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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Westboro Baptist Church planning to picket Sandy Hook

As if this group wasn't despicable enough, now they are planning to show up in Connecticut. Can't get much lower than that.

http://www.examiner.com/article/conn...ning-to-picket

Their twitter accounts are full of wonderful post blaming "fag marriage" for the shootings. Always blaming gay people for everything. Please. I wonder what they blame Oregon's mall shootings on?

https://twitter.com/MargieJPhelps
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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I predict trouble if they go ahead with this. Real trouble.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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So wait...18 innocent children dead and these oxygen thieves get to live? Now that's definitely not right!
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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The best thing to do is simply not give these people attention. They're the equivalent of internet trolls.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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WOW!!! Just WOW!!! I have nothing else to say, speechless.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:41 PM   #6
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Ahh, well, classy as always....
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:49 PM   #7
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Westboro protested my alma mater Baylor last month - apparently because we are a baptist school that has turned away from God and instead to sports. A rogue secretive group called the NoZe brothers decided to picket with them - and apparently had a good impact and caused them to leave early.

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Old Dec 15, 2012, 07:02 PM   #8
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Westboro protested my alma mater Baylor last month - apparently because we are a baptist school that has turned away from God and instead to sports. A rogue secretive group called the NoZe brothers decided to picket with them - and apparently had a good impact and caused them to leave early.

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Thank you for posting. Those pics made my day. I hope they keep it up.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 07:36 PM   #9
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Thank you for posting. Those pics made my day. I hope they keep it up.
LMAO! Nickelback, now this means war. (also it may have been just as effective to make it John Mayer).
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 07:38 PM   #10
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It's the Christian thing to do.
Umm, No. Radical idiots like Westboro protestors are not Christians. Nice try though.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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Umm, No. Radical idiots like Westboro protestors are not Christians. Nice try though.
By what standard? Do they not support the Nicene creed? What right have you to declare them not christians if they wish to be called christians? You are welcome to personally disown them, I doubt you will get a whole lot further than that.
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Umm, No. Radical idiots like Westboro protestors are not Christians. Nice try though.
They're not Scotsmen either, well not true Scotsmen.
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Wait.. So if this is because of gays, then can someone please shoot every WBC member, but leave one alive? Using their logic, it would be because God wanted it, and it is a punishment due to the facts that we aren't not jobs and accept gays?

It would be perfect. It would come and bite them in the ass. That said, I really want someone to kill them. They have no benifit. Why can't we force them to join the military, since they don't give a **** about soldiers either?

Let them get their brains blown out for a change.
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Westboro protested my alma mater Baylor last month - apparently because we are a baptist school that has turned away from God and instead to sports. A rogue secretive group called the NoZe brothers decided to picket with them - and apparently had a good impact and caused them to leave early.

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Thank you for posting. Those pics made my day. I hope they keep it up.
This is awesome. I, too, thank you for the pics.
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By what standard? Do they not support the Nicene creed? What right have you to declare them not christians if they wish to be called christians? You are welcome to personally disown them, I doubt you will get a whole lot further than that.
Have you ever attend a Christian church? Have you ever talked with real true believers of Christ? Members of Westboro church would NEVER be accepted to be part of any Christian churche unless they are looking to change from its brain washed hateful ways. For example, http://www.godhatesfags.com Yeah, not not Christian like bud. It's as saying all Atheist hate Jesus and love the devil. Not true.
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Have you ever attend a Christian church? Have you ever talked with real true believers of Christ? Members of Westboro church would NEVER be accepted to be part of any Christian churche unless they are looking to change from its brain washed hateful ways. For example, http://www.godhatesfags.com Yeah, not not Christian like bud. It's as saying all Atheist hate Jesus and love the devil. Not true.
Yes, I have, I was raised in it. I have seen a bit of a variety of christian doctrine and ritual. In fact, such a bit of a variety that I have come to conclude that "Christian" is not hugely more meaningful than "Muslim" or "person", exactly because of that variety.

If Westboro wants to call themselves "christian", you have no right to stop them. You can claim that they are not, that is your right, but it changes nothing, nor does it prevent them from sticking on that label. Jesus' name is fair game.
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I don't condone violence, but if someone ran into the WBC protestors with a semi truck, and I was on the jury, I'd vote to acquit.
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Have you ever attend a Christian church? Have you ever talked with real true believers of Christ? Members of Westboro church would NEVER be accepted to be part of any Christian churche unless they are looking to change from its brain washed hateful ways. For example, http://www.godhatesfags.com Yeah, not not Christian like bud. It's as saying all Atheist hate Jesus and love the devil. Not true.

Classic "No true Scotsman" fallacy
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:49 AM   #19
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Why not stop with the Westboro Church, we could invite Honey Boo Boo to do an episode, and maybe one of the Kardashians to open a mall.

It happens so often now in the USA, you could make it a part of reality TV.

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As it is apparent that they will not be going away any time soon, I think it behooves us Atheists/Agnostics to consider them a very clever anti-religion "church".

Sarcastically crafty, this lot, what?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:22 PM   #21
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It would be perfect. It would come and bite them in the ass. That said, I really want someone to kill them. They have no benifit. Why can't we force them to join the military, since they don't give a **** about soldiers either?

Let them get their brains blown out for a change.
Making them some sort of martyrs for the extreme right wing would do no one any favors and I do not condone violence. Even against these people. I do hope the media can ignore them though. Or that people will pose in front of them and block them like the Nickelback signs! Great idea!

But it really does show how sick and demented these people are to want to show up at little kid's funerals. They are as sick as the shooter himself, just without the gun violence.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:40 PM   #22
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Anonymous says it will dismantle WBC..

http://vimeo.com/55671721
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:52 PM   #23
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Anonymous says it will dismantle WBC..

http://vimeo.com/55671721
Not that big a fan of Anonymous, but Satan-incarnate needs some bitch-slapping.

Nice vid. Although I'm not sure all this attention is a good thing. But they are just so past the tipping point with Sandy Hook.
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Anonymous says it will dismantle WBC..

http://vimeo.com/55671721
Anonymous is a joke and hasn't done squat in recent years after threatening many times to do certain things.

Wouldn't be surprised if a couple of those claims were people saying they were Anonymous, but I know for a fact a few of them were actually Anonymous failing.

I laugh at people that pair the Westboro Baptist Church with Christianity in general.

Yes, the Westboro Baptist Church is Christian. But no, it is not fair to generalize and pair them up with and make their statements valid for all Christians.
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With all of the many hundreds of protests WBC's held around the country, I'm surprised they've lasted as long as they have. I guess we will see if they're around tomorrow.
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