Tucson Gets Ready For Westboro Baptist Hate

UPDATE: Westboro Baptist has agreed to not disrupt the funerals of Christina Taylor-Green and Judge Roll in exchange for 30 minutes of free radio air time on several stations in order to spew their Bible bile to more ears.  They said they still plan to protest at the funerals of the other four victims, though.

Original post:

Members of the christian extremist cult known as the Westboro Baptist Church are supposed to be showing up at the funeral of nine-year-old Christina Taylor-Green.  No surprise, I guess, but Jesus Fucking Christ … they cannot even show human compassion to a dead little girl.  If only there was a god.

From the GuardianUK (emphasis added):

[…]

The church also said of the Tucson shootings: “God hates Catholics.” Green’s family is Catholic.

But Arizona politicians are fast tracking legislation to keep church members 300 feet from the funerals while Tucson residents are planning ways to limit the protest.

The legislation was proposed by a state senator, Kyrsten Sinema, after she read about the Westboro chuch’s plans.

“It is the most disgusting thing I ever read in my entire life. I literally threw up after I read it … I’m like, ‘I’m gonna fix this’,” she told Fox News.

Tucson residents also plan to try and keep members of the Westboro church at bay.

Christin Gilmer has gathered more than 40 volunteers to wear 10 foot high angel wings and stand between the church members and the funeral.

A group of bikers says it will surround the church members.

[…]

Here’s Westboro’s statement on the shootings: “WBC prays for your destruction — more shooters, more dead carcasses piling up, young, old, leader and commoner — all.  Your doom is upon you!  Praise His Name!”

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