October 27, 2009
I get anti-Semitic email: the Westboro Baptist files
If you’re familiar with anything about Westboro Baptist Church, it’s likely with something they hate: Jews, gays, soldiers.
An odd group of Kansas “Baptists” who make fundamentalists seem like a bunch of liberals, Westboro operates the Websites JewsKilledJesus.com, GodHatesTheWorld.com and BeastObama.com. They’re best known, though, for GodHatesFags.com
Honestly, I used to think these guys were a creation of the folks at the Onion. They are that out there.
I don’t know how I got on their mailing list, but I get a few emails a week informing me that Westboro is planning to protest “lying,” “hateful,” “covenant breaking,” “faithless” Jews. The email I received Saturday, after Shabbat ended, called out the troops to protest an Overland Park, Kan., synagogue Wednesday. Actually, maybe they wouldn’t call it a protest but a mission. A mission to find “good figs among the filthy, Christ-reject Jews.”
The attached flier continued:
Wow, somebody really needs to media-train these folks.
Fortunately, the Westboro weirdos don’t get much media attention, at least not in general publication newspapers. Unfortunately, I don’t think that if we all ignore them they’ll just go away.