The following is from Life Style Extra (UK).
Religious group to protest at Virginia Tech funerals
A sick American hate group recently exposed by a Louis Theroux documentary is planning disgraceful protests at the funerals of the Virginia Tech massacre victims.
Warped religious group the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) want to disturb the services of all the 32 victims of loner Cho Seung-Hui's shooting spree to preach that the killings were "ordered by God."
Leader Fred Phelps despises the United States and a post on one of WBC's websites, godhatesamerica.com, said the 32 were killed as a punishment for America's attacks on the group who see themselves as "God's servants."
WBC say God sent Seung-hui to perform the slaughter.
And the crazed message warns all Americans that they will come to know more "horror" than caused in the tragic killings.
The chilling post reads: "WBC will preach at the funerals of the Virginia Tech students killed on campus. You describe this as monumental horror, but you know nothing of horror - yet.
"Your bloody tyrant Bush says he is 'horrified' by it all. You know nothing of horror -- yet. Your true horror is coming.
The message continued: "Why did this happen, you ask? It's simple. On April 16, 2007, this nation, through the offices of your military and conspirators therewith took a shot at the servants of God - your marksman was limp and lame and he had terror all around, so he did a lousy job.
"But what you get for your trouble is that your God shot at you!
"The Lord your God sent a crazed madman to shoot at your children, and he didn't miss.
"Get this straight - God sent this South Korean madman to kill 31 of your children at Virginia Tech.
"Was God asleep while this took place? Was He on vacation? Of course not. He willed this to happen to punish you for assailing His servants."
And in response to WBC's threats, one Virginia Tech alumni student contacted the Patriot Guard Raiders who try to ensure funerals of soldiers and other victims are observed peacefully.
But Ryan Merrell, who left the university in 2005, said on social network they couldn't attend the funerals without consent from the grieving families.
Mr Merrell wrote: "Many may not know but there is a man and his group who are planning to protest each and everyone of the funerals of the victims of this event. His name is Fred Phelps, and his organization is the Westboro Baptist Church.
"I urge you that if you know any of the families, that at the appropriate time and place, please mention this to them and ask if they'd like Patriot Guard to be invited.
"This horrific event should never be overshadowed by groups who wish to make a political statement at victim's expense."
In a BBC 2 documentary called 'The Most Hated Family in America', Louis Theroux followed the church who despise homosexuality and protest at US soldier's funerals.
They say the soldiers die because of their sins and continual persecution of the WBC.
Another post on their website reads: "It is plain to the servants of God, that America is taking a blood bath in Iraq because America is busily persecuting WBC for preaching the Word of God to this evil nation of perverts.
"God hates America. Her end is near, and approaching fast."
The group seems to thrive on whatever publicity they get, however critical, with another online message saying: "Soon the whole world will have heard of Westboro Baptist Church and the unwavering message of Her little flock of slaughter.
"You will have no excuse once the BBC and Channel 4 release their pieces on the WBC. No matter what perverted light they display us in, you will receive the message."