Westboro Church Hit with Graffiti. Phelps Family Decides They Like It
Just when you think they won’t get much crazier, surprise! The ramp it all up a notch.
From the Topeka Capitol Journal:
To avoid violating the free speech rights of members of Westboro Baptist Church, the city of Topeka won’t seek the removal of vulgar graffiti spray painted there Thursday, city spokesman David Bevens said Friday.
Turns out they’re going to keep it, as a visual reminder (from what I gather) of what a miserable do-nothing bunch those homosexuals are.
Phelps-Roper, who described the graffiti as “graphic” and “filthy,” said she learned about the vandalism Thursday morning from a picture sent to her by one of her brothers.
The red and black graffiti — including phallic images, references to God and anal sex — spanned the two-car garage door.
A disparaging reference to female genital organs was painted on a wall of the church. A swastika and other graffiti painted on the driveway and garage wall appeared to depict the church as a meeting place for the Ku Klux Klan.
While the church has repaired vandalism in the past, Phelps-Roper said members decided to leave this week’s graffiti, calling it the “face of Topeka” and the nation.
“We’ve decided — in as much as we’ve been telling this nation that they are a rebellious, good-for-nothing group — that we are going to leave it,” she said.
I never thought I’d see myself put this in print, but here goes:
I’ve never been shy about my opinions on the WBC. They’re hateful, racist, bigoted homophobes who belong back in the 1940’s where they can all gather around the “Whites Only” water fountain and whisper about how this country is on a path to hell.
Just the same, being in the opposition camp across from them I don’t condone their being targeted with graffiti. There, I said it.
I think it’s up to all of us that oppose them to take the high road and conduct ourselves better than they do.
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