US hate group loses free trip to Iraq

The Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka Kansas (Photo credit: CC-BY-SA Americasroof Wikimedia Commons)

For a while there, it looked like members of the Westboro Baptist Church were heading to Iraq to protest the beheading of Christians by Islamic State (ISIS).

WBC had taken Australian comedian Adam Hills up on an offer he made on air on August 15 to fly members of the Kansas-based extremist church, monitored as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, to Iraq so they could “put their money where their mouth is.”

Hills, disgusted by WBC’s announced plans to protest at the funeral of actor Robin Williams (whom WBC called a “fag pimp” for his support for gay rights) challenged the group to take their protesting to somewhere where Christians and the Christian way of life are truly in peril…