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Westboro Baptist Church Praised Boston Marathon Attack, Says 8-Year-Old Martin Richard Died for Same Sex Marriage

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

The Westboro Baptist Church, notorious for its extremist ideologies, are celebrating the explosions that took place at the Boston Marathon on Monday. The church plans to protest the funerals of those who died.

The WBC used the Boston Marathon attacks to spread their message of hate. Not surprisingly, they believe homosexuals should be killed or else attacks like this will continue. The WBC tweeted, “USA must institute death penalty for f*gs/dykes, or violence will fully consume u!”

The Topeka, Kan., independent church is run by Fred Phelps and consists mostly of his family. WBC is best known for homophobic and anti-Semitic ideology and the picketing of everything from children’s movies, like Harry Potter, to American soldier’s funerals.

Their vast picketing schedule used to be posted on their website GodHatesF*gs.com, until it was hacked and shut down.

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Church leader Margie Phelps tweeted today “Look at what God did to your filthy flag idol in Boston, doomed rebellious america!Trampled & bloody!”

She also tweeted that 8-year-old victim Martin Richard “died for #SSM,” an acronym for same sex marriage.

WBC tweeted, “God sent the Boston Marathon Bombs for the sin of Massachusetts passing same-sex marriage!”

WBC claimed the school shooting in Newtown, C.T., in December was God’s wrath for gay marriage. They intended on picketing the funerals of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They were subsequently hacked and doxed by the collective Anonymous. Their original Twitter account was hacked and stolen in December and they have since started a new one.

Since their Boston Marathon tweets, the WBC has garnered a great deal of angry comments. Many of whom are requesting Anonymous hack WBC’s new Twitter and put an end to their message of hate.

Sources: Inquisitr, IBT