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March 18 2010

Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Protest Kevin Smith

Ah, those lovable rapscallions at the Westboro Baptist Church are back for another round, but this time they are taking on someone who won’t just ignore them.

On March 27th Kevin Smith, director of such films as Clerks, Dogma, Cop Out and more, will be giving one of his talks in Kansas City.  You can’t exactly call them “lectures” as they are more just him telling stories about the more insane things that happen in his life.  Well, apparently since he will be in the “neighborhood”, Fred Phelps and his band of loons will be making an appearance at the show … for a whole 45-minutes.

(apologies for the language it contains)

Mr. Smith, never being one to shy away from controversy, has spent most of the day taunting them via his Twitter account.  Or more specifically he has been exchanging barbs with Megan Phelps-Roper, a member of the church who sounds like she is related, but I can’t find the connection on Fred Phelps Wikipedia page.

As I’ve said before when this “church” tried to say that Santa was going to take you to Hell, and they were going off to protest a Lady Gaga concert, I just simply don’t get these people.  Do they honestly crave attention this much?  They know that people view them as idiots, and yet they appear to revel in this fact.  Reading Ms. Phelps-Roper’s Twitter stream, you can tell she is ecstatic that Mr. Smith is mocking her.

If you are a devout follower of the Bible it does say you should spread the word of the Lord, but does it have a passage I missed that said something about “act completely insane while doing it, and make sure to be as offensive as possible”?  I mean, I’ve spent my time in church, I’ve read the Bible, somehow I think I missed that passage.

I suppose to each their own, but I can think of much better things to do with my time than to be a national laughing stock that most people consider to be mentally unstable.



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