Westboro Baptist Church to picket ‘depraved Canadians’ at Blue Jays-Royals game

Megan Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church known for its vehement anti-gay positions and for protesting at US soldiers' funeral, stage a protest across the street from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, outside Washington, on March 1, 2011. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

TORONTO — The Westboro Baptist Church is taking a break from picketing the funerals of soldiers and same-sex weddings to target not only the Toronto Blue Jays as they face the Kansas City Royals tonight, but also the entire nation of Canada.

In a string of seemingly nonsensical Twitter posts, the notoriously anti-gay, attention-seeking group said they would be picketing the game in Kansas City because of the country’s open stance on gay marriage, adding the hashtag #godh8scanada.

“Every member of the Toronto Blue Jays organization had and has a non-delegable duty to either (1) never put that uniform on or, (2) if too timid to take that stand, then publicly decry the fact that the nation of Canada is wholly given over to Sodomite filth,” the group said.

“Indeed, under Canadian law, anybody who quotes, cites or preaches Bible words that depraved conduct known as sodomy can be civilly fined or criminally jailed.”

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The group asks how the baseball team can “stand by like a bunch of sissies” in the face of same-sex marriage, despite the fact that it has been legalized by the Supreme Court in the U.S. as well.

“True to form, the government of Canada has also banned Westboro Baptist Church from so much as entering that evil place,” the group said.

“But, not able to ban words from flowing in the atmosphere, the Bible-preaching of this church is regularly published in various and sundry formats throughout Canada.”

They also said they will not only take this opportunity to chastise Canadians for their liberal views, but also to “remind Canada that their doom is imminent.”

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