Westboro Baptist Church announces Tucson pickets
In a total non-shocker, pastor of the "God hates fags" church posts a video praising Saturday's shootings
January 11, 2011 1:11AM (UTC)
It's only Monday, but a front-runner for
This Week in Crazy has already emerged. Fred Phelps, founding father of the whacko Westboro Baptist Church, posted a YouTube vid thanking God for the "violent shooter, one of your heroes in Tucson."
He's referring of course to
Jared Lee Loughner and his murderous spree in Arizona over the weekend. Phelps wants you to know that " God sent the shooter" and that his devout/brainwashed followers, true to form, will picket the funerals of the six victims who died, including the service for 9-year-old Christina Green.
Sorry for making your blood boil so early in the week, but below is Phelp's taped message to the nation:
Michelle Fitzsimmons is an editorial fellow at Salon.com.
COMPLETELY AD FREE, FOR THE NEXT HOUR Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address
Leaning in or out? There's a third way
"Big Little Lies" has lost its spark
On parade at West Point 50 years later
A rare vision of black American life
Limbaugh: Harris and Obama aren't black
Trump reopens "longline" fishing
Trump's mental state is an "emergency"
Why corporations can legally poison us
Copyright © 2018 Salon Media Group, Inc. Reproduction of material from any Salon pages without written
permission is strictly prohibited. SALON ® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a
trademark of Salon Media Group Inc. Associated Press articles: Copyright © 2016 The Associated Press. All
rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.