I am an American Jew. I am not religious by any means. I am what I am and I am proud of my heritage. One doesn't have to be religious to understand or be offended by sick people "using" religion to spew hatred.
In researching a group from a previous post about a hate group that pretends to be religious and their sickness in turning a Marines funeral into a circus, in the words of his father, I started going through their site. (The father sued this cult that hides behind religion)
The name of the site is the title of this piece.
GOD HATES FAGS.
I am not going to get into the religious beliefs about right and wrong and homosexuality, but rather about groups that hide behind religion to spew their vile, hate filled rhetoric.
First lets deal with Hate Speech:
Hate speech is a controversial term for speech intended to degrade, intimidate, or incite violence or prejudicial action against a person or group of people based on their race, gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, language ability, moral or political views, socioeconomic class, occupation or appearance (such as height, weight, and hair color), mental capacity and any other distinction-liability. The term covers written as well as oral communication and some forms of behaviors in a public setting. It is also sometimes called antilocution and is the first point on Allport's scale which measures prejudice in a society.
In going through this "supposedly" religious site I ran across things that literally sickened me.
Since when does any religious person actively wish for innocent people to die?
The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) does exactly that on a page that is headed with "Thank God for Katrina".
New Orleans, symbol of America, seen for what it is: a putrid, toxic, stinking cesspool of fag fecal matter.
America is irreversibly doomed. It is a sin to pray for the good of this evil fag nation.
Pray for more dead bodies floating on the fag-semen-rancid waters of New Orleans.
Those statements were all highlighted on the Katrina page.
Here is a video on their site. Watch the cop in this. He is disgusted.
On the page that shows what this disgusting, pathetic group, is about it says:
WBC engages in daily peaceful sidewalk demonstrations opposing the homosexual lifestyle of soul-damning, nation-destroying filth. We display large, colorful signs containing Bible words and sentiments, including: GOD HATES FAGS, FAGS HATE GOD, AIDS CURES FAGS, THANK GOD FOR AIDS, FAGS BURN IN HELL, GOD IS NOT MOCKED, FAGS ARE NATURE FREAKS, GOD GAVE FAGS UP, NO SPECIAL LAWS FOR FAGS, FAGS DOOM NATIONS, THANK GOD FOR DEAD SOLDIERS, FAG TROOPS, GOD BLEW UP THE TROOPS, GOD HATES AMERICA, AMERICA IS DOOMED, THE WORLD IS DOOMED, etc.
On their front page, under the "featured posts" label, some of the headlines read:
Thank God for the California fires
Typical fag-ass American soldiers
If you need any further proof of how sick and twisted these people are, then just click and go to their site, see how much you can read before feeling sick to your stomach.
This is not religion. This is hatred hiding behind religion.
More pictures from these idiots can be found here.
These morons even have their own blog now. Dandy.
How anybody could classify this as "free" speech instead of "hate" speech is beyond me and anyone that attempts to, needs some serious mental help.
This type of hatred should be one area where members of the left and members of the right can come together and come out against.
This is unacceptable.