Thank God! Westboro Baptist did not protest in Joplin, MO.

Real Estate Agent with Murney Associates

Whether it was due to truckers blocking the way, bikers patrolling the streets, or the hand of God himself, protesters from Westboro Baptist Church were not able to mount the protest that had been announced and feared in tornado ravaged Joplin, MO.

The true story of what actually happened is hard to verify. The Springfield News-Leader says they were a no-show. The New York Times says they came but couldn't get close to where President Obama spoke while a couple of the television stations says they came, clashed with locals and left.


This group that calls itself a church needs to stay away. People have suffered and don't need to be goaded by hate mongers. They pride themselves in showing up at funerals of fallen military men and spread their hate. To call themselves Christian is nothing short of sacrilegious. I just can't find where in the Bible Jesus told us to hate like these people hate.

I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day.

Comments (3)

Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Fred Phelps and his gang are truly a cult.  Nothing in any way scriptural about their beliefs nor the way they conduct themselves.  Glad they couldn't make it ;)

May 30, 2011 01:08 PM
Doug Rogers
RE/MAX Coastal Properties - Destin, FL
Your Real Estate Resource!

Just wrote a blog about the agents in Joplin. Those Wesboro folks have some issues...

May 30, 2011 02:03 PM
Kim Inman
Mountains to Lakes Real Estate, Inc. - Harriman, TN
CRS, Broker/Owner's a shame that this group of people is misusing the bible the way they are. It's horrendous the way they protest against these poor families that are going through so much grief.

May 30, 2011 02:14 PM