As predictable as a hot shit after a meal of chili peppers, so are the actions of the Westboro Baptist "Church."
News comes today, just as we are learning the names of all the victims of the Aurora shooting, that the coven of hatred from Kansas is planning a roadtrip to Colorado, culminating in a "super picket" of the memorial service being planned for those who perished.
This is when I truly, fervently, passionately hope that there IS a heaven, and that there is a hell. A hell so devishly designed that the "special place" in it - reserved for these inhuman placard carriers - cannot even begin to be conceived by the mind of mere man.
These are just some of the revolting Tweets from WBC:
@WBCFredJr - Only 500 miles to WBC Aurora picket. #GodCursesUForFagMarriage #WorseAndMoreOnTheWay #WBCToldU #GodisAmericasTerrorist #ObeyToday Too fun!
WBC gassing up vehicles for Colorado super-picket. #WorseOnTheWay #FearGodFools #GodCursesUForIdolatry #FaceOfGodsWrath #fagsrunmilitary
WBC heading to Colorado for Sunday memorial service. #GodAvengesHisPpl #GodCursesUForFagMarriage #GodIsNotMocked #GodIsYourEnemy yummy!
Their love of the word "fag" is legend. That they deign to speak for the very One they warn us to fear and revere is hypocritically renowned.
They are horrific examples of the worst of human nature. Of what happens when religion is used as a weapon, and then cowardly-ly used as a shield. Of what we become when we abdicate that which is right to that which is taught to us by someone in "authority," someone standing at a pulpit banging his fist, someone who speaks ignorance and hatred to stupidity, someone who is as far from the ideals of Jesus as is possible.
This is the distillation of hatred. Raw, putrid, poisonous. Willing to destroy all it touches, so convinced of its superiority, that it has it all figured out.
There are THOUSANDS of worshipped deities - gods - in recorded human history. I find it laughable when anyone tries to claim theirs is the "right" one. Maybe the right one for YOU. But certainly not the only one, or the only right one.
And of those THOUSANDS of gods and goddesses? I highly doubt any of them would sanction a super picket of a dead 6 year old girl whose only crime in this world was being in the wrong movie seat at the wrong time.
Regardless of which one you choose to follow, to believe - here is what matters: 12 innocent people are dead. Dozens more wounded. Westhorror Baptist Church's superpicket needs drowned out, trampled into the ground, so that all we can hear are these names:
Alex Sullivan: Was celebrating 27th birthday
John Larimer: 27-year-old in the U.S. Navy
Jessica Ghawi: Recently survived Toronto mall shooting, 24-years-old
Micayla Medek: 23-year old
Jon Blunk: 26-year-old killed shielding girlfriend, Jansen Young
Alex Teves: 24-year-old who recently earned master's degree
Alexander "AJ" Boik: 18-year-old recently graduated high school
Gordon Cowden: 51-year-old father of two
Rebecca Wingo: 32-year-old
Matt McQuinn: 27-year-old shot and killed while shielding his girlfriend, Samantha Yowler
Veronica Moser-Sullivan: Six-year-old whose mother Ashley Moser is in critical condition
Jesse Childress: 29-year-old staff sergeant with Buckley Air Force Base (his photo is currently unavailable)