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    Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands have signed two separate petitions that would classify Topeka’s Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group and strip it of its tax exempt status. The petitions were started after members of Westboro announced plans to protest a Sunday vigil in Newtown, Conn.
    What say you? Legitimate action or suppression of free speech?

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    I will admit something: I am not entirely rational on the subject of Westboro. I want them STOPPED. I am likely to view any halfway reasonable means as justified by the ends.

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
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    What say you? Legitimate action or suppression of free speech?
    I love it.

    However, such times makes for strange bedfellows...






    You know you are a ****ing loon when the the KKK has HAD IT... with your bigotry. lol
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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

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    What say you? Legitimate action or suppression of free speech?
    If this is legal, I'm all for it.

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    So long as the KKK is walking around, I think this is null. My right to free speech is protected even against the will of the majority.


    However, I think I should have an equal right to bust those chode smokers in the face when they do things like march on funerals.
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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I love it.

    However, such times makes for strange bedfellows...






    You know you are a ****ing loon when the the KKK has HAD IT... with your bigotry. lol


    Just more proof that there is truly ONE THING that can unite us ALL..... ONE thing we really can all agree on .... we all hate Westboro.

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Just more proof that there is truly ONE THING that can unite us ALL..... ONE thing we really can all agree on .... we all hate Westboro.
    I always thought it'd be funny to catch a Westboro Baptist Church person smoking and tell them, "I thought you hated fags!"
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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Wow! Amazing.

    I don't know about stopping them. Its a tough call. Using the tax shield of god is always perplexing to me. While some churches and religions are very sincere and do good works, a lot of them just build a cozy (and crazy) tax free life for themselves and god doesn't really get much attention.

    As for their rights to be assholes, yes, they have that right. If assholisim were illegal, our prisons would overflow.

    The KKK as the moderatesa. Who would have thunk it


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    What say you? Legitimate action or suppression of free speech?

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
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    What say you? Legitimate action or suppression of free speech?
    It's not free speech I'm worried about.

    Rather, it's tax exempt status of religious institutions.

    I have no problem with the Westboro Baptists, or anybody for that matter, protesting on public property. But I do wonder about rescinding tax exempt status of religious institutions because they are considered a "hate" group.

    Perhaps do the inverse, and have it so that any religious institution get a certain number of signatures in a state in order to gain a tax exempt status rather than have it by default would be better.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Westboro Meets Its Match: Thousands Sign Retaliatory Petitions

    How can one justify removing this church's status, but not that of other churches?

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