All Stocked Up On Crazy!

Yesterday, members of Westboro Baptist Church protested outside the White House and provided us, yet again, with a glimpse of their particular brand of Kansas-brewed and God-spiked lunacy.


Shirley Phelps-Roper, the daughter of Westboro B.C. leader Fred Phelps and wife of Brent D. Roper, a man rumored to be her 'adoptive brother,' walked back and forth in front of Obama's house screaming that the end of the world is near (video after the jump).
"The anti-Christ resides in the White House!" she told a reporter. "The Lord is coming and this nation is going down. ... Obama hates this country. When he gets his power grab on he'll climb on the back of this country to do it."
Now, I know that there are people in D.C. who share her distaste for Obama and her love of God but who don't actually say the words "Obama is the anti-Christ" out loud, and they make me incredibly angry, but Shirley makes my insides curdle.
As usual, out of her literal family of protesters — a clan that's gained fame for picketing the funerals of soldiers — she got the most attention yesterday. That might have had something to do with her potty-mouth and all of the signs she held, including one that read "You Will Eat Your Babies." But it was most likely her message that really got people fired up, especially when she delivered it in a song about dead soldiers.
We can speculate all we want as to the specific reasons why Shirley Phelps-Roper is a vile woman, but at this point that hardly matters. What matters most now is that she is the mother of 11 children, and all except one (the somewhat-recently estranged Joshua Phelps-Roper) now follow in her footsteps. In fact, two of her daughters, Megan Phelps-Roper, 23, and Grace Phelps-Roper, 16, joined her yesterday, proving yet again that a mom and dad are absotively, positutely  crucial to the success of a family.
"God hates fags, and God hates fag enablers," Megan told a reporter. "Faith without works is dead."
Nice! I can't help but imagine the bumper stickers on Shirley's SUV: "My Kids Protested At Your Dead Honor Student's Funeral!" "My Child Is Fag Hater Of The Month! "My Kids Are Going To Heaven, But Yours Will Eat Dead Babies!"

But I interrupt this warm and fuzzy moment to say this: What bothers me a lot about the Phelps women is that they're ... how do I say this? ... Not men? No, that sounds terrible. They're women, for crying out loud! Women!
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