The Westboro Baptist Church, aka God Hates Fags, actually protested at Geraldine Ferraro’s New York City funeral Thursday morning. The former Democratic vice presidential candidate was laid to rest after a service at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, Catholic Church administered by the Dominican Friars.
Geraldine Ferraro, America’s first female and first Italian-American Vice-Presidential candidate, died Saturday at the age of 75 at 10:00 AM, at Massachusetts General Hospital. Ferraro died of a rare blood cancer known as multiple myeloma, which was diagnosed in 1998. Geraldine Ferraro was a politician, lawyer, champion of women’s rights and women’s equality. A Roman Catholic, Ferraro’s pro-choice views put her in direct conflict with the Church.
Manhattan writer and resident Constantino Diaz-Duran, who took the above image, reported that God Hates Fags “held signs that read ‘Ferraro in hell,’ ‘God is your enemy,’ ‘Thank God for dead soldiers,’ and ‘Priests rape boys.’ As I approached the picketers to snap this picture, one of them went off on a tirade about how I need to mourn for my sins. She also informed me that by setting foot in a Catholic Church, a person is automatically guilty of raping young boys.
“The woman was so excited that at one point she almost dropped the fourth sign she was holding, a picture of President Obama with a frog coming out of his mouth, and calling him ‘The Beast.’ The sign also included a reference to the Book of Revelation, chapter 16, verses 13 and 14, which read “Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.”
Ferraro, known as “Gerry,” was born in upstate New York and was a three-term New York Congresswoman who made two unsuccessful attempts to win the Democratic nomination for Senate from New York, in 1992, and in 1998.
image courtesy of Yorkvillian.com/C. Diaz-Duran
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