God sent a crazed madman to shoot at your children, and he didn't miss. Get this straight -- God sent this South Korean madman to kill 31 of your children at Virginia Tech. Was God asleep while this took place? Was He on vacation? Of course not. He willed this to happen to punish you for assailing His servants.
Those were the words posted to the Westboro Baptist Church’s main website, www.godhatesamerica.com. First of all I want to point out that it was 32 killed, not 31. It is important to get the numbers right, especially when it is a tragedy of this magnitude. Every student murdered should matter, even to these rotten bastards.
Westboro promised to “preach” at the victims funerals. Normally a group of Vietnam Vets who also happen to be bikers known as the Patriot Guard Riders would show up and push the foul pests around until they left. They have, however, stated on their website, www.patriotguard.org, that they would only make themselves available to those victims who were involved in the ROTC program.
With no large bikers to stop them this time, the religious crackpots will no doubt be marching into Blacksburg spewing their hate to an already grieving community in the next few days. Make no mistake about it, they are looking to victimize those who are already innocent victims yet again. It shows no class and is nothing but a cheap publicity stunt to get themselves some unearned media coverage.
Another editor who did not want to be named (Dockwats) made an interesting comment after reading of their intentions. He said “Some people shouldn’t get to have the constitution.” He was right. Though I completely believe in free speech, the laws in place were not written to protect people like this. The friends and families of the students lost should not be subjected to such an atrocity while forced to bury a loved one who was already needlessly murdered. Something needs to be done to stop this from happening. Free speech laws should not supersede a person’s inalienable right to a peaceful burial.
Some of the comments made by the church were threatening to us all. They mentioned that we “do not know horror – yet.” They crossed many lines with this last statement. In the old days they would have been taken out back and quietly shot. Too bad we civilized the western states. I hear tar and feathering is quite hilarious to watch.
So, what can we do? You could always give them a ring on the old tele and let them know of your displeasure, as is your right as an American. The number is public knowledge. 785-273-0325 (Thanks,Dex). Now, if you do decide to call all on your own without any coercion from me, please be polite, just as they are at their protests.
Be sure to tell them I said hi.