April 23, 2006
Shirley Phelps Roper, Another Mentally Ill Fundy
Just add her to a long and growing list. A bunch of videos made by her church The Westboro Baptist Church can be found here.
The main website for her church is addressed godhatesfags.com.
The thing is that even though many Fundies aren't as extreme as this wingnut, many have similar views about many of the things she stands for, like her anti-gay stance, and her ideas that every disaster is an act of God.
You have to wonder, if these people become so homophobic because they are fighting their own demons. Just take a look at the founder of the church, Fred Phelps. He looks like he could easily be cast in Brokeback Mountain:
He not only hates gays, but he doesn't seem fond of Jews, Blacks or Catholics either. Here are some quotes from Rotten.com:
"Fag Jew Nazis are worse than ordinary Nazis. They've had more experience. Jews stirred up the Romans to butcher 6 million Christians in the catacombs in the 1st century. The First Holocaust was a Jewish Holocaust against Christians. The latest Holocaust is by Topeka Jews against WBC."
"Anybody babbling about 'multicultural affairs' and 'celebrating diversity' is a propagandist for the militant sodomite agenda...Westboro Baptists will picket this black obfuscator, in religious protest and warning. Being black won't get you to Heaven. But promoting fags will take you to Hell."
"Homosexuals now pervade and control American government at every level and branch. Thus, only those churches that support and promote the militant homosexual agenda enjoy religious freedom. Any church in America that dares to preach what the Bible says about soul-damning, nation-destroying moral filth of the vile homosexual beasts among us, loses all Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and speech rights."
"Fag priests and dyke nuns is the order of the day for Kansas Catholics. They deserve the sick, perverted leadership that now dooms and damns them."
I know I shouldn't judge Fundies on the actions of most of them. Call me biased.
On a sad note, I had to take Bane off my blogroll. I gave it my best shot with him, but he attacked me once too many times. I don't know if it is just plain intolerance, or some sort of psychosis, or a mixture of the two. It could also be that the fact that he is a tad more intelligent than most Fundies and my Atheism was starting to make him have doubts about his flimsy religious beliefs.
I also took the No God Blog off my roll too. The fact that there was little recognition of an obvious anti-semite, and even the majorities overall acceptance of his views, and the other anti-Israel rhetoric on that site made me realize that American Atheists is not for me. Even the blogs administrator David Silverman can't make the obvious distinction. The memebers there don't seem to get reality.
Kiss my ass bad Christain Bane (I spell Christian that way because he constantly spells Atheist: Athiest on purpose), and kiss my ass American Atheists too. I don't even care that American Atheists President Ellen Johnson is pretty hot.