Westboro Baptist Church Praises Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction As Gay Retribution

 Natural disasters are like meth for religious fanatics. As soon as lives are ruined, property destroyed, people killed they spark up and start spouting that meth-addled rigmarole. And the Westboro Baptist Church is getting crazy high on Hurricane Sandy.

The Huffington Post reports:

Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of Westboro pastor Fred Phelps, has spewed a series of tweets about Hurricane Sandy since the storm first brewed in the Caribbean last week. “God sent the whirlwind. #ThankGodForRighteousJudgment,” Phelps-Roper tweeted after deaths were announced in Cuba.

She went on to target specific states in Sandy’s path, including Connecticut and Delaware, both of which have legalized same-sex marriage. The Westboro Baptist Church, an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kan., is infamous for protesting funerals of members of the armed forces because gays are allowed to serve.

The Westboro heir described Hurricane Sandy as the “wrath from God hangs over NY and Doomed USA like a Sword or Damocles.” She also mentioned the Hawaii tsunami and a Nebraska wildfire as signs from God.

So far, Sandy has left at least 69 people dead in the Caribbean and 33 dead in the U.S. with an expected $35 to $55 billion in damages to the economy. What better time, then, for Phelps-Roper to hop on the batshit bandwagon with  fellow loving Christian John McTernan in rejoicing over the gays finally – FINALLY  –  feeling God’s  righteous vengeance yadda yadda see you in  hell.

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  • BarryoftheMountain

    …sword of Damocles??? watching the tv out of New York….there’s a Crane of Damocles….but no sword…

  • MikeE

    it would seem that were this “god’s vengeance”, the hurricane would have struck San Francisco, rather than the deep south where so many christian fundamentalists live.

    Same goes with the Caribbean. Most of those small island nations have anti-gay laws in effect. And yet! that is where the highest number of fatalities occurred. So, either God is an idiot with really really lousy aim… or the hurricane had fuckall to do with divine retribution.

    these phelps-billies are a really really sick twisted bunch of idiots.

  • hyhybt

    @MikeE: I had no idea New York was in the deep south.

    Hurricanes are to be expected along the eastern coast, even if this one is a bit later in the year, larger, and further north than usual. When one hits Iowa without touching the coastline along the way, I’ll consider it might be God’s special design.

    As for Westboro… I don’t know that they’re close enough to sane even to qualify as religious fanatics anymore.

  • Spike

    Given it’s the same thing with these people, over and over and over, it’s curious why Queerty feels the need to cover them. It would be news if the DIDN’T come out with such statements.

  • JOHN 1957

    It seems the only thing these inbred religious morons would be good for are hemorrhoid commercials. What a shame the hurricane didn’t blow them and all their followers into oblivion. Why would God hate us, after all according to books he created everything, therefore he created us as well and in his image I might add. With all the hate this cunt has inside her it’s just a matter of time before she develops some kind of terminal disease brought on by her evil self that will eat away at her like the Ebola virus.

  • Musk

    The Sword of Damocles?

    Why Mrs. Roper, you’re getting your inspiration from pagans now?

  • Guillermo3

    @Spike: You’re probably right,
    Spike,but aside from the fact that Everyone needs to know about
    these Sickos[I hope this news reaches far beyond gay interest sites
    and journals],I must admit that they’re as addictive as Dracula movies.
    People who want to know more about the phanatical Phelpses,
    there is an excellent 5,or 6 part youtube series called
    “The Most Hated Family in America”.
    Currently a non-believer,myself,I nevertheless believe strongly
    in Freedom of Religion,but groups like the wackos at Westboro make
    me wonder if we don’t need an amendment guaranteeing Freedom from Religion.

  • hyhybt

    @Musk: No, no, no. Not the Sword of Damocles; “A sword OR Damocles.” Either any old sword that’s handy, or some old Greek guy, whichever.

    Which makes as much sense as anything else they’ve ever said.

  • Spike

    @Guillermo3: They only do what they do because people show up and with counter protests, everyone just ignored them, the media wouldn’t cover them it wouldn’t matter what they do because no one would be paying attention nor seeing coverage in the media.

  • Tracy

    What a vile “person”.

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