Many at Room 101 Magazine’s highly secretive headquarters (not quite Barking but on the A13 heading east) have often pondered the meaning of life. I, for one, feel that there is no definite answer to this conundrum and so I have decided to just make sure I enjoy myself with everything I do. Others around, however, have decided that cookies and doughnuts are the meaning of life. This explains the lack of comfort food about the place.
There are only a few people in the world who would disagree with either me or the cookie monsters. Many of these people are staying either at the pleasure of Her Majesty or their respective Head of State.
This brings me nicely to the Westboro Baptist Church – that den of homophobia which is one of a number of things that makes my blood boil whenever it is on the news. This is clearly a deranged bunch of people born of a hatred of anything that breaks up society’s norm. They picket the funerals of soldiers who have given their lives in the service of their country. They post hate messages all over the Internet. Their mission statement, if you can call it such a thing, is ‘God Hates Fags.’
If you Google their protests and go to the image page, you actually find a group of incredibly funny pictures posted on social media by counter-protesters. Many of these are men kissing their boyfriends in front of very angry WBC members with their ‘statement’ on placards. Often there’s someone there with a sign that just reads something simple such as ‘Who farted?’
Now, I don’t pretend to know much about the Bible but I do know there are several facts that the WBC might be interested in. The WBC hate Catholics and believe that the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI formed an ‘unholy trinity’ with Barack Obama and Satan. Right. Except that the Bible was compiled by Catholics. There are many other Gospels and letters written around the time of Jesus that were not included. So why base your teachings on something that isn’t complete?
Also, didn’t Jesus say that the most important commandment was ‘Love Thy Neighbour?’ Yes he did. So again, why defy this most crucial piece of Scripture?
They’re just making it up as they go along. Pissing the world off as they go about their way. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t mind it if they didn’t exist, but they do. They have been banned from entering the UK. Which, considering we allowed Abu Hamza into the country, shows how radical they really are. Room 101 is it, for these hellish evolutionary jokes.