Why Didn’t The Westboro Baptist Church And The KKK BBQ Together For Memorial Day?

Prepare for your daily LOLZ. For Memorial Day, America’s protectors of free speech the Westboro Baptist Church protested outside of Arlington National Cemetery. There, the three WBC members came across 10 Ku Klux Klan members who had also come to protest… against them.

While the WBC folks did their usual awesome trick of holding four huge day-glo signs with only two hands, the KKK blocked them from view by hoisting big American flags and an MIA-POW banner in front of their cordoned area.

From CNN:

“It’s the soldier that fought and died and gave them that right to free speech,” said Dennis LaBonte, the self-described “Imperial Wizard” of the KKK group that he said he formed several years ago. (Imperial Wizard? Does that mean he practices white magic?)

“That’s fine,” said Abigail Phelps, the daughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps. “They have no moral authority on anything.

“People like them say it’s white power … white supremacy,” Phelps said. “The Bible doesn’t say anywhere that it’s an abomination to be born of a certain gender or race.”

LaBonte insisted he is not a racist nor a “hate-monger,” but said he believes the white race is “slowly and most assuredly being denigrated.”

WAIT ONE COTTON PICKIN’ SECOND!!! Are you saying that the Westboro Baptist Church isn’t racist? Have you ever seen a black person, a Latino, or Asian in their midst? What about the “curse of Ham”? Maybe we have been too hard on this misunderstood hate group that holds “Matthew Shepard Burning In Hell” signs.

Listen here KKK and WBC—don’t fight. Memorial Day isn’t about people fighting one another—it’s about eating barbecue while drunk. You two should really get along. Let your mutual hatred of homos bind you in love.

But wait! There’s more LOLZ!!!

The WBC clan (not to be confused with the Ku Klux Klan… totally different spellings) also decided to protest a large memorial for last week’s tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri. The WBC website said, “Thank God for 125 dead in Joplin” because God uses tornados to punish straight people for tolerating gays… or something. Anyway, one WBC member met with some of local bikers and… well, it didn’t go so well. Truth Wins Out reports:

I live in Joplin, Mo. today the president came and visited our city that was destroyed by this tornado!! We all heard the Westboro idiots were coming to protest! And so did about three hundred bikers!! The bikers all showed up and parked across the street from the University where Obama held a ceremony for the many good people, friends and family we lost!! The only report of any Westboro people actually being there was one guy strolling through all the bikers, when they found out who he was it got ugly for him real quick his shirt got torn off and he was pushed around pretty good! When the police saw what was about to happen they grabbed him and tried to push the bikers back!! Then they told the guy “run you stupid mother fucker” And I am quoting!! :) We heard that more of them were blocked at a local truck stop by a few awesome truckers!! They pinned them in until it was over, not sure about this one just what we were hearing!! You may think of bikers as mean or lawless but when it comes to things like this they really step up!!! p.s. most of the bikes were flying the American flag!!!!!

Oh WBC, will you ever win? We hope not.

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  • greenluv1322

    Funny! Everybody hates the WBC.

  • Big Woody

    I loved this article! Laughed my ass off. WBC is bringing allies to our side or at least awareness of GLBT discrimination. I look forward to the day when Fred Phelps begins to justify his cults’ message that they will be taken to heaven for their “crusade” after one of his clan is murdered.

  • Shannon1981

    LOL if the Klan hates your hate mongering, you know are hateful.

  • Libertarian Larry

    While I would never defend the vile scabs at the WBC, I find the Queerty comment, “Have you ever seen a black person, a Latino, or an Asian in [the WBC’s] midst?” a bit strange, since it’s a private church, but especially considering you could say the same thing about many liberal gatherings. Yes, the WBC is an all-white congregation (mostly because they’re all interrelated), but lack of diversity (see: last summer’s all-white Jon Stewart rally in DC) is not a flashing banner declaring, “I’m a racist.” Me, I don’t have a single black, Asian, or Latino friend, and you wanna know why? Because I live in lily-white Vermont, that’s why, where even the most insanely liberal caucuses around here only gain white supporters.

  • Eric

    Before he went bonkers and was disbarred, Phelps was actually the leading civil rights attorney in Kansas.

  • plaintom

    They truly deserve each other.

  • the crustybastard


    Fred Phelps was always crazy and was never “a leading civil rights attorney.”

    That is more of his self-aggrandizing self-mythologizing. Stop perpetuating his lies. Please.

  • hittingtoclosetohome

    “Have you ever seen a black person, a Latino, or an Asian in [the WBC’s] midst?”

    As with most white gay men…

  • GayGOP

    It should be noted that Fred Phelps made his bread allegedly defending African-Americans from discrimination. Thus, though Fred Phelps remains pretty obviously a racist, that he even pretended to defend the non-white people against the depredations of the white people makes him anathema to the KKK.

    Though, I also find it quite disturbing that I find the KKK less reprehensible in this situation.

  • James

    I don’ like any of the haters but in this situation as a black gay man I would have to say that Fred Phelps and his group is the lessor of the 2 evils.

  • Queer Supremacist

    There is no lesser of two evils in this case.

    This reminds me what Henry Kissinger said about the Iran-Iraq war: “The only acceptable outcome is for them both to lose.”

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