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(620WTMJ Milwaukee)   Farker just found out that Westboro Baptist Church is going to be picketing a location minutes from his home Sunday morning and at Miller Park on the Fourth. Got any good counter-protest sign ideas?   ( divider line 448
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2012-06-27 01:09:12 PM  
I support the First Amendment, but not these D-bags.
2012-06-27 01:09:14 PM  
How do we know that you'll even go?
2012-06-27 01:11:10 PM  
Set up a lemonade stand. After you've sold a pitcher or two, arrange for a por-0-potty truck to pull up next to the stand and "refill" your supply
2012-06-27 01:11:26 PM  
If a man sleeps with his father's wife... both him and his father's wife is to be put to death. (Leviticus 20:11)

If a man sleeps with his wife and her mother they are all to be burnt to death. (Leviticus 20:14)

If a man or woman has sex with an animal, both human and animal must be killed. (Leviticus 20:15-16).
2012-06-27 01:11:40 PM  

AKTurkey: [ image 207x257]

Ezekiel 13:3 - "Thus says the Lord God, "Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing."

I would do that, or:

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves." ~ Author: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

"'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments." ~ Matthew 22:36-40

I love fighting religious zealots with their own religion. Don't turn to god to justify your prejudice.
2012-06-27 01:12:43 PM
2012-06-27 01:13:00 PM  

scarmig: Shame them

I like that you think this is possible.
2012-06-27 01:13:11 PM  

Chinchillazilla: I'll give you a dollar to kill Fred.

2012-06-27 01:13:26 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: How do we know that you'll even go?

Why do you care? Why speak for others (we) who didn't ask you? What is the point of your post exactly... 'get off my lawn' (get off fark thread)?

Slaves2Darkness: What you need is something more interesting to the media then these assholes.

He could rob a bank...
2012-06-27 01:13:37 PM  
They are attention whores that feed their persecution complex by inciting people to do things against them, and they fill their coffers by suing the city for failing to protect them. Don't go, tell all your friends and family to not go, tell all your local media outlets that if they show any coverage of this event you will never watch/listen/read their product again and there will be no way to recover your business, and you will boycott any business that uses them as an advertising medium.
2012-06-27 01:13:46 PM  
I forgot to add:

"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17)
2012-06-27 01:13:56 PM  

There is only ONE way to beat the WBC.


tl;dw version:

You contact many local charites that run counter to the WBC, Aids groups, Veterans groups, Young gay teens groups etc.

This is key, you have to have a wide variety of choices for people to choose from.

Then you take donations for them ALL. Turn the WBC in to a cash flow stream so people can visibly show their disgust of them with their wallets, on the spot.

All the donation groups you selected benefit from the WBC being cocks.
2012-06-27 01:14:15 PM  

Boudica's War Tampon: "For God so LOVED the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth upon Him should not perish but have eternal life."

/then have a moment of weakness for me and shoot them an under-the-knee hook-shot bird for me.
/but do it out of love

2012-06-27 01:14:36 PM  


2012-06-27 01:14:51 PM  

BackAssward: They don't care what sign you put up... thet are just lawsuity people, not philosophical people. Any message would be ignored anyway, they just want to sue people...

/So glad Canada refused them entry, when they tried to do that shiat in my country.

Oooh, subby should get a big Nelson Ha! Ha! sign and wave a Canadian flag.

/seriously though, I agree with everyone saying to just ignore them
2012-06-27 01:14:53 PM  

STRYPERSWINE: [ image 546x423]

HAHA, I used to eat lunch on the patio of the building behind that photo watching these people when I was in school. There are a few of them, it was really fun when you go talk to them.
2012-06-27 01:15:13 PM  
My God has a bigger Dick than your God.

Your God doth protest too much.
2012-06-27 01:15:21 PM  

malaktaus: Maybe just a really choice Bible quote, like the passage where it says rape victims can be made to marry their attackers or something of that nature.

Ezk 23:20
New International Version (©1984)
There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
2012-06-27 01:15:42 PM  

apoptotic: Crewmannumber6: I don't get the oreos reference

Here you go

2012-06-27 01:16:31 PM  
Hold up a big sign that says "Smite Him >" (arrow pointing at WBC) but hold it over your head so God can see it.

My God of Love Wants to Eat Your God of Hate

WTF God? W...T...F? (again, arrow pointing at WBC)
2012-06-27 01:16:46 PM  

RyansPrivates: AKTurkey: [ image 207x257]

Ezekiel 13:3 - "Thus says the Lord God, "Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing."

Pretty much this....use the bible against them.

Doesn't work. They cherry pick the quotes that they consider valid, but have obscenely circular logic for nullifying the ones they don't like. It's really bizarre.

//I try to NOT be an asshole about it.
2012-06-27 01:17:01 PM  
"Get a brain, morans!"
2012-06-27 01:17:19 PM

Everyone at the site will leave.
2012-06-27 01:17:31 PM  
Chances are, they won't transport their own signs, but make them when they get there. Just go around and buy up all the card stock and markers.

I've always wondered if assaulting protesters sense of smell would work... A hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg smell) squirt gun... Don't shoot them, just spray anything they're standing near. A super soaker of stink. Probably work for paparazzi too.
2012-06-27 01:17:53 PM  
How about:

"Fred Phelps
His Own

See if you can get one of them to hit you.
Then sue them.
2012-06-27 01:18:49 PM  
Hire gay men from craigslist, have them dress only in tight pink shorts. They should be well built. Oil them up, have them hold signs that say "I love God, I love WBC, I love men."
2012-06-27 01:19:01 PM  
REMEMBER The WBC does not believe in what is on their Signs.

No, they don't. The "Family" and they are a large extended family are mostly made up of lawyers.

They make a living off of lawsuits.

Im not even kidding. Try to stop them from protesting, lawsuit... try to stop a protest in progress? Lawsuit... physically try to stop them, BIG LAWSUIT.

This is how they operate... this is how they make their money.
2012-06-27 01:19:39 PM  

Thudfark: Set up a taco stand. Everyone loves tacos.

Submitter here. One of the signs we joked about at work yesterday was "GOD LOVES TACOS"

And for those calling for me to do something productive with my time, it's 10AM on a Sunday morning. Anything I do at that time will hardly be productive, and how often do these opportunities come up? Not too often for me.
2012-06-27 01:20:23 PM  
"The price of free speech is having to listen to a lot of crap."
2012-06-27 01:20:53 PM  
Do nothing. Don't feed the trolls.

The "church" is a family of half-assed (and half of them have been disbarred) lawyers who manipulate people into crossing a legal line, then sue them.

WBC "protest" in the most offensive (but legal) ways they can and wait for somebody to attack them or try to stop them from "protesting".

They are trolls.
2012-06-27 01:21:00 PM  

KarmicDisaster: apoptotic: Crewmannumber6: I don't get the oreos reference

Here you go


2012-06-27 01:21:00 PM  
I grow weary of protest signs. And I really think that smart movements would do away with them. I think a HUGE group of people amassed somewhere without signs would be much more effective in a lot of ways. First, you don't run the risk of "George" or "Sam" (you know, the guy in the group you're all a little humiliated to be associated with) showing up with his stupid upside down, misspelled, or just plain wrong sign. Second, it prevents people from subverting your movement by showing up and acting like they're on your side and carrying signs that actually attack your group (see above examples). Thirdly, signs are lame and actually cause your people to think they're doing something when they're not. Instead, have them chant slogans or simply impede traffic until people start asking questions... I think it would be much more poignant and memorable. Fourth reason is simple: not carrying signs frees up your hands so you can gesture, slap someone, hold hands while singing, or carry pitchforks or RPGs, which are all much more effective methods of "persuading" people...

/yeah, I'm an idiot for over-thinking this garbage...
//Fred Phelps and his people should DIAF
2012-06-27 01:21:06 PM  

Cyno01: Me and a buddy are thinking of going down there and trying to sic the CoS on the WBC. That would be awesome.

[ image 608x560]

that would be awesome!
2012-06-27 01:21:08 PM  
LSD in their lemonade =)

Half hour later invite a giant Pride parade to come through.

Minds would be blown.
2012-06-27 01:21:26 PM  
Find a guy named Dan or Daniel (or a girl named Danielle, whatever), and hold up a sign with Ezekiel 28:3: "Behold, are you wiser than Daniel? Does no mystery perplex you?"
2012-06-27 01:21:41 PM  
A version of their distinctive rainbow (!) signs saying "LOOK AT ME! I'M AN ATTENTION WHORE!" with an image of Fred Phelps doing a handstand in a thong.

And no, I'm not about to photoshop anything that involves Fred Phelps in a thong.
2012-06-27 01:22:05 PM  
2012-06-27 01:22:20 PM
This would be a great sign for them to stop being souch giant douche-nozzles.

Of course you'd probably go to jail for a few months because of all the murder, but I think it would be worth it.
2012-06-27 01:22:35 PM  
Yay for our border people, some people think they have the right to just go into any country, just because they are 'merican.

Canadian border guards are under orders to prevent members of a fundamentalist American church from crossing into Canada to protest at the Saturday funeral for a Winnipeg man brutally killed on a Greyhound bus last week.

Westboro Baptist Church, a controversial Kansas-based sect, intends to picket the funeral of 22-year-old Tim McLean to tell Canadians his slaying on July 30 was God's response to Canadian policies enabling abortion, homosexuality and adultery.

"God is punishing Canada for passing laws against WBC - by exposing Canadians as cannibals and highway decapitaters," the church says in a news release on its website, which refers to McLean as "The Headless Canadian."

Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day's office sent an alert to border patrol to "look out" for people with signs and pamphlets consistent with the messages that the church promotes and to keep them out of the country, Winnipeg MP Pat Martin told CBC News on Friday.

"Entering Canada by a U.S. citizen isn't an absolute right, and if you're coming here only to disrupt the social order and to promote what we consider to be bordering on hate crimes or hate language, they shouldn't come into Canada," Martin said.

"We're not going to allow these people to compound the tragedy of the McLean family loss, and Canadians simply won't tolerate these lunatics disrupting what should be a respectful service."

Freedom of speech is not absolute, Martin said.

"Your freedom to swing your arm in the air ends when it touches the end of my nose," he said. "What these people were going to do was hurtful, harmful and disruptive to the peace, order and good government that we guarantee to our citizens, so they have no place in this country."
2012-06-27 01:22:40 PM  
1 Peter 3:4
2012-06-27 01:22:57 PM
2012-06-27 01:23:03 PM  
"Romans 13:10, you coonts"
2012-06-27 01:23:48 PM  
Judge not,lest ye be judged
Matt 7:1
2012-06-27 01:24:07 PM  
Cheese Graters subsist on llama.
Refrigerate your genitals
Lose weight, prevent island tipping

and the AVGN classic:

Live Like A Windrammer As You Fark
2012-06-27 01:24:22 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: What you need is something more interesting to the media then these assholes.
It is probably too late, but if you are plugged into the costumers/cos-play communities getting them to rally and counter protest in costumes with silly signs worked for Comic Con. (I think it was Comic Con, I might be wrong). The media love the silly socially conscious freaks angle of it.

Have a couple of friends pretend to be part of the WBC group... with fluorescent 'god hates something' signs... then have a couple of friends start yelling at them... then have them get in a fight... a very big over the top fight... out into the middle of the street... fake blood, guns firing blanks... if the cops try to break it up and/or arrest you claim you are filming a movie and couldn't afford to hire all the extras needed for the scene.
2012-06-27 01:24:27 PM  
Would this help?
2012-06-27 01:24:31 PM  
Simply park a couple trailers off the side of the road and change a tire. Take all day to do it.
Show up with a group of street minstrels with portable amplifiers and de-tuned guitars and play metal all day long in support of their protest.

Ask them if they understand that separation of church and state DENIES them the right to protest as an organized religion against state policies?
2012-06-27 01:24:42 PM  
"Fred Phelps is a Karma Whore!"
2012-06-27 01:24:51 PM  

TheBlackrose: Hell, even protest Walker again, just for the fark of it.

The hell is wrong with you? That show was great. I've I knew where you lived, I'd roundhouse kick you in the face with my beard.
2012-06-27 01:25:22 PM  

LarryDan43: Pretend you are with them and hold up an offensive cartoon of Mohammed.

That's funny! With appropriate disguise!
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