Blogger Gossip Boy picked up on a bizarre (even for them) posting on one of Westboro Baptist Church’s sites that seems to hint that the sect is planning some kind of mass suicide similar that done by Jim Jones’ People’s Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. An excerpt from the post:
BECAUSE IT’S ALMOST TIME TO LEAVE…THAT’S WHY DUMMY! We are particularly urgent about it, because the time is shortly to come when we will grant you your wicked wish, Doomed america! Let us see how that is shortly now to play out, my angry little sodomite-loving friends. It’s about time for us to leave this place. When we’re done, we will leave your filthy land and be placed safely out of the reach of the horror that will then land upon you swiftly and certainly – in one hour. We pray it to be any day now, for the promises of our God are sure and certain. We finished our job in Napa County – one of the few we have left – and then went to tell the Saints of our God-blessed exploits and our joy.
We gotta go, peeps! We gotta go! And when we do, it’s time for this filthy nation to receive of all the plagues that your Creator has promised. The reason there is such urgency in those words … such passion in the irresistible call from our Saviour, Husband, and Friend … is because when that time comes for this rebellious nation – which is spiritually called Babylon and has become literally Babylon by the inexplicable and forcible snatching of that Mesopotamian land where ancient Babylon sat – it is going to be very fast and very violent, such that all mankind is utterly and simply amazed. Check out the words, fools … it’s all about the words!
Westboro recently lost a massive lawsuit and are bordering on bankruptcy. Their protests have resulted in a backlash from parties well beyond gays and lesbians. Their dynamic leader Fred Phelps is in bad health and some claim near death. Now they want to end their mission and go be with God. When a cult like this starts talking about the end, then it’s time to move in and get the children out.
This could be their usual bullshit, it could be some plan to pack up for a foreign country (who would have them?), or it could be some bizarre mass suicide pact. Who can tell with these nutters? Personally, I’d like to keep them around because every time they leave the house, they drag thousands more to our side. I know some of you will feel compelled to say, “Good, I hope they do off themselves!”, but as Gossip Boy points out, remember that much of their flock consists of brainwashed kids.
(Tipped by JMG reader AML)