Westboro Cult: “Thank God for Shootings at Overland Park jewish centers!”
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) April 13, 2014
That didn’t take long.
The Westboro Baptist Church, known for it’s anti-gay activism, announced that it will picket the funerals of the three Kansas City shooting victims killed earlier today.
Times of Israel reported:
The Westboro Baptist Church, an extremist organization known for its anti-gay activism, announced that it will picket the funerals of the three people killed in Sunday afternoon’s shooting attacks at two Kansas City Jewish sites
The church, which has famously picketed funerals of US military personnel and has protested against the American Jewish community, sent out a tweet shortly after the shooting saying, “Thank God for shootings at Overland Park KS jewish centers! Westboro to picket funerals. God did not passover.”
The Topeka, Kansas-based group is not affiliated with any Baptist organization, and has a long history of anti-Semitic provocations.
In 1996, now-deceased WBC pastor Fred Phelps held a protest outside of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.