The Westboro Baptist Church, known for picketing funerals of military veterans, victims of terrorist attacks, and the victims of the Newtown school shooting has weighed in on yesterday’s marathon bombings.
Westboro, based in Kansas, tweeted: “BREAKING: Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals of those dead by Boston Bombs! GOD SENT THE BOMBS IN FURY OVER FAG MARRIAGE! #PraiseGod.”
Another tweet, referring to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, said:
“Everyone can give a big thanks to the likes of @TheEllenShow in supporting same-sex marriage – THAT is the reason GOD SENT BOSTON BOMBS!”
The group came into the spotlight in 1998, for picketing the funeral of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was killed in a homophobic attack in Wyoming.
In 2005, Westboro began its campaign of picketing the funerals of fallen US troops.
The church also blamed homosexuality for the Newton massacre in Connecticut where 20 children and six adults were killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook elementary school in December.
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