Submitted by LtSkittles 1771d ago | news

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. (Culture)

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wicko  +   1771d 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."
LtSkittles  +   1771d ago
what you did there I see it.

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Non_sequitur  +   1770d ago
@ Alpha-male
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.
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Coffin87  +   1770d ago
Strategy to deal with this:
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.
marinelife9  +   1771d ago
Those guys give Christians a bad name.
BannedForNineYears  +   1771d ago
Indeed Marine.
I'm a Christian, I think cosplay is awesome.
It's not "Worshiping" a false idol.
These guys are trollin'.
BrokenAnarchy  +   1771d ago
This 'church' is nothing more than a hate mongering cult. They have nothing to with Christianity anymore.
-Alpha  +   1771d 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.
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jadenkorri  +   1771d ago
well if you bow down to spiderman
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.
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theonlylolking  +   1771d 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.
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Ocelot525  +   1771d 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
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wicko  +   1771d ago
By Athiests, you must have meant Thiests.
TK421  +   1771d ago
Alpha do you even believe in God?
Non_sequitur  +   1771d 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.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1770d 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.
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Non_sequitur  +   1770d ago
@ Alpha-male
(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.
Darkstorn  +   1770d 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.
-Alpha  +   1770d 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.
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HolyOrangeCows  +   1770d 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 bible666.org and keep studying.

And execution isn't the same thing as hate.
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-Alpha  +   1770d 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.
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sharpened sense  +   1770d 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.
Darkstorn  +   1770d 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.
MariaHelFutura  +   1770d ago
The Halo is a ring of light, right? The Ring Bearer = The Light Bearer. Be careful of what you think your worshipping people.
dizzleK  +   1771d 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.
SOAD  +   1771d 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.
Unicron  +   1771d ago
Well said.

Real life trolling, now that's pathetic.
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morganfell  +   1771d 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.
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imec  +   1771d 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.
bjornbear  +   1771d ago
same with scientologists and "pyramid sellers"
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!
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Focker-420  +   1771d ago
A fictional character hates nerds... Ok who cares?
BannedForNineYears  +   1771d ago
Not cool, Focker-420.
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gamingisnotacrime  +   1771d ago
nerds being hated, geez who wastes their time hating on people with little to non social life
polestar4  +   1771d ago
Wait a minute, you mean Batman's not a legitimate deity?
lol the bible was the first comic book with no pic and a bad one at that lol
Tuxmask55  +   1771d ago
Ya know,
for a "loving" deity, God sure seems to hate a lot of folks.
Fruit Loops  +   1771d ago
no he doesn't....
only the people do, and they misinterpret the word of God.
MariaHelFutura  +   1770d 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 Loops  +   1770d ago
i thought the cross
represents the crucifiction of jesus christ, who died for mankind and their sins.
Chris399  +   1771d ago
Yaweh. Aka "God".
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 :)
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Unicron  +   1771d ago
Even funnier how the Judeo-Christian God's artistic representation is based on Zeus.

Go go lightingbolt action.
imec  +   1771d 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.
iceman06  +   1770d 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.
RefuelTheFire  +   1771d ago
These people give Christians a horrible rep
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.
table  +   1771d 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.
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unknownhero1123  +   1771d 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.
gamingisnotacrime  +   1771d ago
religion for who wants it
leave the rest of us alone
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1771d ago
Can't wait until these people get killed off. Comparable to Nazis, just with less killing.


Okay, so I see you guys enjoy these people walking around parading their hate speeches at soldiers funerals.

K.coolstory. Glad to know you guys agree with these people.
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DORMIN  +   1771d ago
God Hates Haters.
blasian  +   1771d ago
Who would seriously idol a superhero.
Capdastaro  +   1771d ago
Evolution of the troll

Troll 2.0
Megaton  +   1771d ago
Man, this group trolls deep. Puts internet trolls to shame.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1771d ago
Well, trolls just do it for the lulz.

These people actually believe in the crap they're spewing from their mouths.
jdktech2010  +   1771d ago
Yikes, these people are off their rocker. I'm a christian myself (for exposition purposes) but a majority of the Christians I know think these type of people are anything but. I appreciate them having their own opinion but there are MUCH better ways to go about it than making yourself like like world class fools and jerks.
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mrv321  +   1771d ago
God vs Solid snake?

My money is on Solid Snake because at the end of the day god is not real.

@TheBand1t:That's just what Solid Snake wants you to think.
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TheBand1t  +   1771d ago
Neither is Solid Snake....
gamingisnotacrime  +   1771d ago
how dare you sir
Solid Snake is as real as Kratos, who do you think keeps the world going while the other handles the gods
Focker-420  +   1770d ago
Kratos is just as real as God (maybe even more so)... No I'm serious there was actually a Spartan General named Kratos, but the events in GOW are of course embellished.
XxRoosterxX  +   1771d ago
they did this last year....
Dante's Inferno 2 confirmed.
Chnswdchldrn  +   1771d ago
actually i think the protesters u are thinking of were hired by EA in a weird sort of advertisement for Dantes inferno....i could be wrong.....
Parapraxis  +   1771d ago
Chnswdchldrn, you are not wrong.
BeaArthur  +   1771d ago
Anyone ever notice that the most religious people are often the biggest hypocrites?
djfullshred  +   1771d ago
not religious people in general, but those that get up on a soapbox acting like they are superior to everyone else...yes, very much so.

There is a name for that. It is called spiritual materialism. Some people use their religion as a material thing to show they are better, just the same as someone would with an expensive car they bought. It is a sign that someone is not very intellectual about their belief system.
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iceman06  +   1770d ago
You nailed it...
Once people find that thing to believe in, they have this sense of superiority. Unfortunately, it is often fostered by the church. Spiritual materialism is charismatically sold in churches all over the country and the world in general. Religion should be like crack. You don't have to advertise it because those that are in true need will seek it out (not the addiction part).
I am not against religion, but I am against following the words of one man just because they seem to be "better" in some way than you and the exploitation that some churches exercise when they have these blind followers.
Chnswdchldrn  +   1771d ago
they are hatin on people who IDOLIZE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS


that just makes me lol
Fishy Fingers  +   1771d ago
Worshipping someone they read about in a book, should sound familiar to them no? The irony, I love it.
Fishy Fingers  +   1771d ago
Anyone seen the Louis Theroux documentary when he lives with these f**k ups? Mentalists.
BeaArthur  +   1771d ago
I saw some documentary like that I don't know if it was the same one. The one I saw was called "The Most Hated Family in America".
Fishy Fingers  +   1771d ago
Yeah that's the one, with a lanky British guy, Louis. I felt sorry for the children. Brainwashed man.
MattFoley  +   1770d ago
go watch Jesus Camp.
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StarScream4Ever  +   1771d ago
Ummm does these zealots have any brain cell? What does Romans 9:13 have anything to do with nerds? "As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. Rom.9:13" No relation to nerds here. Unless nerds are Edomites.
spektical  +   1771d ago
And this is how you troll.
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bjornbear  +   1771d ago
and nerds hate god! xP

nah jk.

these "God hates *insert stereotype group here*" are very sad, but wtv, these are ignorant hate fueled confused souls.

god have mercy on them, otherwise just send them to hell.
Lucreto  +   1771d ago
There should be a counter protest like this:

As its Comic Con a fitting protest is needed. Some annoying music to block them out maybe Caramelldansen or the Rick roll song and people dancing around them. If they can't get their point across they will give up.
djfullshred  +   1771d ago
God doesn't like publicity stunts from attention wh*res done in His name.
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darkpower  +   1770d ago
I honestly thought, and hoped, that this was a joke article and that Kotaku was just making things up. Sadly, they are not. I checked the WBC's website. It's indeed listed there under the "pickets" section.

Ugh! What the hell? It's like if you try to ignore them, they respond by getting louder. Sadder thing is that there's really nothing you can really DO about them, and they know it and taunt you about it to no end.

EDIT@Nexus-Knight: Actually, I thought the end of the world could come in Nov. of 2012. That is, if Palin actually gets elected.

EDIT2: If you want to know just what these guys are about, the Wiki page on them is surprisingly accurate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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SSKILLZ  +   1770d ago
I'm telling you even the Christians have fallen to TROLLING we aren't safe any where !!!!!!!!!!!!!

i knew it ! its what the Mayans where preparing for 20/12/2012 , NIBIRU !! !!!

it's not a planet its a giant TROLL !!!!! ...(in shape and form as a planet).

we ,are! ,Dooooooooooooooomed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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turok  +   1770d ago
from my view.
damn these punks. how dare they use The Lord's name in vain. Never use God's name in vain.
PooEgg  +   1770d ago
I wish these freaks would just get on with drinking their kool aid and leave the rest of the world out of it.
dionnysus  +   1770d ago
one of these days these people will piss off the wrong person/s who won't give a f*ck that they are lawyers or their rights to protest. it will get pretty ugly then. though i think they are probably safe from the comic-con lot
pinkyxyz  +   1770d ago
since when did batman become a gay icon? or did i miss something?
ECM0NEY  +   1770d ago
Adam West says hi lol jk that show was awesome
agingerbreadbum  +   1770d ago
he's always parading about in the night with little boys, sooo....

jk, as proved in the dark knight, he is a total bad ass... as long as robin's out of the picture
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