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    Re: Court to rule in military funeral protest case

    I hate what Phelps does as much as anyone but I don't want to lose the first amendment either.........
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    Re: Court to rule in military funeral protest case

    Ya know... I have to hope the Supremes rule that the Phelps can be sued out of existence for this crap.

    I'm sorry, that crap just isn't right. Period. It is just flat wrong to hold a sign saying "thank God for dead soldiers" at a soldier's funeral, where his parents and grandparents and siblings and friends can see it. It is just flat ****ing wrong.


    Forty years ago, somebody would have "handled" that situation and the cops would have looked the other way... end of problem.

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    Re: Court to rule in military funeral protest case

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Nope that's hate speech because they are a minority and are immune from protests.
    Parents of dead soldiers are also (thankfully) a minority, and if anything is hate speech, these protests are. Why are they not immune?
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    Re: Court to rule in military funeral protest case

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    OK, so this is going to be about free speech. No problem, except that some people don't seem to get it that, with rights, come responsibilities. You must be familiar with the notion that free speech does not grant one to yell "fire" in a crowded theater. What the Supremes will be deciding will be the extent of limitations involved in free speech. Does it give Fred Phelps the right to invade the privacy of others, and disrupt the grieving of families during funerals with this.................?



    Here is the deal, folks. God gives us the right of freedom of speech, but that does not mean that we can trample the rights of others in the process. Phelps and his klan can rant all day about whether or not "God hates fags". However, when they disrupt the funerals of soldiers, they have crossed the line, and I hope that the family of the dead soldier these punks protested gets every dime from them.

    Finally, in the picture, Mrs. Phelps is right about one thing, although I am sure she didn't intend it. Yes, I thank God every day for dead soldiers, because without those who spilled their blood to defend us, there would be no United States of America. However, unlike Mrs. Phelps, I thank those soldiers, both straight and gay, who made the ultimate sacrifice, and gave their last measure, to keep America a free nation. We all die, eventually, and I believe that our rewards in the afterlife are commensurate with how we lived our lives. In that context, I truly believe that it sucks to be part of the Phelps klan, who (IMHO) will be enshrined in everlasting shame, once they leave this world.

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    EDIT: Check out the picture, and see how patriotic Mrs. Phelps is, with her desecration of the flag. She is a disgusting excuse for a human being, and a waste of good oxygen.
    As long as they are standing across the street and not trespassing then they can say what ever hateful thing they wish.Personally I think someone should photoshop Phelp's picture on someone getting ****ed in the ass and put on a protest sign with the words God Hates Faggy little asswipe anti-American preachers and then a bunch of people go protest his church.
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    Re: Court to rule in military funeral protest case

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Ya know... I have to hope the Supremes rule that the Phelps can be sued out of existence for this crap.

    I'm sorry, that crap just isn't right. Period. It is just flat wrong to hold a sign saying "thank God for dead soldiers" at a soldier's funeral, where his parents and grandparents and siblings and friends can see it. It is just flat ****ing wrong.


    Forty years ago, somebody would have "handled" that situation and the cops would have looked the other way... end of problem.
    How do you feel when some of our friemds on the left burn our soldiers in effigy and nothing is done to them....
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    Re: Court to rule in military funeral protest case

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Ya know... I have to hope the Supremes rule that the Phelps can be sued out of existence for this crap.

    I'm sorry, that crap just isn't right. Period. It is just flat wrong to hold a sign saying "thank God for dead soldiers" at a soldier's funeral, where his parents and grandparents and siblings and friends can see it. It is just flat ****ing wrong.


    Forty years ago, somebody would have "handled" that situation and the cops would have looked the other way... end of problem.
    As far as I'm concerned its pretty much the same as flag burning. Some folks say that's just flat ****ing wrong as well. Freedom of speech is freedom to offend. I think it's a worthwhile thing to have.

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    Re: Court to rule in military funeral protest case

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    As far as I'm concerned its pretty much the same as flag burning. Some folks say that's just flat ****ing wrong as well. Freedom of speech is freedom to offend. I think it's a worthwhile thing to have.
    Only when you don't invade the privacy of others when doing it, and that is the difference. Flag burners are scumbags, but the Phelps klan ARE invading the privacy of others, and the law should protect those whose privacy is being invaded. Free speech doesn't give one the right to disrupt a funeral.
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    Re: Court to rule in military funeral protest case

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Nope that's hate speech because they are a minority and are immune from protests.
    You're full of **** and you know it.

    Here's how the Phelps clan operates:


    1) Protest funerals and say whatever it takes to get people mad.

    2) Mad people get physical with you.

    3) Sue mad people. Profit.

    4) Go To Step 1.

    These guys know the law. They can stand on public property and quietly hold some signs and there's nothing illegal about it.
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    Re: Court to rule in military funeral protest case

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    How do you feel when some of our friemds on the left burn our soldiers in effigy and nothing is done to them....

    I don't like it... but doing it across the street from a soldier's FUNERAL is just an order of magnitude worse.

    I mean good Lord, the family is alreadly burying a son or daughter... the pain and grief of doing that is bad enough. But adding this crap to it?

    If someone gunned down the Phelps clan while they were engaged in this crap, and I was sitting on the jury, you'd never get me to vote to convict. That **** is just sorry beyond words.

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    Re: Court to rule in military funeral protest case

    I can't believe this country as come to defending the right of scum like this vs. parents that made the ultimate sacrifice. I'm sorry but this is a no brainer to me.

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