It Was Necessary To Destroy Falwell’s Funeral In Order To Save It

4 comments May 23rd, 2007at 12:07am Posted by Eli

This is some seriously messed-up logic right here:

…Campbell County authorities arrested a Liberty University student for having several homemade bombs in his car.

The student, 19-year-old Mark D. Uhl of Amissville, Va., reportedly told authorities that he was making the bombs to stop protesters from disrupting the funeral service. The devices were made of a combination of gasoline and detergent, a law enforcement official told ABC News’ Pierre Thomas. They were “slow burn,” according to the official, and would not have been very destructive.

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Three other suspects are being sought, one of whom is a soldier from Fort Benning, Ga., and another is a high school student. No information was available on the third suspect.

Firebombs for Jesus!

Entry Filed under: Religion,Republicans,Terrorism,Weirdness

4 Comments

  • 1. Chet  |  May 23rd, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    Actually, it was firebombs for Phelps. There is a considerable difference.

    He made the bombs to use on Westboro Baptist Church members who had stated publicly that they would be there at the funeral protesting, just like they do at the funerals of our soldiers, glorying in the death of any American (be they lib or con), as a welcome response from God for the existence of gays in America.

    We should object to any violence against American citizens who themselves have not actually murdered anyone, especially if that violence takes place at a funeral, and even if the victims of said violence are using the occasion to cheer the death of the deceased. Yes, even the lunies from WBC deserve to not be killed. But for the record, they were the intended targets, not liberals, and not gays. Not that that excuses Mr. Uhl, mind you. It just means that the majority of Falwell’s critics were not targeted.

    I guess the relevant point is, if you have to have someone targeted in a situation like this, can you think of a group of people that would come closer to deserving it? They were protesting Falwell for not being mean enough to gays. That’s right. Not mean enough.

    I would think it would be universally agreed that if it comes down to the two sides, we would probably all root against Westboro Baptist “Church”.

    Here’s another way to look at it. Falwell saw himself as trying to save America from Divine wrath for, among other things, homosexuality. He hated the sin, but not the sinner; verbal mistakes notwithstanding. Fred Phelps and his relatives that are the cult known as Westboro Baptist Church go right to hating the people, and in no uncertain terms declare their belief that God Himself actually hates some of His own children, being homosexuals, rather than just hating what they’re doing. Religious types like Falwell do not enjoy hearing about events like 9/11, even if they ascribe blame to naughy people in controversial comments. People like Phelps and his fruitcake family gleefully anticipate American deaths. They actually want fellow Americans to die, so much so, that one would think that is in itself their goal. Falwell built homes for unwed mothers and alcoholics, and they show up at the funeral of dead heroes telling weeping relatives that they died because God was punishing them directly for others’ sins (as opposed to because they sacrificed their lives to protect their country from terrorists), and that it is a glorious thing that their loved one is dead.

    I hope the contrast is apparent. It certainly is there.

  • 2. Eli  |  May 23rd, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    I think you’re whitewashing Falwell more than a little, but I know and understand all about Phelps and his despicable band of loonies. But I think we are in agreement that firebombs are probably not the best way to deal with unwanted protesters, especially at a funeral.

    Maybe I should have gone with WWJFB? (Who Would Jesus Firebomb?)…

  • 3. Interrobang  |  May 23rd, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Hmm, guy with IEDs going after a group because of their religious beliefs which conflict with his? Yeah, sounds like a terrorist to me…

  • 4. Eli  |  May 23rd, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    No no no, he was a COUNTERterrorist.


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