Words cannot even describe how disgusting the Westboro Baptist Church is for this.
According to the Huffington Post, the Westboro Baptist Church, one of the scummiest organizations in America, is planning on protesting the funerals of the six victims killed by Jared Loughner in the recent Arizona shooting that sent shockwaves across America. And so the Westboro Baptist Church takes one vile action and twists into something even worse.
In addition to planning to protest the funerals of the Arizona shooting victims, the Westboro Baptist Church has posted a flier on its website condoning shooter Jared Loughner for killing six, and from the group's convoluted message (which is even crazier than most of Jared Loughner's YouTuberamblings), it seems that the WBC believes that the shooting is punishment for the nation (government bodies in particular) trying to "silence our kind warning to obey God and flee the wrath to come."
The announcement goes on to state that God is laughing about this tragic event, and the WBC attacks Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, who is fighting for her life as I write this, by calling her a baby killer and using homophobic slurs. The whole WBC post is just almost too sick and disgusting to read.
But, oddly enough, the Westboro Baptist Church might be applauding an atheist for carrying out what they are calling an act of God. In one of Jared Loughner's YouTube rants, he states that he was given a mini Bible before taking his military eligibility test. Afterward, he didn't fill in a religious belief on his Army application. An acquaintance also describes him as not "too keen on religion", and in another YouTube rant, Jared Loughner proclaims that "No! I won't trust in God!" (It's also possible that religion came into playwith Jared Loughner's targeting of Jewish Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords).
I'm simply pointing out that it could be co
nsidered blasphemous to many Christians (in more ways than one) that the WBC is applauding a possible atheist for acting as the arm of God.
If the members of the WBC were true, caring Christians like so many out there, shouldn't they be praying for those involved in this senseless act of violence? It's extremely saddening to see Americans killing and applauding killers, but I try to take comfort in hoping that there are those that will see this incident as a reason to try and make peace and come together, instead of letting all this ugliness continue.