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    Re: Protesting the Westboro Baptist Church in San Francisco

    Although this is funny, I think it's counter-productive to some extent. The Phelps clan thrives off of publicity. By counter-protesting them, you're actually giving them exactly what they want. Basically, they're real life trolls and they feel validated when they receive attention, whether it's negative or positive.

    If you really want to put these worthless scumbags in their place, then ignore them completely.

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    Re: Protesting the Westboro Baptist Church in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Although this is funny, I think it's counter-productive to some extent. The Phelps clan thrives off of publicity. By counter-protesting them, you're actually giving them exactly what they want. Basically, they're real life trolls and they feel validated when they receive attention, whether it's negative or positive.

    If you really want to put these worthless scumbags in their place, then ignore them completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I say get Janet Reno on the phone.
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    Re: Protesting the Westboro Baptist Church in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    They should do this everywhere WBC shows up.

    Have 2x as many people as WBC and shouting louder. Provoke these douche bags and when they get physical make sure they can only protests with the aid of Heathen-invented machines.
    If Phelps and his bunch attempt to get physical at all, they might be making the mistake of their lives. Let me tell you a true story. I wasn't always accepting of gays. In my younger days, I used to make fun of homosexuals, not in the having fun way with gay friends I do now, but seriously making fun of them. When I was still living in Michigan, I was walking down Michigan Avenue in Detroit with several friends. We passed a place called the Gaiety Theatre, which was a gay hangout. We started taunting the gays that were hanging around outside. The result? About a dozen gays chased us with knives all the way to the Michigan Avenue police substation.

    There are many gays in this world that you should think twice before messing with. The drummer in one of the bands I played for was one of those. I saw him knock someone out for trying to start a fight with him because he was gay. The butthead was taunting the crap out of him for about half an hour, while we were playing a club. As soon as we ended that set, he leaped off the stage, walked up to him, and knocked him out cold. To make matters worse, the butthead was barred from the club, after he came to. I can only hope that, one day, Fred Phelps shows up to one of my gigs with one of his signs, and that drummer is sitting in with us. LMAO.
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    Re: Protesting the Westboro Baptist Church in San Francisco

    As I indicated on the now defunct WS website, if my nephew would have come back from Iraq in a body bag and I knew these scumbags were going to protest at the funeral, I guarantee you all us attendees would have had baseball bats even if I had to go out and buy them. I'm not a violent person but I would have taken glee in cracking some heads in this case.

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    Re: Protesting the Westboro Baptist Church in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Although this is funny, I think it's counter-productive to some extent. The Phelps clan thrives off of publicity. By counter-protesting them, you're actually giving them exactly what they want. Basically, they're real life trolls and they feel validated when they receive attention, whether it's negative or positive.

    If you really want to put these worthless scumbags in their place, then ignore them completely.

    I disagree with you. The counter protests will counter all spin coming from these morons, and show more Americans exactly what these Nazi bootlickers are all about.
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    Re: Protesting the Westboro Baptist Church in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I disagree with you. The counter protests will counter all spin coming from these morons, and show more Americans exactly what these Nazi bootlickers are all about.
    Agreed. If we ignore them it will appear we have no political will to show they are idiots. Besides who could ignore them if they show up at a loved one's funeral?

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    Re: Protesting the Westboro Baptist Church in San Francisco

    I'm from Kansas and see these idiots all the time. I hate them more than I could ever, ever explain to anyone.

    I've actually taken the time out of my day to plot how I could pick them off from a sniper hide.

    They usually put the kids out front, so if you wanted to run them over with a big truck or something, you would have to take out all the kids, too.

    The most effective way would be a sniper attack of some sort. From what I've seen, they aren't too cognizant of potential sniper hides around the areas they protest. But I don't have the balls to do it. I really wish someone did.

    Fred himself rarely shows up. ****ing Coward.

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    Re: Protesting the Westboro Baptist Church in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Agreed. If we ignore them it will appear we have no political will to show they are idiots. Besides who could ignore them if they show up at a loved one's funeral?
    I disagree, I see nuts like them here in Louisiana from time to time, they aren't of the exact same opinion as the Phelps cult, but they have similar tactics and they won't let you ignore them. As for your second point, I couldn't promise they would see another day if my relative was in the casket they were protesting.
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    Re: Protesting the Westboro Baptist Church in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I disagree with you. The counter protests will counter all spin coming from these morons, and show more Americans exactly what these Nazi bootlickers are all about.
    Why does their spin need to be countered? Why do people need to see what they're all about? It's not like people are going to suddenly start embracing their cause. They're just a couple dozen rednecks - all members of the Phelps family - who don't deserve nearly the amount of attention they get. Ethereal is right; they're just real life trolls.
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