The members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, perhaps the most hated group in America, are publicly celebrating the Boston Marathon Explosion and already have plans to protest the funerals of the people who died in the bombings.
While the Internet was flooded with love, support and compassion, the WBC took the opportunity to spread their main, and practically only, message of hate.
The Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kan., is a small, homophobic, anti-Semitic, toxic group that most would consider anything but religious. It consists largely of Fred Phelps and his family.
These are the same people who believe God killed the children at Sandy Hook because He was enraged over gay marriage.
In one of its numerous Twitter posts the cult wrote, “BREAKING: Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals of those dead by Boston Bombs! GOD SENT THE BOMBS IN FURY OVER F*G MARRIAGE! #PraiseGod.”
Margie Phelps, daughter of church founder and leader Fred Phelps, tweeted Monday that the bombing was punishment for gay marriage. “God doesn’t hear the prayers of proud pushers of #SSM (same-sex marriage).”
“You marry f*gs, God sends mayhem,” she added.
The Westboro Baptist Church has its own Twitter account and used their platform to request Boston change its name.
“WBC is starting campaign to re-name F*g-infested Boston to Magormissabib, meaning ‘terror all around.’ Jer20:3 #ThankGod4TheTerrorOfTheLord,” the tweet said.
Another one of the church’s tweets read, “God sent the Boston Marathon Bombs for the sin of Massachusetts passing same-sex marriage!”
Two bombs went off in Boston around 2:50 p.m. at the finish line. Another two bombs were found along the running route but did not detonate. No one has taken responsibility, but the Obama administration is calling the explosion on Monday an “act of terror.”
CNN reported there are three dead and more than 140 injured, with 17 in critical condition. Many of the patients will require “serial operations” in the following days to help heal their wounds.
Maria Vultaggio is a reporter for the Continuous News Desk (CND), where she covers trending topics and breaking news for the International Business Times....
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