Hello again ATS!
From the land of "I have no idea what is happening here, but I cannot look away" comes to us the epic tale of two absolutely horrible examples of
hypocrisy and ignorance preparing to lock horns in a brutal dual.
Westboro Baptist Church, the hateful and utterly misguided creation of Fred Phelps has set its sights on a newer entry into the "using religion to
get rich and troll the world" club... The Kentucky County Clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples despite the Supreme Court
telling her to do so... Kim Davis.
No. Really. This is a thing! Hell, I write and even my warped imagination could not have come up with anything like this!
Now, don't get your hopes up. Westboro is not engaging in any sort of public image rehabilitation here. Nope. They're still hateful and ignorant as
ever. It is just that Westboro sees Kim Davis' little problem with serial marriage and cheating as being every bit as offensive, to them, as
I guess they get some sort of backhanded points for at least being consistent in their bigotry and judgement. ( It hurt to type that. It burned. )
Here is some info:
Over the years, it’s become quite apparent that Westboro Baptist Church doesn’t like gay people. Even their website is listed under the domain
GodHatesFags.com. Strangely enough, though, it seems as if the Twitter account of the
“church” has recently been supporting gay marriage in a roundabout way. Make no mistake, Westboro Baptist Church is still a hate group, but check
out some of the recent Tweets they’ve been sending out.
What seems to have occurred is that Westboro Baptist Church is blaming Kim Davis, and hypocritical “Christians” like her, for allowing gay
marriage to be legalized. They believe this with such fervor, in fact, that they’re already considering going to Kentucky and protesting Davis
outside of her jail cell.
And this graphic, from the Westboro Twitter page sums up their position:
[ I've taken the liberty to remove an offensive term in the picture - and to substitute the word "gay" in its place
Honestly. Part of me is stuck in rubberneck mode, watching the idiot on idiot violence begin to escalate. But the larger part of me understands how
things have reached this point - a point where even the fanatics from the same side are beginning to turn on one another. Tragically this is a stark
example of how America has become unfathomably toxic over the course of just a few short months. We, at least, use to pretend
that we were not
nearly as bad as the world considered us to be. But now?
Now we are not only living up to the worst opinions of our nation, we seem to be Hell bent upon exceeding those opinions by as far a margin as we can
It's sad to watch the implosion - even if parts of it are as entertaining, in a morbid fascination sort of way - as this clash of misguided Titans
So ATS, what do you think? Is this enough to prove to you that the media circus is currently out to poison your mind with hatred and intolerance that
would make Orwell's five minutes of hate
blush with envy over?
Do you have a dog in this fight? Or do you find all involved parties equally reprehensible?
My final thought is simple. To me this is yet another example of just how lost we have become as of late - and it inspires me to do all I can to make
sure I don't wallow down the path of ignorance along with these very misguided and archaic people.
Thanks for reading!