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Infamous Kansas church: Tony Snow burns in hell
Westboro Baptists plan picket at funeral of 'very bad monkey'
Posted: July 15, 2008
12:35 am Eastern
By Joe Kovacs
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
A Kansas church well-known for its protests at the funerals of fallen American soldiers plans to picket at this week's funeral of former Press Secretary Tony Snow, declaring that Snow is "a very bad monkey" who is "now burning in hell."
"He had a platform, he was given some small talent by his Creator. He was an unfaithful steward, and is now residing in hell," says a schedule on the website of the Westboro Baptist Church.
"Each opportunity he had to faithfully report what the servants at WBC had to tell this country/world, Tony Snow besmirched and vilified the words of God and the people of God. Thereby being a party to the crime of passing laws to make the preaching of the gospel to this adulterous and sinful generation [equals] criminal activity. That is a very bad monkey!"
The announcement goes on to quote a variety of biblical verses concerning "scribes," and closes by stating: "You see there is nothing worse than a scribe who has gone away from their primary duty to faithfully report the facts as they ARE! And how appropriate that this brute, vain beast of a brat was raised Catholic, but then determined like his forefathers that oops! he'd rather be a filthy Episcopalian instead. God hates Tony Snow, and that is why he is now burning in hell."
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church hold signs and stand on the American flag at the funeral of Pfc. Caleb Lufkin June 2, 2006, in Galesburg, Ill. (courtesy: Westboro Baptist Church)
Snow, who took on duties as President Bush's spokesman in September 2006, died of colon cancer early Saturday morning in Washington, D.C. He was 53.
The president and first lady Laura Bush will attend Snow's funeral Thursday.
"I just hope they understand that Tony was loved here in the White House," Bush said.
"He would unfailingly challenge the premise of many of the questions. I'd never seen this before in a press secretary," said radio host Rush Limbaugh. "He challenged the premise and told them that they were wrong in the narrative or the storyline that they were tacking, and this caused the president's supporters, those who had seen it, to stand up and cheer."
Reaction to the planned protest by the Topeka-based church is already being posted online.
One writer stated: "These people are not now nor have they ever been Christians. They are charlatans, frauds, cultists and dirt worshippers. They worship hate, vengeance, retribution, clay idols, all. They are no better than Hamas or any other Muslim terrorist cult except maybe they don't blow themselves up. As far as I am concerned, a police detail should be there to preserve the family's hour of mourning and grief. These bastards have no right to bother the family. None. And if they were to get pepper sprayed or Tasered, well, that would just suck to be them now wouldn't it?
Ironically, as WND previously reported, one of the leaders of the church was already condemned to hell on national television by Fox News host Julie Banderas.
"You are the devil!" Banderas exclaimed to Shirley Phelps-Roper during a heated 2006 exchange over the issue of military funeral protests. "If you believe in the Bible, miss, you're going to hell!"
"What would you do if you had a son in the military?" an outraged Banderas asked. "Would you damn him to hell as well? Because you're gonna join him there if you had a son!"
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