourtney N. Williams

    I heard of this nut he’s a ambulance chaser for his bullshit agenda!

  • Hank W.

    On June 5, 2006, Albert Snyder, the father of Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder, who was killed in the line of duty on March 3, 2006, and whose funeral was picketed by Phelps, sued Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church, Inc., in the U.S. District Court in Maryland, for defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit also involves accusations made on Phelps’ websites that Mr. and Mrs. Snyder “raised [Matthew] for the devil” and taught him “to defy his Creator, to divorce, and to commit adultery”. On October 31, 2007, a jury returned a $2.9m verdict in favor of the plaintiff. Later, the jury returned in the afternoon with its decision to award $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress. Phelps then announced his intention to appeal the decision.

  • Herkku

    OK, I can tolerate the “gods hates fags” stuff, but the Sweden stuff is just offensive! How dare he compare us to them!

  • Herkku

    Btw, I was kidding, and I plan to be there to counterprotest if they really come. Always wanted to see this with my own eyes after all the documentaries and news reports. Should be fun!
    Shall we pelt them with week-old malmi?

  • Kristian

    Hank W.—Ironically, I think those punishingly-high lawsuit awards (along with capital punishment, long prison sentences, the public’s tacit condoning of prison rape, etc.) are a result of America’s religious heritage. It goes with the idea of punishing someone hard, to make them “conform with God’s will” or “sinners deserve to be punished.” It’s also a self-righteous attitude on behalf of the punisher.

    Just consider that America got all the people who were too religiously fanatical for Europe. At that point in history, we’d already been there, done that :lol:

  • http://codeutopia.net/ Jani

    Gotta love people who read the bible how their head tells them to. By the way, it looks like their main website is under a DDOS attack. It worked fine just a couple of minutes ago and now it’s down.

  • Hank W.

    By the way, it looks like their main website is under a DDOS attack.

    oops…

  • Åboy
  • Johannes

    Nono, don’t question your belief of freedom of speech.

    This text is just stupid and everyone can clearly state that.

  • conscience

    Phil, in mass media, we believe that the medium is NOT the message…just because a bunch of American loonies used the name of God in vain, does not give you license to start spounting all this…!God does not exist! nonsene and jam it down your readers’ throat…and since you have a lot of readers, it seems a few people in fact is influenced by this…it is actually best not to hold religious debate and certainly not in a forum like this. So, kindly refrain and veer from the topic because you are not merely becoming offensive, you sound as lunatic as those you mocked in this topic!

  • conscience

    Corrections
    spounting = spouting
    nonsene = nonsense

  • Punter

    How strange. I acyually got onto the Westboro Baptists a few years back when I came across an article of them protesting a soldier’s funeral. I read into them, watched his movie and even mailed them. My question was simple. I explained as an Australian living in Finland and given the fact God hates Sweden and The US, what is my position regarding going to heaven. The answer was a simple and straight forward one. I am on my way to Hell due to the gay population in Sydney and the Australian support for America and they also informed my due to Finland’s support of Sweden this only reinforced the fact.
    Make no mistake. This is a strange bunch of people. Godhatesfags.com/sweden.com/usa.com etc is all filth as is “thesignofthetimes.” True filth but an interesting movie on Fred.

  • JG

    They are mad and all talk and no action. I seem to remember they threatened to do something to the Swedish royal family on a given date (some protest or something or other) and there was no sign of them, they didn’t show up. They don’t really warrant the attention of this blog in my opinion, and I almost feel bad for giving them the attention of a comment.

  • Dave the Revelator

    “So, kindly refrain and veer from the topic because you are not merely becoming offensive, you sound as lunatic as those you mocked in this topic!” – conscience

    Erm, no. You do.

  • Biff Loman

    @17

    I’m pretty sure every single reader of this blog is able to think for themselves so your concern that Phil is jammin something somewhere is quite futile. And I would never asses this out loud but since this is online and bullshit is allowed: even the ones who are knee deep in this God nonsense.

  • http://www.finlandforthought.net Phil

    Phil, in mass media, we believe that the medium is NOT the message…just because a bunch of American loonies used the name of God in vain, does not give you license to start spounting all this…!God does not exist! nonsene and jam it down your readers’ throat…and since you have a lot of readers, it seems a few people in fact is influenced by this…it is actually best not to hold religious debate and certainly not in a forum like this. So, kindly refrain and veer from the topic because you are not merely becoming offensive, you sound as lunatic as those you mocked in this topic!

    I don’t believe in a Christian God and I’m not afraid to say it, that’s not going to change anytime soon.

  • conscience

    I can see why the name calling is justified here…morons and so on…this is the place where you can actually reveal your inner self, gentlemen, sick whackos, or deranged imbeciles, scum of the earth…ahmmm…i may continue with the colorful language but I can’t be bothered!

    Mr Biff Buff Lomon Lunatic yah sure bullshit is allowed because this is where the lowest scumbags proliferate…using the most obscene words under the guise of anonimity

    Thankfully, I just stumbled into to this HATE BLOG FORUM recently and I will now happily leave you in this SORRY SHITHOLE catering to the priviliged lunatic few…ciao!

  • Dave the Revelator

    Have you no conscience, conscience?

  • aet75

    @24: Don’t let the door hit ya where the evolution split ya.

  • infinndel

    #24…Conscience…this is your conscience talking to you…Listen very carefully…you took to much brown Acid…line up for your thorazine and haldol shots in the hallway..then take a time out in the quiet room please…you can come out when you have gained control,and can contract for safety!

  • Mara

    #2 Kimmo W,

    Yes, Dorothy of course! Been too long since I visited those classics.

  • Hank W.

    They are mad and all talk and no action. I seem to remember they threatened to do something to the Swedish royal family on a given date (some protest or something or other) and there was no sign of them, they didn’t show up.

    When Tarja Halonen got elected as President they posted something of her being a lesbian and coming to burn the Finnish flag or whatever. The locals promised them a tarring and feathering.

  • paljajalu

    No, seriously, westboro’s hilarious. Check out their wikipedia page. Product of a particular virulent insular/xenophobic (presumably celtic) genetic strain that gets propogated in the american south. Not wholly unrelated to the original calvinists, i’m guessing.

    They feed off attention, so its best not to give them any…But if you literally tarred and feathered them, that would probably leave a lasting negative impression in their minds. Their behaviour is well documented, so you’ve plenty of time to construct ornately entertaining mind-games for their arrival…The intellectual equivalent of huffing exhaust and tipping cows.

  • http://alankhenderson.blogspot.com/ Alan K. Henderson

    Clayton Cramer has some background info on Phelps, includig the origins of his anti-homsexuality protests:

    “The [Phelps] family started protesting homosexuality in the late 1980s after Phelps-Roper’s then-toddler son was allegedly propositioned by a homosexual in a Topeka park, she said. The Phelpses picketed the city to patrol gay sexual activity in the park, later taking their vitriolic show on the road, targeting gay funerals such as Shepard?s, as well as living homosexuals.”

    http://www.claytoncramer.com/weblog/2004_01_18_archive.html#107500380049184155

  • Åboy

    @ 31,

    proves how “clever” those people are. According to their “logic” they should then be blaming and crucifying all straight guys as well because many girls have been abused, tortured and killed by child molesting straight guys. Somewhere around the world it’s even ingrained in the traditional culture.

  • Åboy

    [edit: "..In some places around the world.."]

  • Unit

    I can’t understand why the media even gives these degenerates the attention that they seek.

  • http://mrontemp.blogspot.com/2007/11/satanic-curses.html Ontario Emperor

    As a Christian, I have to say that the true damage is done when people assume that Westboro is the norm of Christianity. Trust me, they’re way out of any Christian or Baptist mainstream, sidestream, or creek.

    According to the Wikipedia article on the church, pretty much everybody outside of the congregation is going to Hell. Because of this, the article claims that they only marry inside the church. Since the church pretty much consists of two families (the Phelps family and the Hockenbarger family), this is going to cause some real genetic problems a generation from now.

    I have to say, however, that they’re expert at marketing. If they could turn their marketing skills to good use, and market Jesus’ two greatest commandments instead of “Thank God for 9 dead Finns,” perhaps they could make a positive contribution to the world. As it is, they’re one of the best examples of Satanism out there.

  • Damn Westhomo Fagtists

    Wait, does this mean they’ll be coming to Finland?! Or is this just another case of all words and no action?

  • http://alankhenderson.blogspot.com/ Alan K. Henderson

    #32,

    Without knowing anything specific that Phelps has said on the relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia, one can’t really draw any conclusionas as to what his opinion on that topic is. (In scientific circles, nobody makes such a claim, although various researchers claim that a disproportionately high minority of gays are pedophiles.)

    My best educated guess is that Phelps followed a pattern that is all too common for humans. A person has a long list of complaints about a group, but generally ignores that group – until a traumatic incident rooted in one of those complaints directly affects that person. The trauma temps the individual with this thought: “That’s the last straw, these people have to be stopped.” The person will obsess on *everything* that is perceived to be wrong with that group, and not just the one complaint that hit home.

    (For an atheist parallel to this phenomenon, read up on Madalyn Murray O’Hair.)

    Phelps was always the crusading type; he was a fairly hyperactive civil righta attorney at one time. Considering his Calvinists background, I’m sure he always disapproved of homosexuality. He may or may not have hated gays personally. He certainly never made a crusade out of it – until a homosexual molested his grandson one day.

    I’ll make another educated guess: that gay activists objected when Phelps tried to get the authorities to do something about sex in public parks. It seems that they always do when somebody publicly criticizes sex in public places. One example is right in my own back yard, so to speak:

    http://blog.beliefnet.com/crunchycon/2007/09/heterosexism-in-our-time.html

    Stuff like this only gives extra ammo to people like Phelps.

  • http://alankhenderson.blogspot.com/ Alan K. Henderson

    Typo correction: “trauma temps” should read “trauma tempts.”

  • Åboy

    Alan K. Henderson wrote:
    although various researchers claim that a disproportionately high minority of gays are pedophiles

    I’ve heard that too. Usually from some obscure, outdated source, possibly with Christian fundamentalist influence. I’ve also heard just the opposite though, i.e. pedophiles are overrepresented among heterosexual males. It’s common knowledge that there are even whole cultures where the abuse of girls is institutionalized and ingrained in the everyday culture (for example the custom of having child brides). Many clinicians say though that for the actual pedophiles the gender of their victims is less important than their age.

  • Howard

    I hope he never comes to Canada and I don’t think any of his followers would be allowed to cross the border. He can stay in jail and the followers can stay south of the border.

  • http://alankhenderson.blogspot.com/ Alan K. Henderson

    One source that gives people the idea that pedophiles are disproportionately high among gays is a seven-year-old article in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, which is hardly a religious publication:

    “The best epidemiological evidence indicates that only 2–4% of men attracted to adults prefer men (ACSF Investigators, 1992; Billy et al., 1993; Fay et al., 1989; Johnson et al., 1992); in contrast, around 25–40% of men attracted to children prefer boys (Blanchard et al., 1999; Gebhard et al., 1965; Mohr et al., 1964). Thus, the rate of homosexual attraction is 6–20 times higher among pedophiles.”

    The common counterargument is that most men who are sexually attracted to boys prefer adult females over adult males – but nobody ever cites a study confirming this. It wouldn’t be too difficult to get the numbers.

    The quote also doesn’t distinguish between prepubescent and pubescent boys. Men who have a thing for teenage boys are gay, just as men who have a thing for teenage girls are heterosexual.

  • Åboy

    only 2–4% of men attracted to adults prefer men

    The problem is that even with the best data available we can’t be sure of the base line, i.e. we can’t know for sure how many people are gay or bisexual. Often the procentage is based solely on openly gay peoples self report. The different figures I’ve seen range from as little as one procent to as much as thirty procent of the population. Recently a study showed that one-third of former football players had had sexual relations with members of their own sex:
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071029100619.htm

    A couple of informative links about the alleged connection between homosexuality and pedophilia:
    http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_molestation.html
    http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/Articles/000,002.htm
    http://www.exgaywatch.com/wp/2004/10/homosexuality-a/

  • Anonymous

    These people make religious nutters like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell look like outstanding guys.
    I don’t put much stock in Pat Robertson these days. I think he’s lost it with regards to Hugo Chavez and Rudy Giuliani. As for Jerry Falwell, you never knew the man and the amount of good that he did during his lifetime. Ever heard of Elim House and the Liberty Godparent Home? Dr. Falwell was not the “religious nutter” you make him out to be. Sean Hannity proved this as well when he defended him against the absolute fool known as Christopher Hitchens.

    Get your facts together before you lambaste Dr. Falwell as “religious nutter.”

    I don’t believe in a Christian God and I’m not afraid to say it, that’s not going to change anytime soon.

    I take it then that you believe in any other god except for Who you call a “Christian God?”

  • Shane J.W. Barlowski

    Fred Phelps and all of his so-called flock are fuckheads! They use God and religion to justify hatred of gays, bisexuals, and transgendered. They are not true Christians.

  • Anonymous

    Fred Phelps and all of his so-called flock are f—heads! They use God and religion to justify hatred of gays, bisexuals, and transgendered. They are not true Christians.

    I will definitely agree with you about them not being true Christians. Too bad Mr. Phelps won’t take a piece of advice from John MacArthur (www.gty.org) on how to reach out to those of the GLBT persuasion. There have been several of them who have been “convicted” of their sin, repented, and wound up confessing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

    MacArthur was nowhere near as vitriolic as Phelps was in terms of preaching the Word of God. He just preaches it like it is, and that is what has had the greatest impact in reaching out to sinners. Phelps has latched on only to a few pieces of Scripture and made that his message. Needless to say, that is not how to rightly divide the Word of Truth(2 Tim. 2:15).

    After all, there are only two types of people in this world: unrepentant sinners, and sinners who have repented and received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve given this some thought about some things that Phil has said here. It’s not just in this thread, but in others as well. One Finnish word sums up this blogsite: JUMALATON!

  • TT

    It’s so sad to notice that there are still people living the 11th century. A tiny update package for these pathetic individuals would be great.

    Phelps’ rant is simply idiotic. I feel sorry for him and his “followers”. Empty cranium really is a health and medical problem around a world. Something should be done.

    Such writings aren’t worth of getting upset or angry. I just feel sorry and I’m amused how retarded and pathetic some people can be.

  • Lol!

    OMG. This clan has serious issues!!

  • Anonymous

    Umm.. don’t you americans like.. tend to SHOOT people? Well, why haven’t those crazy worthless people been shot already?
    Fred Phelps … God damnit he makes me angry. Such ignorance and stupidity. He does not even deserve life. I’d pop a cap in his head without hesitation, even though I’d never want to hurt anyone. :D

    To me, he has NO value. Actually less value, than no value at all.

  • Herkku

    Halsans Kok frozen sausages. I wonder about that Halsan person…

  • Herkku

    Ooops, commented on the wrong post. Sorrri!

  • AFinn

    Dear Phil,

    I am a proud owner of a cunt and I’m not ashamed to use the word publicly. I am, however, offended by the use of the word as a pejorative especially in connection to these (or any other religious/political etc.) bigots. In my opinion, it’s not insulting to the twisted cultists to be called cunts, it’s the other way round. It is insulting to the cunt, the Sacred Väki and me, a woman.

  • SUOMI

    Seriously, im shocked!

  • From Finland With Love

    I still wonder why nobody from this church has not disappeared mysteriously yet. I would like to know what kind of stuff people have thrown at them from the car when they are disturbing funerals? I mean for me at least shit would do the trick. Lots and lots of shit flown in by helicopter :D Just enough so they almost drown in it. We have lots of farm around so If they do decide to come to Finland Ill be the first to shit in the pile the will be dumped on them. Who will join me?

  • LJorgensen

    I am an American (Danish heritage) who has lived in Kansas for many years and also have family members who regularly participate in Baptist church communities in Kansas and across the US. Let me reassure you that this is not a Christian church and Fred Phelps is not a Baptist. His “church” is a group illiterate extended family bastards. He is a terrorist scourge of Christianity and humanity that will burn in his own hell for his hatred. And more personally for me, he is a constant embarrassment to the real people of Kansas upon whom he also constantly dumps his vile hatred. The only real way to deal with him as people in Kansas have learned is to ignore him, which is maybe now why he has to travel the world. There is plenty of cattle shit in Kansas I can get shipped to you if you need any more to bury his group in this time.

    I offer true condolences to the families in both tragedies from myself and as an ad hoc representative of the real people of Kansas on this blog.

  • Timppa

    Im from Finland and i have only one thing to say.
    Thank god im not live in westboro. Or i can say, thank god finland is faraway from westboro and Fred Phelps. Otherwise i might gome to visit and litte chat with him…..

  • Adrian Wainer

    Hi, Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church have a message for the World one may not agree with it, but it would be wrong dismiss it out of hand, if truly God does hate Finland [ and other countries ] should not people be told of this?

    With that in mind I have started a thread, which gives some details of the truth as revealed by the Revrend Fred Phelps’ and the Westboro Baptist church which you may find it at the following web address.

    http://forum.starwreck.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6677

    Best and Warm Regards
    Adrian Wainer

  • Adrian Wainer

    Hi Conscience re your remarks posting Number 17

    Quote

    Phil, in mass media, we believe that the medium is NOT the message…just because a bunch of American loonies used the name of God in vain, does not give you license to start spounting all this…!God does not exist! nonsene and jam it down your readers’ throat…and since you have a lot of readers, it seems a few people in fact is influenced by this…it is actually best not to hold religious debate and certainly not in a forum like this. So, kindly refrain and veer from the topic because you are not merely becoming offensive, you sound as lunatic as those you mocked in this topic!

    Comment by conscience — Fri, Nov 9th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    UnQuote

    I do not agree with much of this comment of Phil’s you refer to, in fact I find it mildly offensive ( because of the language used )and somewhat illogical but I find your assumed role as a would be censor even more offensive and I will defend Phil’s right to make his views known. The Internet is not the big brother viewscreen in George Orwell’s 1984, if you do not like what Phil has said, nobody is forcing you to agree with it, they are not even forcing you to read it and there is plenty of other stuff on the internet for you to look at, so you are hardly have a problem with lack of alternatives either.

    Best and Warm Regards
    Adrian Wainer

  • Hank W.

    Guys, in case you haven’t noticed this entry is a bit ancient from last year. Though with the newest school shooting in Kauhajoki, well what did our very dear Freddy do?
    http://www.godhatesfags.com/written/fliers/20080923_nine-dead-finland-shooting.pdf

    Yay, intelligent thin well-educated genetically diverse Americans!

  • Adrian Wainer

    Thanx for heads-up on the timeline issue Hank

    Much appreciated Best and Warm Regards
    Adrian Wainer

  • Finn

    Let them come, we are waiting those rednecks, just for remind, do not marry your sister(like these hillbillies are doing).

  • someone from Finland

    Hope someone will shoot their children’s so they can say that again.

  • Guy from Finland

    I really hope that they come to finland. When they start to say “God hates” Finland , they gonna see , Finland hates them. I promise, they not will walk out at this country

  • http://www.boobs.com Biatch

    If I saw one of them, he/she just got ass kicked.

  • Auzziegob Atheiest

    Feddy Phelps is by far,the funniest christiant cunt I’ve come across.
    He is even funnier than that crusty old catholic pedophile cunt called pope bendy dick the umpteenth !!!

  • Auzziegob Atheist

    Minister of Westboro Baptist Mob,Feddy Phelps is by far,the funniest christiant cunt I’ve come across.
    He is even funnier than that crusty old catholic pedophile cunt from godgobber mania called pope bendy dick the umpteenth !!!

  • Elias Liang

    ok guys westboro babth tais crunch is not frome the main babtise crunch and they are not even exeptad by them

  • sumoifinlandperkele

    Thank god i’m not an obese American.

  • Simo

    I will pray for you

  • pekka

    fuck you commie yankee assholes

  • Kizuna

    I wonder why isn’t here a news story about it how over 40 000 people resigned from church because of the homophobic comments of Päivi Räsänen.

  • Ikustega

    …as if Americans would live better and more ethical life? actually these guys are carving their own way into inferno eagerly than any other community. didn’t God himself said in the Bible, that fanaticism is a sin among others, and its inevitable consequence is Hell? God bless your lost lambs…

  • Clp19900101

    I take it then that you believe in any other god except for Who you call a “Christian God?”
    163

  • Dawdaewfdaewd

    come finland because finnish people hates god too.

  • Dsfsdf

    Hey you little cunt try come to finland and say that to me face to face i will kick your ass!!

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