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Westboro Tornado Blame

Posted by on May. 21, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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Westboro Baptist Church has said the Oklahoma tornado blame lies with the state's basketball team's open support for gay NBA player, Jason Collins.

The controversial comments were made by Fred Phelps Jr., the son of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps, and have sparked huge backlash from across the nation.

Westboro, a small group widely condemned by mainstream Christian groups for its outrageous comments and techniques, posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday stating the group's belief that the Moore, Okla., tornado was a form of divine retribution.

Phelps has controversially claimed that Oklahoma City Thunder basketball star Kevin Durant's public support for Jason Collins, after he publicly announced that he was gay, is to blame for the tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday.

Phelps posted, "OK Thunder's Durant flips God by praising f— Collins. God smashes OK. You do the math."

The Westboro man also later added to his comments by posting a new message about what he called "God's wonderful wrath."

Westboro Baptist Church(Photo: Christian Post Contributer/Debbie Cohen)Westboro Baptist Church members held signs of anger in protest of same-sex marriage on July 24, 2011.

Westboro has been roundly derided by almost all over groups over their methods, and this is not the first time they have made outrageous comments in the aftermath of tragedies and disasters.

In April, following the Boston Marathon bombings, Westboro's official Twitter account announced the group's intention to picket the funerals of the victims of the attack. Again the group claimed that the bombings were a divine retribution for sin.

At that time Westboro posted, "WestboroBaptist Church to picket funerals of those dead by Boston Bombs! GOD SENT THE BOMBS IN FURY OVER F— MARRIAGE! #PraiseGod."

The group also later claimed that the Boston bombings took place because of President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage: "He is chiefly to blame for bringing down the wrath of God on Boston, on Massachusetts and on USA. Mr. Obama] vows that those responsible for the Boston Marathon Bombs would feel the full weight of justice. Hello, Mr. Pervert-in-chief! GOD SENT THE BOMBS!"

The group was once again widely rebuked and criticized for their controversial comments by Christian and secular groups alike.


Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/westboro-tornado-blame-jason-collins-and-kevin-durant-to-blame-for-oklahoma-twister-claims-phelps-video-96388/#kIJAQUm3UKO6ZDJ1.99 

Here's a petition link to get Westboro status changed to a hate group

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-westboro-baptist-church-hate-group/DYf3pH2d

by on May. 21, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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*sigh*

This is NOT a Christian organization, they are a bunch of sick fucks. 

Sunshine2plus2
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM

They also were in Joplin, MO blaming something for the tornadoes as well.

Thelmama
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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Those people are so filled with hate. They ignore the part of the Bible that says if you say you love God but do not love your fellowman you don't love or know God.  

momma2b2008
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:34 PM
What the hell is wrong with these people?

That's a serious question? I really want to know what is wrong with them?
lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:36 PM

I do NOT know. I can not imagine looking at a natural disaster and leaning back and blaming it on a collective support for gay athletes. It's sick, horrifying and disgusting. 


Quoting momma2b2008:

What the hell is wrong with these people?

That's a serious question? I really want to know what is wrong with them?



Nicoleb9
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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Can't we just shoot them into outer space or something? I think that's where they're from anyway.
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tnmomofive
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Nothing they say surprises me.It would be nice if they would realize how ridiculous they are.Certainly 'tornado alley' would not have a lot of tornadoes.Sounds like they are excusing the terrorist's who bombed Boston too.Same old Westboro.They have the right.

lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Ya I read about the bombing thing as well, it was linked in this article. I hate it they "try" to pass themselves off as Christians.


Quoting tnmomofive:

Nothing they say surprises me.It would be nice if they would realize how ridiculous they are.Certainly 'tornado alley' would not have a lot of tornado's.Sounds like they are excusing the terrorist's who bombed Boston too.Same old Westboro.They have the right.



IAMmomtotrips
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:41 PM
Someone needs to send the Westboro "Christians" (and I use that word with as much sarcasm as I can muster), Mr. Bean's Welcome to Hell!

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=rC6UrMTC73A&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrC6UrMTC73A

Oceana09
by on May. 21, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Omg would these people just shut up already? I mean seriously. They're getting on my nerves.

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