UnNews:God sues Westboro Baptist Church
2 August 2006
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HEAVEN -- God (aka "Yahweh",aka "Jehovah", aka "Allah"), creator of the Universe and founder of at least three of the world's major religions, today filed a lawsuit against Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church for Libel, Slander, and Defamation of Character.
"They're saying some pretty awful things about Me," God stated, during a press conference, held outside the pearly gates, "I'll admit that when I was younger, I was pretty angry sometimes, and I might've said and done a few things that I regret now, but the truth is, I don't hate anyone. I'm a loving God, and I think anyone who really knows Me will tell you that. I'm simply not about hate."
"Who does God think He is anyway?" responded WBC Spokesperson Shirley Phelps-Roper, as she put the finishing touches on the church's new 'God Hates God' signs, "If He persists with this frivolous lawsuit, He can rest assured that God will strike Him down."
The WBC claims, among other things, that God hates homosexuals, hates America, kills US soldiers, and sends destructive weather such as Hurricane Katrina to punish us for our sins.
"It simply isn't true," God continued, "I mean, these people do understand how weather works, right? Sure, I set the whole system in motion a long time ago, but I certainly don't control every individual storm. Oh, and that bit about figs? I love figs. I think they're delicious. I especially like those tiny little cakes with the fig in the middle. Those are brilliant!"
Upon hearing the initial evidence, the judge issued a Temporary Injunction, ordering the WBC to immediately Cease and Desist distributing or otherwise displaying any signs, banners or pamphlets which claim to know the Will of God, and to remove all references to God from their web site and other literature, until the case is resolved.
"If they hate gay people so much," God said, in conclusion, "Let them put that on their signs. Just leave Me out of it."
- Fred Phelps "How Dare You Sue Us!" Westboro Baptist Church, 12 June, 2006