Thursday, June 30, 2011

The KKK vs Westboro Baptist Church

We know the Westboro Baptist Church as the "God Hates Fags" mongers, but did you know that the KKK is apparently picketing them?

Anyways, I personally applaud the WBC for illuminating to regular, sane folks what hatred looks like. It's the intolerance masked as tolerance that we have to be wary of. I hope that the WBC sticks around for a very long time.

Hours before President Barack Obama led the nation's Memorial Day observances at the Tomb of the Unknowns, three members of the Westboro Baptist Church were challenged by others who disagreed with them -- including members claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan.

They said they were there to object to the Westboro Baptist Church's anti-troop message.

"It's the soldier that fought and died and gave them that right to free speech," said Dennis LaBonte, the self-described "Imperial Wizard" of the KKK group that he said he formed several years ago.

"That's fine," said Abigail Phelps, the daughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps. "They have no moral authority on anything.

"People like them say it's white power ... white supremacy," Phelps said. "The Bible doesn't say anywhere that it's an abomination to be born of a certain gender or race."

Read the story at CNN.

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