Westboro Baptist to protest Newtown?

posted at 12:31 pm on December 16, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

As if things weren’t bad enough in Newtown, Connecticut already, word has begun circulating that they may be the recipients of some unsavory and most decidedly unwelcome “guests” today in connection with President Obama’s visit. The members of Westboro Baptist Church, (yes… those guys again) are apparently threatening to protest at the funerals of the slain children.

On Saturday, Shirley Phelps-Roper – a member of the extremely controversial Westboro Baptist Church – messaged with a tweet on the social media platform of Twitter:

Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.

The message on Twitter was sent the day after 20 children and six adults were killed by Adam Lanza in the horrific massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Words simply can not describe how disgusting this would be nor the possible reaction to it. But the Westboro clan won’t have all smooth sailing. Members of Reddit are planning a counter-march to block them if they show up. The Phelps folk have attracted some enemies of their own as well, including one of the most odd pairings I can recall seeing. The hacker group Anonymous has set their sights on Westboro, already hacking their web site and releasing the personal details of their members.

The hacking collective known as Anonymous renewed their war on the Westboro Baptist Church today. After the haters from the infamous church posted their intentions to picket the funerals of the twenty children killed in the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Anonymous responded by re-posting the personal and professional information for members of the church on the Internet. Now the general public can contact the church members directly and tell them what they think about people who would desecrate the funerals of murdered children.

No matter how revolting this entire situation becomes, I still have one question about the key players here. Does the Baptist Church have any measure of control over who uses their name? I know that when there is a new Catholic church erected, closed or moved, there’s a rather lengthy process involved so they maintain some level of control over their locations. Do the Baptists have nothing similar, or can just anyone go throw a sign up on their garage proclaiming it a Baptist Church and begin slaughtering chickens? It just seems to me that they would have distanced themselves entirely from these Phelps idiots by now if they have any control over it.


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I wish these people would just go away…

OmahaConservative on December 16, 2012 at 12:33 PM

is it even worth it giving them attention?

rob verdi on December 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Judging by their long history of this type of behavior, did you really think that they would have the decency to not show their ugly muggs?

Blake on December 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

is it even worth it giving them attention?

rob verdi on December 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Yes…preferably at close range with blunt instruments.

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Looking for a lawsuit.

hawkdriver on December 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

They are members of this group of Baptists, Jazz…
http://www.primitivebaptist.org/

OmahaConservative on December 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

If Westboro keeps this lunacy up it wouldn’t surprise me to see then a target of a looney.

Art on December 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM

These people are disgusting.

gophergirl on December 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM

“Will no one rid us.of these troublesome westboroans?”

And i hope for the same outcome good King Henry II got for his similar query. Sometimes it’s just got to be done for the good of all.

And I’m always surprised that secular people know so little about church denominations. There are 9 dozen different flavors of Baptists, and they all argue over which is the “real” one. So yes, if you want to call yourself Bubba Ray’s Baptist Church and BBQ, there’s nobody to say you can’t.

Tom Servo on December 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again . . . the problem is not guns or any other inanimate object. The problem is this sick-ass society we have created and continue to nurture. The nation has lost its traditional core values and has reverted to an anything goes, hedonistic conglomeration of misguided, misinformed, Godless liberal slugs.

rplat on December 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

If Westboro keeps this lunacy up it wouldn’t surprise me to see then a target of a looney.

Art on December 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I would not be surprised at all if what pushes the USA over the edge of civil order is these freaks showing up at the wrong place, suddenly being Zerg-rushed by the protestees, and things snowballing from there.

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

There are several different kinds of baptists. The largest being southern baptists and while each church is autonomous, there is a process for UN-baptisting churches.
But these people are NOT southern baptists.
I hope people harass the crap out of those incestuous morons.

americanmama on December 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

If Westboro keeps this lunacy up it wouldn’t surprise me to see then a target of a looney.

Art on December 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM

What surprises me is that they have not already BEEN the target of a loony.

iurockhead on December 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Looking for a lawsuit.

hawkdriver on December 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

This! How does Jazz not mention in this post that 11 of Phelps 13 children are lawyers. They go out looking to get assaulted so they can sue the local police department for not adequately protecting them.

They have their own law firm in Kansas. Apparently they are great at the law, and quite enterprising because their shenanigans have worked out well for them.

They aren’t a church. They are doing what lawyers do.

Donald Draper on December 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM

“Will no one rid us.of these troublesome westboroans?”

And i hope for the same outcome good King Henry II got for his similar query. Sometimes it’s just got to be done for the good of all.

Tom Servo on December 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

This is the ultimate endgame of a society where people try to delegate everything but immediate self-defense to layers and judges and similar trappings of nicety.

One of the responsibilities of a civilized nation is sometimes getting over personal squeamishness to get something unpleasant done. As evidenced by the Bush Wars and Obama Occupations, we haven’t the spine to do this anymore, and this is one of the costs.

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I bet the anti gun folks are willing to make this one last exception.

Cindy Munford on December 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

So its OK when Mike huckabee says this:

“We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools,” Huckabee said. “Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?”

Huckabee then went on to add that “we’ve made it a place where we don’t want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability — that we’re not just going to have be accountable to the police if they catch us, but one day we stand before, you know, a holy God in judgment.”

Mike Huckabee Newton Blame: Watch Mike Huckabee discuss why be believes more school shootings are occuring
“If we don’t believe that, then we don’t fear that,” Huckabee added.

But unacceptable when Westboro Baptist says the same thing, just louder and more obnoxiously? Is it just that they are profoundly tacky or the very philosophy undergirding them?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

The problem is this sick-ass society we have created and continue to nurture. The nation has lost its traditional core values and has reverted to an anything goes, hedonistic conglomeration of misguided, misinformed, Godless liberal slugs.

rplat on December 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Really? Because in this instance, the proper object of derision are hardly Godless. For all their numerous and egregious faults, one can hardly call the Westboro Klan insincere in their belief in God. And I suspect they would rather vigorously argue that they were the ones upholding traditional core American values…

JohnGalt23 on December 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Wasn’t there a story a couple of years ago that some people slashed their tires while they were protesting?

I’d like to see that again.

22044 on December 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM

All religious people are crazy but some more than others.

kastor on December 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Wasn’t there a story a couple of years ago that some people slashed their tires while they were protesting?

I’d like to see that again.

22044 on December 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM

There was; I saw it personally. The other half of the story was that nobody had any idea who did it…and no shop would fix their tires.

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

As usual, you fail.

22044 on December 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Donald Draper on December 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Good enough reason to eliminate the First Amendment, if we follow the Brady Bunch line of thinking.

a capella on December 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

A firehose washes away filth.

profitsbeard on December 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The hacking collective known as Anonymous renewed their war on the Westboro Baptist Church today.

Two turds circling the bowl.

NotCoach on December 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

As upset and outraged the community and we as a whole are, don’t be surprised if these lunatics will be attending their own funerals if they try this crap!

Winebabe on December 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

You are comparing what Huckabee said to these idiots?

Not even in the same ballpark.

All religious people are crazy but some more than others.

kastor on December 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Just call me crazy Gophergirl then.

Time to exit this post before I get banned.

gophergirl on December 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Why don’t the unions become useful for once and quietly provide ‘voluntary security’ at the funerals? Give the CT teacher unions time off (with wildcat support by other unions), for some of their own members were murdered. Let them carry picket signs, too, at a respectful distance so if they need to strongarm they can’t be charged because it’s being called a union protest.

Liam on December 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

All trolls people are stupid but some more than others.

kastor on December 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

FTFY, stupid.

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM

“Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.”

This is the problem with those who believe that God controls everything and people are not responsible for their actions.

rjl1999 on December 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM

But unacceptable when Westboro Baptist says the same thing, just louder and more obnoxiously? Is it just that they are profoundly tacky or the very philosophy undergirding them?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Typical leftist troll defending the Westboro Democrats regardless of how vile they behave. I guess if you are OK with a guy like Ted Kennedy and drowned girls, its a small step to embracing these scum.

sharrukin on December 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Do the Baptists have nothing similar, or can just anyone go throw a sign up on their garage proclaiming it a Baptist Church and begin slaughtering chickens?

Anybody can call themselves a Baptist. There’s no central hierarchy as with us Catholics. That said, the Baptists do have various conventions — groups of Baptist churches with common theology. These conventions each determine which churches align enough with the common theology to gain admittance.

Here’s one article on that situation:
http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=32652

No Baptist at my workplace thinks of these people as Baptists. The dust has certainly been shaken from the sandals in both directions, so to speak.

The standard Baptist joke (I’ve seen it done as a Lutheran joke too):

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump. I ran over and said: “Stop. Don’t do it.”

“Why shouldn’t I?” he asked.

“Well, there’s so much to live for!”

“Like what?”

“Are you religious?”

He said, “Yes.”

I said, “Me too. Are you Christian or Buddhist?”

“Christian.”

“Me too. Are you Catholic or Protestant?”

“Protestant.”

“Me too. Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?”

“Baptist.”

“Wow. Me too. Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?”

“Baptist Church of God.”

“Me too. Are you original Baptist Church of God, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?”

“Reformed Baptist Church of God.”

“Me too. Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1915?”

He said: “Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1915.”

I said: “Die, heretic scum!” and pushed him off.

unclesmrgol on December 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM

So its OK when Mike huckabee says … But unacceptable when Westboro Baptist says the same thing, just louder and more obnoxiously?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Yes.

The difference between someone like Huckabee and the Westboro Baptist Church is that Huckabee doesn’t go around condemning or harassing the victims. When you attack someone who is grieving and has done nothing wrong, then yes, you’re going to be regarded as despicable.

Stoic Patriot on December 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM

They aren’t a church. They are doing what lawyers do.

Donald Draper on December 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM

The two are not mutually exclusive…

JohnGalt23 on December 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Good enough reason to eliminate the First Amendment, if we follow the Brady Bunch line of thinking.

a capella on December 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Not my point. My point is I doubt they are sincere and am tired of hearing people use them as an excuse to attack religion or people of faith.

Donald Draper on December 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

As usual, you fail.

22044 on December 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

He’s being contrary, just to needle. In every other circumstance, he’d be saying the Westboros are an arm of the Tea Party (though I believe the leader is a registered Democrat).

Please ignore him? The liberals have shown their nature every possible way in every discussion of this tragedy. Their heartlessness simply abounds.

Liam on December 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Westboro Baptist

A good reason not to ban assault rifles.

rich801 on December 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Looking for a lawsuit.

hawkdriver on December 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Yup, they are parasites, necrotizing fasciitis and lowlife bottom feeders of the worst kind.

SWalker on December 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

The two are not mutually exclusive…

JohnGalt23 on December 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

fair point

Donald Draper on December 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM

All religious people are crazy but some more than others.

kastor on December 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

At church the Homily was about courage and not giving in to despair, crazy stuff!

rob verdi on December 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Liam on December 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Yep. Ignoring now…

22044 on December 16, 2012 at 1:02 PM

It is my sincerest hope that if these certified assclown jackasses from Westboro Baptist Church even come within 5 miles of the city limits, that the larger and more brawnier citizens of Newtown be there to greet them with nail-studded baseball bats, pointy sticks, and some nice hot tar and bags of feathers, just for good measure!

pilamaye on December 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Stop calling these people a church. They are a cult. The Baptist church wants nothing to do with them. They just use the name.

In fact.. years and years ago I was listening to Mike Galliger in the radio. He was interviewing one of the founders. She was lawyer working in some firm or something before she started this cult. I cannot remember the details of that interview.. they weren’t that well known then. But all I remember thinking as I was listening to her.. “she’s a Democrat hack who started a cult to make real Christians look bad.”

I’ve never changed my opinion.

JellyToast on December 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM

It’s ok – those dastardly cyberpranksters anonymous have released all their personal information for anyone to use towards whatever harassment they see fit.

ernesto on December 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM

JellyToast on December 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Yep, too many groups get falsely accused of being hate groups but for WBC, the label fits.

22044 on December 16, 2012 at 1:05 PM

JellyToast on December 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Fred Phelps founded the church, he attended seminary with Billy Graham and it is his goal to picket BG’s funeral…

OmahaConservative on December 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Dude? Why is it that these people get involved in things when it is clearly inappropriate to do so?

ted c on December 16, 2012 at 1:07 PM

A good reason not to ban assault rifles.

rich801 on December 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

LOL! Reminds me of a poster on http://www.olegvolk.net/ of a guy with a P90 and a pistol – “Individual treatment and group therapy”.

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Yep. Ignoring now…

22044 on December 16, 2012 at 1:02 PM

In other threads, the trolls have gone silent quickly by being ignored, and by posting among ourselves about their vampirism and carrion-eating ghoulishness in the wake of this disaster.

Given the left’s behavior the past three days, I wouldn’t be surprised if the writers of The Walking Dead modeled their zombies on liberals.

Liam on December 16, 2012 at 1:08 PM

This time they went too far.
They sunk to Feinstein’s level.
Shame.

Kenosha Kid on December 16, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Not my point. My point is I doubt they are sincere and am tired of hearing people use them as an excuse to attack religion or people of faith.

Donald Draper on December 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Of course they aren’t; this is the way they make earn their bread,…. by abusing the First A and hoping for litigation. Got nothing to do with religion, although I suspect they claim a tax free status.

a capella on December 16, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Members of Reddit

Won’t it will take time for these kids to adjust to the sunlight after living in their mom’s basement for so long?

MechanicalBill on December 16, 2012 at 1:12 PM

It’s ok – those dastardly cyberpranksters anonymous have released all their personal information for anyone to use towards whatever harassment they see fit.

ernesto on December 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Almost as bad as the MSM mis-identifying the CT shooter’s brother as the perp and putting a black mark on his life forever, eh?

a capella on December 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

So no one has a problem with Huckabee blaming atheists?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

They support God in the classroom. How many of you agree?

Dan_Yul on December 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Tom Servo on December 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

It would not be for the good of others. The darkest days of Christianity were when Christians murdered to promote the faith. These people, whose views and words are reprehensible to the majority of us, have not performed any acts of violence — should they do so, a violent reaction commensurate with their acts would be appropriate.

For now, the Patriot Riders response is the appropriate one — if Freedom of Speech is the Westboro weapon of choice, then by all means use it against them — occupy the places they would occupy, and use your own speech to overwhelm theirs. They cannot stop you, for the same weapons they use to stop you can be used against them — as they themselves have proven in court.

unclesmrgol on December 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM

From an email I sent to a friend after they announced their intention to picket the funerals of my fellow VT students after 32 of them were murdered in 2007. I personally buried a buddy of mine and almost had to bury my then (now ex) girlfriend.

If you desire to know any more about the sick person who was going to picket the funerals and perhaps get something seriously going to FIGHT THIS GUY…look at this material. It’s from a 1994/1995 book about the WBC and is posted online as a matter of public record.

http://www.rslevinson.com/gaylesissues/features/collect/phelps/bl_phelpsmain.htm

No one deserves to have these “people” at their hour of grief. I suspected that their was seriously something wrong with this guy, and this book reads just like “A Child Called ‘It’”, confirming my worst beliefs and fears about this sick individual.

SgtSVJones on December 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

So no one has a problem with Huckabee blaming atheists?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

He isn’t blaming atheists, he is blaming those who revel in having no moral or ethical values.

SWalker on December 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.

So they do worship the devil.

rbj on December 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

OmahaConservative on December 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM

The two people Mike Galliger had on his program were women. One was, what sounded like, a professional lawyer who had a good career. She had worked in a firm or possibly in politics. This interview he had was a long time ago and I wasn’t as familiar with the group then.

I didn’t catch the whole thing.. but from what I did hear as this one woman described her past.. she sounded like a Democrat hack.

All I do know is I came away from that interview thinking this woman was nothing but a Democrat who was out to make the real church look bad.
For instance.. why aren’t they ever picketing Muslims? Why is their focus always on the innocent? There is something more to this cult than meets the eye.

JellyToast on December 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

These WBC people remind me of this verse out of the old testament:

Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

They had better watch their backs, because retribution is coming their way (however it is going to look).

sadatoni on December 16, 2012 at 1:18 PM

If Westboro keeps this lunacy up it wouldn’t surprise me to see then a target of a looney.

Art on December 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM

There are plenty of sane people itching for the opportunity.

Shy Guy on December 16, 2012 at 1:19 PM

So no one has a problem with Huckabee blaming atheists?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Huckabee was a major Akin supporter and must carry some responsibility for Claire McCaskill’s re-election. From that, I guess we could surmise the Huckster isn’t always right.

a capella on December 16, 2012 at 1:19 PM

unclesmrgol on December 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I can see your point, but all that shouting would be unseemly at a funeral and upsetting to friends and family of those lost.

Liam on December 16, 2012 at 1:20 PM

So its OK when Mike huckabee says … But unacceptable when Westboro Baptist says the same thing, just louder and more obnoxiously?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Yes.

The difference between someone like Huckabee and the Westboro Baptist Church is that Huckabee doesn’t go around condemning or harassing the victims. When you attack someone who is grieving and has done nothing wrong, then yes, you’re going to be regarded as despicable.

Stoic Patriot on December 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM

So no one has a problem with Huckabee blaming atheists?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

No. Nor do I have a problem with Westboro being free to say what they say.

I do have a problem with their venue. I’m with Stoic on this one. But the only solution which does not abrogate anyone’s free speech rights is to counter Westboro’s free speech and free assembly rights with free speech and free assembly of our own.

You are welcome to do the same to Mr. Huckabee if that’s your druthers.

unclesmrgol on December 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Huckabee was a major Akin supporter and must carry some responsibility for Claire McCaskill’s re-election. From that, I guess we could surmise the Huckster isn’t always right.

a capella on December 16, 2012 at 1:19 PM

The ghoul to whom you responded is simply trying to get involved and score cred/regain personal standing by pushing a totally unrelated person or matter to the whole tragedy of Sandy Hook.

He is no better than the Westboros.

Liam on December 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM

JellyToast on December 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

They were probably Fred Phelps’s daughters…

OmahaConservative on December 16, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Someone was interviewing Huckabee and asked him “where is God.” He brought up the fact that the country has allowed God to be removed from the schools and some are agitating to remove God completely from public life, and you ask where is God?”

Huckabee’s response is entirely reasonable. On the other hand, God can’t be excluded as He is everywhere and His restraining influence keeps the world from going completely to hell in a handbasket. That is coming in the near future and unbelievers will have the rot they have created shoved down their throats.

Quartermaster on December 16, 2012 at 1:24 PM

So no one has a problem with Huckabee blaming atheists?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

They support God in the classroom. How many of you agree?

Dan_Yul on December 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Hitler liked to paint in watercolors. Shall we now condemn all painters?

Morons.

M240H on December 16, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Fred Phelps, the patriarch and “pastor” was a civil rights attorney and outspoken Democrat before losing his law license.

http://pastormattblog.com/2010/10/07/who-funds-the-westboro-baptist-church/

JellyToast on December 16, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I think it’s time to take action and repeal the first amendment.
Coz’ y’know we have to stop these tragedies… right? For the Children?

Skywise on December 16, 2012 at 1:26 PM

So no one has a problem with Huckabee blaming atheists?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

So, the Huckster is going to go there and hold up signs with cartoon sodomy images and tell these people that their kids and loved ones deserved to die? That’s not even a comparison, Lib.

I would not be surprised at all if what pushes the USA over the edge of civil order is these freaks showing up at the wrong place, suddenly being Zerg-rushed by the protestees, and things snowballing from there.

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Wow, a Starcraft reference…excellent.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

OK, now this is getting out of control!

Someone tell the nut cases of the world to leave the people of Newtown alone and let them grieve!

pilamaye on December 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I doubt even a worst case scenario for the WBC would spell wider disorder.

ernesto on December 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM

This might not be “not optimal” thread to offer an advice, but here is what goes on my local city forum. When a bunch of rabid liberal posters restarted their “ban all weapons now” song, a powerful counterargument emerged: “Cars kill more people than guns every year. A car is potentially a more dangerous weapon than a gun. Give up yours, convince other liberals to do same, and then we talk.

Archivarix on December 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Wow, a Starcraft reference…excellent.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Lol. Thank you.

I’d give everything I possess for the Jim Raynor to show up with a couple dozen Marines and Firebats.

Hmmmmm…hatred just burns me up.”

FWOOOSH!

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Someone was interviewing Huckabee…

Exactly who gives a flying flaming rat’s patootie in space what Mike Huck-a-schmuck thinks?!!!!!

pilamaye on December 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I doubt even a worst case scenario for the WBC would spell wider disorder.

ernesto on December 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM

10 years ago I’d agree wholeheartedly. But our society is teetering on the brink.

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Someone was interviewing Huckabee…

Exactly who gives a flying flaming rat’s patootie in space what Mike Huck-a-schmuck thinks?!!!!!

pilamaye on December 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Huckabee may not be the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, if ya know what I mean, but he isn’t evil either.

SWalker on December 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM

…1st amendment aside…we just need to beat the crap out of these people every time they show up for these events…so like Pavlov’s dog…they know pain will be coming for their behavior!…I’m serious!

KOOLAID2 on December 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Congratulations to all the dupes falling hard yet again for WBC trolling. You don’t ever learn.

Give them some more headlines and outraged comments now.

They showed up here to protest a soldier’s funeral a couple of years ago. They were totally ignored by everyone, including the local media. They were gone in ten minutes.

That’s how you handle WBC.

Moesart on December 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I feel like if an angry mob lynched the entire WBC tomorrow, the entire country would gasp, and immediately go about its business. They are so universally reviled, why would we go nuts over their comeuppance?

ernesto on December 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

libfreeordie

You really need to cut back on catching duty. Your brain can’t take much more damage.

xblade on December 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

…1st amendment aside…we just need to beat the crap out of these people every time they show up for these events…so like Pavlov’s dog…they know pain will be coming for their behavior!…I’m serious!

KOOLAID2 on December 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Except that that is exactly what they are trying to provoke, they earn a very substantial living suing people whom they bated into just such actions.

SWalker on December 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Congratulations to all the dupes falling hard yet again for WBC trolling. You don’t ever learn.

Moesart on December 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Shut up, troll.

MelonCollie on December 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing if the Mayan Calendar prediction of the Apocalypse turned out to aimed squarely at the doorstep of the Westboro Baptist Church cult?

pilamaye on December 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

But unacceptable when Westboro Baptist says the same thing, just louder and more obnoxiously? Is it just that they are profoundly tacky or the very philosophy undergirding them?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Look dipshit, it’s where it is being said. It’s also why it is being said.

The Westboro shitheads are doing this at military funerals and now at school shootings. They are doing this, as pointed out above, to see if they can get assaulted so they can sue.

Those clowns are said to be among the right wing spectrum yet we repudiate them at every turn.

Tell me, when was the last time someone on the left repudiated anyone in its ranks? Clinton’s philandering and serial abuse? No, that was his personal life. John Edwards’ philandering? No. That Dem Congressman who was boinking pages? No. Ward Churchill who called all the people that died on 9/11 “little Eichmanns?” No, he got tenure. Øbama’s buddy and terrorist Bill Ayers? No, he was just a guy in the neighborhood. Biden and Hillary when they made racist remarks about Indians? No, they’re just goofy.

What does a lefty have to do to get kicked out? Why is it only the right that is required to pay penance for its members who violate its principles?

Odysseus on December 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM

From Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Phelps

Phelps has run in various Kansas Democratic Party primaries five times, but has never won. These included races for governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving about 15 percent of the vote in 1998.[30] In the 1992 Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate, Phelps received 31 percent of the vote.[31] Phelps ran for mayor of Topeka in 1993[32][33] and 1997.[3

Phelps earned a law degree from Washburn University in 1964, and founded the Phelps Chartered law firm.[9] The first notable cases were related to civil rights. “I systematically brought down the Jim Crow laws of this town,” he claims.[3] Phelps’ daughter was quoted as saying, “We took on the Jim Crow establishment, and Kansas did not take that sitting down. They used to shoot our car windows out, screaming we were nigger lovers,” and that the Phelps law firm made up one-third of the state’s federal docket of civil rights cases.[10]

Phelps took cases on behalf of African-American clients alleging racial discrimination by school systems, and a predominantly black American Legion post which had been raided by police, alleging racially based police abuse.[11] Phelps’ law firm obtained settlements for some clients.[12] Phelps also sued President Ronald Reagan over Reagan’s appointment of a U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, alleging this violated separation of church and state.

The guy is a liberal hack doing a Fast and Furious style attack on our 1sr Amendment.

Who does this cult hurt and who does this cult help? It makes even the best of us want to say “There ought to be a law.”

And what does the media do when these cult members protest? They use them as examples of Christian bigotry.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/12/11/abc-uses-video-hateful-westboro-baptist-church-to-illustrate-opposition-to-gay/

JellyToast on December 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

This is a nice story a man and his bulldog are doing to try and help those cope a bit!

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/15/15932029-conn-school-shooting-bulldog-and-owner-hope-to-heal-newtown-one-hug-at-a-time?lite
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letget on December 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

pilamaye on December 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

…hey!…you put a capital H…where there should have been an ‘F’ !

KOOLAID2 on December 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Huckabee may not be the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, if ya know what I mean, but he isn’t evil either.

SWalker on December 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Huck-a-schmuck is an idiot who lost his rights to a village a long time ago!

pilamaye on December 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Where do we sign up for the Newtown Pitchfork and Torch Brigade that helps keep these A$$hole people out?

portlandon on December 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM

What does a lefty have to do to get kicked out?

Odysseus on December 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM

There is only one sin that is unforgivable to the Progressive Marxist left, that of growing a brain and becoming conservative.

SWalker on December 16, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Huck-a-schmuck is an idiot who lost his rights to a village a long time ago!

pilamaye on December 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Wow, you seem to be displaying the abounding love and tolerance of a liberal.

SWalker on December 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Really? Because in this instance, the proper object of derision are hardly Godless. For all their numerous and egregious faults, one can hardly call the Westboro Klan insincere in their belief in God. And I suspect they would rather vigorously argue that they were the ones upholding traditional core American values…

JohnGalt23 on December 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I certainly can, as can anyone who actually believes in God and lives their life in accordance with those beliefs.
(For that matter so can anyone who doesn’t believe in God but has even a basic knowledge of those who do)

For anyone who thinks that these vermin are religious, I have a question:

How many times can a vegan eat bacon double cheeseburgers for breakfast, lunch and dinner before it’s ok to say he isn’t really a vegan?

DrAllecon on December 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Someone was interviewing Huckabee…

Exactly who gives a flying flaming rat’s patootie in space what Mike Huck-a-schmuck thinks?!!!!!

pilamaye on December 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Was wondering the same thing.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM

This is a nice story a man and his bulldog are doing to try and help those cope a bit!

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/15/15932029-conn-school-shooting-bulldog-and-owner-hope-to-heal-newtown-one-hug-at-a-time?lite
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letget on December 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

An example of everything liberals are not.

Liam on December 16, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I certainly can, as can anyone who actually believes in God and lives their life in accordance with those beliefs.

DrAllecon on December 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Must have missed that part where God came down and granted DrAllecon complete insight on the sincerity of religious faith in others. Surely it was in the newspapers. Perhaps you have a link?

Just because one believes in God, truly and faithfully in one’s heart and in one’s soul, does not preclude one from being misguided, and even evil.

Or are we to believe that OBL and his al Qaeda associates are also Godless?

JohnGalt23 on December 16, 2012 at 1:49 PM

But unacceptable when Westboro Baptist says the same thing, just louder and more obnoxiously? Is it just that they are profoundly tacky or the very philosophy undergirding them?

libfreeordie on December 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

So you’d be down with them going to one of the (many, many, many) funerals in Chicago for shooting victims and tell these African-American grieving families that their kids died and deserved it?

On second thought, I almost wish they would. Those folks would go ape-$hit on them, so I suppose that’s why Westboro stays away and looks for softer targets.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 16, 2012 at 1:50 PM

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