The infamous Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on May 18, 2013. According to the WBC, the protest is planned as a reminder of the EF-4 Tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa in 2011; the church believes that the devastation and loss of life that followed were a punishment from God for the University's permissive attitudes towards same-sex marriage.

According to the WBC's website, "Westboro Baptist Church will picket the University of Alabama to remind them of the wrath of God that visited them two years ago, wherein they did not have finals, and their graduation exercises were cancelled.

That whirlwind came from God. Praise His name for it, then fear and obey that God who is able to whip up a whirlwind on a dime! Call this time, between your last GodSmack and your NEXT GodSmack, space for repentance! 

We saw the young man, a student from the University of Alabama all over the national nightly news describing the event, including this: "I opened my door, and there was the Wrath of God looking me in the face." He went on to describe the horrors of it, and the death and mayhem that came with it. If that does not teach you to fear and obey that glorious and wonderful name, The Lord Thy God, WHAT WILL?!

The duty of all humans is to fear God and keep His commandments! This nation will not, and you have added to your other massive crimes against God, this: Same sex marriage. God will not have it. You really "smart" University people should have offered a PhD in The Flood, and it should have included an entire semester on the last offense against God before he sent that flood to WIPE OUT the entire earth, except the eight who were in the Ark, to wit: Same Sex Marriage!

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:26-30.)

 So, the take away points for today class, to wit: The Lord is coming! America is Doomed!"

There is currently a petition to Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox to revoke the WBC's permit and prevent them from protesting as planned on May 18th.

I would write more on the subject, but I am having a hard time attempting to wrap my brain around the logic (or lack thereof) of the WBC. April 27, 2011 was a terrible day. I don't need an extremist hate group to remind me of that. I don't think any of us do.

This protest is a direct affront to the people of Tuscaloosa who showed such immeasurable kindness in the days that followed April 27, 2011, the people who lost everything but still had time to help a neighbor, the people who lost homes, businesses, and loved ones.

The 4/27 Tornado affected ALL of Tuscaloosa without discrimination, without regard for race, sexual orientation, age, or religion. The wounds from that day, though they are healing, still ache with the memory of what we lost.

That's why I believe the WBC has no place in my city. How do you feel? Cast your vote in the poll below.