Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Westboro Responds To Its Supreme Court Win

ABC News reports on the less than gracious response of Margie Phelps, lead counsel for Westboro Baptist Church, to her win today in the Supreme court. (See prior posting.)  Phelps, daughter of the church's pastor, said of the protests that the Supreme Court found protected by the 1st Amendment:
We are trying to warn you to flee the wrath of God, flee the wrath of destruction. What would be more kind than that.... Shut up all that talk about infliction of emotional distress. When you're standing there with your young child's body bits and pieces in a coffin you've been dealt some emotional distress by the Lord your God.... I very much appreciate the fact that I get to be the mouth of God in this matter.
Church leaders say they now plan to quadruple the number of protests around the country that they carry out.