Westboro Baptist Probably Didn’t Protest Whitney Houston’s Funeral But Wanted You To Think They Did

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fakewestboro Westboro Baptist Probably Didnt Protest Whitney Houstons Funeral But Wanted You To Think They Did

We can tell it’s ‘shopped having seen many fakes and protesters in our time

Is Westboro Baptist losing its edge? Raw Story reports that while the infamous anti-homosexual protest organization (or, as Westboro likes to call itself, “church”) did not actually attend singer Whitney Houston’s Newark, New Jersey funeral on Saturday, Westboro minister Margie J. Phelps did post an apparently fake photo of church members gathered near the event:

The image was presumed fake in part because the New Jersey Star-Ledger published a report indicating protesters weren’t permitted in the area:

Star-Ledger reporters on the scene said access to that area had been restricted all day, and confirmed no active protests were occurring in the place depicted in the photograph.

Westboro may have stayed home Saturday, but a handful of Occupy Newark protesters showed with a sign reading, “Occupy prays for another soul our community could not save.”

As Raw Story noted, Westboro has recently been more bark than, well, bark-bark. Church leader Fred Phelps  called the Broward-Palm Beach New Times in July, 2011, to say his church would protest the funeral of U.S. Army Spc. Jordan Christopher Schumann, but Westboro was ultimately a no-show. In January the group allegedly planned to protest a law enforcement officer’s funeral in Ogden, Utah, but again, no Westboro-patented “God Hates Fags” signs were in evidence.

[Raw Story]

Comments

  1. Fastracehorses says:

    westboro was a no show cause they were SCARED

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jackson and his ilk put the word out to the Black Panthers….to bring their billy clubs and start swinging…the way they did at the 2008 voting debacle.
    All involved are cowards….Jackson, Westboro and those who chose not to help Whitney….What a circus….what a stinking three ring circus our society has become.

  3. The Westboro group are not only a group of horrible people, but I honestly fear that some day they will become even more insane and become violent terrorists. While it’s all well and good to laugh at them (they’ve bloody well earned it), I hope someone’s keeping a close eye on them too.