Wesboro Baptist Church, a hate group advocating “Gods Hate Fags” and “God hates…” everything else, blamed a helicopter crash on a busy pub in Glasgow for Scotland’s vote in favour of Gay Marriage, this Saturday.
“God hates Scotland, where they marry fag beasts,” said the first of a series of anti-gay tweets.
The tweets came after news that at least three people have died following a police helicopter crash into a busy pub in Glasgow, Scotland.
Sources close to the investigation told the BBC that the final number of fatalities would almost certainly be higher.
The crash happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street, Glasgow, at 22:25 on Friday, where some people are still trapped.
The Church went on to tweet at out lesbian leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, Ruth Davidson, saying: “How’s that fag marriage working out @RuthDavidsonMSP?#BloodOnYourHands.”
It further “warned” of #WorseComing “Cuz Scotland’s shoving fag marriage in God’s face” in a tweet at Jim Murphy, Labour Member of Parliament, who voted in favor of Marriage Equality in the UK’s House of Commons earlier this year.
Westboro Church also went on to tweet “thank bloody-handed for” the LGBT rights advocacy group Stonewall Scotland, as well as Members of the Scottish Parliament, Alex Neil, Mary Fee, and Jim Hume, “for [the] crashed copter in Glasgow”, due to their “push” for Marriage Equality.
Equality campaigners in Scotland preferred not to comment, saying, privately, that this would give the Church “legitimacy and oxygen.”
Westboro Baptist Church is classified as a ”Hate Group” by US organization Southern Poverty Law Center, and has a long history anti-gay picketing, demonstrations and protests.
Earlier this year the hate group blamed “fag marriage” via twitter as the “reason” behind the Boston Marathon bombing which claimed the lives of three people, injuring at least 170 others.
The tweet stated: “How is that fag marriage idea working out for you, America?!?!”
The Church, based in Topeka, Kansas is not affiliated with the Baptist denomination or any other Baptist church.
It has fewer than 100 members that are related to founder Fred Phelps either by blood or marriage.
The hate group first attracted media attention in 1998, when it picketed at the funeral of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay man who was brutally attacked on the night of October 6, 1998, then tied to a fence and left to die.
Westboro Baptist Church members are banned from entering the United Kingdom since 2009 because of their practices.