Crazies like Alex Jones and Westboro Baptist Church are trying to capitalize on tragedy by drawing attention away from the Oklahoma tornado victims and onto themselves.
While Oklahomans are coping with the devastation caused by Monday’s tornado, the lunatic Westboro Baptist Church, widely considered a hate group, is seeking to draw attention away from the victims and onto their hate-filled agenda by blaming the extreme weather event on a local team’s support for NBA star Jason Collins’s coming-out.
According to The Huffington Post, Fred Phelps, Jr., the son of Westboro Baptist minister Fred Phelps, tweeted about “God’s wonderful wrath in Oklahoma” using such “insightful” hashtags as “#GodCursesUForFagMarriage”, “#GodIsYourTerrorist”, and “#GodH8sU”. This invaluable member of the human race has apparently decided that the citizens of Oklahoma were attacked by God due to Kevin Durant’s support for the openly-gay basketball player Jason Collins (Durant plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder).
Meanwhile, the self-proclaimed “libertarian” and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones came out as a “tornado truther” yesterday when he proclaimed that “There’s weather weapons stuff going on here.” Jones, who believes that the U.S. government has the ability to manipulate and produce weather systems such as hurricanes and tornadoes, told a caller that the government could have been responsible for the Oklahoma tornado on Monday, according to The Raw Story.
According to Jones, government can, “with the right weather conditions, create and steer groups of tornadoes. The question is, were helicopters, cause’ they use those up close, and small fixed-wing aircraft seen in and around the weather patterns? Like, like, like, did people fifty miles out of these storm systems, did they see aircraft in and around the clouds spraying and doing things?”
“If you saw that, you better bet your bottom dollar they did this,” he said.
Alisha is a writer and researcher for Ring of Fire.