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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    As a Kansasn and a sane citizen i sign both of these petitions.


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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    What I see is a couple of petitions asking the WH to investigate their tax exempt status. Nothing more. The WH already has the authority to investigate is it sees fit.

    WBC is a despicable bunch, and I don't understand why they think that their God goes around killing 5 year olds because gays are getting married. But they are essentially harmless and not worth much of my time other than to stand around with the bikers when they show up in my town.

    In my view, a far better method of handling these people is for pickups to get stalled in parking lots, bikers holding meetings between the group and the protest venue. Roads suddenly getting so clogged with sightseers. In other words, out harass them.

    Peacefully, or course.

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    I don't get the WBC's anti-Gay connection to the funerals of slain innocent children and teachers. Can someone please enlighten me?

    Imo, the WBC's behaviour qualifies as obscene and inciteful which is beyond the boundry's of free speech. They add nothing of benefit to society and are using the tax exemption as free ride to spread their hate.

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I don't get the WBC's anti-Gay connection to the funerals of slain innocent children and teachers. Can someone please enlighten me?

    Imo, the WBC's behaviour qualifies as obscene and inciteful which is beyond the boundry's of free speech. They add nothing of benefit to society and are using the tax exemption as free ride to spread their hate.
    Based in their tweets I looked at it goes like this (I think) : They are celebrating God's punishment of that wicked community in allowing the shooting to occur, with said punishment having been the result of CT's supporting gays. I would hope they would not be calling dead 6 year olds "fags" like they do dead soldiers, but who knows.

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Based in their tweets I looked at it goes like this (I think) : They are celebrating God's punishment of that wicked community in allowing the shooting to occur, with said punishment having been the result of CT's supporting gays. I would hope they would not be calling dead 6 year olds "fags" like they do dead soldiers, but who knows.
    Ugh, those people are so sick.


    Thank you, Fisher now I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I would love to take one of those semi automatic weapons the left is always whinning aboutand blow their heads off.
    Well that would be murder, and no one here (I suppose barring you) is really moving towards that end. Try to stay rational.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I appreciate and agree with the sentiment, but I don't think we can lawfully pick which messages we think are sufficiently hateful so as to move people from 'legitimate church' to 'hate group'.

    OTOH, I am not sure I care about the law when I think about Westboro. But, I would much rather see them get the **** beat out of them by masked thugs than to have the First Amendment trod upon. Masked thugs would be a delight, actually.
    This.

    I don't like this petition because it's clearly a politically motivated action which has consequences in expression of religion, freedom of speech, assembly, association, and protest. I understand how they are despicable, that people would love to assault them, that they are scum and assholes for what they do. But there's too much at stake to let our emotions get the best of us. We have to accept this as a consequence of freedom and move on. We cannot allow ourselves to be drawn down to their level and attempt to use government to infringe upon their rights.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Well, I donít think any church should have tax free status unless they meet the same conditions as other non-profit organizations. Such as having to give back a specified percentage back to the community. I find it hard to believe WBBC does that. So strip the f**kers.
    They are required to give back in order to have their tax-exempt status, the wording is just a little vague:

    ■ the organization must be organized and operated
    exclusively for religious, educational, scientific, or other
    charitable purposes,

    ■ net earnings may not inure to the benefit of any
    private individual or shareholder,

    ■ no substantial part of its activity may be attempting
    to influence legislation,

    ■ the organization may not intervene in political
    campaigns, and

    ■ the organizationís purposes and activities may not
    be illegal or violate fundamental public policy
    http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1828.pdf
    I think you could make a case against them as a 'hate group' and argue for intent to inflict emotional distress.
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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I would love to take one of those semi automatic weapons the left is always whinning aboutand blow their heads off.
    There are better ways.

    Ways some haven't even thought of. Remember when the 911 hijackers used only box cutters. Who would have thought about using just $2 box cutters to do so much damage. That was totally out of the box thinking. If one contemplates on this issue there are probably many options people haven't even thought of. And you may not even have to spend a day in jail. But it is best not to suggest any in public.

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Go to news92fm.com for the story breaking that the monsters of Westboro Baptist Church may show up ath the funerals of the blessed little angels murdered last week to scream their obscenities at the grieving families.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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