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megimoo
01-10-2011, 09:48 AM
Speaking of hatred that knows no bounds or party affiliation, the Westboro Baptist Church, famous for picketing the funerals of slain members of the American military, has announced plans to disrupt the funeral of the youngest of yesterday’s shooting victims, 9-year-old Christina Greene.

The child was among the six fatalities that resulted from a shooting spree in Tucson by Jared Lee Loughner that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords hospitalized with a brain injury. Christina, who was the granddaughter of former Philadelphia Phillies manager Dallas Green, had just been elected to the student council at school. She wanted to attend the event to see real government in action.

Westboro’s founder, Fred Phelps has run in several Kansas Democratic Party primaries, but has never won. In his most successful bid, as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1992, he received 31 percent of the vote.

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2011/01/09/westboro-baptist-church-to-picket-funeral-of-9-year-old-tucson-shooting-victim/

noonwitch
01-10-2011, 11:09 AM
Sick bastards.

Novaheart
01-10-2011, 11:12 AM
I wonder if the Phelps family will let us know when Fred dies. His funeral ought to be interesting.

Odysseus
01-10-2011, 11:30 AM
I wonder if the Phelps family will let us know when Fred dies. His funeral ought to be interesting.

At the risk of being accused of fomenting hate and inciting violence, I'd like to see them drop a JDAM on his funeral.

Bailey
01-10-2011, 11:33 AM
I wonder if the Phelps family will let us know when Fred dies. His funeral ought to be interesting.

I wouldn't be shocked if someone hastened his funeral(not that I'd agree with that)

fettpett
01-10-2011, 04:00 PM
what the fuck is wrong with this idiot? seriously? picket the funeral for a girl? her life was bracketed by 2 of the America's worst days. bad enough he goes to solider's funerals, but this is just wrong.

NJCardFan
01-11-2011, 12:48 AM
I wonder if the Phelps family will let us know when Fred dies. His funeral ought to be interesting.

The absolute best thing that can happen in that case would be for everyone who can't stand this piece of shit is for each and every one of us to go to the funeral, and express our condolences for their loss. In a kind, caring way. Showing them what real Christianity is all about. That would be a kick in their nuts.

Constitutionally Speaking
01-11-2011, 02:06 AM
The absolute best thing that can happen in that case would be for everyone who can't stand this piece of shit is for each and every one of us to go to the funeral, and express our condolences for their loss. In a kind, caring way. Showing them what real Christianity is all about. That would be a kick in their nuts.

Hear Hear!

fettpett
01-11-2011, 11:06 AM
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/01/11/arizona.funeral.westboro/?hpt=C2


Tucson, Arizona (CNN) -- Tucson just isn't that kind of town, says Christin Gilmer.
Gilmer is referring to the actions of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, which has made its name protesting the funerals of people who died of AIDS, gay people, soldiers and even Coretta Scott King.
But when the church announced its intention to picket the funeral of a 9-year-old girl -- one of six people who died Saturday during the attempted assassination of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- Gilmer and others put their feet down.
Tucson is a "caring, loving, peaceful community," according to Gilmer, who said two of the six people killed were friends.
"For something like this to happen in Tucson was a really big shock to us all," she said. "Our nightmare happened when we saw Westboro Baptist Church was going to picket the funerals."They're planning an "angel action" -- with 8- by 10-foot "angel wings" worn by participants and used to shield mourners from pickets. The actions were created by Coloradan Romaine Patterson, who was shocked to find the Topeka church and its neon signs outside the 1999 funeral of Matthew Shepherd, a young gay man beaten and left on a fence to die in Laramie, Wyoming.
"We want to surround them, in a nonviolent way, to say that our community is united," Gilmer said. "We're a peaceful haven.
"You don't mess with Tucson," said Gilmer, 26, who described it as "a little dot of blue in a sea of red."
But political persuasions don't matter, she said. Republicans, Democrats, independents, right, left and center -- they've all offered their support. Forty-two people have signed up on a Facebook page called "Build Angel Wings for the Westboro Funeral Counter-Protest and Meeting," and more than 4,500 have signed up on another page to "Show Support for the Families of the Tucson Shooting Victims."

Fortunately someone is going to stand up to these idiots

Rebel Yell
01-11-2011, 11:24 AM
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/01/11/arizona.funeral.westboro/?hpt=C2



Fortunately someone is going to stand up to these idiots

They are nothing more than a bunch of pussies. They were coming to a soldiers funeral in Thomasville, Ga. Word has it that they send scouts a few days before the funerals to see how the locals will take it. The scouts came back and told them south GA wasn't a good place to pull their shit. They didn't show.

fettpett
01-11-2011, 12:11 PM
They are nothing more than a bunch of pussies. They were coming to a soldiers funeral in Thomasville, Ga. Word has it that they send scouts a few days before the funerals to see how the locals will take it. The scouts came back and told them south GA wasn't a good place to pull their shit. They didn't show.

Westboro? or the Angle group?

Rebel Yell
01-11-2011, 12:21 PM
Westbro? or the Angle group?

Westboro. Sorry.:o

fettpett
01-11-2011, 12:26 PM
Westboro. Sorry.:o

no prob. I hope they don't show up....there is something seriously wrong with that group of people

Bubba Dawg
01-11-2011, 12:27 PM
They are nothing more than a bunch of pussies. They were coming to a soldiers funeral in Thomasville, Ga. Word has it that they send scouts a few days before the funerals to see how the locals will take it. The scouts came back and told them south GA wasn't a good place to pull their shit. They didn't show.

I grew up in South Georgia and Miz Bubba has family in Thomasville. I fully agree with your assertion.

I actually grew up hearing the phrase that somebody needed killing.

I don't countenance that for Phelps and his degenerate family, but damn, at some point he's going to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and get his bell rung.

(edit: Westboro.)

Odysseus
01-11-2011, 01:51 PM
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I grew up in South Georgia and Miz Bubba has family in Thomasville. I fully agree with your assertion.

I actually grew up hearing the phrase that somebody needed killing.

I don't countenance that for Phelps and his degenerate family, but damn, at some point he's going to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and get his bell rung.

(edit: Westboro.)

Unfortunately, it's hard to come up with something that would disrupt the protestors without also distrupting the funeral. I would suggest that a proper tribute to the little girl could involve a display of fireworks, something bright, colorful and with a relatively short range, so that it can be seen from the grave site. And, if the Westoids just happen to be in the impact area, well, nobody told them to stand there, did they?

Bubba Dawg
01-11-2011, 02:14 PM
Unfortunately, it's hard to come up with something that would disrupt the protestors without also distrupting the funeral. I would suggest that a proper tribute to the little girl could involve a display of fireworks, something bright, colorful and with a relatively short range, so that it can be seen from the grave site. And, if the Westoids just happen to be in the impact area, well, nobody told them to stand there, did they?


Nice.

The Force is strong in you......:D