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2:04 pm - 11/09/2009
Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School

Westboro Baptist Church, a hate group that travels around the country holding anti-gay rallies, protested outside the school attended by President Obama's children on Monday morning.

The "church," run by Fred Phelps and composed largely of his extensive family, is known for staging its events for maximum publicity and controversy. In the past, members have demonstrated outside troops' funerals. Recently they have been targeting Jewish temples. Now they're aiming their vitriol at Washington-area schools -- including Sidwell Friends, where Malia and Sasha Obama are students.

A message on Westboro's website refers to the Obama children as "satanic spawn" of a "murderous bastard." Along with various schools, the church is also protesting outside the White House, the World War II memorial, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission field office.

Via ThinkProgress, one of the attendees (and Phelps' granddaughter) posted a picture of the protest on Twitter:

Protesters were carrying signs with anti-gay, anti-abortion and anti-Obama slogans, slowing down traffic all along Wisconsin Avenue.

Malia attends the Washington, D.C. Sidwell middle school, where the Phelps family protested Monday; they plan to protest Tuesday at the Bethesda location, where Sasha is a student.

cattyhunts 9th-Nov-2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
Just go ahead and call yourselves the KKK and get it over with.

owl_eyes_4ever 9th-Nov-2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
What I find extra-super-bizarre about Fred Phelps is that he was a civil rights attorney in the 60s/70s and actually fought against Jim Crow laws in Kansas, or so his wiki page claims. I honestly wonder what the hell caused such a dramatic change in this man.
jbfalek 9th-Nov-2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
I heard an interview where he basically says that Jesus/God doesn't command that a person be racist, just misogynist, homophobic, xenophobic etc....

Basically, Jesus doesn't care what skin color you have, just who you sleep with.
randomneses 9th-Nov-2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
I could believe that since race doesn't exist in the bible. He's still a super douchebag though, lolz
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