Today I was doing something online, (I really don't remember how it started i think from here) and I saw something about god hating shrimp. I thought that was pretty funny so I went to the website just for fun.  It pokes fun at extremists by saying "why stop at protesting gays? shellfish is a sin too!!!" It is just a joke website with a bit of a message about how ridiculous extremists can be. 

As I look into the website a little I found one called Godhatesfags.com. Again, I thought it was a joke website. Its not. I first thought this because it seems kinda silly right? To say something that offensive and uneducated. And on it was a little box with a label stating: # of people that god has sent to hell since you have been on this website. This really seemed rediculous to me so I started looking for a place where it would say that it is a joke website. It never did.

 

So I guess its real? Is it? I did not look too closely because I really don't want to be right. When I started thinking it might be real, I was not thinking about how ridiculous it is and how weird extremists are. Th e message of pure hate that the WBC is sending out made me almost want to cry. I am an atheist and therefore 'dammed to hell' and when people tell me that I am likely to engage in a debate but reading this, I could not feel any other feeling of disappointment. Disappointment within people.

Does anyone else feel this way? I just want to see your reactions to this, and want to know what you think.

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Disappointment sums it up nicely. Also embarrassment for being the same species.
Sadly, it is not a joke. The Phelps clam really is that hateful and bigoted. They're an extreme example (very extreme) of what religion can do to people.

The Phelps clam really is that hateful and bigoted.

 

Best typo ever. :)  Or perhaps the best shellfish pun ever?

 

christians against clams! literally fell off my chair laughing! = )

Phelps clam... if only it were true.  I would unleash the otters of justice upon them, that they may suffer in adorable agony!!!!

 

They are virtually one family. The live in one compound in Kansas that is comprised of four homes in town all put together. The father is hateful, angry, beats his wife and children according to his son Nate Phelps that escaped. They are deranged in the full belief that the Bible is literal. What I find particularly entertaining is that they preach it, but they aren't willing to really live it. They are not violent. In fact, some suggest that they make a living largely off of filing lawsuits against people and the cities where they are assaulted for acting this way. If they really believed, why wouldn't they take up the sword that Jesus talks about?

The interesting thing is that Shirley is really functional face of the church now. She's totally insane and indoctrinated, but she isn't stupid. She's simply a product of the wingnut that is her father.

If you are looking for fun parody that is similar, but just a joke, I'd try landoverbaptist.com.
It's not a joke, by far.  These are the loons who protest at funerals for American soldiers claiming that their deaths are god's punishment for American tolerance of gay people.  Totally insane.  My experience with other religious people leads me to believe, however, that WBC is just slightly more deranged.  The difference isn't as much in the derangement as in the willingness to parade it.

they're not a joke.

They're a very widely-known cult, of a family that's extremely close-knit, and follow the one father--Fred Phelps, who started this preaching of hate.

 

There's this documentary on youtube on them, split into parts.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOrz5k0jWdU&feature=related

they make me want to puke, but yeah, this will pretty much give you the idea of what type of people we're dealing with.

Usually nowadays you get a much larger counter-protest than anything else. I went to one in Atlanta when they protested the funeral of an Auburn University Student.

NO they are not a joke. I have heard of these people for a long time now..

Disappointed? Yes I am very disappointed in people. I am disappointed in people who would go that far to try and set up a place in an afterlife instead of living this life to help out human kind.

 

There is only one word for people like this, SELFISH! They are so busy trying to make their afterlife a reality, that they do not for one minute take the time to set aside their childish pride, to look at the world around them and marvel in its many forms of beauty!

Yes I am disappointed that even though many of us have evolved, there are still many of our kind that have not evolved past child hood selfishness, to appreciate life in all its many varieties.

 

Don't worry, Grace, most of the time, the counter-protest is much larger than the WBC's protest anyway...

And sometimes, it's funny as hell, too:

 

Its nice to see that. Well not nice, but you get my point. I have heard of people counter protesting the funerals with signs that say really nice things and it really makes me feel better about the human race to see people come together like that. I really want to say I don't feel as disappointed but.... At least these signs were funny!
Have you not heard of these nutters?  The westboro baptist church?  Hit up youtube and search for fred phelps.  I'm warning you in advance that you'll be very much annoyed at those assholes.

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