[Season's Greetings from Westboro Baptist Church]
Want to witness a religious circus this holiday season? Look no further than the third floor of the state capitol in Olympia.
A controversial Kansas church known for blaming American casualties in Iraq on nationwide tolerance for homosexuality has asked the state for permission to erect a sign stating that "Santa Claus will take you to hell."
The sign would join a Christian Nativity set, three signs mocking atheism, and the one that started it all - the sign from the atheist group Freedom From Religion whose message that "religion hardens hearts and enslaves minds" sparked a furious nationwide debate over the nature of atheism and the boundaries between church and state.
According to the Spokesman Review, the text of the Westboro Baptist Church's message would read:
"You'd better watch out, get ready to cry, You'd better go hide, I'm telling you why 'cuz Santa Claus will take you to hell. He is your favorite idol, you worship at his feet, but when you stand before your God He won't help you take the heat. So get this fact straight: you're feeling God's hate, Santa's to blame for the economy's fate, Santa Claus will take you to hell."
The Phelps Family, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 35 Comments
[12/19/2008 4:04:49 AM]
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Submitted By: Damned at Random