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Portal to Hell?
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Like many people in the United States, I have heard the media reports on Westboro Baptist Church. I have listened in passing to television coverage of their protests at the funerals of our fallen soldiers, and have read of their dislike of almost everyone and everything. I have seen photos of grubby Kansas rednecks, faces distorted with hate, holding signs that read "GOD HATES FAGS," or the occasional "JEWS KILLED JESUS" and one inexplicably reading "THANK GOD FOR BREAST CANCER."Even with my cursory knowledge of the group’s activities I found myself totally flabbergasted when I opened their website to see this headline:"THANK GOD FOR 13 MORE DEAD TROOPS. WE ARE PRAYING FOR 13,000 MORE." Then, after a listing of the names of American men and women who had perished in the service of their country that week: WE’VE TURNED AMERICA OVER TO THE FAGS; THEY’RE COMING HOME IN BODY BAGS. The members of Westboro Baptist church, guided by "minister" Fred Phelps, profess not only their own disapproval, but attribute to God a hate of Jews, Gays, Japan, Hindus, Catholics, Sweden, heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, and, oh yeah - Barack Obama is going to eat your babies (no kidding).The Westboro Baptist Church is an independent Baptist church long known for its anti-homosexuality, anti-Semitic, and, well, anti-almost-everything propaganda and its vulgar protest activities, which include the picketing of funerals and desecration of the American flag.