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Westboro Baptist Church Plans Cranston Protest against Gay Marriage

Declaring the country is stupid and asking the United States population if they can read, the Westboro Baptist Church announced they plan to protest Rhode Island's recently-passed gay marriage law at Cranston City Hall.

The protest is planned for Aug. 1 at 8 a.m.

"The Lord Jesus Christ said marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman for life," the church said in a statement. "This stupid country thinks it can, by popular vote, and a ruling by the Godless United States Supreme Court overrule Jesus Christ when it comes to fag marriage. How stupid is that?"

Additional protests are planned in Providence and Pawtucket.
Mark Wyman July 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Christianity at its best.
Melanie Scalera July 18, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Great...the crazy cult is coming to Cranston. :-/
Joe Richer July 18, 2013 at 08:18 AM
This kind of thing gives Christians a bad name. Our federal and state constitutions protect the rights of EACH citizen to practice religion as they see fit. The folks of the Westboro Church can dislike gays if they choose (being free also means being free to choose mistakes) but why they think they can get government to impose their religious view on others that don't share their religion is beyond me. C'mon Westboro - what happened to live and let live?
Stephen Coutu July 18, 2013 at 10:15 AM
You preach hate at a service, those words aren't anointed.
Mark Wyman July 20, 2013 at 12:17 AM
Like it or not this is the mainline Christian view the only difference between Westboro Baptist and all the other Christian churches is Westboro is not afraid to say in public what the other churches are saying in the privacy of their church. Joe Westboro does not give Christians a bad name the close mindedness of the Christian faith does that. You condem the actions of Westboro but their message is no different the the statments the Bishop of Providence made before the law was passed.
Joe Richer July 21, 2013 at 11:20 AM
Look - why do you assume that I don't also criticize my own faith on this? Our state constitution provides for freedom of religion for all of us...and that means EACH of us. The people of Westboro and every other chuch should practice their faith as they see fit...but using the force of government to impose your views on others is contrary to Christ's teachings...regardless of which sect you belong to. IMHO.
RonW July 27, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Why don't they protest in front of The State House? It was The General Assembly that passed the law.
Glad July 27, 2013 at 09:08 PM
@RonW Because they are idiots and just want to be noticed and cause trouble.
prolifemomri July 29, 2013 at 07:21 AM
RonW, they are protesting in front of the State House, and city halls in Prov. and Pawtucket, plus Brown University. They certainly don't represent Christianity. " If anyone says, I love God, but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. " Jn 4:20
prolifemomri July 29, 2013 at 07:29 AM
The Shill, Bishop Tobin says "As I have emphasized consistently in the past, the Catholic Church has respect, love and pastoral concern for our brothers and sisters who have same-sex attraction. I sincerely pray for God’s blessings upon them, that they will enjoy much health, happiness and peace. " Westboro says, even via their website address, "God hates fags". How is that saying the same thing? They are saying opposite things.
Mark Wyman July 29, 2013 at 01:29 PM
prolifemomri you are wrong what they are preaching is the main line Christian view. When it comes to homosexuality the Christian church has been preaching nothing but hate for years. Even the Bishop of Providence was preaching hate when the same sex marrage bill was being debated. You are just too embarrased to admit you are a member of a group that spreads hate and bigotry.

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