Sometimes we gay Jews describe ourselves as being “twice blessed,” but in the Phelps’s case, we’re twice targeted. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, Westboro Baptist Church is declaring that “God Hates Jews” for being idolators, Christ-killers, and homosexual-enablers. Jews are, according to them, the group of people most supportive of gay rights and abortion. WBC issued a press release in April that stated:
“Yes, the Jews killed the Lord Jesus…Now they’re carrying water for the fags; that’s what they do best: sin in God’s face every day, with unprecedented and disproportionate amounts of sodomy, fornication, adultery, abortion and idolatry!”
Right on the heels of the shooting and murder of a guard on duty at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, WBC plans to protest Jewish centers in Chicago and New York:
According to the group’s picket schedule, the WBC plans to protest Chicago and New York Jewish institutions this weekend. To one synagogue in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood WBC warns, “Men, take the covering off your heads. While you are doing that, you need to repent of the FACT that you Killed Christ!” This coming Sunday, in New York City’s Central Park, the Phelps clan plans to visit an Israeli tourism event, with a calendar entry that reads, “All the remainder can sit and stew in your own filth, remain filthy until the day God spews you out of the land and punishes you for never repenting from having killed Jesus. You will be destroyed at the hand of Antichrist Obama, and you will eat your little cute, chubby, Kosher babies.”
There isn’t much surprise at this anti-Jewish stance. According to the Anti-Defamation League, WBC took a similar stance in 1996.