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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church uses iPhone to announce plans to protest Jobs funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I think people who engage in provoke and sue scams should lose their law licenses and not get squat in attorney fees from these frivolous provoke and sue law suits they file. These people are con artists, they are just a lower form of the ambulance chasers.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church uses iPhone to announce plans to protest Jobs funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Sometimes I wonder if this is all just a giant gag to them.
    I guess that's why, in less politically correct times, people used the term "funny farm."

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church uses iPhone to announce plans to protest Jobs funeral

    The whole lot of them need to be sterilized before they poison the gene pool any further.

    Perhaps a story should be leaked, stating that a funeral for a flamboyantly gay soldier would be held at the Fukushima nuclear plant...

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church uses iPhone to announce plans to protest Jobs funeral

    Nah, missile testing range. Much more effective.

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church uses iPhone to announce plans to protest Jobs funeral

    They are complete assholes, but I'm pretty sure that they're just in it for the money. Many in the family are lawyers, and they make their livelihoods off of suing people who "violate their rights." Personally, I think they should be disbarred for their conduct of bringing frivolous lawsuits at taxpayer expense.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church uses iPhone to announce plans to protest Jobs funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    They are complete assholes, but I'm pretty sure that they're just in it for the money. Many in the family are lawyers, and they make their livelihoods off of suing people who "violate their rights." Personally, I think they should be disbarred for their conduct of bringing frivolous lawsuits at taxpayer expense.
    Certainly they should have their tax exemption revoked. What a racket!

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church uses iPhone to announce plans to protest Jobs funeral

    At this point, do these guys even have a message anymore? Their argument about Steve Jobs was that he did things that were secular in nature? Once your message becomes "everyone but us sucks", then you don't really have anything to say anymore.
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church uses iPhone to announce plans to protest Jobs funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I've actually heard its just a fraud. Provoking people to assault them so they can be sued.
    Wouldn't such efforts fail if others captured them [the Westboro people] clearly trying to incite violence?
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church uses iPhone to announce plans to protest Jobs funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    Wouldn't such efforts fail if others captured them [the Westboro people] clearly trying to incite violence?
    From what I understand the just exercise their right to free speech until they piss someone off.

    If I ever hear that they're gonna be in San Diego I think I might try to annoy THEM into assaulting ME.

    My wife says I can be pretty annoying! And I certainly don't care about their feelings.

    I'm also effectively unsueable, so that could be fun too!
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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church uses iPhone to announce plans to protest Jobs funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    At this point, do these guys even have a message anymore? Their argument about Steve Jobs was that he did things that were secular in nature? Once your message becomes "everyone but us sucks", then you don't really have anything to say anymore.
    I doubt they ever had any religious message. They are going to funerals and saying / displaying provocative things hoping to get someone to assault them or to get the police to violate their rights so they can make money.
    I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was wedding between the religious fundamentalists and political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it. ~ Billy Graham in Parade magazine February 1, 1981.

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