Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)surely sees its fair share of undesirables given its 100,000+ attendance, but 2016’s edition will see the presence of a truly despicable organization: The Westboro Baptist Church.
For those of you who don’t have the pleasure of knowing who the Westboro Baptist Church is, they are a small congregation of ultra right wing Christians who REALLY dislike homosexuals (these are the “God Hates Fags” crowd). Based in Kansas and famous for picketing the funerals of dead soldiers, the Westboro boys have set their sights on the hedonism of dance music culture.
Claiming EDC, “is just another trashy haven for inappropriate sexual activity and rampant drug use,” the groups spokesperson Lisa Greer goes on with “In addition to the rampant drug use and inappropriate heterosexual sexual activity, this festival openly supports and welcomes gay attendees. We believe that same-sex marriages are being openly condoned and sanctioned on festival grounds, we hope to thwart these blatant sins against Jesus Christ – our mission is to educate.”
Greer says that the church has bought 78 three day tickets and will be in “full protest mode”. The church, which has been classified as a “Hate Group” seems to be carrying on despite the 2014 death of its head-racist, Fred Phelps
So, there you have it, a disgusting racist organization that, even with only 75 members, almost all of which belong to one family, will take their message of hate to “Sin City”. Perhaps, that’s why they will stay in the nearby suburb of Henderson.
If you wish to the Westboro Baptist Church to re-consider their plans you can do so by calling their direct at 785.273.0325.