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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

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    So could a group of white supremists attend a black funeral and scream the n-word at the crowd?

    That's not in the Constitution either.
    Do you have hate crime legislation to deal with that kind of thing, because technically if they stood their silent they could....

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Do you have hate crime legislation to deal with that kind of thing, because technically if they stood their silent they could....
    I don't remember hate speech being mentioned in the Constitution. But if that's the measure, is not what the WBC doing the same as hate speech?

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    This pisses me off, but I can certainly understand the SC's argument in favor of WBC's 1st Amendment rights.

    I wish these mother****ers would come to Louisiana. I would take advantage of my 1st Amendment rights by standing in the middle of their protest with my own sign. I would say something like, "God hates assholes...especially Westboro Bapatist Church assholes", or something to that effect.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I don't remember hate speech being mentioned in the Constitution. But if that's the measure, is not what the WBC doing the same as hate speech?
    We've denied them access to Canada before.

    But not under hate crimes legislation but political pressure.

    I don't know the technicalities of your hate speech laws but lets say you call someone a nigger in Canada, well that violates hate speech laws in Canada and you CAN be charged, doesn't happen very often though.

    Extremist church to be blocked at border: report - CTV News

    Canadian border guards have been told to bar a fanatic church group that was planning to protest the funeral of a man beheaded on a Greyhound bus, reports say.

    NDP MP Pat Martin told the Winnipeg Free Press that Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day sent the alert to border guards Thursday.

    The church group, described in a British documentary as "the most hated family in America," told CTV.ca earlier Thursday that it planned to protest at the funeral of 22-year-old Tim Mclean on Saturday.

    Martin said his office was flooded with phone calls Thursday with Winnipeg constituents angered by the group's plan.

    "These people are almost as crazy as the murderer," he told the newspaper, referring to the church's intentions.

    The daughter of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Ka., told CTV.ca she and several other church members will go to Winnipeg on Saturday to demonstrate against what she described as McLean's "filthy way of life." Shirley Phelps-Roper said his life was emblematic of Canada's moral decay.

    "God handed us a gift," Phelps-Roper said in a phone interview on Thursday.

    She said McLean deserved his death by beheading on a Greyhound Bus last week.

    "(His death was) supremely unemotional. You got God shaking in rage. There is no emotional component ... He was a rebel against God. He was taught to be a rebel by his parents. He came from a rebel country ... They brought this wrath upon his head. And it sucks to be him and it sucks to be them," Phelps-Roper said.

    She said his brutal murder was a sign from God.

    "You gotta connect the dots, people ... from your idols to your filthy way of life," she said.

    "Here's what I know. He is dead and God does not do that to people that serve in his truth."

    Phelps-Roper described McLean -- who she had never met -- in an insulting, insensitive and graphic manner. Her crudest descriptions of the 22-year-old are not printed.

    "I haven't met him personally, but he has nothing going on," she said dismissively.

    "(His life) was all about him. Blah, blah, blah ... He was a rebel ... I don't need to know anything else ... I don't need to know the minutia. Everything you need to know is right there."

    The Westboro Baptist church has gained notoriety in recent years for setting up protest pickets at the funerals of U.S. soldiers who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    Church members claim the deaths are part of God's wrath against Americans for turning their back on his teachings. They have repeatedly called the U.S. a "fag" nation, a phrase Phelps-Roper used repeatedly to describe Canada.

    Phelps-Roper said she does not mind that her family is reviled by the majority of Americans. She claimed she rejoices when people say they despise and hate her family.
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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This pisses me off, but I can certainly understand the SC's argument in favor of WBC's 1st Amendment rights.

    I wish these mother****ers would come to Louisiana. I would take advantage of my 1st Amendment rights by standing in the middle of their protest with my own sign. I would say something like, "God hates assholes...especially Westboro Bapatist Church assholes", or something to that effect.
    Shoot us a PM for that date, and Jet and I will meet you there. My sign will read, "There's a special place in hell for the WBC. Tell Hitler Germany still hasn't won a war."

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Shoot us a PM for that date, and Jet and I will meet you there. My sign will read, "There's a special place in hell for the WBC. Tell Hitler Germany still hasn't won a war."
    I'll pretend to be gay and come onto Fred couldn't think of a better way to piss him off

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post

    I don't know the technicalities of your hate speech laws
    Neither do we. It changes with the seasons.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Do you have hate crime legislation to deal with that kind of thing, because technically if they stood their silent they could....
    Hate speech is protected by the 1st Amendment. The SC just said so. Remember?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Hate speech is protected by the 1st Amendment. The SC just said so. Remember?
    As I understand it, there is no hate speech laws for homosexuals in the US.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I don't know the technicalities of your hate speech laws but lets say you call someone a nigger in Canada, well that violates hate speech laws in Canada and you CAN be charged, doesn't happen very often though.
    It's not illegal to call someone a racial slur in the United States.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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