Religious Right Hate Group Attacks Victims of Minnesota Bridge Collapse

Silly heathens. You think the tragic Minnesota bridge collapse was caused by 'structural problems,' but the Reverend Fred Phelps knows better.

Yes, in the absence of a good terrorist attack, the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas--the "congregation" that is bringing a "God Hates Fags" sign to a funeral near you--has issued a press release stating its intention to protest the funerals of the victims of the 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

The press release, titled "Thank God for Minneapolis Bridge Collapse" denounces the entire state of Minnesota, which it calls the "Land of the Sodomite Damned."

As a New Yorker, I find this odd. I thought that title belonged to Manhattan. Also...Minnesota? Aside from the Mall of America, how could a state that coined the phrase "Minnesota nice" possibly inspire such unbridled, venomous hatred?

Reading the press release provides a clue:

"We know Minneapolis and Minnesota very well having picketed there many times. Twice they stole our picket signs violently, and out of our the police looked on and laughed. Typical Minnesotans."
Sweet Jesus, I had no idea.

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