Dear Ms. Phelps-Roper,
My name is Madison Trout, managing editor for my high school’s newspaper. You may remember me as I recently interviewed you in regards to the Westboro Baptist Church. I have been informed of the Supreme Court ruling in your favor. I would like to do a follow-up article on that decison and the possible implications it may have on other states’ laws on funeral protests.
I have sent the questions to you so you can just respond at your earliest convenience.
1. Was there ever a doubt in your mind that you wouldn’t win the case? Why?
2. Does the Supreme Court’s decision to protect your freedom of speech, however hurtful it may have been, change your view of America?
3. Did these hearings disrupt any of your protests?
4. What are your thoughts on Sarah Palin’s tweets in response to the ruling: “Common sense & decency absent as wacko ‘church’ allowed hate msgs spewed@ soldiers’ funerals but we can’t invoke God’s name in public square”
5. How do you feel about Bill O’Reilly offering to pay for the legal fees that Albert Snyder has been ordered to pay to you?
6. What is your incentive to continue these protests now that you’re church has been nationally criticized for its’ actions?
7. What do you hope to achieve by continuing to protest at fallen soldiers’ funerals?
1. NO! No doubt because the First Amendment is settled law! Further, the First Amendment was delivered to this nation by the Living God! He found this country in her infancy laying in a pool of her own blood and he swaddled her and comforted her and raised her up and clothed her with beautiful garments and the crowning jewel of all those garments was that First Amendment! God is not going to give that Jewel, which he put here so that we could preach his word in these last minutes of the last hours of the last days of all, AWAY for some fags that are crying about their feelings!
2. NO! SHAME on this country for experimenting with our rights and our liberties and worse and more! SHAME SHAME SHAME!
3. NO! In fact, it was BEAUTIFUL! It opened huge doors of utterance! It was intended by his majesty the devil and the minions of his majesty the devil to interrupt our processes! But to their shock and amazement, we did MORE pickets! AND, during the actual trial, while we were having about 20 of our people on a continuing basis living in Baltimore for two + weeks, our God sent two soldier funerals to the area, and so on the full weekend that we were there, we picketed the funerals! Those fools were jaw drop! They don’t understand the concept of this beautiful verse, to wit: Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. OR of this goodie, to wit: 2Co 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: OR THIS: Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: WE RAN to submit ourselves to those lawless deeds by this nation! We KNEW that our avenger would deal with them, pursuant to his precious promises! He has and he has much more in store! Your (collective) destruction is imminent!
4. I say that Sarah Palin did not hear the Rod of God when he SMACKED her with that child with retardation. She should shut her foolish mouth and take her children and get into her house and shut the door! Her shame is showing all over the land and she and you are reveling in it! Her tongue should shrivel up and drop off when she begins to talk, and it will by and by!
5. Bill O’Reilly and his money will go to hell together! Meanwhile, all that blathering just serves to keep the nation looking continually at our gospel message! THAT is how our God rolls! He promised to give us a mouth and wisdom that they cannot resist nor gainsay! We find that to be a refreshing truth that we love!
6. Our incentive is heaven! Our incentive is to hasten the destruction of this nation!
7. We hope to achieve obedience to the commandments of God! We know that our duty is to put this wine glass of God’s wrath that we have received from God to the mouth of this nation and make them drink it! See Jeremiah 25 for that amazing discussion! Begin at verse 15 and by and by you will come to the verse that says, and when they say WE WILL NOT DRINK! (That is what they said when they lawlessly, to the eternal shame of you all, sued us and put us on trial and arrested us and tried to put us on trial in NE and all the rest of the mischief that you continually engage in and have no intention of stopping! Evidenced in part by your goofy shameless questions! Not one question from your dark heart about the outrage of the lawless actions of your rebellious people! No apology, nothing proper in all the thoughts of this nation that has ONE collective brain, and that being Satan!) We are there, instruction to say to you: OH YES YOU WILL DRINK! And get drunk and reel and stagger and vomit and fall and never rise again! Vomit time is on the way!! We say YAY! See Japan for some of that goodness that is coming your way!!
We are running faster than ever and using every gift and talent and every dime we have and every bit of our energy to see if there is one last Gentile sheep left in this land, before the destruction comes! The parodies are each one a labor of love and diverse and beautiful! Ke$ha, Gaga, Will I am (?) never sounded so good!
Westboro Baptist Church
PS Sorry it took so long to respond, we are most busy!