Ugh, I hesitate to put this on the front page, but I think it’s going to be news and I’ll be posting about it anyway so…
The Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket several upcoming Idol shows. In case you don’t know who they are, read their wiki here.
In a nutshell, a very insane man and his equally insane family call themselves a “church” and picket various functions around the country. They are pathologically homophobic, and their targets are anyone and everyone–America is a bunch of “fag enablers”, so we’re all fair game.
The group’s signs bear virulent slogans like “God Hates Fags” and their young children are often walking the picket lines alongside the adults.
Wanna know how twisted these people are? They picket funerals, including those of fallen soldiers, victims of gay hate crimes and even Mr. Rogers.
When you see the WSB in action, you’ll understand why those homegrown nutters who picketed outside of the San Jose venue were just pikers. The WBC make their presence known. Amazingly, they’ll get the local and national press to cover them. They are certifiable, but they know how to play the press.
Their picket schedule HERE. Warning: Open at your own risk, the language is despicable and offensive. Cities on their “tour” so far are, Dallas, Tulsa, Washington DC, Baltimore, St. Louis and Kansas City.
ETA: It’s been reported that the Westboro Baptist Church were the picketers outside of the San Jose venue a few days ago. FALSE. The San Jose picketers are local nutters who regularly picket that arena. There’s also NO credible evidence that they were targeting Adam specifically. Check out out the San Jose picketers HERE and HERE. And the Westboro Baptist Church HERE. NOT THE SAME GROUP.