Jul 16th 2010 By Oliver Jones
The Westboro Baptist Church
congregation, famed for picketing the funerals of American soldiers and Twitter
, has decided it's going to picket Comic-Con, too
The controversial church is lead by Fred Phelps, a man so crazy he makes an argument between Gary Busey
and Mike Tyson, over whose turn it is to spoon with Barney the dinosaur, look like a normal conversation.
The wrath of Phelp's church has fallen on Comic-Con
after it decided that comic book fans' obsession of Batman
and the Green Lantern is tantamount to worshiping false idols
The church issued this statement on its website:
Are you kidding?! [That is actually how it starts] If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here.
They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do!
Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
It is time to put away the silly vanities and turn to God like you mean it. The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry.
Harsh, completely off-the-wall, grammatically unconventional -- we can't wait to see what the cosplay crowd at Comic-Con
will have to say in response.