Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based church famous for their “God Hates Fags” demonstrations outside the funerals for dead soldiers, has announced it will picket lesbian student Constance McMillen‘s graduation. McMillen made headlines earlier this year when she fought Itawamba Agricultural High School’s ban against same-sex couples at prom. A judge ruled McMillen’s rights had been violated; as a final “eff you” from her high school, it organized a fake “decoy prom” that she and her girlfriend were sent to with a few other students while the rest of their class partied elsewhere.
Unfortunately, life continues to be difficult for poor Constance.According to a press release issued by Westboro Baptist Church:
[We] will picket the graduation of Itawamba Agricultural High School to remind the parents, teachers and students of this nation that God said “Thou shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind, it is abomination.” This generation has been raised to believe that they can live for the devil and still go to heaven, that God has no standards and the biggest lie of all — that God loves everyone.”
You’d think if these bigots were really concerned with getting into heaven, they’d spend their time doing something Jesus Christ-like, such as feeding needy people at a soup kitchen or something. But I guess terrorizing an 18-year-old girl on her graduation day gets them more media attention, doesn’t it? [PinkNews.co.uk]