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Westboro Baptist Church Says God Downed Malaysia Flight Over AIDS Scientists

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

The Westboro Baptist Church says the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was an act of God and “that all 289 souls who died in #MH17 crash are this day in hell.”

WBC took to Twitter to praise the deaths of 298 innocent civilians.

“GodSmack! Malaysian Plane Down,” it wrote, adding, “On 7/17 a [Malaysia Airlines] plane with 298 people aboard exploded. Thank God for His righteous work.”

Six passengers on the flight were participants in the International AIDS Conference and were leaders in the field of AIDS research, including renowned HIV researcher Joep Lange, Glenn Thomas of the World Health Organization, and Lucie van Mens and Martin de Schutter from AIDS Action Europe, according to Deutsche Welle.

The church also posted a video called “God Threw Down The Plane” citing scripture from the Gospel of Matthew.

“Compelling evidence that all 289 souls who died in #MH17 crash are this day in hell. Time is short!” WBC wrote.

Investigators believe at least 80 children were on board the doomed flight, the Daily Mail reported Monday.

The church also claimed the wildfires raging in Washington and Oregon are also “GodSmack” and a “harbinger of the whole world on fire.”

When they learned that an Arizona plane crash, which killed four people, started a wildfire WBC tweeted this morning: “God is creative!!”

The church also celebrated the death of 91-year-old former Oregon governor Vic Atiyeh.

“That ends his fag-promoting!” it wrote.

Sources: TheBlazeDeutsche WelleDaily Mail

Image credit: JCWilmore

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