Westboro Baptist Church

Posted Saturday, January 15, 2011, at 7:44 AM
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  • Charles:

    Westboro members claim that the Congresswoman supported the rights of homosexuals and anyone there could be associated with that cause. Yes I know. Crazy. The shooter was a proponent of nihilism media says [chaos in society?].

    Seems that respect for fellow man has flown out the window for no matter what one thinks of another's opinion, respect should remain in place. Westboro church has totally missed the boat where the Christian message in concerned.

    I believe that same church group protested Elizabeth Edward's funeral because of the adultery committed by family members and her supposed support of gay rights. The solution there was a great one, better than any new law could achieve.

    Other groups, such as breast cancer survivors and several others, formed a "line of love" along procession and at church entrance, providing a human barrier between the Westboro members and the mourners.

    What better way to show the mourners and the world that these church members are a very small minority and only looking for publicity.

    Westboro church members are using their rights given to them by the very same legislators and military personnel they protest because of their work for human rights.

    As Martin Luther King Day approaches this Monday, we can to remember that his work helped the cause of human rights for everyone, including Westboro church members and we can use those very same rights to the fullest by forming barriers between them and those they are protesting to show that they truly work.

    Prior to the 1960's people debated the "rights" of black people as vehemently as gay rights issues are debated today. In addition many other human rights such as the cause for equal pay in workplace for women was helped tremendously by the work of King. Good way to remember him is to champion those rights in all areas and use them to protest those who protest against them.

    Have a good day.

    -- Posted by Jenny Moore on Sat, Jan 15, 2011, at 9:33 AM
  • I've said this before and I'll say it again, the Westboro Baptist Church is nothing more than an attention ***** and we just need to ignore them and stop giving them all the free press and attention that we do. Stop paying attention to them and they lose what power they think they have. If you know they are going to be somewhere protesting, change the route at the last minute and avoid them completely. Keep the media away from them, don't mention them in any news story. They are the true social pariahs and should be treated as such.

    Also, having spoken to members of this 'church' personally I can say without a doubt they are disgusting, psychotic, self-aggrandizing individuals with delusions of grandness and their own self-importance.

    -- Posted by Village_Id10t on Mon, Jan 17, 2011, at 12:12 PM
  • Well said......I can't bring myself to call you the village id10t when that was so well phrased!

    -- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 12:13 PM
  • Rumors have begun circling that there's a new goal for internet " hacktivist" group Anonymous. An open letter recently posted on an Anonymous related site indicated that the next target would be the Westboro Baptist Church. However, members of the group have insisted the religious hate group isn't one of the top items on the Anonymous agenda.

    -- Posted by drake24 on Sat, Feb 26, 2011, at 2:40 AM
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