This is the news release that I recently found:
"Westboro Baptist Church to picket Anchorage Pridefest 2003 fag/dyke Parade and Festival, the fag-infested Univ. of Alaska Anchorage and the sodomite whorehouses masquerading as churches in Anchorage -- June 27-29 -- in religious protest & warning: 'God is not mocked!' God Hates Fags! & Fag-Enablers! Ergo, God hates Anchorage: Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is therein.'"
And this thing goes on like this, and it just gets more and more offensive and obscene. I don't care who you are, you have to be a complete nut to agree with this. The few people I know who are uncomfortable with gay realationships would find this sick! Oh, and then there are his websites... personally I have issue with anyone who suggest you get free information at
How about suggesting something that isn't a waste of time, like stopthehate.org . Obviously a place this guy has never been.
And, you know, I really don't think God has an issue with gay people. I mean, all these priests and preachers claim to be married to the church and to God, right? And most books refer to God as He, I mean, that's a same sex marriage right there.
Right now the current line is the Pridefest people are going to ignore them, but I'm really afraid this guy is going to force the issue and it's going to get violent. Just from reading this thing I want to go punch his lights out and I'm generally a non-violent person. Also, this guy has a tendency to say he's speaking for all people of faith (he's the one that protested outside of Matthew Shepard's fueneral, if people remember that), so the churches are trying to get other preachers together to speak against him.
Grrr, this man makes me so mad!