Saturday, July 17, 2010

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest....San Diego Comic Con????

Westboro Baptist Church has gotten media attention in recent years for their protest of funerals being held for fallen soldiers, though the organization isn't new. The mainstream media largely ignored the years prior where they've protested performances of The Laramie Project (a play which is based on the reactions to the hate crime murder of Matthew Shepard in the town of Laramie, Wyoming), various cultural events, and funerals, usually those of the LGBT community.

As if Westboro Baptist Church's world view wasn't already considered completely insane, they have a big protest coming up next week. They'll be in San Diego, California to protest San Diego Comic-Con International, or Comic Con for short. Comic Con is a large convention where basically all things nerd are appreciated and promoted, with companies usually making big announcements concerning comic book story lines, movies, and so on at the convention.

Westboro Baptist Church is protesting,'s what they say from their event schedule:

San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr. WBC to picket Comic Con 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center. Are you kidding?! If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here. They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do! Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. It is time to put away the silly vanities and turn to God like you mean it. The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry.

Hat tip to The Bilerico Project, where I first saw this story.

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