The head of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church says Enoch Burke has gone too far in his war on pronouns.
Fred Phelps Jr, 69, is the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, founded by his late father.
Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps Jr says Enoch Burke went too farCredit: AFP – Getty
Enoch Burke “ignored court orders” according to PhelpsCredit: PA
The infamous church has previously been the subject of several documentaries, one branding it the “Most Hated Family in America.”
But the head of the hate rally — whose members often pickete LGBTQ members — sides with the Irish courts over Burke.
She explained, “Ourselves and the Burkes certainly agree on the sin and folly of transgenderism.
“But what him [Burke] has done is to ignore court orders and show disrespect to the courts. The Bible says we are to obey those in authority. He and his family didn’t follow him. That’s where we part ways with the Burkes.
“If you’re going to be in the arena, if you’re going to be in the ring, you have to play by the rules of the game. You have to follow the rules of the ring, otherwise there is chaos.
“What they are doing is wrong. You must be peaceful and legal. When the other side has guns and jail on their side, it’s hard to win. This is elementary stuff. I am 35 years a lawyer. The justice system is there to be obeyed.”
Speaking to the Sunday Independent, he continued: ‘We sympathize and support their position [in opposition to transgenderism]. If he doesn’t break any laws, he should stay out of school.
“He should be able to stay where he wants and preach what he wants.”
“If they call here, we’d be more than happy to talk to them, advise them.
“You Irish are known to be boxers. This transgender stuff, it’s the best you can get in the God of the Bible.
“The Bible clearly says it’s an abomination. You are born male or female.”
The late pastor’s son added: “I saw a video of Irish people dancing in the streets after the abortion referendum passed. When you have a company that accepts that, that’s what you get.
Pronoun warrior Burke said his constitutional right to have his religious beliefs recognized was violated.
The evangelical Christian, who represented himself in court last week, was accompanied by his sister, two brothers and parents Martina and Sean Burke.
The Court of Appeal agreed to hear the appeal of Mr. Burke against High Court injunctions barring him from attending Wilson’s Hospital School.
Mr Burke was seen on the grounds of Wilson’s Hospital School for several days despite a court order prohibiting him from doing so and an order imposing a €700 fine for each day of attendance.
The court heard Mr. Burke allege that he violated an “invalid” court order and also that the order was “manifestly unconstitutional and illegal.”