Westboro Baptist Church

The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), infamous for its ‘God Hates Fags’ picketing and signage has blamed the death of a soldier slain in Woolwich on God hating the UK, gays and soldiers.

 

Westboro Baptist Church
CREDIT: Westboro Baptist Church

Taking to Twitter last night the homophobic Church WBC posted this picture named ‘ First Thoughts’ to its 14,000 followers, which read: ‘Not Blessed, Just Cursed’, ‘Fags Doom Nations’ and ‘God Is Your Terrorist’.

The Twitter post was published just hours after a soldier was killed in a suspected terror attack in Woolwich, London. One man who was captured on camera said he had carried out the attack because British soldiers killed Muslims every day. The victim was killed outside army barracks and it is reported he was wearing a Help For Heroes UK t-shirt.

Two men were seen brandishing a meat cleaver and machete, with bloodied hands by shocked witnesses. The attack happened in broad daylight.

Two men were shot by police at the scene and were taken into custody; one man is in hospital in a ‘serious’ condition.

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The outspoken Church WBC has repeatedly gotten itself into hot water over its bigotry and controversial means of picketing, even earning themselves a ban from entering the UK in 2009 and in 2007 were ordered to pay $10.9m after its members cheered a soldier’s death as “punishment” for tolerance for gay people in the US.

A petition on the White House’s We The People website has gained nearly 360,000 signatures since December. The petition calls to recognise Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.