Spray painted on the church were a swastika and the message, “God hates plants,” according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.
One of the church’s leaders called the graffiti “graphic” and “filthy.”
But the church is Westboro Baptist Church and the leader who finds the messages offensive is Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of Fred Phelps.
The city of Topeka said it would send a crew to remove the graffiti as it does for other locations. Phelps said she would leave it to show the “face of Topeka.” Graffiti has been removed from the church twice since a court ruling in a case about picketing military funerals was handed down in the Phelpses’ favor.
While “God Hates Plants” scrawled across their church is offensive to the Phelpses, “God Hates Fags” and their latest campaign, “God Hates Jews,” is not.
Also painted on church property was “KKK.” However, even the Klan has repudiated WBC on its website.
Another complaint of Phelps-Roper’s are references to God. References by her group, of course, are not offensive.
Has God Hates Fags run its course? Fred Phelps seems to have a new target. Or maybe just an additional target.
This week Congregation Beth El Binah, Dallas’ LGBT Jewish congregation, received a package labeled “Obama Hates Israel.” The return address was simply “WBC” with a Topeka, Kan., address. “WBC” is Westboro Baptist Church.
The DVD inside the package is labeled “Jews Killed Jesus.”