The Kansas-based far-right church known for its outrageous choices of protest venues picketed outside the private school attended by first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama on Monday morning, and in the process got embroiled in an angry war of words with an MSNBC anchor.
"God is your enemy," read one sign at the event outside of Sidwell Friends School, as captured in a photo by Megan Phelps-Roper, granddaughter of church founder Fred Phelps.
The church is known for its signature protest sign that reads "God hates fags."
MSNBC anchor David Shuster described Monday's Westboro church protest as "beyond the pale."
"Hopefully, some of the more rational conservatives/Republicans will condemn this stuff today," he wrote on his Twitter account.
Most conservative and Republican politicians have long worked to distance themselves from the group, not least because of its practice of picketing the funerals of US troops. But Shuster's Tweet set off an argument between the MSNBC reporter and Phelps-Roper.
"Don't forget our Tuesday Sidwell picket," Phelps-Roper Tweeted at Shuster, in reference to the group's plans to picket the school again. "Put away your idols and obey God!"
"Go ahead," Shuster Tweeted back at Phelps-Roper. "Show the entire world the vile, crude, and disgusting protest you put on this [morning] at the Obama kids' school."
Any longtime reader here knows how these idiots picket at military funerals, lost a lawsuit when one of our fallen soldier's father sued Phelps and won a large judgement against him and they celebrate the deaths of those in new Orleans during Katrina, all claiming they do it in the name of their "church."
At the end of this post you will find a link to all the previous pieces Wake up America has written on these monsters.
Obama's children are not politicians, they are not part of the political scene, they simply were born to him and they should be left alone.
I am no fan of Obama, nor his politics, nor his desire to turn America into a socialist country, but no one should ever go after his children as this group is doing.
Previous pieces on Westboro Baptist Church can be found here.