Westboro Baptist Church 11/6/11

If you haven’t heard of Westboro Baptist Church, consider yourself lucky, sadly though, you have probably at least heard of the things they do, you just weren’t aware that they were the ones doing it. The Westboro Baptist church members are the people who go around carrying signs that say things like “God hates fags” “Thank God for dead soldiers” “You’re going to hell” All that junk. In their antics, they have single handedly made just about every Christian person, or really any follower of any religion under God, hang their heads in shame. They are an embarrassment to religions all across America. One of the things that they like to do lately, is picket military funerals for gay soldiers who gave their lives to protect our freedoms, including the freedom a speech, pretty much spitting in the faces of every past, present, and future veteran, gay or straight. The saddest part of this whole thing, is they get off scott free for doing it because of the freedom of speech that those soldiers died protecting. And that’s where things start pointing towards scam.

How are they scamming people? You may ask. Well, they play on the emotions of others. Here’s the thing. The founder of the Westboro Baptist church, Fred Phelps, doesn’t even believe the shit his people are spouting. He intentionally sends people out, about a dozen at the most so he can spread the hate, his goal? It’s not to change people’s views on homosexuals, it’s not even to change people’s views on religion. He does this in the hopes that someone will lash out. He hopes that someone will either attack his people physically or attack his establishment politically so he can sue and counter sue for millions of dollars. The posters his people carry around are high quality boards with bright paint and bold lettering. They are almost professional quality, definitely not a few cents to produce, he spends money of these because he wants people to see them, he doesn’t merely want people driving by without noticing them, look at other posters people have out there, definitely not as high quality as the Westboro posters. Next, let’s look at exactly what they are protesting. The Military, Homosexuals, and natural disasters are usually the main point of their posters. They tie this all together with religion. Why do they use these topics? Because they KNOW people will react to these. They are also known to attack military funerals, where the families grieve for their lost mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters, an extremely emotional time for any family to go through, and then to have the members of Westboro claim that those dead soldiers will go to hell for their sexuality. They want people to try and defend their deceased, again, either physically or politically. Another hint that they are scam artists is that they only stay for a maximum of 30 minutes, because they know that after that point, if no one has tried to act out against them, no one will. Any time that anyone tries to fight back, Westboro already has an army of lawyers. As a little afterthought, I also want to mention that they majority of the Westboro Baptist church members are actually family members of the founder.

So, the question is, how do we fight back? You can’t throw a punch, that’s what they want. You can’t try and bring them to court, they’ll sue you out of your house. The best way to fight them, is to protest their protests. This is something that hundreds of people did in Long Beach CA. When Westboro decided to show their ugly mugs on the streets, people from all over, both straight and gay, congregated together for a peaceful protest, bringing music and signs of their own saying things like “God loves everyone” “God hates figs” and other non threatening humorous signs that made Westboro look like the fools they are. Before you knew it, the streets were literally filled with people enjoying themselves and showing their pride. After a while, Westboro left to people chanting for them to go home and the one finger solute proudly seeing them off.  If you want to see a video of this happening, click the link below, it really brings hope to fighting these people.

If you want to do this, and find out how and when you can join in with the fight against this pure discrimination and abuse of our freedoms while still protecting the freedom of speech that they use so freely, lucky for us that they have their own site that also features their protesting schedule at Godhatesfags.com For the funerals, of course you can’t make a mockery of it, again these are all scheduled on their website. Instead, come in a larger group with signs of support for the family, let them know that these people have no idea what they are talking about and that your country actually really appreciates the sacrifice their loved one made. Again, don’t throw punches, you’ll be falling right into their trap, just do a peaceful protest and show the family love. You don’t want to make it seem that you are fighting a battle over a soldiers death.

To all those people who are mistaken with looking at Westboro as a representation as all religions, please understand, that those people are sick, they are nothing like religious people, try to remember that the bible that most Christian people follow, says that god loves all and that it preaches to love your neighbor and the person that does not have sin should cast the first stone. These people do not have these beliefs and are only using the Christian faith as a scape goat.

these people really are an embarrassment

Kardashian Divorce 10/2/11

Alright, so it seems the big news since yesterday is the divorce of Kim Kardashian (Sp?) and Kris Humphries. There’s been a lot of grief about this coming from… well for the most part, people who don’t even like the couple or the show. Included in the speculations are people claiming it was all a scam, they did it for money, they were never in love, Kim is a witch (That’s one of my favorites), there’s a ton more. Personally, I’ve watched the show before, enough to know who certain characters are and sort of what’s going on. Of course I don’t sit there deliberating over their every single move, but I put it on as background noise as I do other things, glancing over when anything close to exciting happens (It doesn’t happen that often).

I feel really bad for Kris H (We’re going to call him that) he kind of had the divorce dumped on him, and from my perspective, if you can deal with that crazy family with all that drama, than you must at least like her, you have to care for her. Anyway let’s look a bit at why people think it’s a scam. It’s true that major magazines payed out the ass for the pictures, but honestly, you don’t think she has enough money? She has her own clothing company, modeling career, not to mention all the money she is making from the show, she wouldn’t really need that money coming from those magazines. Another rumor is that she got most of the stuff for a reduced price, which would justify it being a scam, this rumor I don’t quite understand either, sure, she got the stuff for a reduced price, but all this stuff is for only one purpose, a wedding. Where else are you going to wear a wedding dress or wedding ring besides at a wedding or for marital reasons. There was one detail that seemed really strange to me, and that was the fact that Kris H went running to the press when it happened, I’m not sure what’s up with that, maybe he wanted his fans to feel sorry for him and support him in a time of need, he’s apparently taking it really hard and is doing anything he can to save the marriage, I’m sure the media is just making it harder for him to do that. As for the wedding gifts, it’s reported that they are giving all the money and gifts they were given to charity, personally, I would give them back to the people who gave them to me, since, it was their originally, this is another part that is strange, don’t you get tax cuts for giving to charity? Oh well. I don’t quite think it’s a scam, people are going to watch the show one way or another, but people can also turn away from it, no one is forcing you to watch it, they certainly aren’t forcing me. To the whole divorce I’m really indifferent. I just wrote this mainly because of all the rumors which didn’t seem to make sense to me. One of the things they are really getting hammered for is making a mockery out of marriage. I admit, it’s soo quick to have a divorce, what was it? 73 days or something like that? I would expect them to put more work into it, maybe marriage counseling if they felt they were having problems, but Kim took the low road and filed for divorce right away. Here’s the fact of the matter, divorce is a sad but normal part of our society. I think the statistics are a little over 50% of marriages end in divorce, so why is everyone taking it as such a shock that they divorced? I don’t think I’ve seen this much reaction to a divorce… well, ever. This isn’t the shortest marriage in the world, it’s not even the shortest marriage in hollywood. You know what they say, if a marriage in hollywood outlasts milk, then it’s true love. I think one of the reasons this is such a huge deal is because of all the reality show antics that goes with it. Anyway, I hope Kris is ok, since Kim seems to be doing swimmingly.  We’ll see how this plays out.