U.S. NewsHuman Rights


What Westboro Baptist Church Overlooked About Daniel Murphy

Westboro Baptist Church seems to think Mets player Daniel Murphy agrees with the group's anti-gay views. Did its members read Murphy's full interview?
Posted at 10:11 PM, Oct 27, 2015

Westboro Baptist Church has a unique relationship with New York Mets player Daniel Murphy.

Back in March, Murphy told NJ.com he disagreed with Billy Bean's gay "lifestyle." The Westboro Baptist Church seemed to appreciate that.

They've tweeted affectionate Vines this week as Murphy geared up for the World Series. 

They've even used #GoDanielMurphy.

Maybe they should have kept reading the interview. Murphy also said: "That doesn't mean I can't still invest in him and get to know him. I don't think the fact that someone is a homosexual should completely shut the door on investing in them in a relational aspect." 

This stance is far less aggressive than the ones WBC often prints on its signs.

Regardless, it doesn't look like WBC likes Murphy enough to cheer him on during the games. The organization says it will picket Game 2 of the series because New York is in "daily defiance of God Almighty and his Word." (Video via Joshua Guerci)

Yes, the organization is protesting the state of New York while the teams are playing in Kansas City.

This video includes images from Getty Images.