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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Connecticut victims' funerals

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    If their argument is that God punishes gay marriage by having kids killed, then they should be picketing God, not kids.
    God is everywhere. They are not picketing the victims, they are picketing the community that invited the evil into by their refusal to reject gays apparently. Not defending their reasoning, just trying to interpret their logic.

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    I would certainly believe it possible were a news story to inform me that one of those drone strikes intended for Pakistan misfired and hit Kansas, instead.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Connecticut victims' funerals

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    God is everywhere. They are not picketing the victims, they are picketing the community that invited the evil into by their refusal to reject gays apparently. Not defending their reasoning, just trying to interpret their logic.
    Actually, they don't picket the communities. They picket the funerals of murdered people and fallen soldiers as if somehow the innocent had something to do with their cause. They show up here once in a while. Often other groups just happen to be holding meetings between the churches and the protesters. The bikers in some cases hold up flags to shield the families from these idiots. In other cases, pickups have gotten stalled blocking the Westboro bunch and preventing them from getting out.

    As I said, their stated belief is that God is punishing individuals for the actions of the many. Their web site is godhatesfags, although they don't limit their actions to "fags". They attempted to picket the funeral of aVa Tech student who was killed when she was locked out of a Metallica concert at UVA on the grounds that God hates heavy metal music.

    IMO Phelps and clan are the most despicable abusers of the first amendment in the country. But unfortunately they have the same right to speak as I do.

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Connecticut victims' funerals

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    As best as I can tell following the article back to the twitter account is that they are of the opinion that God is punishing Connecticut for supporting gay marriage, not anything particular to the children per se, though I cleaned up their language in translation.
    Oh.

    So that's okay, then.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Connecticut victims' funerals

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    You are much kinder than me about this, I think people should lob a molotov or two into the whole "congregation" and fry that scum. It would at least allow them to acclimate to the extreme heat they are in for in the afterlife.
    Law enforcement may have a hard time finding any witnesses to who threw it. Amazing with all those people counter protesting the Phelps inbreds and nobody saw the molotov flung.

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Connecticut victims' funerals

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    . But unfortunately they have the same right to speak as I do.
    They have the right to speak. Why they have the right to stalk and harass for the express purpose of causing others emotional distress is beyond me.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Connecticut victims' funerals

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    They have the right to speak. Why they have the right to stalk and harass for the express purpose of causing others emotional distress is beyond me.
    I think it would be more appropriate to say they are legally protected to harass good people.

    Just because the law protects something doesn't mean it is right. My even being here today is proof the law is not always right.

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Connecticut victims' funerals

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    They have the right to speak. Why they have the right to stalk and harass for the express purpose of causing others emotional distress is beyond me.
    Unfortunately, Westboro has been at it so long that they know exactly where the line is and do not cross it.

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Connecticut victims' funerals

    Would love it if a bunch of people just show up at thier little picket wearing clothing from head to foot (ski masks and all) and just beat the ever loving crap out of these people. Can't sue someone you can't identify.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Connecticut victims' funerals

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Would love it if a bunch of people just show up at thier little picket wearing clothing from head to foot (ski masks and all) and just beat the ever loving crap out of these people. Can't sue someone you can't identify.
    It really isn't that far fetched. Many here may remember the town in Texas with a kiling of a town bully.

    Ken Rex McElroy, 47, was a big, burly man with bushy sideburns, cold eyes and an ever-present gun. He was the Skidmore bully. On July 10, 1981, on a hot summer morning in a fed-up town, he was shot to death in plain view of 30 to 40 people who gathered around his Chevrolet pickup outside a beer joint on Main Street.

    Killed instantly by rifle bullets, his foot pushed the accelerator to the floor. The engine roared. Like something in literature, no one shut it off. They just walked away.

    Except for McElroy’s wife, nobody told who did it. Investigators and grand juries heard the same thing time and time again: “I heard shooting and got down. Didn’t see a thing.”

    Apparently, McElroy was mean enough to unite a town of plain, good folks to do murder. He had terrorized Skidmore for years. He allegedly stole livestock, burned houses, chased women, preyed upon young girls — and threatened a bullet or buckshot for anyone who got in his way.

    Read more here: 3 decades on, who killed Skidmore town bully still secret | McClatchy

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