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Despicable - Anti-Gay Church Protests at GI Funerals  
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050828/D8C8JGIG0.html

This has me too enraged to comment.

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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

It's Fred Phelps, big surprise. He's insane, and so are his brainwashed followers (mostly his family). He's the leader of a cult, not a church.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

There is an earlier thread, this subject . . . .

But you are exactly correct.

Some nut job church group is out there protesting at GIs funerals about Gays, the Military, etc.

From the Source: The Rev. Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist in Kansas, contends that American soldiers are being killed in Iraq as vengeance from God for protecting a country that harbors gays. The church, which is not affiliated with a larger denomination, is made up mostly of Phelps' children, grandchildren and in-laws

Abhorable. . . .

They won't show up in ANC . . . and it WON'T be because of airfare . . . like a ferw A-Netters . . . they haven't the gut to show up where there might be - shall I say - "resistance" to their cause.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Someone I know showed up a while back at one of Phelps' demonstrations to photograph them and kept asking the guys to turn around so he could get better shots of their cute inbred asses.

Totally unnerved them.



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5231 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

It only takes 4 quick strokes of a pen to turn a cross into a swastika.


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

I'm sorry, did I just get a post deleted from this thread? Maybe so, but would be my first, hence my confusion. Either way, I'll clean it up a bit.

They actually protested in Lexington, MA, which is a neighboring town of mine. To me, that's pretty much equivalent to them being on my own property. The suburbs of Boston where I live have their rivalries, but they're fairly small towns (under 30,000 generally), and I don't think anyone likes to see this kind of stuff around.

I really wish I had been there to see and react.

~Vik



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User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2601 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

I think they're disgusting. Period.

And it didn't take protesting at a soldier's funeral for me to figure that one out.


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

That is highly disrespectful. Lucky they happened to be in America. This side of the pond someone would have come in for a beating.


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13197 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

These people are not Christians in any way. Real Christians would be there in silence in support of the family for their loss of their soldier family member. Real Christians would encouage all people to reduce their oil use to hense reduce the need for our soldiers to be in the middle east to keep control of access to oil from there for the oil guzzling USA. It's too bad a couple hundred locals didn't turn out to outnumber these idiots and drown out their perverse protests.

User currently offlineAirbuzz From Canada, joined Jan 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 1):
It's Fred Phelps, big surprise. He's insane, and so are his brainwashed followers (mostly his family). He's the leader of a cult, not a church.

Again this old bastard. I hope he will get another stroke to end his useless life.



User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

This so disgusting I almost can not believe. I am not very religious, but as I understand Christianity, God loves everybody. No matter what opinion you have about homosexuality, to say [quote]"Good hates fags"[end quote] is not Christian at all, they have no idea about the Christianity. They are so hypercritical criminals. If and when God hated somebody I think he would hate such people who tell this disgusting rubbish in his name.

User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

I'll be damned. So let me get this straight. I was led to believe that the teachings of religions are about peace and loving your fellow man. When in reallity it's about hate and being closed minded.

 irked 

And to think there are little children out there with cancer and these darwin award winners are in good health. Times like this I wish I had a punching bag in my garage.  yell 


User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

Even worse is these guys will be down in arlington and DC on september 11. Ill go down there and give them a little piece of my mind  Angry


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User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2033 times:

Pat Robertson established that assassination is a Christian principle, so how about it? If anybody knocks this shithead off I will personally contribute to the legal defense fund.


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User currently offlineScamp From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2004 times:

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 11):
I'll be damned. So let me get this straight. I was led to believe that the teachings of religions are about peace and loving your fellow man. When in reallity it's about hate and being closed minded

Well, you were led to believe correctly. However, then you have clowns like this one and Robertson who come along and fuck up everything else for the rest of us. Makes me wish their father's had pulled out, or their mother's had swallowed.



If it pisses off the right, I'm all for it.
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

I just know that westboro will start saying hurricane katrina was "gods way of ridding the sinners on the country".


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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17823 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 1):
He's the leader of a cult, not a church.

On a related note...is there really a difference between a cult and a church?



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

It's easy to become enraged by these people, Cba, but you'll find it much more satisfying to laugh at them and write them off as being an inconsequential fluke of genetics. They're like a mosquito - annoying but ultimately pathetic.


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

This guy and his church enrage me, too.
It doesn't take much to see that he's a raving lunatic.


redngold



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

I speak for only myself as a gay man:

I was raised Christian. I was taught we are all sinners. I was also taught that by doing good works and helping others, whoever they may be, that would help plead my case when my time comes and God is judging me, and, if everyone takes part, would make this world a little more tolerable. I was also taught that God is the only one who can judge anyone. I was taught all 10 commandments are important but the greatest of them all is: Love Thy Neighbor as told in the parable of the good Samaritan.

I wonder if Fred Phelps and his followers have ever read the Bible.

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 1):
It's Fred Phelps, big surprise. He's insane, and so are his brainwashed followers (mostly his family).

If only you would realize the same thing about Lew Rockwell

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 16):
.is there really a difference between a cult and a church?

The line is very, very thin.


User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

"If they were protesting the government, I might even join them," Danny Cotton, 56, said amid cries of "get out of our town" and "get out of our country."

"But for them to come during the worst time for this family - it's just wrong."



I found that quote to be the highlight of the article, and somewhat ironic.



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

I read this a couple days ago and I think its total bullshit. These fundamental Christians are on the same level as the fundamental Muslim extremists that execute terrorist attacks. What they are doing is totally wrong and I wish a few of us A-Netters could attend one of their events so we could give them a piece of our minds. Sadly it doesent surprise me that Phelps affiliates himself with the Baptist faith.

I am Methodist and I have never been taught hate and bigotry. We teach love, tolerance, and unity. I know some Christian extremists tell me I am going to Hell for being Methodist. Sad.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 20):
If only you would realize the same thing about Lew Rockwell

That's a bunch of BS. You don't even read Lew Rockwell's writings, or those of his 150 contributers. How would you know? Typical bandwagon basher.

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 22):
These fundamental Christians are on the same level as the fundamental Muslim extremists that execute terrorist attacks.

You know very well that he and his followers are not Christian fundamentalists. They're nuts who abuse the Christian faith to pursue their own ends. They will get their just reward when they die. You know that real Christians couldn't manage to do the horrible things that they do.


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 23):
They're nuts

I resent that. Big grin



Dear moderators: No.
25 Delta767300ER : I can agree with that. These people are animals and make true Christians such as myself, you, and billions of others look bad. Using the name of Chri
26 Scorpio : You do realise that if we replace one word in there it's equally true when talking about Muslim terrorists, right? "You know very well that he and hi
27 Delta767300ER : They are on the same level as far as I'm concerned. It is shocking to see how similiar the 2 religions are..... -Delta767300ER
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