The church, based in Topeka, Kan., routinely pickets around the nation. Its “God Hates Fags” mantra made national headlines when church members, who are mostly Phelps and his family, picked the funeral of slain gay Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard.
Since then, the Phelps clan has also made news for picketing the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq, claiming that the United States is a sinful nation.
After visiting metro Atlanta last year to picket at several Jewish events and centers, as well as schools that are allegedly pro-gay, Phelps is apparently planning a return trip.
Students at Atlanta’s Grady High School, one of the targets of Phelps’ protest, are already planning their response.
“Come out and spread the love and not the hate. Don’t let WBC spread their hateful messages around our campus. Atlanta is a wonder environment for all types of loves to flourish and we need to enforce that love,” the students wrote on a Facebook page for the protest, which had almost 350 members this morning.
The Grady counter-protest is set for 3:15 p.m. until 6 p.m. on May 6. The students say they plan to collect donations for AID Atlanta and the Human Rights Campaign during the protest.
Atlanta activist Johnnie Curran also posted a note about Phelps’ visit on his Facebook page early this morning and encouraged a local reaction.
“We need to schedule a peaceful counter-protest,” Curran wrote. “We must send a loud and clear message that we do not want them preaching their hate in our town.”
When Phelps recently protested a same-sex marriage forum at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, his contingent of six was met by more than 500 counter-protesters, according to the Des Moines Register.
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave. WBC to picket the JCC’s of North America Biennial 2010 Leadership Conference to provoke the Jews to jealousy. Ro 10:19 – But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. You have rebelled against your God, killed your prophets and apostles, and killed your Messiah! God will not acquit you of these crimes, but will use the Anti-Christ Beast Obama to gather the nations of this world to march on Israel. Zec 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. It will be the worst destruction this world has ever seen. There will be 144,000 of you that will repent and mourn for your sins. We will help you. The rest will perish because you will not hear and obey. That is how our God rolls!
05/05/2010 3:05 PM – 3:35 PM Atlanta, GA
Douglass High School, 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr. NW WBC to picket the rebellious brats of Doomed america who have been raised by their parents, preachers,and teachers to believe that God is a liar. God says “thou shalt not kill” (Ex. 20:13); adults say abortion is just fine. God says “thou shalt not commit adultery” (Ex. 20:14); adults say “have as many sex partners as you feeeeel like having”. God says “thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, it is abomination” (Lev. 18:22); adults say “it’s okay to be gay, and in fact preferred”. God says “I hate all workers of iniquity” (Ps. 5:5); adults say “God loves everyone”. All these adults lie to you because they hate you and they want to justify their own sins. Now, Anti-Christ Beast Obama is in the Whitehouse, and has put an out-of-the closet fag in charge of running Doomed america’s educational system. Obama hates you and will make you take his mark to worship and serve him instead of God. You are entitled to hear some truth, and we are happy to tell you today that God is not a liar. That if you obey his commandments he will bless you instead of curse you. Come out from among this filthy generation and be not partakers of their sins. America destruction is imminent!
05/05/2010 4:10 PM – 4:40 PM Atlanta, GA
Jewish Georgian 8495 Dunwoody Pl. (Bldg. 9, Ste. 100) WBC to picket this Jewish publication with a circulation of over 16,000 jewish households in the Atlanta area. We remind you that they have a heightened responsibility to tell use this platform God has given you to tell the Jews the truth. Today’s Jews are not God’s chosen people. The blood of Jesus Christ is on your heads (courtesy of your forefathers, to wit: Mt. 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. 25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.) You have not repented for that great crime and mourned for their sins. The fullness of the Gentiles is almost come in, and God is going to return to the house of Jacob to retrieve his 144,000 faithful. The rest of you will perish at the hands of the Anti-Christ Obama who even now is gathering his army from the Muslim nations to march on Israel for the worst destruction this world has ever seen. WAKE UP! Repent! If you are not telling your Jewish brothren this, you are worthless!! And, you are in a lot of trouble with your God. That is very good news indeed!
05/05/2010 5:05 PM – 5:35 PM Marietta, GA
Marcus JCC, 2509 Post Oak Tritt Rd. WBC to picket another JCC where the Jews get together and lie to each other about how they don’t have to obey God because they are God’s chosen people. They spend their days figuring out new ways to spit in God’s face as they kick God’s righteousness to the curb and go about to establish their own. Hello! There are no beenies in the Torah — you know, that book you pretend to read and believe?! The time is very short now! You must put away your rebellion and Obey God TODAY!! The Anti-Christ Obama is getting his world-wide power grab on and will soon lead the nations to march on Israel making the holocaust look like a tea party. Most of you will continue with your hard hearts, blind eyes and deaf ears to your utter destruction, just as God promised through your prophet, Isaiah, to wit: Is. 6:9. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. There are 144,000 of you, though, that will hear, repent and mourn for your sins. (Rev. 7:4.) God is faithful, and will perform what he has promised. Amen!
05/05/2010 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM Alpharetta, GA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway WBC to picket Project 9-6-1 Cinco Party with Three Days Grace, Seether & Chevelle. These perverts have a platform God has given them to enfluence this nation. They should be using their position to teach obedience to God’s standards, not disobedience! Every public appearance should be an opportunity to remind the youth of this nation to OBEY GOD so they will be blessed, not cursed. They refuse to do that because they hate their neighbor, and they want to justify their own sins. Rather than give God the glory for what they have been given, they give themselves the glory and serve themselves instead of God. Their glory is in their shame! (Php. 3:19 – Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) You better start using what God gave you to serve him, or God is going to take it from you — Ungrateful bastards!! YAY!
05/06/2010 07:40 AM – 08:10 AM Atlanta, GA
Druid Hills High School, 1798 Haygood Dr. NE WBC to picket all 1276 students whose parents and teachers have ensured they are good for absolutely nothing! (Jer 13:10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.) Rather than teach them to read and write, they have taught them to fornicate their lives away with whatever sex they choose, and to change sex partners more often than they change their sinky undergarments. The illiteracy of Doomed america’s youth is at an all time high, and the people love to have it so. Anti-Christ Obama is counting on it so he can convince you to take his mark and serve him by promising you “change” — what the heck does that even mean?! You don’t know and you don’t care as long as he lets you serve your lusts in peace. Oh, he will, because he hates you. Well, you have met some people at WBC who do not hate you and will tell you the truth pursuant to Lev. 19:17-18 – Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. We will rebuke you for your sins TODAY!! That’s just who we are!
05/06/2010 08:15 AM – 08:45 AM Atlanta, GA
Emory University Hillel, 735 Gatewood Rd. NE (Marcus Hillel Center) WBC to picket this Hillel that — like all Hillels — promotes every manner of filth imaginable found in Doomed america’s Universities. You say you are God’s chosen people, yet you do not even show a pretense of obeying. The commandment is to flee worldly lusts that war against your soul; yet, you run to and sponsor every form of lust. You weary God with your nonsense – Mal. 2:17 – Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment? Do you really believe God does not see what you do? Anti-Christ Obama believes that, and he is counting on you believing that so he can make you take his mark and worship and serve him instead of God. He hates you, and will bring your final destruction which is imminent! The time is short — you are not kids anymore. You can read! Get a Bible, READ IT, and OBEY GOD!!
05/06/2010 3:10 PM – 3:40 PM Atlanta, GA
Grady High School, 929 Charles Allen Dr. NE WBC to picket the 1338 worthless students to warn them to flee the wrath that is coming shortly on this nation. Your parents have broken your moral compass by telling you God loves everyone and it’s okay to be gay — two lies from the pit of hell. Obama agrees with your parents because he hates you. You have nothing — no jobs, no money, no homes; the only thing you are good for is the killing fields of Iraq, Afghanistan, or where ever else Anti-Christ Obama starts another war and sends you to die. Doomed america has made God her #1 Enemy, and he now fights against you! Jer 21:5 And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath. That is not a God you want to mess with, boys and girls. Our hope is that you will listen to this warning! You likely will not listen to your own condemnation. No matter – you will know that the prophets of God have been in your land.
05/06/2010 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Atlanta, GA
The Selig Center (Jewish Federation of Atlanta), 1440 Spring St. WBC will picket the “Israel As a Demoncracy” Symposium Series (Israel Democracy Institute) to warn you that the Anti-Christ Beast Obama is not your friend. He is your arch enemy! He will lead the nations to march on Israel very soon now as part of the wrapping up of the affairs of this world and the fulfillment of the promises of our faithful God. Obama knows you are covenant breakers (Isa 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.), and he is counting on that to bring on your final destruction. While you are experiencing the worse assault of your lives, God will call out from you his remnant – 144,000 (Rev. 7:4) — to pour out a spirit of supplication upon and save. You will look upon him whom ye pierced and mourn like one mourns for their only child. We will be there to help you. Come out from among them TODAY!! That will make us so happy!!
Photo: The Phelps clan at a protest in Boston. Photo via www.godhatesfags.com