Westboro Baptist Church to take on the East High Angels?

Fred Phelps.
Sadly, it's too late to block the border. By now the professional picketers from Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps's "god-hates-fags" group, have likely made their way from Kansas to Colorado, where they've announced plans to picket two Jewish General Assembly meetings downtown today. They're also threatening to show up at East High School at 7 a.m.

East High? The school whose mascot is the Angels?

Here's the word from the Westboro website:

Denver East High School in Denver, CO November 7, 2011 7:00 AM-7:30 AM

WBC will picket Denver High School East to warn this wicked generation that their sins will take them straight to Hell. We will give your children an opportunity to see what truth looks like, the face of what they were entitled to have from every adult that ever touched their lives! You brutish teachers and hateful parents have broken the moral compass of this generation, teaching rebellion with everything you say and do.

God hates you, Doomed america, for what you have done to your children! Here is the COMMANDMENT from your God:

"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates." Deut. 6:6-9

You will not obey that simple commandment. Instead, you corrupt your children from the womb, so God has given you violent, freakish, worthless, brute-beast children. You hate your children, and as God continues cursing you, you will turn aside to eat your children. Read the words: Deut. 28:53-58 & Lev. 26:28-29.

Fear God, and give the glory to Him, for the hour of HIS judgment is come!

All weekend, people have been rallying on Facebook to organize a proper welcoming committee for the hate-mongering Westboro crew:

1) Smile! Shake their hands! Be friendly! They may not like you and you may not like them, but we are all humans. Let's be happy! They think we are worth their time. Oh joyous of days!

2) If you don't think you can manage to be kind, dont do anything. Ignore them. Don't give them the satisfaction of a response.

Of course, the WBC picketers don't always show up when they say they will. But whatever happens, we're betting the Angels win this round.

Want to join the protest of the pickets? Get over to East High School... fast.

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8811081
8811081

Westboro Baptist Church spreads its hate throughpicketing in our streets, provoking attacks, with abusive language and flagdesecration, attempting to create a confrontation. This is not a church, thisis a hate group.  This is not about protesting,freedom, or God. They are in it for the money and the press; this is a familylaw firm. They are not a "church." It is a scam. They go after anythingthat can get them in the news. This is a family of lawyers using this “godhates you” thing to make money. It is time for this scam to end

8811081
8811081

 

 Westboro Baptist Church spreads its hatethrough picketing in our streets, provoking attacks, with abusive language andflag desecration, attempting to create a confrontation. This is not a church,this is a hate group.  This is not about protesting,freedom, or God. They are in it for the money and the press; this is a familylaw firm. They are not a "church." It is a scam. They go after anythingthat can get them in the news. This is a family of lawyers using this “godhates you” thing to make money. It is time for this scam to end.

8811081
8811081

Westboro Baptist Church spreads its hate throughpicketing in our streets, provoking attacks, with abusive language and flagdesecration, attempting to create a confrontation. This is not a church, thisis a hate group.  This is not about protesting,freedom, or God. They are in it for the money and the press; this is a familylaw firm. They are not a "church." It is a scam. They go after anythingthat can get them in the news. This is a family of lawyers using this “godhates you” thing to make money. It is time for this scam to end.

The Jennster
The Jennster

Freddie and the WBC pavement-parkers can all protest in a new location: right up my heinstein.

Nathap470
Nathap470

I go to east as a freshmen I was there this morning a large group of us surrounded them with funny signs they left as we followed themI hate those a holes but they do have the right to do what they do

David Stevens PhD
David Stevens PhD

East High School is wonderful thing. School spirit, genuine diversity, and a refusal to buy into hateful rhetoric.

Henry 'Ashka' Biddle
Henry 'Ashka' Biddle

When I first heard of this I really hoped it would turn out like what happened at my school. All people, blacks and whites, normies and goths, emos and jocks, gays and straights, all coming together to push back against the hate of the WBC. From the comments I see here, I see it happens just like that.

Awesome students are awesome!

My rebuking and discrediting of the WBC:http://dwellerofrhymes.blogspo...

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

Whatare Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flamingpink queer apocalypse?  I attempted toaddress this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...  Drop in and let me know what you think!

StabbySaysHi
StabbySaysHi

Yes. WBC was there. A strange, sad group. There's a woman whose face lights up and she basks as police escort her to her car. What a horrible way to feel elevated. 

A Knight Who Says, "NI!"
A Knight Who Says, "NI!"

And the LORD did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats...

Georgianna Forbes
Georgianna Forbes

Students, Teachers, Guidance Counselors and Parents all came out in full force -- hundreds of people-- with great signs -- this morning from 7:00- 7:28 a.m!   It was inspiring to see the East Community have such a boisterous and positive counter-protest!  The kids were joyful -- and I overhead one kid say "I love this school -- where else would so many different people show up to protect all of us!" 

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Strong take, 8811081. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

That's a vivid -- and frightening -- image. Thanks for the post, Stabby.

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