iOS app Android app More

Westboro Baptist Church Attorney: U.S. Military Worse Than Al Qaeda

The Huffington Post    
First Posted: 03/07/11 09:14 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

American soldiers are worse than Al Qaeda extremists, the chief attorney for the Westboro Baptist Church claimed over the weekend.

Fresh off a Supreme Court victory in which justices ruled overwhelmingly that the congregation's offensive demonstrations are protected by the First Amendment, Margie Phelps, daughter of church leader Fred Phelps, explained on Fox News Sunday that her group believed American servicemembers were in lower moral standing than Al Qaeda terrorists.

"The American soldier is worse, because he pretends that he's fighting for liberty and a Christian nation. And there is not a bigger lie on the face of this earth today. Those soldiers are fighting for same-sex marriage and all the lesser included sins. And there is not an ounce of nobility in the United States military in this day. If you fear God, you won't put that uniform on," Phelps said.

Phelps, who claimed after the Supreme Court decision last week that the church planned to "quadruple" down on their protests, also characterized the struggle between the Westboro Baptist Church and the Pentagon as a vendetta.

"Now, check this out: the Pentagon has declared war on this little church. And when they did that, they declared war on God almighty," said Phelps. "They have epic failed, to use their language, and in God's view of this matter, to use their belly badass term, it's tango down. They are not going to win this fight that they have brought."

During the interview, Phelps also expressed her belief that Supreme Court justices, as well as the president -- who she characterized in passing as the anti-Christ -- would both be going to hell.

WATCH via Fox News:

FOLLOW HUFFPOST POLITICS
Subscribe to the HuffPost Hill newsletter!