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Westboro Baptist Church announces plan to picket CSU graduation

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Any hope that the Westboro Baptist Church would refrain from its vile activities following the death of founder Fred Phelps last month has now been officially squashed.

The WBC has announced plans to picket next month's graduation ceremonies at Colorado State University for the usual nonsensical, repulsively homophobic reasons.

Among the declarations in its latest twisted release: "GOD H8S RAM FAN BRATS!"

As we noted in a post following Phelps's death, the deeply inbred Kansas-based bigotry factory has frequently targeted Colorado over the years -- and gays aren't the only group singled out for attack. Note our April 2010 report about WBC members protesting at the officers of Denver's Intermountain Jewish News. The item's headline reads, "Seven-year-old boy pretty sure God hates Jews."

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A grim-faced WBC boy at a 2010 Denver protest.
On plenty of other occasions, the WBC has scheduled demonstrations in Colorado and then simply not shown up -- and that could certainly happen again at 4:15-5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the intersection of Meridian and Plum in Fort Collins, where the graduation-related picketing is supposed to take place.

The WBC announcement, first reported by the Fort Collins Coloradoan, includes typically brain-dead graphics, including this one....

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...and this one....

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...as well as invective aimed at college students generally, as opposed to those attending CSU specifically.

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The late Fred Phelps.
The text declares that "students graduating from universities in doomed-america this year are a unique generation -- unique in their filthy manner of life; unique in the lies that pervade their every thought; unique in their aggressive enabling and embracing of fags and same sex marriage; unique in their utter ignorance of the Bible and anything that matters in this life."

The release further decries "filthy, base, illiterate, Godless, Bible-deprived, God-hating, God-hated, without-hope young people" who "will pour into this graduation, where they'll puff out their chests as though they've accomplished something, then go off and get stupid-drunk and rape and fornicate. And call that fun."

CSU spokesman Mike Hooker tells the Coloradoan that CSU supports the rights of free speech and protest. But if picketers actually show up, he says, "our attention...will be focused on celebrating the accomplishment of the CSU students who have worked hard to earn their degrees."

And not on individuals who apparently want to keep a terribly sick legacy alive.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Follow That Story archive circa March 21: "Top thirteen insults to Colorado and America by Westboro Baptist Church's late Fred Phelps."


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73 comments
phxmark86
phxmark86

And, the parents should have their teeth smashed out, be put upside down in a trash can and urinated on by the tough guy youdownmuthalicka. Cause thats how the moron deals with people that say shit he don't like. At least thats what he threatens to do to people that say shit he doesn't like. maybe its just an empty attempt to intimidate people that say shit he doesn't like. Maybe he's not as street as his name suggests. 

Kay Coyoteco
Kay Coyoteco

Who cares? Just stop publicizing it. The parents and students can ignore them and just forget it. Why so much publicity about an idiotic non-event.

Jo Se Ph
Jo Se Ph

Because Westword is shameless Sean Dolan

Sean Dolan
Sean Dolan

These people rely on free publicity.... So why indulge them Westword?

Therese Coles Brooks
Therese Coles Brooks

You religious types need to get a life. Every emotion is love or fear based. What do you people fear?

Robert Hack
Robert Hack

These people are posers. They always say they're going to protest shit an never show up. If we would just ignore their attention craving asses they might just go away.

Stephen Felt
Stephen Felt

These people are idiots, but they are covered by our constitution so we can't do anything about it. If I was a student I'd be pissed though.

Marcia Hunsaker
Marcia Hunsaker

Release the Cracken and Queens in Boulder. They will take care of those idiots.

Heaven Northrop
Heaven Northrop

They have said they will picket various events in Colorado and have yet to show up. They were going to picket the Aurora Shooting Memorial service. They were going to picket the school in Loveland with the Transgendered little boy that made news recently. I just do not think they have the gonads to picket in Colorado!

Laurel Schwaebe
Laurel Schwaebe

They protested American University when I was there--6 people vs about 2000 counter protestors. At least it was fun?

Dian Feral
Dian Feral

Good grief. Not very Christian are they? I do not think Jesus would approve of what they are doing. Not being Christian myself, I can't say.

Jake Willis
Jake Willis

Dont they have anything better to do??

John Mccall
John Mccall

Never understood why these ignorant bigots protest at funerals. What's the deal with protesting CSU's graduation ceremony?

Tracy Beaman
Tracy Beaman

I think that they will continue to show up in these public forums for a little while, but more and more instances of them having to turn tail and run. Like what happened in Moore, OK a few weeks ago!!

Michelle Garcia
Michelle Garcia

I suggest Sons of Silence make their presence known. Not like The Hells Angels as bouncers but just enough to get these jerks attention. Big Bad Bikers show human compassion and love with all the toys for kids strapped to their bikes around Christmas. This group needs reminded of such things.

Michael Beckerman
Michael Beckerman

Right, because nothing is more of an insult to God than higher education and people working hard to better themselves at a major university. (Facepalm)

Taylor Myers
Taylor Myers

This is when I'm graduating! Sly of them to do it amongst all the art majors.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

A perfect example of democrats gone wild.

Kathryn Rogers
Kathryn Rogers

Wouldn't it be great if they put their energy into something worthy!?

James Bullard
James Bullard

Terri!!! holy shit! we should go picket these chumps! wear as much rainbow colors as we can! i would probably beat the shit out of them to be honest, it may not be a good idea...

Joe Cherry
Joe Cherry

If this was Norway, that church would be burned...

yodownmuthalicka
yodownmuthalicka

These kids should be taken into protective custody by Child Services. Putting them on display like this is dangerous and unfair to the kids. 

Christine Girimonti
Christine Girimonti

This makes me feel crazy. CSU is not even liberal. Why ruin the graduation memories of these kids with hate?

Laura Ferre
Laura Ferre

You beat me to it. I was just going to say "Live your life in such a way that WBC pickets everything you do."

Jimmy Zelones
Jimmy Zelones

Just walk up to one of the fools and pee in their shoe!!!!

Shelly Meyer
Shelly Meyer

Good point. And they are going to be in my city...I'm so tired of them. Tired of hearing about them. I wish they'd go away already.

Alden Condict
Alden Condict

The word Christian is becoming a filthy term thanks to" churches" like this!

Tonie Del Real
Tonie Del Real

Would it then be wrong for someone to sit near the ignorance and start popping them one by one with one of those "less than lethal" riot guns they use on big unnessary unneeded and unwanted crowds? The cops say they are safe so I feel like my idea has potential. I want a big tranny to go lick the face of anyone in that grouo.

Esteban Mainzer
Esteban Mainzer

they are losers looking for publicity, which they just got when denver westword advertised it on facebook.

Renee Beauregard
Renee Beauregard

Yawn. Who listens to them anyway? Go ahead and picket, ignorant haters. We don;t see you.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingbluesYes, you and your fellow conservatives at the WBC make good Americans go wild.  We fought against the conservatives years ago to establish this country.  We don't like bigoted hate mongers, so we fought for civil rights.  And we don't like the conservative ideal of monied interests owning the political process.  There are even conservative democrats.  Too bad!  Here are a few conservatives gone wild:


June 8, 2008
Six people, most of them tied to the militia movement, are arrested in rural north-central Pennsylvania after officials find stockpiles of assault rifles, improvised explosives and homemade weapons, at least some of them apparently intended for use in terrorist attacks on U.S. officials. Agents find 16 homemade bombs during a search of the residence of Pennsylvania Citizens Militia recruiter Bradley T. Kahle, who allegedly tells authorities that he intended to shoot black people from a rooftop in Pittsburgh and also predicts civil war if either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton is elected president. A raid on the property of Morgan Jones results in the seizure of 73 weapons, including a homemade flame thrower, a machine that supposedly shot bolts of electricity, and an improvised cannon. Also arrested and charged with weapons violations are Marvin E. Hall, his girlfriend Melissa Huet and Perry Landis, who allegedly tells undercover agents he wanted to kill Gov. Ed Rendell. Landis is sentenced in 2009 to time served plus two years of supervised release. Hall is sentenced in January 2010 to time served with three years of probation. Huet spends years trying to get the charges against her – helping a convicted felon possess a firearm – dismissed. In July 2013, federal prosecutors drop gun charges against her.

August 24, 2008
White supremacists Shawn Robert Adolf, Tharin Robert Gartrell and Nathan D. Johnson are arrested in Denver during the Democratic National Convention on weapons charges and for possession of amphetamines. Although police say they talked about assassinating presidential candidate Barack Obama, they are not charged in connection with that threat because officials see their talk as drug-fueled boasting. Police report the three had high-powered, scoped rifles, wigs, camouflage clothing and a bulletproof vest, along with the crystal methamphetamine. Gartrell is released from prison in June 2009, while Johnson is released in 2010. Adolf, who was already wanted on other charges, draws a longer sentence and is released in April 2012.

October 24, 2008
Two white supremacists, Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman, are arrested in Tennessee for allegedly plotting to assassinate Barack Obama and murder more than 100 black people. Officials say Schlesselman and Cowart, a probationary member of the racist skinhead group Supreme White Alliance, planned to kill 88 people, then behead another 14. (Both numbers are significant in white supremacist circles. H is the eighth letter of the alphabet, so double 8s stand for HH, or “Heil Hitler.” The number 14 represents the “14 Words,” a popular racist saying.) The pair are indicted on charges that include threatening a presidential candidate, possessing a sawed-off shotgun, taking firearms across state lines to commit crimes, planning to rob a licensed gun dealer, damaging religious property, and using a firearm during the commission of a crime. In 2010, Cowart is sentenced to 14 years and Schlesselman is sentenced to 10.

December 9, 2008
Police responding to a shooting at a home in Belfast, Maine, find James G. Cummings dead, allegedly killed by his wife after years of domestic abuse. They also find a cache of radioactive materials, which Cummings was apparently using to try to build a radioactive "dirty bomb," along with literature on how to build such a deadly explosive. Police also discover a membership application filled out by Cummings for the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement. Friends say that Cummings had a collection of Nazi memorabilia. The authorities say Cummings was reportedly "very upset" by the election of Barack Obama.

December 16, 2008
Kody Ray Brittingham, a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, is arrested with four others on attempted robbery charges. A search of his barracks room at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina turns up white supremacist materials and a journal written by Brittingham containing plans to kill Barack Obama. Brittingham is indicted for threatening the president-elect of the United States. He is sentenced in 2010 to 100 months in prison.

January 21, 2009
On the day after Barack Obama is inaugurated as the nation's first black president, Keith Luke of Brockton, Mass., is arrested after shooting three black immigrants from Cape Verde, killing two of them, as part of a racially motivated killing spree. The two murders are apparently only part of Luke's plan to kill black, Latino and Jewish people. After being captured by police, he reportedly says he planned to go to an Orthodox synagogue near his home that night and "kill as many Jews as possible." Police say Luke, a white man who apparently had no contact with white supremacists but spent the previous six months reading racist websites, told them he was "fighting for a dying race." Luke also says he formed his racist views in large part after watching videos on Podblanc, a racist video-sharing website run by longtime white supremacist Craig Cobb. When he later appears in court for a hearing, Luke, charged with murder, kidnapping and aggravated rape, has etched a swastika into his own forehead, apparently using a jail razor. He is convicted of first-degree murder in May 2013 and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

April 4, 2009
Three Pittsburgh police officers — Paul Sciullo III, Stephen Mayhle and Eric Kelly — are fatally shot and a fourth, Timothy McManaway, is wounded after responding to a domestic dispute at the home of Richard Andrew Poplawski, who had posted his racist and anti-Semitic views on white supremacist websites. In one post, Poplawski talks about wanting a white supremacist tattoo. He also reportedly tells a friend that America is controlled by a cabal of Jews, that U.S. troops may soon be used against American citizens, and that he fears a ban on guns is coming. Poplawski later allegedly tells investigators that he fired extra bullets into the bodies of two of the officers “just to make sure they were dead” and says he “thought I got that one, too” when told that the fourth officer survived. More law enforcement officers are killed during the incident than in any other single act of violence by a domestic political extremist since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Poplawski is convicted of three counts of first-degree murder in 2011 and sentenced to death.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@muhutdafuga


Seriously, tubby, no one is interested in your lists or your delirium.


You live in a twisted world of hate and bigotry.  It is not other's fault that you are fat, lazy and stupid.  You brought that on yourself.  Therefore, your hate is misplaced and should be inner-directed.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @muhutdafugaNo, yappy = fishingforyounghairlessboys.


-- Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.  That's the reagan/bush white house!

-- Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter, the Susan Smith who drowned her adorable two sons "in cold blood" in a South Carolina lake in 1995.

-- Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline was placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography.

-- Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @muhutdafugaThere you go again with your delusions of grandeur, oddly suggesting that your yappy little cult represents everyone.  You continue to have your strange little fantasies about me.  You are truly odd. 

I don't expect you to be interested if facts.  While cult addled feelings are conservative, FACTS ARE LIBERAL.

By the way, the WBC wouldn't be interested in facts, either.  You guys have a lot in common, radical right wing nut.

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