Saturday the Westboro Baptist Church, always hungry for negative attention, gave thanks to their God for shooter Jared Lee Loughner. Loughner is being held for the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that took place Saturday morning at a supermarket in Tucson.
Giffords was shot once through the head and is in critical condition; 18 others were shot as well, with 6 dying, including a 9-year-old girl and John M. Roll, the chief judge for the United States District Court for Arizona.
Members of Fred Phelps's Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) plan to picket memorial services of Loughner's victims. The WBC is infamous for their "Love Crusades", obnoxious displays of insensitivity and homophobia at the funerals of fallen American soldiers. The controversial if monotone message of the "Love Crusade" seems to be to blame everything that is wrong in the world on homosexuality.
The crusades are part of a hate-based mission started in Kansas by the WBC and Fred Phelps. The church exists in order to picket the funerals of various Americans, including many people who died of AIDS. Their mission is a confused attempt to demonstrate against the "fag lifestyle," and other random homophobic rants.
The Westboro Baptist Church is notorious for its "God Hates Fags" signs and the picketing of soldier's funerals. They have made a name for themselves preaching a hate filled gospel so obnoxious most Christians reject their teaching.
If you have the stomach to hear Frd Phelps' anti-Christian lunacy, the video in which he gives thanks for this massacre is below.