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article imageWestboro Church to protest Comic-Con over superhero idol worship

By Andrew Moran     Jul 16, 2010 in World
San Diego - The Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas has announced that it will stage a protest at next week's Comic-Con in San Diego because of the millions of people who worship superheroes. However, the demonstration will only last 45 minutes.
Between July 22 and 25, San Diego will be home to the Comic-Con International festival where tens of thousands gather to show their love and passion for superheroes, comics and the companies that create both. What’s usually an event that brings joy is now being frowned upon by an extremist group in the Baptist community.
The Westboro Baptist Church, the group that protests at funerals of American soldiers, will picket at the San Diego Convention Center next week because they feel superhero idol worship is wrong, according to Worst Previews.
The protest, which will be led by Fred Phelps, will begin on Thursday from 1:15 pm to 2:00 p.m.
“Are you kidding?! If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here. They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do!” the church states on its website.
“Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. It is time to put away the silly vanities and turn to God like you mean it. The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry."
To view a picture of their sign, click here.
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