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2012-05-14 03:03:48 PM  
Give that kid a farking medal:

www.israelpolitik.org
 
2012-05-14 03:10:48 PM  
Well played, young sir. Well played.
 
2012-05-14 03:26:11 PM  
When you've failed to brainwash young kids in Topeka, Kansas, it's time to give up. You've lost.
 
2012-05-14 03:31:47 PM  
www.funnysign.com
 
2012-05-14 03:58:55 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: When you've failed to brainwash young kids in Topeka, Kansas, it's time to give up. You've lost.


Well, just because they've failed with one there isn't enough.
Contrariwise, looks like it might pretty easily be 1/3 who they've failed with, and possibly 2/3.
 
2012-05-14 04:14:08 PM  
I like how the WBC dude is brave enough to carry that sign but not brave enough to have his face photographed with it.

And, though I know full well what these people are about, their MO, and the fact they probably don't even believe this crap themselves, I have to ask: WTF is their point?

One of em has a sign saying "Too Late To Pray" and I'm aware of their alleged belief in predestination. So given that, WTF is your point? It's too late for everyone, then. And your signs aren't going to convince us all to repent, and if we did it wouldn't matter anyway.

These people are a social kidney stone.
 
2012-05-14 04:33:31 PM  
As nice as that is for the kid, his counter-protest was not effective at all. It brought more attention to WBC. That's all WBC wants, attention. They will go away once people stop paying attention.
 
2012-05-14 04:33:56 PM  
God hates us, every one.
 
2012-05-14 04:35:11 PM  

Diogenes: These people are a social kidney stone.


This is the best WBC metaphor ever.
 
2012-05-14 04:35:11 PM  
well done young man, well done indeed
 
2012-05-14 04:35:59 PM  
Good on ya, kid.

/fark those asshats
//Swype does not know the word asshat
 
2012-05-14 04:36:48 PM  

lennavan: As nice as that is for the kid, his counter-protest was not effective at all. It brought more attention to WBC. That's all WBC wants, attention. They will go away once people stop paying attention.


But will they? I haven't heard much of them in the last year until now but they still have funding sources. They are like cancer, you can ignore it all you want but it's still there and won't go away unless you do something about it.
 
2012-05-14 04:38:57 PM  

Sticky Hands: God hates us, every one.


Which God?
Ra? Zeus? clarify.
 
2012-05-14 04:39:34 PM  

lennavan: As nice as that is for the kid, his counter-protest was not effective at all. It brought more attention to WBC. That's all WBC wants, attention. They will go away once people stop paying attention.


I disagree. They will go away when we nuke their church to the ground. Hell, I'd be willing to take that hit if it meant getting rid of those farking ass mongoloids.
 
2012-05-14 04:39:50 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Sticky Hands: God hates us, every one.

Which God?
Ra? Zeus? clarify.


The one that needed the Enterprise
 
2012-05-14 04:40:00 PM  
What an awesome little kid.
 
2012-05-14 04:40:43 PM  
Seriously: The most effective counterprotest is to ignore these farkers. They will do whakier and whakier shiat to get attention, and will finally end up actually breaking a law in order to garner said attention.

//They are a freakishly well-run lawsuit-for-profit machine, nothing more.
 
2012-05-14 04:40:56 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: When you've failed to brainwash young kids in Topeka, Kansas, it's time to give up. You've lost.


You say that, but North Carolina just became the 30th state to amend their constitution to ban gay marriage.

I think the uncomfortable truth of the WBC is that many people do actually agree with them 95% of the time. Which is why, for example, the Patriot Guard riders show up to drown them out when they protest a soldier's funeral, but are no where to be seen whey they protest a gay teenager's funeral, or a high school or university graduation, or at a Jewish temple, etc.
 
2012-05-14 04:41:19 PM  
Too bad this kid doesn't understand the concept of trolls. Sorry kid, you fail.
 
2012-05-14 04:41:26 PM  
The Christian God hates PLENTY of people.

At least own it.
 
2012-05-14 04:41:52 PM  
Now teach him that -- when researching validity of 'god' -- there is not one iota of evidence.

/f*cking rednecks
 
2012-05-14 04:42:33 PM  
This is what bothers me about this church: (and I know - it's probably already been said a gizzilion times.)

1. The Christian God hates no one.
2. The church's congregation hates.
3. God is not real.
4. Those farking bastards from that church are making it a point to spread hate. And the families that lost loved ones are made to suffer for it.
5. A whole bunch of churches have been burned to the ground, and THIS one is still there.
 
2012-05-14 04:42:39 PM  
The funniest counter-protest to the WBC was Comicon.

/Why did they even try that?
 
2012-05-14 04:42:56 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Good on ya, kid.

/fark those asshats
//Swype does not know the word asshat


add it to your dictionary
 
2012-05-14 04:43:00 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Sticky Hands: God hates us, every one.

Which God?
Ra? Zeus? clarify.


The River gods. They take sacrifices of fishing tackle and offer up scant fish in return.

Damn you River gods, damn you.
 
2012-05-14 04:43:35 PM  

Sticky Hands: God hates us, every one.


It's because of that whole crucifixion thing, isn't it? We can't be going around complaining about who killed who; this is a day of celebration.

/ I guess I'd be angry too if I lived my whole life and never got any, not even once.

// I guess he didn't look on the bright side of life

/ I keed, I keed
 
2012-05-14 04:43:36 PM  

lennavan: As nice as that is for the kid, his counter-protest was not effective at all. It brought more attention to WBC. That's all WBC wants, attention. They will go away once people stop paying attention.


Threads over folks. This covers it.
 
2012-05-14 04:43:40 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: When you've failed to brainwash young kids in Topeka, Kansas, it's time to give up. You've lost.


Seeing that this kid sill believes in god, I'd say his brainwashing wasn't a failure
 
2012-05-14 04:43:55 PM  

Theaetetus: FirstNationalBastard: When you've failed to brainwash young kids in Topeka, Kansas, it's time to give up. You've lost.

You say that, but North Carolina just became the 30th state to amend their constitution to ban gay marriage.

I think the uncomfortable truth of the WBC is that many people do actually agree with them 95% of the time. Which is why, for example, the Patriot Guard riders show up to drown them out when they protest a soldier's funeral, but are no where to be seen whey they protest a gay teenager's funeral, or a high school or university graduation, or at a Jewish temple, etc.


Or, because resources are finite, and they've picked their battle. Expecting someone to do all of the things all of the time at great cost to themselves is unrealistic.

Besides, they're the Patriot Guard, a name that is linked inherently to the military and to soldiers, not the Emo, Entitled, Whiny Guard, which would be better linked to teens.
 
2012-05-14 04:44:01 PM  
Fundamentalist Christianity is the World Wide Wrestling Federation of religions.
 
2012-05-14 04:44:23 PM  

Diogenes: And, though I know full well what these people are about, their MO, and the fact they probably don't even believe this crap themselves, I have to ask: WTF is their point?


Most of the "members" of WBC are lawyers. They show up, provoke people, and sue the ones who get pissed off and react badly. If those people can't be identified as defendants, they sue the local authorities for failing to protect them. Sometimes, they sue both. It's a money-making scheme, pure and simple.

I remain perplexed at how few people realize this.
 
2012-05-14 04:45:01 PM  

mabel: Evil Mackerel: Sticky Hands: God hates us, every one.

Which God?
Ra? Zeus? clarify.

The River gods. They take sacrifices of fishing tackle and offer up scant fish in return.

Damn you River gods, damn you.


You haven't sacrificed your virgins lately.
 
2012-05-14 04:45:34 PM  

meddleRPI: Theaetetus: FirstNationalBastard: When you've failed to brainwash young kids in Topeka, Kansas, it's time to give up. You've lost.

You say that, but North Carolina just became the 30th state to amend their constitution to ban gay marriage.

I think the uncomfortable truth of the WBC is that many people do actually agree with them 95% of the time. Which is why, for example, the Patriot Guard riders show up to drown them out when they protest a soldier's funeral, but are no where to be seen whey they protest a gay teenager's funeral, or a high school or university graduation, or at a Jewish temple, etc.

Or, because resources are finite, and they've picked their battle. Expecting someone to do all of the things all of the time at great cost to themselves is unrealistic.

Besides, they're the Patriot Guard, a name that is linked inherently to the military and to soldiers, not the Emo, Entitled, Whiny Guard, which would be better linked to teens.


So, if we polled members of the Patriot Guard, they'd all be in favor of marriage equality?
 
2012-05-14 04:46:14 PM  

BeatrixK: Seriously: The most effective counterprotest is to ignore these farkers.


not at all.
humiliate them

/make sure you take pics to post online

/
 
2012-05-14 04:46:35 PM  

RogueVortex: mabel: Evil Mackerel: Sticky Hands: God hates us, every one.

Which God?
Ra? Zeus? clarify.

The River gods. They take sacrifices of fishing tackle and offer up scant fish in return.

Damn you River gods, damn you.

You haven't sacrificed your virgins lately.


where the hell am I going to find virgins?
 
2012-05-14 04:46:37 PM  

Diogenes: I like how the WBC dude is brave enough to carry that sign but not brave enough to have his face photographed with it.
...


I'm pretty sure that's one of their teenage spawn who is probably not thrilled with having to be out there wasting his time so his cult leaders can eventually sue someone for violating their 'rights'.
 
2012-05-14 04:48:05 PM  

Sticky Hands: RogueVortex: mabel: Evil Mackerel: Sticky Hands: God hates us, every one.

Which God?
Ra? Zeus? clarify.

The River gods. They take sacrifices of fishing tackle and offer up scant fish in return.

Damn you River gods, damn you.

You haven't sacrificed your virgins lately.

where the hell am I going to find virgins?


Elementary school.

[pedobear.jpg]
 
2012-05-14 04:48:10 PM  

Diogenes: "One of em has a sign saying "Too Late To Pray" and I'm aware of their alleged belief in predestination. So given that, WTF is your point?"


Yup. It does rather undermine the argument they're "protesting." If they were actually protesting some public policy, they'd be trying to get the attention of those who could change the policy.

To wit: got a problem with city hall? protest city hall. Got a problem with Wall St? protest outside Wall St. But this they do not do. Nope, they're just harassing private people who choose to attend a funeral, concert, graduation or whatever.

"These [WBC] people are a social kidney stone."

True, but the Supreme Court's braintrust has decided that, because these assholes are religious, they have some special right to harass private people and create a nuisance.
 
2012-05-14 04:48:50 PM  
Careful, young man, people get nailed to crosses for preaching that sort of tolerance...
 
2012-05-14 04:49:20 PM  

TNel: lennavan: As nice as that is for the kid, his counter-protest was not effective at all. It brought more attention to WBC. That's all WBC wants, attention. They will go away once people stop paying attention.

But will they? I haven't heard much of them in the last year until now but they still have funding sources. They are like cancer, you can ignore it all you want but it's still there and won't go away unless you do something about it.


this. These assholes aren't a "social kidney stone", they are a social disease in the same class as AIDS or hepatitis. They aren't going to just up and disappear like the common cold if we just ignore them. They're a tumor on the brainstem of society and the only cure is excision.

/from orbit, biatches.
 
2012-05-14 04:49:36 PM  
"God Hates No one"

Amen.
 
2012-05-14 04:49:54 PM  
The best counter protest is to ignore them. After all, any publicity is good publicity to an attention whore.
 
2012-05-14 04:50:06 PM  
god hates noone?


DAMN YOU NOONE
 
2012-05-14 04:50:07 PM  
That's a fat kid, I'll tell you that. Not now, but soon.

/'pleasantly plump' now
//look at his head
 
2012-05-14 04:50:23 PM  
Effective how? By giving them more attention?
 
2012-05-14 04:50:40 PM  

Enemabag Jones: The funniest counter-protest to the WBC was Comicon.

/Why did they even try that?


www.geekologie.com
 
2012-05-14 04:50:58 PM  
Existential fallacy.

/Unicorns hate cracked wheat and honey-dew.
 
2012-05-14 04:51:34 PM  

tekmo: True, but the Supreme Court's braintrust has decided that, because these assholes are religious, they have some special right to harass private people and create a nuisance.


The university has/had every right to remove them.

/they can protest where ever they want
//as long as the owners of the property agrees
 
2012-05-14 04:52:14 PM  
Are there any non-related members in the WBC? I heard somewhere that all the members were in the Phelps family.
 
2012-05-14 04:54:31 PM  

Diogenes: I like how the WBC dude is brave enough to carry that sign but not brave enough to have his face photographed with it.

And, though I know full well what these people are about, their MO, and the fact they probably don't even believe this crap themselves, I have to ask: WTF is their point?

One of em has a sign saying "Too Late To Pray" and I'm aware of their alleged belief in predestination. So given that, WTF is your point? It's too late for everyone, then. And your signs aren't going to convince us all to repent, and if we did it wouldn't matter anyway.


If you think about it, it's the same reason you do anything in a predestination-based theology: Because God wants you to, and if you're one of the elect, you do what God wants. Election may be unconditional and grace irresistible, so technically you preaching doesn't matter to the non-elect and isn't responsible for the salvation of the elect, but if God says "build a church and preach sermons," then you, if you're really saved, will build a church and preach sermons. If God tells you to hold signs telling everyone that they're going to hell, and you're really saved, then you'll do it, because you're saved, aren't you?

(If you say that that doesn't make sense or is not fair, the response is that God is the one who gets to say what makes sense or is fair. See Romans 9:16-24)

Interestingly enough, this line of thinking is very similar to the technique used in more Armenian churches to get people to work for their salvation despite claiming that salvation is sola fide: "Sure, your salvation isn't dependent on works, but if you're really a Christian, the Holy Spirit will lead you to give 10% of your gross income to the church and participate in 3-4 church activities per week. You are really a Christian, aren't you?"
 
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