The Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group known for protesting outside funerals of slain U.S. service members, announced that it will picket a vigil for the victims of Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the second-deadliest school shooting in American history.
Shirley Phelps-Roper, a spokesperson for the group and, like most members of the organization, a relative of the group's founder, Fred Phelps, announced on Twitter on Saturday the group's plan "to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment."
To hell with these people. Really. I am the last to wish ill on anyone but these people are the true scum of the earth.
It's enough of a tragedy that the parents and families of Newtown have to endure what they've had to these past six days, but this is just salt on wound.
And these trashbags consider themselves "Christians?"
Normally, I would be horrified by this kind of activity, but having a friend who is one of parents of the 20 children killed makes it all the more angering. The thought that my friend might have to see these monsters and their grotesque signs makes me want to drive up there and confront each of these assholes individually.
Not that that would solve anything. People with so little love and concern in their hearts as these do not respond to any reason. And while a believer in free speech, I don't consider this as such.
This is assault. Pure and simple. Fuck these people straight to hell.