Hate Church Targets Comic-Con

Kotaku: Westboro Baptist Church, the notorious "Gods Hates Fags" congregation out of Kansas, will be in San Diego next week to rain down 45 minutes of eternal and inconsequential damnation upon your idolatrous worship of Spider-Man and Green Lantern.

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wicko3047d ago

"The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry."
"The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on God now, see if he can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry."

LtSkittles3047d ago

what you did there I see it.

Non_sequitur3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

Oops, this was intended to go lower. To clarify on the time issues scholars have, apparently they don't seem to know how to count. They somehow don't understand ordinal numbers.

Coffin873046d ago

1. Don't click on article link.
2. Don't think about this after 2 or 3 minutes.
3. Totally look the other way.
4. Close this page.
5. ???
6. Feels good man.

marinelife93046d ago

Those guys give Christians a bad name.

BannedForNineYears3046d ago

Indeed Marine.
I'm a Christian, I think cosplay is awesome.
It's not "Worshiping" a false idol.
These guys are trollin'.

BrokenAnarchy3046d ago

This 'church' is nothing more than a hate mongering cult. They have nothing to with Christianity anymore.

-Alpha3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

Truthfully Harry Kid, they are interpreting the bible. And you do it too, every one who follows a religious book interprets what they read. They just view it more literally than you do, and who is to say they are any less of a "Christian" than you? In their view, they are more Christian.

The Bible is a pretty horrible book anyway, full of horrible atrocities and flaws. Better to not live your life dictated by what such a flawed, contradictory, inconsistent, hateful God/book says. Live life the way you want to, and do your best to be moral or ethical. Unfortunately, a majority who say they believe in God or Christianity haven't even read their bibles at all. That's the irony. Yet, people view the book as authoritative.

jadenkorri3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

and have your own little worshiping spot at home, that's going a tad to far, and I doubt any person is doing that on this planet. Oh and if they showed up at my funeral, if I read that right, and its a member of my family member that passed away, I would personally run them over with my car, and personally beat the crap out of them. Yeah I'd prob goto to jail, but at least its something good I did.

@ Alpha-Male22
not trying to get into a religious argument, but how do we know these books, not just the bible, weren't written by some lunatic way back when and its just been twisted and turned over history.

theonlylolking3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

True to that. The Christians that dont understand the bible are the ones with the biggest mouths. The ones that study are too afraid to say something.

Ocelot5253046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

@christians, muslims, atheists, ...

can you please shut up and make this little celestial body in the universe a nice place to live for all of us

We can make earth our heaven if we want, it's really easy, just stop being greedy and others will follow your example, you don't have to do this for any god, just do it for yourself, make it your own rule(ethical imperative), in the end you will feel content. This can be done without books like the bible, curan or Das Kapital

wicko3046d ago

By Athiests, you must have meant Thiests.

TK4213046d ago

Alpha do you even believe in God?

Non_sequitur3046d ago

The Bible doesn't contradict itself. Scholars only say that with respect to time such as the reign of kings of Israel and the Babylonian occupation and Jerusalem's desolation. If you think the israelites committed atrocities, you should look at the practices that the canaanites were practices like burning children to idols, sex with animals, having their daughters ritually prostitute themselves to strangers to please their fertility goddess, etc.
Concerning this church they are not following Jesus. They follow the example of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Essenes (who Jesus was clearly against), which is take some laws out of context stretch it to an extreme and oppress people who don't believe the same way as you. It is clear you haven't read any part of the Bible.

HolyOrangeCows3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

"The Bible is a pretty horrible book anyway, full of horrible atrocities and flaws. Better to not live your life dictated by what such a flawed, contradictory, inconsistent, hateful God/book says"

You've obviously never read a bible.
It's ironic for you to talk about the irony of actual religious people not reading it.

And their view is NOOOOOOOOT an interpretation. The Christian bible does NOT say to hate anyone, it does NOT say that God hates fags, etc.

Christ spent his whole life healing the sick and teaching people that everyone else condemned. His number 1 and 2 commandments were to love god and ALL people.

Non_sequitur3046d ago

(double post just to be closer to my original comment). To clarify on the time issues scholars have, apparently they don't seem to know how to count. They somehow don't understand ordinal numbers.

Darkstorn3046d ago


I do not believe in God, but I am willing to admit that Jesus Christ was probably a historical figure.

However, I'm part of the camp that sees Jesus more as a political leader instead of a spiritual one. Sure, he may have healed the sick and taught the ways of peace and love, but those are attributes of a revolutionary, a freedom fighter, someone trying to gain representation in an oppressive land.

-Alpha3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )


You commit the No True Scotsman Fallacy.

Please don't tell me I haven't read the bible. If you think it's a perfect book without flaws and errors than it's you that haven't read it.

The bible blatantly says that homosexuality is evil: "If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives" Leviticus 20:13

See that? Death for being gay. You'd be surprised how much evil is in that book, but all you guys ever learn is the good times with Jesus.

Point is, The Westboro Church claims to be Christians using quotes from the bibles. The same ones YOU read, but apparently you skip over the bad parts and cherry pick or simply interpret differently.

Sorry, but if you do not think they are interpreting the bible just because you don't like how they read it literally then you are simply commit the No True Scotsman Fallacy.

@Non Sequiter

No, sorry, but you're downright mistaken. Have you read the whole bible? Or do you assume it has no contradictions? Do a simple Google search, or better yet, read the bible.

I'm not continuing the argument because these always get sticky, but I'll gladly take this to the PM's.

HolyOrangeCows3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

God commanded old Israeli civilizations to do that, not you.
A lot changed between Leviticus and Matthew.

I don't need your out of context arguments.
Don't pretend to know anything about the bible, go back to and keep studying.

And execution isn't the same thing as hate.

-Alpha3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )


Adam and Eve also ate the fruit, not me, yet God punishes EVERYONE after them for THEIR mistake. See the contradiction?

You BRUSH OFF what I JUST QUOTED YOU after telling me god does not have anything against gays, and tell me that it's different now. You say it's out of context yet instead of taking the time to turn to the verse and READ what is RIGHT in front of you, you make an excuse. And it's evident HoC that you aren't one to engage in conversation. You have blocked me after I've extended my hand to you and told you that if you have a problem I am free to work things out with you. You hide behind censorship and are afraid of discussion, whether it be about the PS3 or religion.

So does that make things OK in the past? Why justify a God who changes his laws? Why JUSTIFY killing people based on sexual preference? How do you not see that monstrosity in front of your own nose? You have contradicted yourself. You arrogantly and blindly claimed God doesn't have anything against gays, and when I show you the verse, you quickly find a way to justify it

By the way, the New Testament ALSO condemns homosexuality, you are wrong again. "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God" Corinthians 6:9.

Sorry my friend, but you are the pot calling the kettle black and have no right to call me wrong or a liar when you are the one who hasn't been doing the studying.

Execution isn't the same thing as hate? Really? Taking one's life for being gay isn't hate? What is it? Holy Justice? How wicked of you.

But I digress. I said I wouldn't continue the conversation but with you this is the only chance I have since you blocked me. Don't be afraid to have a friendly argument with me in a PM if you want to continue this.

sharpened sense3046d ago

This is why I have always said since I was 12 years old and started thinking for myself instead of what my Christian parents wanted me to believe, that I believe the most evil person in the history of mankind was Moses because he made up his Mother goose stories thousands of years ago and the sheep believed him.

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Darkstorn3046d ago

The Westboro Baptist Church is an evil organization that makes even Sarah Palin look moderate. For a church that preaches morality, they certainly don't have morals.

On a side note, I am ashamed that the ACLU, an organization I belong to, decided to defend these hatemongers a few years ago. It was an extremely controversial case and one that I disagree vehemently with.

MariaHelFutura3046d ago

The Halo is a ring of light, right? The Ring Bearer = The Light Bearer. Be careful of what you think your worshipping people.

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dizzleK3047d ago

unfortunately you can't do anything to these "people", they're all lawyers and know what they can get away with. the most you can do is hope they have a run in with some fresh out of prison outlaw bikers.

SOAD3047d ago

Yup. They're actually pretty fucking smart. They go around acting like the trolling bitches they are, and they taunt people until those people attack them or kick them out of places. Then they file lawsuits against people for infringing on their first amendment rights. And they make good money on that shit.

I try not to be a violent person or to agree to violence, but if somebody killed the entire Phelps family, I would not shed a single tear. I would celebrate.

And I'm sorry if that offends anyone but this family does not let families bury their children in peace.

Unicron3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

Well said.

Real life trolling, now that's pathetic.

morganfell3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

I have to disagree...somewhat. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven...a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

I say why wait until tomorrow to celebrate certain people meeting a quick end when you can rejoice today. Even 1 member of the Phelps family getting killed is a cause for a party. I refuse to hold back making a joyful noise simply because several members of the family ducked and only 1 or 2 were taken out of the picture.

It should not require the entire family meeting some horrible fate in order to break out the barbecue. I say celebrate when you can.

imec3046d ago

Alright, I have to ask. Why is this article on a gaming site? Comic-con may be (somewhat) connected with videogames indirectly, but I certainly would not classify this article as videogame news.

bjornbear3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

basically any con art/extremist agendas always have lawyers otherwise they wouldn't thrive for very long in this world.

sad but true.

imec - i like all sorts of gaming / tech related news here on N4G, but I agree, this is JUST a little unrelated to gaming, but still interesting (if not sad) nonetheless!

Focker-4203047d ago

A fictional character hates nerds... Ok who cares?

BannedForNineYears3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

Not cool, Focker-420.

gamingisnotacrime3046d ago

nerds being hated, geez who wastes their time hating on people with little to non social life

polestar43047d ago

lol the bible was the first comic book with no pic and a bad one at that lol

Tuxmask553046d ago

for a "loving" deity, God sure seems to hate a lot of folks.

Fruit Loops3046d ago

only the people do, and they misinterpret the word of God.

MariaHelFutura3046d ago

Christian literally mean Christ follower or to do as Christ. Which they would lead you to believe is a selfless path, which almost NO Christian actually leads and the Cross is a symbol for punishment made by the Romans, so wearing a cross is no different than wearing a gun around your neck, they worship what killed him. Also the Halo is a ring of light, right? The Ring Bearer = The Light Bearer. Be careful of what you think your worshipping people.

Fruit Loops3046d ago

represents the crucifiction of jesus christ, who died for mankind and their sins.

Chris3993046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

It is readily debated among theologists and scholars that he/ she/ it is a Tribal God of War. There are arguments and evidence to support this as well as numerous papers and debates written on the topic.

It is funny how little the average Judeo-Christian actually understands about the God of Israel and the other Gods of Mesopotamia: he is just ONE among MANY - though the devout would argue that he was the "true" God of Men (whereas the same argument could be made to the contrary, of him simply being the loudest or most conquering of that land).

Just saying. I'm not trying to challenge anyone's faith either way, but people should at least educate themselves on who/ what they choose to worship.

Edit: @ below. As well as the adoption of many Pagan deities, rites and heroes into Christian-society as "saints" and "holidays". History is full of LOLS :)

Oh, and I'm not Pagan or a Satanist btw; I respect all faiths, people, sexualities and life-styles equally (at least I try my best to). Felt the need to mention that - people get sensitive when it comes to religion :)

Unicron3046d ago

Even funnier how the Judeo-Christian God's artistic representation is based on Zeus.

Go go lightingbolt action.

imec3046d ago

Nice observation Unicron, I have always found it strange that societies can adopt a new religion or merge with other nations yet somehow paint, sing and write like the people who had the old religion or belonged to the old nation.

iceman063046d ago

So very true. History provides great perspective on religion. Do more research into the origin stories of various religious deities and you will find more similarities than differences. How many of them were killed or died and then resurrected? How many were claimed to be born on Dec. 25? Even the miracles are very similar. I am not saying not to believe in something, just don't fall for everything because of an extremely charismatic person tells you to. Educate yourself, think for yourself, and by all means BELIEVE for yourself. If your body is truly a temple (place of worship) why do you need someone else to tell you what you believe in? Religious history is fascinating and the sociological implications of it are equally interesting.

RefuelTheFire3046d ago

This church pickets Obama's kids at school, soldier's funeral, gays, and even Sweden.
I'm a Christian and these are the worst people I know, they wrote a poem about how to not tell your children about Santa Clause because he will rape you in the night if you do.
They make me sick. People like this twist the Bible which states God loves all people unconditionally, and twists it into hate speech.

table3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

these sorts of actions go hand in hand with christianity and religion. Going by christianity, we are all born into sin for the actions of Adam and Eve, so it is an absolutely disgusting position to hold that god loves us unconditionaly. How can we be held responsible for the 'sins' of others. Tell it to the mothers of the dead babies who were apparently in limbo until public outrage forced the Pope to yet again change their stance to fit with the morals of our modern era. Sick of people defending religion.

unknownhero11233046d ago

That's not true. We are held accountable by our own actions in the eyes of god and not the sins of others. As for babies, they aren't held accountable for they do not know or understand the difference between good and evil.