Westboro Baptist to Picket Funeral of 9 Year Old Tucson Shooting Victim

January 9, 2011
Howard Portnoy

  How evil are these Baptists who presumptously spue their vile utter hatred in the name of the Lord.

Speaking of hatred that knows no bounds or party affiliation, the Westboro Baptist Church, famous for picketing the funerals of slain members of the American military, has announced plans to disrupt the funeral of the youngest of yesterday’s shooting victims, 9-year-old Christina Greene.

The child was among the six fatalities that resulted from a shooting spree in Tucson by Jared Lee Loughner that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords hospitalized with a brain injury. Christina, who was the granddaughter of former Philadelphia Phillies manager Dallas Green, had just been elected to the student council at school. She wanted to attend the event to see real government in action.

Westboro’s founder, Fred Phelps has run in several Kansas Democratic Party primaries, but has never won. In his most successful bid, as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1992, he received 31 percent of the vote.

Phelps was an enormous supporter of Al Gore 1988 Democratic Party primary election and in 2003 wrote a letter to Saddam Hussein, praising his regime for being the only Muslim state that allows the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to be freely and openly preached on the streets.

Phelps’s most recent funeral disruption was of Elizabeth Edwards last month, but somehow picketing the funeral of a child is an act that causes even the staunchest defender of freedom of speech to question the law’s boundaries.

Shooter Was Sent By God Says Westboro Baptist Preacher
Kimberly Dvorak

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 11:16:16 AM by NoLibZone

Controversial nut-job minister, Fred Phelps from Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas told anyone who would listen to his disturbing rant on YouTube that “the shooter was sent by God.” These Westboro Church leaders are equally as guilty as the “shooter” who took his anger out on innocent folks gathering to meet their Congresswoman last Saturday.

The facts first, Jared Loughner was a lone shooter operating on a limited mental capacity who killed six and injured 11 others. His killing swathe included a federal judge, clergy member, Republican, Democrat and a nine-year-old child.