A nutjob guns down five Northern Illinois University students while they were in a class and now more nutjobs will be invading the DeKalb campus tonight during a prayer vigil for those students killed and the other 16 wounded. These nutjobs would be from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan.
It's obvious Illinois has its own share of wingnuts, but what's free speech about if some nutjobs from Kansas want to come east. Perhaps you've heard of these Kansas nutjobs. They're the ones that previously went to the funerals of dead GIs contending they died because the U.S. is a sinning nation because it "tolerates" homosexuality. At least that's how The Hound interprets the ramblings of these nutjobs. Illinois had to pass a law keeping them some distance from the GIs' funerals, mainly to keep the nutjobs safe from a good-old come-to-Jesus stomping.
But don't let The Hound interpret their teachings. Here's a smattering from the church's Web site, www.godhatesfags.com :
"Last week, God sent a shooter to carry out His vengeance on Illinois and America for their grievous crimes against His Standards and His People, the charges being the sins of the Doomed American people and their flagrant rebellion towards him even after He sends you His Servants form the Westboro Baptist Church.
"You have worshipped every idol imaginable, committed every filthy sex practice imaginable, hearkened to every false religious system imaginable, all in willful disobediance of God Almighty, and you vilify our people, putting us on trial FOR WORDS "protected by" FREE SPEECH, whereby you threw away your greatest blessing, the First Amendmant, and brought down the Wrath of the LORD OF HOSTS down upon your wicked heads. You have done this against your own interest: this is the vengeance of God, vindacating his people. And shall we not rejoice? Read Psalm 58:10-11. God is laughing at your calamity. Proverbs 1:26, Psalm 2. America is Doomed. Amen."
These nutjobs also plan to be at any upcoming funerals for the students killed at NIU. They call these little protests part of their "love crusade." If this is about love, The Hound would shudder to see their "hate crusade."
Feel sorry for the NIU UP and DeKalb cops tonight. Protecting a bunch of whackjobs from getting pounded by some teed off frat boys. Do I hear an "Amen"?