Sunday, September 19, 2010

God hates ignorance... at least I'd like to think so

I don't know if anyone here is familiar with the Westboro Baptist Church.  They are a particularly hateful group o' haters, and the personification of the reason people like me get a bit squirrely around religion.   (These folks are the brainchildren behind the picketting of gay folks' funerals... oh yes I did say funerals, with signs that say lovely and supportive things like "God hates fags."  I can barely even type this without both seething and crying.  They have all sorts of other wonderful activities, but this one is so my fave). 

Anyhow - in a demonstration of the amazing potential for culture jamming, a creative (Floridian, I think?) couple (yup, they play for my team) have started a blog called  In this blog, they are recreating positive, love-filled, beautiful, poignant messages out of the hate-filled, ignorant, fear-mongering, lowest-common-denominator press releases from the Westboro biggots.   They are just getting started out, but hopefully will keep on keeping on with this fantastic blog.

Please take a minute to check them out.  You won't regret it.  I love them whole bunches and hope you do too...


  1. They have been protesting at military funerals, too.

    They're not able to read the mind of their god... or maybe they are.

    Scum-sucking mutants, really.

    Love the poetry site.

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  3. Yes - Ami - they are the worst of the worst. (I somehow deleted my own comment above... oye).

  4. The Patriot Guard Riders are awesome too.

    "The group was initially formed to shelter and protect the funerals from protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church, who claim that the deaths of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are divine retribution for American tolerance of homosexuality. The Patriot Guard positions itself to physically shield the mourners from the presence of the Westboro protesters by blocking the protesters from view with their motorcade, or by having members hold American flags."

  5. Hey mama T! Thanks for the link + wonderful blog post about our project. The support we've received from everyone has been amazing.

    Feel free to reblog any of our poems on your site.


  6. Mike - that's AWESOME! :)

    Kevin - anytime - love love love the blog and the idea.

    Sigh - it just blows my mind that those folks spend more time thinking about (read: getting frothy about) queer sex than queers do ;)