God Hates Alaska Native Culture Says WBC
Fred Phelps, the founder of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas is dead and gone, but the institution of intolerance and hatred is still on the march, and headed to Alaska. WBC has a long history of organizing anti-gay protests, and picketing military and other funerals with crude and offensive signs.
Now, Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage on the morning of June 1. Why, you ask?
A news release posted on GodHatesFags.com, replete with Bible quotations, states two reasons for protesting the Alaska Heritage Center.
“…you make a religion out of the pagan idolatrous practices of past generations. There is nothing appealing or holy about the “heritage” of the eleven “distinct cultures” or “diverse population” of Alaska. They walked in darkness and served idols of every kind, contrary to the direct commandment to have no gods before God.
“… you fail to give God the glory, instead of the traditions and gods of the past… Stop worshiping dead cultures, man-made idols, and the sinful traditions of past generations. Put the resources into teaching and learning the Bible instead, and warning your neighbor to stop sinning before it’s too late, and he’s sinned away the last day of grace.”
Representatives of the Westboro Baptist Church came to Anchorage in 2003 to protest the city’s gay pride events. They also threatened to picket Ted Stevens’ funeral in 2010 for his long career as a federal lawmaker and supporting a government which Phelps called, “a corrupt cesspool of idolatry,” but protesters never showed up.
It’s not too late to save Alaska, WBC assures us. “God hasn’t completely destroyed Alaska yet, so there is time to repent of this idolatry; not memorialize and worship it.”
If WBC follows through with the threat of protest, there will undoubtedly be counter-protests by LGBT groups, veterans groups, Alaska Native organizations, and decent human beings of all stripes who will not tolerate this kind of narrow-minded bigotry.