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Some people from my stunt crew and I went to Comic-con this year, and apparently so did some evangelical protesters:

Are you attending the San Diego Comic Convention next week, or do you wish you could? Then your soul will burn in hell for all eternity — at least according to the batshit insane congregants of the Westboro Baptist Church. Led by Reverend Fred Phelps, the church will actually take the time to protest SDCC from 1:15 to 2pm on Thursday the 22nd. Why? I’ll let this quote from Phelps explain:

“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.”

Phelps is known across the US for protesting burials for gay soldiers and AIDS victims, among other things. If a picket can gets them lots of press, they do it. The press exposure helps them raise funds, and events like this will probably bring even more members. Maybe this blog post I’m writing gives them exposure and could potentially net them some money, but since I don’t think religious groups like this are dangerous and carry no real political clout, I could care less. If anything, blogging about it gets me exposure. And the article is a funny read.

As much as everyone hates the Phelps crew, nobody seems to actually fear them.

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Written by xout

August 2, 2010 at 8:57 am

Posted in culture, news

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