If you could pay to send the Westboro Baptist Cult to Iraq, where they would confront ISIS, would you?
Last week, Australian comedian Adam Hills proposed just that to the WBC, following their plan to picket Robin William’s funeral. During an episode of his show, The Last Leg, Hill challenged them to protest the daily persecution that Christians in Iraq are facing, carried out by “the people threatening to behead Christians if they don’t convert.”
And it turns out, the group replied in a tweet that they would take their picket signs and head over to a country currently occupied by ISIS — without hesitation — to protest the treatment of Christians.
Frankly, I’m shocked they consider Iraqi Christians to be Christians. There’s absolutely no possible way this could end poorly.
Hill told the group:
“If you really believe in standing up to those threatening the christian way of life, Westboro Baptist Church, how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq.”
Here’s his video:
The WBC took his offer seriously. Yesterday, when asked if they were aware of the offer, they responded that they were not only aware of the offer, but that they were willing to accept it:
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) August 21, 2014
The WBC claims that they’ve been in Iraq before, and the pics are totes legit. Before this, I had no idea there was a subdivision named “Iraq” in Topeka, Kansas. You learn something new everyday:
Then, Hills’ show learned that the WBC had taken them up on their offer:
If the two sides can work something out, this’ll be a match made in Hell. The WBC will wind up in Iraq, and I doubt that ISIS is going to welcome them with open arms. Unsheathed swords, maybe. But not open arms.
However, if the WBC does take Hills up on his offer to protest ISIS in Iraq — and I very much doubt they will — then it’ll be the first time in their lives they’ve protested something that was actually worth protesting.
It may also be the last thing they protest.
h/t Addicting Info