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2012-02-19 11:59:45 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: He pretty much told everyone to stop believing what they believed for thousands of years and do what he said. That's pretty darn liberal. I mean, if Jesus was a conservative, he would've told everyone to keep being Jewish and forget all that new testament stuff, right?


Exactly. Back then, turn the other cheek was pretty farking liberal. Especially considering the "eye for an eye" thing in the Old Testament was meant to be a limiter. Meaning if someone takes your eye, you only have the right to their eye, not both eyes, an arm, burn down their house and sell their kids into slavery. If he were like today's conservative Christians he would have been preaching about some old obscure Jewish text to justify all manor of things, like many modern Christians do with Leviticus. Instead, the message I got from his teachings was figure shiat out for yourself, you and God do not need a middle man. The main thing I took away was that if you are hurting or marginalizing a particular group of people, you are most likely in the wrong. It didn't matter if it was the infectious sick, tax collectors, prostitutes and I'm going to go ahead and add homosexuals (I also suspect a few of the apostles were drunks). It's just a shame the message has been so bastardized.
 
2012-02-20 12:03:45 AM
Photoshop contest?.
 
2012-02-20 12:15:47 AM
img58.imageshack.us
 
2012-02-20 12:18:04 AM

Xenomech: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I'm not religious by any stretch, but even I know that these charlatans aren't real Christians.

Yeah, it's funny how many Farkers think these people are actually religious and don't realize they're a family of lawyers who do this thing for a living.



While I agree that they're not Christian in the mainstream sense, and while I'm sure Old Man Phelps knows it's all bullshiat... I don't think the rest do.

Take a llok at the Louis Theroux documentaries on them. There is all sorts of crazy in those families, kids being kicked out and completely estranged for questioning the beliefs, brainwashing the young'uns, masses of prejudice... It's more cult-like so far as I can tell. The guy at the top, running the show, hate-filled and weird but probably knowing what he's doing, those below are true believers (and victims)
 
2012-02-20 12:27:05 AM

Mock26: I will gladly protest on behalf of the Westboro Baptist Church, for $500 a day.


Whar?
No per diem.

/yes I need a receipt please.
 
2012-02-20 12:54:43 AM

StinkyFiddlewinks: I can't wait for the day "Westboro Baptist Church" and "Bus Plunge" are in the same headline.


Sadly, it will be a bus of Boy Scouts going over a cliff and the Westboro Baptist Church we be bashing the dead scouts for allowing muslims to join.
 
2012-02-20 12:58:34 AM
I don't get it. How does this work? Considering this family earns its living by inciting other people to punch them in the face and then suing them, how do you get punched in the face if you don't even show up?
 
2012-02-20 01:05:50 AM

Guntram Shatterhand: TheCore: I'm looking forward to showing up at Fred Phelps's funeral someday with a big sign that reads "Thank God for dead Christians Badly Hidden Homosexuals".

Come on, Phelps is gay. You can tell. He hasn't had hetero sex in decades.


You did not include the possibility of incest?
 
2012-02-20 01:06:01 AM
That's too god-damned bad they didn't: Those Brothas and Sistas woulda shot the shiat outta those dumb Arkansas crackers
 
2012-02-20 01:21:41 AM

Gothnet: Xenomech: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I'm not religious by any stretch, but even I know that these charlatans aren't real Christians.

Yeah, it's funny how many Farkers think these people are actually religious and don't realize they're a family of lawyers who do this thing for a living.


While I agree that they're not Christian in the mainstream sense, and while I'm sure Old Man Phelps knows it's all bullshiat... I don't think the rest do.

Take a llok at the Louis Theroux documentaries on them. There is all sorts of crazy in those families, kids being kicked out and completely estranged for questioning the beliefs, brainwashing the young'uns, masses of prejudice... It's more cult-like so far as I can tell. The guy at the top, running the show, hate-filled and weird but probably knowing what he's doing, those below are true believers (and victims)


If you're taking the word of a guy--even if that guy is your dad or grandfather--over the word of your lord and savior, I don't think you can call yourself a Christian. A victim? Perhaps. A true believer of the garbage you've been fed? Sure. But not a Christian. Of course, I'm not a Christian, so my opinion probably doesn't mean squat to them. I just wish they'd go away and stop traumatizing people in their time of deepest sorrow over lost loved ones. That's truly despicable and a cock-punchable offense in my book.
 
2012-02-20 01:22:51 AM

stuffy: [img1.fark.net image 54x11] when you just can't attention whore in person.


I'll have to try that.
 
2012-02-20 01:24:42 AM
It would be neat if someone could find the same pic WITHOUT the WB assholes.
 
2012-02-20 01:45:22 AM

MrEricSir: Yet another example of our nation's failure to support people with mental health greed issues.

 
2012-02-20 01:45:43 AM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: If you're taking the word of a guy--even if that guy is your dad or grandfather--over the word of your lord and savior, I don't think you can call yourself a Christian. A victim? Perhaps. A true believer of the garbage you've been fed? Sure. But not a Christian. Of course, I'm not a Christian, so my opinion probably doesn't mean squat to them. I just wish they'd go away and stop traumatizing people in their time of deepest sorrow over lost loved ones. That's truly despicable and a cock-punchable offense in my book.


Oh they truly are despicable, hateful people, I just wanted to convey that (AFAICT from a tv documentary) that it's not *just* a business model to most of them, it's more of a cult-like setup.
 
2012-02-20 02:01:36 AM
someone mentioned it above and it bears repeating...

check out Louis Therox's documentary The Most Hated Family in America part 1 of 8 ^ The church invite him in and give him full access to themselves for a month. Great stuff
 
2012-02-20 02:25:49 AM

Grables'Daughter: It would be neat if someone could find the same pic WITHOUT the WB assholes.


here you go ... (gotta love the GiS by image)

ll-media.tmz.com
 
2012-02-20 02:48:39 AM

Candygram4Mongo: This could develop into a whole new thing for them. They could photoshop themselves into JFK's funeral, Dr King's funeral..


The Mormons piss a lot of people off when they do things like that, so it just might work.
 
2012-02-20 03:17:19 AM
They were at Kathy Griffith's show tonight in Wichita.
 
2012-02-20 03:33:45 AM
i487.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-20 03:44:21 AM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: I've always suspected Jesus was way more liberal about shiat than he is given credit for.

He pretty much told everyone to stop believing what they believed for thousands of years and do what he said. That's pretty darn liberal. I mean, if Jesus was a conservative, he would've told everyone to keep being Jewish and forget all that new testament stuff, right?


I agree with the liberal part, but even if he was conservative, he couldn't have told them to "forget that new testament stuff" because it wasn't written yet.
 
2012-02-20 03:59:26 AM
What would Jesus do?

Photoshop himself being a dick!
 
2012-02-20 04:07:21 AM

JRoo: What would Jesus do?

Photoshop himself being a dick!


Isn't lying some sort of sin, or something?
 
2012-02-20 05:54:28 AM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Keizer_Ghidorah: So, what's their problem with Whitney Houston? Are they just randomly targeting people to protest about nowadays?

I'm pretty sure they carefully target people who will get them the most attention, which is why it's so surprising that they didn't ACTUALLY show up at Whitney's funeral.


They probably realized all the security would make it impossible for them to protest anywhere that had any sort of visibility, and visibility is a key factor for them. I kind of wish they had showed up when Bobby Brown was still there, albeit. Things might have gotten interesting.
 
2012-02-20 06:35:07 AM
What are their Farker handles?
 
2012-02-20 06:52:51 AM

HoneyDog: What are their Farker handles?


Bevets?

Actually no, that's pretty mean to the Bevets-bot.
 
2012-02-20 06:55:05 AM
I would much rather see them protest this waste of talent than some young mans life lost fighting for his country.

/American in Canada
//cannat wait for this biatch to be out of the news
///and I thought catholic funerals were too long
 
2012-02-20 07:10:21 AM
The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America's acceptance of homosexuality and has gained infamy for picketing the funerals of public figures and military members. The church announced last week that it would picket Houston's funeral in Newark on Saturday. they can make a living by provoking people and organizations to retaliate against their trolling with injunctions and physical violence, then sue the snot out of them for physical injury and "preventing free speech".

Please, religion has zero to do with it. Really. It's all about the Benjamins, baby.
 
2012-02-20 07:12:20 AM
I just cant wait until they piss off some militant nutjob who takes it upon themselves to inflict some sort of Wrath o' God punishment on them all.


Hey, I can wish, cant I? I have this monkey's paw and I wished for a Slurpee and I got it, and I got two wishes left..
 
2012-02-20 07:20:28 AM

skinink: Do gays ever picket the Westboro Church?


They'd be fools if they did. Picketing = media coverage = free publicity.

/ignore them
 
2012-02-20 07:39:20 AM

Desmo: That's too god-damned bad they didn't: Those Brothas and Sistas woulda shot the shiat outta those dumb Arkansas crackers


I believe you misspelled Kansas.

/Arkansan
//we have enough crazies of our own
///don't need any extra
 
2012-02-20 07:44:04 AM

TheCore: I'm looking forward to showing up at Fred Phelps's funeral someday with a big sign that reads "Thank God for dead Christians".


Those are NOT Christians.
 
2012-02-20 07:44:27 AM
Hypothetical question: If it were proven that an attorney disseminated a photo known by her to be false in the manner alleged in TFA, would that attorney's law license be in any jeopardy?
 
2012-02-20 08:19:32 AM
God hates a lot of things. I read that book. Now stop picking on the one you find most relevant while forgetting the others. Your true colors are showing.

Damn multi-fiber sinners deserving of death. Hell, I bet they plant different crops side by side. And is that work I see on the Sabbath? It's a shame you'll only be able to die once in penance.
 
2012-02-20 08:50:29 AM
What exactly happened at comicon 2010?
 
2012-02-20 08:51:32 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: Please, religion has zero to do with it. Really. It's all about the Benjamins, baby.


No really, go watch the Louis Theroux documentary (it's entertaining, and an eye opener), they are a genuinely farked up cult. With, of course, the possible exception of the old man at the top who refuses to be drawn on anything. They are genuinely brainwashing their children into this stuff.

It would almost be more palatable to me if they were just a bunch of litigious assholes, but it turns out they are religious extremists *and* litigious assholes.
 
2012-02-20 09:00:14 AM
She was buried in a cemetery about as mile from my place. We drove by it yesterday afterwards - some news vans and cops were still lingering. Her site will probably be easy to spot with its 10 metric tons of flowers.
 
2012-02-20 09:12:59 AM

Xenomech: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I'm not religious by any stretch, but even I know that these charlatans aren't real Christians.

Yeah, it's funny how many Farkers think these people are actually religious and don't realize they're a family of lawyers who do this thing for a living.


I used to think they were just con-men too, and on some level they are, most of their money comes from lawsuit settlements after they goad cities into violating their 1st Amendment rights. But My wife had encounters with them in KS before they took their act national (like when they held up signs with graphic gay sex pictures as she was trying to take her six year old sister to Disney on Ice) and she say when you look into their eyes, particularly Freddie himself, you see a fanaticism and a "wrongness" that makes it clear this isn't just a game to them
 
2012-02-20 09:15:06 AM
Don't the Ten Commandments have something against lying?
 
2012-02-20 11:38:47 AM

kettir: TheCore: I'm looking forward to showing up at Fred Phelps's funeral someday with a big sign that reads "Thank God for dead Christians".

Those are NOT Christians.


How do you determine that?

www.landoverbaptist.org is the only true church.
 
2012-02-20 12:23:17 PM

kettir: TheCore: I'm looking forward to showing up at Fred Phelps's funeral someday with a big sign that reads "Thank God for dead Christians".

Those are NOT Christians.


This comment always gets me. If you wan't take their word for whether they believe that Jesus is god, they are saved through him, etc. whose word will you take?
 
2012-02-20 01:00:10 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: This comment always gets me. If you won't take their word for whether they believe that Jesus is god, they are saved through him, etc. whose word will you take?


No one's, it's all about actions brother. Would you believe someone you just met who said "trust me I'm a good guy", without any proof of that fact? I don't want to hear anything about which deity people believe in or which religious organization they affiliate themselves with because that doesn't matter. The only reason any religion tries to convert people is that it increases revenue, it's a farking business. The idea that there is a pan-dimensional spanking coming to anyone who doesn't choose the proper mythology to support, without proof, is just plain stupid. If you participate in hate speech and douchebaggery of the highest order, the fact that you believe what you are doing is Christ's will is moot. The fact remains that your actions will betray you as an ignorant asshat, deserving of scorn to the people who witness them. I have no doubt in my mind that Hitler, Pol Pot, al-Qaeda, Stalin etc. all believed they were justified and morally correct in their actions. The fact remains that we know them to be awful douche bags of the highest order, deserving of a fate worse than death.
 
2012-02-20 01:02:08 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: kettir: TheCore: I'm looking forward to showing up at Fred Phelps's funeral someday with a big sign that reads "Thank God for dead Christians".

Those are NOT Christians.

This comment always gets me. If you wan't take their word for whether they believe that Jesus is god, they are saved through him, etc. whose word will you take?


Though I am not religious any longer, I do find that Matthew 7:15-20 is a pretty good yard stick.
Though in the WBC case they are more like trolls in wolves clothing.
 
2012-02-20 01:12:08 PM

Sticky Hands: Though I am not religious any longer, I do find that Matthew 7:15-20 is a pretty good yard stick.


One of my favorites too, although if you are trying to negate the need for church and guys like Freddie farktard I like Matthew 6:5-8

5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.[a] 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

It almost sounds like he is saying fark priests and fark organized religion (I'm paraphrasing), you need neither.

12 years of Catholic school makes it fun and funny to argue with religi-tards, as long as you don't drink the kool-aid while you're there.
 
2012-02-20 02:17:23 PM
Yep, they research their trolling, and if they can't get away with it legally, or if they can but there's a chance they'll wind up dead and won't see a penny of recompance, they won't go.

You can't troll if you're dead. And there's plenty of people to make them "disappear".

/God Loves Pine Barrens more
 
2012-02-20 07:04:04 PM
MY FAITH IS PASTEDE ON YAY
 
2012-02-20 07:22:25 PM

Dracolich: God hates a lot of things. I read that book. Now stop picking on the one you find most relevant while forgetting the others. Your true colors are showing.

Damn multi-fiber sinners deserving of death. Hell, I bet they plant different crops side by side. And is that work I see on the Sabbath? It's a shame you'll only be able to die once in penance.


God hates popcorn skrimps.
 
2012-02-20 11:47:59 PM
I think the final thing that brought me to tears over this debacle was the loving, heartfelt tribute from Shirley Roper-Phelps.

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-23 12:25:29 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America's acceptance of homosexuality and has gained infamy for picketing the funerals of public figures and military members. The church announced last week that it would picket Houston's funeral in Newark on Saturday. they can make a living by provoking people and organizations to retaliate against their trolling with injunctions and physical violence, then sue the snot out of them for physical injury and "preventing free speech".

Please, religion has zero to do with it. Really. It's all about the Benjamins, baby.


No reason both can't be true at once. They could be completely sincere in their beliefs while still categorizing anyone outside their cult as "marks" to be exploited at will for financial gain. Since they already claim that pretty much the entire human race is deemed by God to be completely expendable and created specifically to be condemned to Hell, it's really only a short step to believing that God also created them as resources for the faithful to use and exploit.
 
2012-02-23 12:30:40 AM

Avery614: Mitch Taylor's Bro: TheCore: I'm looking forward to showing up at Fred Phelps's funeral someday with a big sign that reads "Thank God for dead, fake Christians".

Fixed for real Christians. I'm not religious by any stretch, but even I know that these charlatans aren't real Christians.

I've always suspected Jesus was way more liberal about shiat than he is given credit for. Think about it, if you are smart, which we can assume he was, how would you try to make sure people didn't fark up the message? Maybe by hanging out with prostitutes and other supposed dregs, make sure your first miracle is something like turning water into a shiatload of hooch, become a squatter and go from city to city partying and ranting at people. Something tells me, in his day Jesus was a lot less
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and a lot more
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Yo.
upload.wikimedia.org
/Didn't you always sort of suspect?
 
2012-02-23 02:30:50 AM

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Yo.
upload.wikimedia.org
/Didn't you always sort of suspect?


It's just a ride man, it's just a ride.
 
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