Church Protesting San Diego Comic-Con For "Idol Worship"

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Church Protesting San Diego Comic-Con For "Idol Worship"

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An extremist church is planning to protest this year's San Diego Comic-Con because it thinks everybody is worshiping Superman like a God.

Here we go again. The Westboro Baptist Church, not known for being the friendliest bunch of people, will be gracing us with their presence at this year's mecca of comic book fandom: San Diego Comic-Con. If you weren't lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket to Comic-Con this year, you can at least stop by and take a gander at this group of probably nutty and definitely distasteful protesters to enjoy their hatred of comic books. Seriously, they're a pretty nasty bunch, as we can see from one of their protest signs in the past that read: "Thank God for 9/11." Wonderful.

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 runs from July 22-24, but thankfully the Westboro Baptist Church will only be around from 1:15-2:00 PM on July 22. According to their schedule, the reason they don't approve of characters such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, the Thing, Captain America, Wolverine, Thor, the Flash, the Silver Surfer, and Archie is because they're been turned into idols and are now worshiped as so. I like to read a good Batman story from time to time, but I don't think I've ever closed my eyes and prayed to the Dark Knight.

The church writes:

Are you kidding?! If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here. They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do! Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. It is time to put away the silly vanities and turn to God like you mean it. The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry.

Could the nation really be destroyed thanks to Superman? Or Archie? Is it time to stop reading about the tales of Jughead Jones lest we all burn in the flames of Hades? I sure hope not, but anything is possible I guess. But really, it'd probably be best to stay away from this group for the 45 minutes they're outside Comic-Con, though I pretty much can't wait to see what their picket signs will say.

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You haven't prayed to the Dark Knight? What kind of weirdo are you?

Urge to dress up as Batman and kick the crap out of these guys is rising veeeery fast.

Ugh its these type of people who give Christianity a bad name -_-

Edit: They need to listen to this good song.

Hahaha I can't believe these idiots havent been killed yet.

Thanks for ruining the concept of "Religion" WBC.

Dicks.

It would not surprise me at all if some of the people that go to Comic-con attacked the WBC folks. Even if they had it coming to them.

Name one person (Who is sane) who has seriously sent a prayer to superman. In short fuck you WBC.

What's next for these assholes..protesting a McDonalds because an Indian man got sick off a french fry and had the liquid shits for a day?

Come on guys, this is Westboro Baptist Church. Even hardcore Christians despise these nutjobs. The best thing you can do is not give them any press.

I've watched a documentary on these people. Sad indeed. People like them are the reason (some) atheists are always bashing religion.

Honestly, it's groups like this that scare me away from organized religion! But it does make for good inspiration for a comic I've been working on. ;) You wish I was kidding.

I hope a group of people going dress up as The Justice League and walk casually past those people.

try this next time you see them:

Man I wish I was going to this or had the money just to travel to San diego, just to see the nutters since they're banned from my country

And on the 1st day batman did say...I am....*dark voice* batman...ahhhh ahhhhha hhhhhhhhhhhhh...

and On the 2nd day batman did say...I am...Batman... ahhh ahhhh ahhhhhh...

lol someone really needs to go dressed as batman but with like a crown of thorns and stuff. and like be like I forgive you my children for blaspheming my name. and like try to pat these guys on the head.

The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry.

Praying to batman does exactly the same amount of good as praying to your god. I hate these people so very much.

I think I'm surprised they arn't getting shot with signs saying "Thank Gpd for 9/11" and "Thank God for IEDs"

Thwy are trying to protest comi books, but taking a massive wing at the army. One thing I always knew by common sense: Dont piss ff the man with the gun.

I must say though, The "God i Angry everyday proves an interesting point;
The religious say that God is infalliable and perfect. However, God has been know to smite through vengence and now he is angry everyday, as well as America's terrorist? So that mean he's commiting wrath right? Doens't that mean he's commiting a deadly sin and therefor no longer perfect?

kevo.mf.last:
try this next time you see them:

As much as I hate the WBC, I think the best thing we can do is ignore them, or, if you must, laugh at them as you pass. But to put put on a counter-protest is putting more work into these guys than they deserve.

Sparrow:
Urge to dress up as Batman and kick the crap out of these guys is rising veeeery fast.

And the "idea of the day" award goes to...

These are the same people who picketed Ronnie James Dio's funeral for worshipping the devil. Despite Dio being a Catholic.

I dunno, they may have a point. I mean, the way I hear some people refer to batman...

Lost In The Void:
Man I wish I was going to this or had the money just to travel to San diego, just to see the nutters since they're banned from my country

Oh we'd love to kick them out of the states, but they have first amendment rights. I'd rather put up with these jokers being not taken seriously by the whole of humanity whenever they decided to crawl out of Jesus' bomb shelter, then hand back my right to enjoy murder simulators and Tarantino films.

Ugh, more Christians making the rest of us look bad.

Seriously, it irritates me how a couple random churches do stupid crap like this and make the majority of us Christians look like ignorant and over-sensitive morons. But I think what irritates me more is how everyone seems to see this and think it represents the majority of Christians...

It doesn't.

*Shows up at WBC*
'How about a magic trick?
XD

They do this so much that many people and most are pretty much done with it. I mean, things like this which were memetic and fun to make fun of (ie. "Fuckin' Magnets" or "WRYYY") eventually die.

Westboro Church's actively vying for attention scheme is pretty much trying too hard. I'm pretty sure they'll just be forced off the premises nontheless and a good laugh will be had by all before everyone returns to doing what they were.

MurderousToaster:
These are the same people who picketed Ronnie James Dio's funeral for worshipping the devil. Despite Dio being a Catholic.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure these loonies hate Catholics too. After all Catholics believe in the sanctity of the virgin Mary and that's often misinterpreted by other denominations, particularly Baptists, as idol worship. So telling them Dio was a catholic probably got them more pissed.

Ugh, I wish someone would murder these assholes.

Forgive them Archie they know not what they speak of.
But really this is plain stupid

Take a jar of raspberry jam, you spread it on the ground leading from the front door of the church to a garbage can, knock on their door and say "I was hoping you'd help me find Jesus, I already found the trail!

These people are assholes..... I'm normally not against catholicism, but these people mak me wish to smite them

Oh dear God, not the Phelps-Roper clan again. Anything and everything that they have to say is immediately made null and void, considering that they support their ideals and beliefs with substantially less evidence than a small group of existentialists who are under the impression that the universe consists entirely of tiny vibrating strings.

Honestly though, every other week it's some new protest that just takes away more and more of their credibility. I don't even know why/if people are still listening to/affected by them anymore.

JayDub147:

kevo.mf.last:
try this next time you see them:

As much as I hate the WBC, I think the best thing we can do is ignore them, or, if you must, laugh at them as you pass. But to put put on a counter-protest is putting more work into these guys than they deserve.

It seems like it would be better to ignore them but trust me. make some signs, have a few drinks with your friends and go to one of there protests, its an absolute blast.

its also quite interesting talking to them.

In the perfect world a large group from comicon, say 40 would go right next to them and start blowing those vuvuzelas until their ears bleed. What a sight that would be.

Heh, i really whant to go buy a spider man web blaster, dress up as spiderman and run by them spraying my sticky white goo all over them, takeing careful aim for the mouth when they start to sing

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