Frustrated with its lack of relevance, the Westboro Baptist Church has latched onto America’s weed craze in an effort to regain some attention.
The extreme church will perform its traditional publicity stunt, with marijuana replacing gay marriage as the church’s enemy. On Monday, December 29, the church will picket and protest the existence of legal weed at dispensaries in Pueblo, Colorado (near the New Mexico Border).
You can expect to see signs claiming that “Marijuana is Sorcery” and “Weed Kills Babies” and whatever the creative but insane church comes up with. The hate group will be targeting Pueblo West Organics and Marisol Therapeutics, if you want to a) go and show your local support for weed or b) see what crazy looks like in person.
Because this is what crazy sounds like:
The church claims marijuana shops are associated with sorceries because of their link to the drug trade. On an official news release dated December 18, Westboro Baptist cites the Biblical quote, “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” (Revelations 18:23)
In the same press release, the church defines the word “sorceries” as “witchcraft” and “the use or the administering of drugs”, among a few other definitions. [Christian Today]
Sadly for the Westboro Baptist Church, you’re kind of preaching to an indifferent, highly medicated choir. We’re far too stoned and content to listen to the nonsense you spew about the plant that’s boosting Colorado.