Controversial Church Group Met By Student Protesters
A student group from The University of South Carolina (USC) staged an anti protest against the controversial church group Westboro Baptist Church.
Protesters from Westboro Baptist Church were at the South Carolina State House protesting how State Lawmakers handled Governor Mark Stanford's affair.
They were met with more than 200 anti protesters from The Student group Pastafarians, calling itself USC'S only student group for atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, secular Humanists and skeptics they wielded signs saying God Hates Shrimps and pastafarians love all people.
"We have to show the world the dangers of religious fundamentalism and stand against bigotry, while also standing up for Humanist values of love and tolerance for all good people," said Pastafarians president Andrew Cederdahl.
The group rallied support via its website and Facebook pages. The protest ended without incident.
Yesterday Westboro Baptist Church applauded the shooting of a New York Police Officer who was responding to a call for help in Brooklyn. The officer was shot 3 times after police were called to by a domestic health aid who was being threatened with a gun.
The officer was taken to Lincoln Hospital in serious condition. The suspect was killed in the shootout.
Westboro Baptist Church stated:
USA cops have been mistreating WBC now for years, violating your sworn duty and allowing miscreants to access our peaceful members while they picket. God will get you for that
To applaud and condone the shooting of an officer doing his duty can hardly be seen as God Like. The human rights group R.E.A.L. which stands for Responsible for Equality And Liberty and is focused on a consistent support of universal human rights in all parts of the world condemned the remarks.
We urge all Christians to convey to “Christian-named” “hate groups” such as the “Westboro Baptist Church” that John 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
For all those who hate, whether their rationale is based on racial or religious supremacy, R.E.A.L. urges you to Choose Love, Not Hate.