Westboro Speaks

A couple of weeks ago I had the great opportunity to attend the Media Conference in New York with my journalism class. There we had the chance to sit in with the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church. Now at first I wasn’t going to blog about this because for one I just have so much to say and trust me none of it is positive. And for two I do not think that these horrible people deserve me blogging about them. However after a discussion I just had with said class I feel that this should be said and people should know about these disturbed group of people. Now if you are reading this and saying to yourself who in the world is Westboro let alone the leader. Well The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an independent Baptist church known for its extreme stance against homosexuality and its protest activities, which include picketing funerals and desecrating the American flag and so forth. Basically in lame mens terms this is nothing more than a “Hate Group”. Mainly their platform is basically sin and how gad hates the homosexuals. Now I know your thinking to yourself well that doesn’t makes any sense but that what they believe. No the way that this very disturbed group get their very inaccurate point across is picket at fallen solders funerals with sign that state “God hates sinners” “More soldiers need to die” “Your going to hell because you talk to gays” and other ridicules statements. Your probably thinking: She is pulling y leg or something, there can’t actually be people out there that think like that. But there are and I got to witness it first hand and here is what I experienced. I have to admit though I went into this with my mind preset that this person is already crazy and must be on something to think things like this. The leader started off with an 1st amendment lawyer and answering question about the lawsuit that they won. In the beginning she sound cool and collected and know what she was talking about.  However when that ended and it was student turn to ask her question that is when well “all hell broke out” she started screaming at the student asking questions and saying that we did not know nothing about the bible and how we all we are not going to be here in 10 years because we sin and that we were going to hell. Also she called use “a group of seals” and that’s the beginning of it. She then started hating on other religious calling priest “Baby rappers” and other sort of stuff.  She also says that she does the things that she does because she doesn’t want the world’s sins on her hands. Now if you ask me that is a bunch of bull. As she told the person who was suing her “just look the other way. No on is forcing you to look”. Anyway now that you know a little about this church and what they do I want to hear from you. What do you think about all of this? Do you think that they are unpatrotic? Do you think that they are worng? Or maybe you agree with them…I hope not but hey its a free country. Leave comments below telling me what you think or how crazy you think that these people are. Until next time… Peace, Love and Skittles! Have a Great April 1st everyone!