In one of the more despicable moves they have tried, the Patriot Wing of the Westboro Baptist Church famously used the occasion of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., which leveled the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, to increase their public profile.
While the rest of America banded together in support of one another, mourning the loss of our fellow countrymen in the Twin Towers and aboard those planes, the folks at Westboro saw a chance to drive their message of hate home. They did this by antagonizing the mourners, picketing the funerals of soldiers who went to fight those terrorists, and carrying signs that read “Thank God for 9/11” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers”.
Now they are at it again. On today, the anniversary of the attacks of 9/11, Westboro announces plans to picket at the September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, NY, which they derisively call the “Kleenex Museum”.
"On September 11, 2001, God Almighty sent a message to a rebellious nation, like juggernauts through time and space, directly from the Throne of God, airplanes took down your pride. This nation REFUSED to hear that rod and who had appointed it!
"Thirteen years have passed and this nation has refused to repent, and instead have waxed worse and worse, and today, you marry fags in this nation and pimp fag marriage all over the world! You also continue to murder 4 THOUSAND babies every day in this nation! You do all that with full knowledge of what God has to say about that. Meanwhile, you build that memorial to your rebellion and your in-your-face battle with God Almighty.”
Westboro went on to quote from Fred Phelps’ original speeches about 9/11, demonstrating that they have always been just as callous about their stance on 9/11.
"God hates America, and those calamities last Tuesday [September 11, 2001] are none other than the wrath of God, smiting fag America... That wasn't any accident. That wasn't any coincidence. There's only America to blame for those tragedies."
"How many do you suppose of those hundreds of soldiers that died in the Pentagon last Tuesday were fags and dykes? And how many do you suppose were working in that massively composed building structure called those two World Trade Center buildings, Twin Towers? There were five thousand or ten thousand killed and, counting all those passengers in those airplanes, it's very likely that every last single one of them was a fag or dyke or a fag enabler, and that the minute he died, he split hell wide open, and the way to analyze the situation is that the Lord God Almighty, pursuant to His threatenings and warnings, killed him, looked him in the face, laughed and mocked at each one of them as He cast each one of them into Hell!"
"God hates America, and God demonstrated that hatred to some modest degree only last Tuesday -- sent in those bombers, those hellacious 767 Boeing bombers, and it was a glorious sight. What you need to do is see in those flames -- those sickening, twisting, burning, life-destroying flames, brightly shining from every television set around the world! You need to see in those flames as a little preview of the flames of Hell that are going to soon engulf you, my friend. Burn your soul forever!"