Westboro Baptist Church Will Protest Final Four

Mar 18, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; A general view of a 75 year anniversary logo before the first round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

March Madness is known for the absolute insanity and craziness that takes place on the court, but now a new kind of crazy will be happening at the Final Four. We should have predicted the absurd Westboro Baptist Church following would make their way into the headlines again with another major event about ready to take place. The Westboro Baptist Church seems to continuously redefine idiocy and now they are bringing it to March Madness.

That’s right, the Westboro Baptist Church is going to be picketing outside of the Final Four in in Atlanta next weekend.

“America is mad upon her idols and her college sports are one of them,” the “church” announced on their website. “You care more about your brackets and who wins than you do about your souls.”

Oh, it gets even better.

“The only thing you brutes – players, coaches, fans, and sports media alike – worship more than your nasty sex parts/lives is your sin-riddled over-hyped sports arenas and activities.”

You know what? They really aren’t too far off base with their comments, but the way they handle themselves is off putting and prevents them from being taken seriously. At least this time the church is protesting false idols and something they can back up with their religious claims instead of attacking a large group of the population that are just trying to have equality. The FInal Four is taking their focus away from their crusade against homosexual marriage.

Whatever their reasoning for protesting the Final Four, I think we all know that Fred Phelps and company are just upset Wichita State, La Salle and Florida Gulf Coast busted their brackets.

[H/T: Deadspin]

Topics: 2013 NCAA Tournament, March Madness, Westboro Baptist Church

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  • http://www.facebook.com/all.cougdup All Coug’dUp

    HAHAHA! Great ending there! I don’t want to get into it but I am a religious man and they DO NOT speak for me! It’s hypocritical and quite frankly, disappointing that churches act this way. Just a play to steal a few followers on a national level. This isn’t the gladiators

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