Don’t worry people, Westboro Church will sort this minor problem out [UPDATED]

A little old, but worth reminding ourselves:


Westboro Baptist Church, the hate group that masquerades as a religious organization, is known for their publicity stunts, but they may have bit off more than they can chew with this one. After a comedian offered to pay for them to fly to Iraq so they can protest real Christian persecution at the hands of Islamic militants, the group tweeted that they have accepted his offer. They want to take their picket signs and head over to a country currently occupied by a group that beheads Christian children without hesitation – this ought to go well.

To bring you up to speed: Last week, Australian comedian Adam Hills gave an brilliant, hilarious proposal to the WBC after learned that they planned to – surprise, surprise – picket Robin Williams’ funeral. On his show, The Last Leg, Hills pointed out that the infamous “God Hates Fags” group is quick to march around with signs protesting American hedonism, but don’t have the courage to protest the daily persecution Christians in Iraq are facing at the hands of “the people threatening to behead Christians if they don’t convert.”

Hills tells the group:

“If you really believe in standing up to those threatening the christian way of life, Westboro Baptist Church, how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq.”

He also nails a couple Robin Williams impressions. Give the video a watch:

Caution: language


Via the tipline, the followup a week later:  (still with a language caution)


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  • Can they take Wussell with them?

    • Whitey

      And can they take Minto? He would fit right in.

      • andrew carrot

        Penny Bright manufactures the odd good placard. Her skills wouldn’t be wasted in Iraq.

      • Albert Lane

        By the way, where is Minto? He’s keeping very quiet.

  • Murray Smith

    New picket reads, Westboros Die, Sane People Laugh.

  • Saggy

    I think Grandpappy may have played a banjo or two. This could be natural selection.

  • Jaffa

    Darwin’s onto a winner here!

  • Andy

    They got more guts then a all the msm and politicians combined

    • dgrogan

      No. Just more religious fundamentalist nutters.

  • caochladh

    Excellent idea. They can take our local HRC bozzo’s with them to ensure their “Human Rights” are not violated when they are protesting over in Iraq

  • symgardiner

    This is probably a case of who blinks first. Will stump up the $$$? Or will he pike? Will the WBC turn up to the airport or will they pike? Actually, will the Iraqi govt give them visas?
    This is a stunt.

    One should remember however that the WBC have a great deal with which they agree with Islam.

    • Jas

      So true, aside from who their ultimate imaginary friend is they have pretty much the exact same ideals when it comes to who they dislike and how they would treat people who think differently.

      • spanishbride

        Yes they have a lot in common but what they don’t have is weapons, training or a desire to kill themselves and their children in order to further their cause. They are all talk. They are happy to upset, offend and anger people but draw the line at terrorism.That s a pretty key difference.

        • mike

          It all starts somewhere. Who is to say in 50 years it won’t be the WBC carrying out atrocities in the name of their “one true God”.

          Radical Islam didn’t exactly pop up overnight, it’s been a growing issue since the mid 20th century.

    • andrew carrot

      No doubt someone from Fox will grasp the value to the channel of sending a family of US Christians to Iraq to be beheaded.

  • El Diablo

    The idiots at the WBC provide the left with an easy target to associate with anyone who is against things like the spread of Islam or homosexual marriage ie: You must be a far-right nutcase because you’re on the same side of an issue as those guys.

  • LesleyNZ

    I watched the video. God hates sin. There are 6 things God hates and 7 that are detestable to Him. “16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.” – Proverbs 6:16-19
    Both Westboro and this last leg guy and the audience are mocking God.
    As for the Islamic extremists – they are committing grave sin in God’s eyes and will be judged – if not in earth – then after they die. They will not be sitting at the right hand of God – that is for sure. In the meantime Christians are being slaughtered because of their faith.
    P.S. Oh – and – the Platypus is a wonderful amazing little creature.

  • Eiselmann

    Bill Mayer once said , when comparing American’s WBC and Muslims…….’their religious whackos are a lot more whacko than ours’

    • Yes and they have hundreds of millions of whackos and the WBC has twenty.

      • andrew carrot

        We all know that the US has a few more whackos than this mob don’t we? I watched a programme on Maori TV last week about a bible camp in Missouri that’s attempting to turn 4-10 year olds into militant little Billy Grahams. Mirroring the madrasas, in other words. Quite disturbing viewing I can assure you.

        • 2rotorbro

          Saw that & ditto your very disturbing remark. Those kids were just as brainwashed as a 10 year old muso extremist off to suicide bomb a market in Nigeria or Sudan.

        • dgrogan

          Yes. It doesn’t really matter which brand of religious bigotry we have a crack at. Some are a lot more dangerous than others of course.

  • Driftah

    This guy is giving WBC lots of publicity, exactly what they’re after. There’s nutters on all sides of any topic. Dont let nutters opinions influence your thinking.

    If nutters take action to interfere however, as we see with the radical Islam movement, a response and action is required.