Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Media Helps Stop Westboro Baptist Protest Of Funerals Of Catholic Sports Figures ( Oklahoma State And Univ of Arkansas )

The infamous Westboro Baptist Church protest all sorts of people the Catholic Church being high on their list. In fact in their hometown "protesting" Catholic Masses is a regular activity.

Last week in Oklahoma two devout Catholic Coaches at Oklahoma State who died in a plane crash were going to have their Funeral / Memorial service protested. Local media stepped in to give them air time if they agreed not to protest. That was accepted.

Just last Sunday there was the tragic death of a Catholic player on the Univ of Arkansas Football team. It appears local media has again stepped in and made the same deal that was accepted. See KEWI Statement Regarding Westboro Baptist Church Broadcast .

I am not thrilled at this blackmail but I am thankful for local media stepping in and making a bad situation better.


Brandt Hardin said...

Where in Christianity is hate-mongering an involved practice? What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/03/fred-phelps-and-westboro-baptist-church.html Drop in and let me know what you think!

bookofstories said...

I really agree with the disgust you expressed. It's an instance where you wish you could just punch the idiots in the face, but no it's against the law.

It's already bad enough these cult things protest funerals and high media events for attention (their only god is their own ego), but now they see it as pure winning when they get air time. Of course, one could also say that the more people see and hear of the them, the more of a back lash the WBC will get.

Either way, I hope more of their lies, hate and ego are exposed and they are seen for what they really are. Hating, ego driven wastes of life.

My rants and discrediting of the WBC: