Perhaps this should be a wingnut on wingnut crime post? For once, I’m almost kind of a little bit sympathetic to the Westboro Baptist Church for picketing Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch. Osteen is a loathsome con man and deserves to be picketed, but not for the reasons the WBC did it.
A different message booming from loudspeakers outside Lakewood Church caught the church’s faithful off-guard as they strolled into services Sunday morning.
Pastors from Christ Fellowship in North Carolina spouted their message. Westboro Baptist Church followers held their highly charged and offensive signs nearby, too.Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s Equal Rights Ordinance was once again under fire as was her now recently reversed decision to subpoena Houston pastors.
“It’s a disgusting law that they passed, that’s only pushed by homosexuals,” said the pastor at Christ Fellowship. “The homo-tyrant mayor who’s persecuted Christians.”
Westboro picketed at churches across the area and attacked everything from homosexuality to Lakewood’s well-known pastor, Joel Osteen.
Osteen should be attacked. He’s a con man getting incredibly rich be peddling bullshit to the credulous. But for the WBC, he’s just not anti-gay enough for them.