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2012-07-06 08:59:32 AM  
I see they invited The Undertaker as well.


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/tombstone piledriver for WBC
 
2012-07-06 08:59:38 AM  

randomjsa: optikeye: The sooner everyone starts to simply ignore these people the better.
The gay community realized this years ago. So now, WBC is moving on to other targets.
They're attention whores, and trolls. Any attention just feeds them.

That's not quite right.

They basically run around doing this crap so they can sue and take people to court if anyone tries to stop them from doing this crap. That's how they make a fair amount of their money. The gay community didn't so much ignore them as they figured out how not to get sued by them... And THAT'S why WBC moved on to new targets.


I've heard that stated, but I haven't found anything indicating it's true. They have sued, and they've won some money, but according to the SPLC website they've lost more than they've won, which doesn't sound like a very good business model.
 
2012-07-06 08:59:44 AM  
Not a really a "wall"

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2012-07-06 09:00:36 AM  

optikeye: The sooner everyone starts to simply ignore these people the better.


I wish this worked. Muslims worldwide are told "Clean up your own. We insist that you repudiate extremism and terrorism, and police yourself."

These people are Christian terrorists. Christians should have to clean them up. It would be the Christian thing to do.
 
2012-07-06 09:00:55 AM  
One of the best ways to deter the WBC or most any other unwanted presence is with a large, burning, wooden barrier. I sometimes recommend that method to others, but not to Aggies.
 
2012-07-06 09:01:47 AM  

LordJiro:

Radical Christians are the reason why two people who love eachother cannot marry if they're the same gender. Radical Christians are why, until VERY recently, I couldn't buy beer on Sunday. Radical Christians are why several states are pushing bullshiat anti-abortion laws.

Religious fundamentalism is a disease ...and you only have to look at certain countries in the Middle East to see how that disease can kill a country. And it CAN happen here.



I agree. The problem is, most religious people are not fundies. They are just normal peeps. I for one, do not lump all Muslims in with the ones who crashed the planes on 9/11. Which is why I won't make Allah jokes and insults if Muslims are in the news negatively...like when they blew up that tunnel the other day.

Just look at how everyone came at me with the hate as soon as I even hinted at being religious..there are so many levels of being so called "religious". It's just bigotry to go with the hate. Just let it go and save it for the lunatics who are trying to impose on you. Most aren't. Don't generalize and stereotype. Oldest lesson in the book.

But fuggit if you want to...it's a free country. Just trying to make discussion.
 
2012-07-06 09:03:29 AM  

publikenemy: Why protect a church Fark atheists?


Perhaps you can answer why an atheist wouldn't protect a church?
 
2012-07-06 09:03:46 AM  

indarwinsshadow: I'm unfamiliar with American laws, but wouldn't or doesn't the Westboro church fall under a terrorist or hate organization? I ask, because I know they're banned from crossing the border and protesting in Canada. Are they protected by your first amendment?


Yes, hate speech is legal.

publikenemy: Just look at how everyone came at me with the hate as soon as I even hinted at being religious


Actually they came at you with the ridicule when you made a douchy persecution complex statement.
 
2012-07-06 09:04:47 AM  
Thanks and gig 'em
 
2012-07-06 09:05:26 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: .HAMMERTOE: publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right?

Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.

Some ignorance just goes above and beyond vanilla religion and desperately needs to be met head-on. (Apply to the forehead.) While we oppose the hypocrisy of religion on general, we vehemently oppose those who seek to use religion as a cover for hatred, bigotry, corruption, pedophilia, greed, or any other base action which needs dragging out into the light of day and exposing.


It's the age-old argument of how to deal with trolls. Most of the time you want to ignore them because it's not worth 1) giving them attention, and 2) giving yourself an aneurism.

Sometimes, though, they start shiat so putrid that you just have to stand up and say "what is wrong with you? stop that."

In the absence of a real-life banhammer (how I wish...) we'll just have to keep debating.


There is a real-life banhammer, its called a "gun"
 
2012-07-06 09:07:05 AM  
Is this Westboro thing some kind of art project or long running punk'd episode? These people can't be an actual organization that believe their signs, can they?
 
2012-07-06 09:09:21 AM  

hillary: ThrobblefootSpectre: When they have you forming human walls to block nothing, the WBC have won.

yup. plus, the reporter became a WBC knob-polisher by writing the story.


Worst job ever.
 
2012-07-06 09:11:20 AM  
Listen everyone..just debating. I'm not gonna win a 1 against 500 debate. I could give a fark what you think of me. I've had a horrible life starting from when I was 10, and continuing....addiction is the current battle I'm in so I won't take on a Fark battle. I come here to laugh not fight, and I'm not trolling. Sometimes when you're down and alone, you wanna believe in something. I don't believe in shiat and have no one to believe in. If you wanna say I have a persecution complex that's o.k., but I honestly was just debating because like I said..I'm searching.

Guess i should stick with the suicide prevention site lol...I'm out, now you have no other "trolls" to toy with hahahha.
 
2012-07-06 09:11:42 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate:
In the absence of a real-life banhammer (how I wish...) we'll just have to keep debating.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-06 09:11:46 AM  
Examiner link. Event didn't happen. Main page greenlight.

I'm getting a bad vibe from this.
 
2012-07-06 09:12:10 AM  
Those assholes showed up at A&M back when I was a student there. A counter protest formed next to them inviting students to sign their souls away to Satan. A lot of kids, myself included, signed just to piss them off.
 
2012-07-06 09:15:37 AM  
As for how an atheist can defend a church, think about this: my daughter, the apple of my eye, is religious. I am an atheist. How can this be? Because I allow her to follow her own heart. All the while, I also keep her feet firmly planted in reality. Religion is a fine thing, until you start trying to write it into law. Should it be legal to sacrifice your first-born if you hear voices in your head claiming to be "God" and demanding such? Religion would say "fine". Common sense says "No."
 
2012-07-06 09:20:37 AM  
This was then followed by hours of whining about how it was all UT's fault
 
2012-07-06 09:21:09 AM  

skodabunny: FTA: "The Westboro Baptist Church protesters never showed up."


They rarely do. I'm surprised most people have not figured this out yet. WBC announces they are going to protest an event, and all the locals work themselves up into a lather. The media runs with the story, and WBC gets the attention they want without ever leaving their cave.
This is truly one group of people that if ignored, they would just fade away.
 
2012-07-06 09:21:51 AM  

wambu: The Westboro Baptist Church protesters never showed up. Perhaps they drove past and were intimidated by the maroon wall of Aggie spirit.


Once again, the WBC gets lots of free publicity without actually having to show up.

Stop all this dipshiattery.
 
2012-07-06 09:24:01 AM  
Alumnus, subby, not alumni.

/somebody had to do it
 
2012-07-06 09:26:27 AM  

Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: I'm remember watching a TV news story about a Marylyn Manson Concert being protested. First they interviewed the chruch folks who were protesting the show, who sounded like Raving Lunatics, going on about make believe stuff like the Devil and Hell, and how the concert should be banned, etc..... Then they spoke with one of the freaky goth's waiting in line for tickets. He spoke eqouently about how this country has free speech and how the church was free to express themselves however they felt. Was a strange juxtaposition.

Tolerence vs Intolerence.

wait, did they sound like raving lunatics because they were talking about something that you don't believe in, also keep in mind the news media can edit any tape to make one party look crazy and another sane. It is quite possible that out of all the interviews done at the concert who ever edited the story wanted to make the protesters look like "raving lunatics" so they found the few (that are at all protest) and picked those to show and found the few well spoken ones (again who are at any event being protested) and picked those to show.

No matter what you believe or what side of any issue you pick, choosing to stereotype off how others are shown/printed in the news media is not wise.


Just relating to you what was shown. Would imagine that it was edited, but the line of kids waiting for the concert were well behaved and relaxed vs the protesting Church people. You don't want to be shown in a bad light, don't act like idiots. I'm not a Maryln Manson fan by any means, but don't frankly care if someone else wants to go to his concert. I also realize that the sample is not representative of all Christian's.
 
2012-07-06 09:27:45 AM  
I'm waiting for the day that some nutjob goes and just kills them all in one go.

If nobody is left alive, nobody can sue you. I'm sure the police and witnesses wouldn't have seen anything if it's the WBC that was attacked. After all, everyone does so much to stay away from and ignore them.
 
2012-07-06 09:29:56 AM  
I went to their site out of curiosity. I'm convinced they are master trolls just laughing at everyone else. That suspicion was reinforced when I saw this in their "list of numbers".

"0 - nanoseconds of sleep that WBC members lose over your opinions and feeeeellllliiiiiings."

I have to admit it made me laugh.
 
2012-07-06 09:30:16 AM  
Back in 2000 I think, the Ku Klux Klan came to town and they set up their big klan rally with a stage and speakers and whatnot. A bunch of upper classmen Aggies threw a giant party in a far off location and invited the entire campus so that no one would attend the klan rally. Pretty classy move and I say this as an alumnus of UT, Texas A&M's rival university.

/Hook 'em
 
2012-07-06 09:31:02 AM  
"raving lunatics"

LostInTO: I also realize that the sample is not representative of all Christian's.


You are technically correct. Christians do not worship the moon, therefore would not rave at it.

They are all completely insane though.
 
2012-07-06 09:31:05 AM  
This is not the thread I was expecting.

Don't understand all the haters.
 
2012-07-06 09:36:28 AM  
You know, if most of the Aggies are like this, they deserve mucho respect. The hero tag works very well!

Welcome to the SEC, guys! If you are this strong OFF the field, you might actually be a force to be reckoned with ON the field....against anyone except for LSU and Alabama!

/GEAUX TIGERS!
 
2012-07-06 09:36:42 AM  

HAMMERTOE: my daughter, the apple of my eye, is religious. I am an atheist. How can this be? Because I allow her to follow her own heart. All the while, I also keep her feet firmly planted in reality.


Have you told her that if she's raped she is required to marry the rapist and gets a whole 20 silver out of the deal.?

Have you told her to shut up because she is not to speak?

Have you told her that she is breeding material and nothing more?

If you haven't you're not keeping her feet firmly planted in what the bible says.
 
2012-07-06 09:39:53 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: The ad for RON PAUL radio at the end uined what was otherwise a very good article.


the entire article was ruined because of an unrelated ad at the bottom of a page?

it must really be hellish inside your mind.
 
2012-07-06 09:40:26 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right? Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.

fark you and your retarded "y'all." Is that better?


They's plenty wrong with y'all, but they ain't nothin' wrong with "y'all".
 
2012-07-06 09:41:12 AM  
There's plenty wrong with youse guys, too.
 
2012-07-06 09:41:22 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: They's plenty wrong with y'all, but they ain't nothin' wrong with "y'all".


It's a little-known fact that Webster's first name was Bubba.
 
2012-07-06 09:41:51 AM  

harbingerofdoom: FlyingLizardOfDoom: The ad for RON PAUL radio at the end uined what was otherwise a very good article.

the entire article was ruined because of an unrelated ad at the bottom of a page?

it must really be hellish inside your mind.


You have NO IDEA.
 
2012-07-06 09:43:17 AM  

Loud_Mouth_Soup: I see they invited The Undertaker as well.


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/tombstone piledriver for WBC


We don't ever..... and I mean EVER, mention the American B@dass Undertaker. He is the Dead Man.
 
2012-07-06 09:43:17 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Barricaded Gunman: publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right? Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.

fark you and your retarded "y'all." Is that better?

They's plenty wrong with y'all, but they ain't nothin' wrong with "y'all".


Y'all is a proper contraction. All Y'all is a redneck redundancy.
 
2012-07-06 09:43:57 AM  
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2012-07-06 09:45:29 AM  
Posts semi-funny meme

TO WRONG THREAD
 
2012-07-06 09:45:46 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Barricaded Gunman: publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right? Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.

fark you and your retarded "y'all." Is that better?

They's plenty wrong with y'all, but they ain't nothin' wrong with "y'all".


You - second person singular
y'all - second person plural
all y'all - every person present
makes more sense than using 'you' for every case.
 
2012-07-06 09:46:39 AM  
WBC is just surefire way to get greenlit. These articles are getting old, though.
 
2012-07-06 09:46:58 AM  

Gramma: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Barricaded Gunman: publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right? Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.

fark you and your retarded "y'all." Is that better?

They's plenty wrong with y'all, but they ain't nothin' wrong with "y'all".

You - second person singular
y'all - second person plural
all y'all - every person present
makes more sense than using 'you' for every case.


except that y'all is a contraction of you all, and implies everyone in the group. All y'all is redundant.
 
2012-07-06 09:47:09 AM  

fluffy2097: HAMMERTOE: my daughter, the apple of my eye, is religious. I am an atheist. How can this be? Because I allow her to follow her own heart. All the while, I also keep her feet firmly planted in reality.

Have you told her that if she's raped she is required to marry the rapist and gets a whole 20 silver out of the deal.?

Have you told her to shut up because she is not to speak?

Have you told her that she is breeding material and nothing more?

If you haven't you're not keeping her feet firmly planted in what the bible says.


you sir, are an idiot.
 
2012-07-06 09:50:49 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Gramma: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Barricaded Gunman: publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right? Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.

fark you and your retarded "y'all." Is that better?

They's plenty wrong with y'all, but they ain't nothin' wrong with "y'all".

You - second person singular
y'all - second person plural
all y'all - every person present
makes more sense than using 'you' for every case.

except that y'all is a contraction of you all, and implies everyone in the group. All y'all is redundant.


"y'all" isn't used that way, though. At least not in Texas. Y'all is used to mean the plural 'you'. If you mean everybody, you have to siip an 'all' in front of "'y'all. "
 
2012-07-06 09:52:13 AM  

Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: I'm remember watching a TV news story about a Marylyn Manson Concert being protested. First they interviewed the chruch folks who were protesting the show, who sounded like Raving Lunatics, going on about make believe stuff like the Devil and Hell, and how the concert should be banned, etc..... Then they spoke with one of the freaky goth's waiting in line for tickets. He spoke eqouently about how this country has free speech and how the church was free to express themselves however they felt. Was a strange juxtaposition.

Tolerence vs Intolerence.

wait, did they sound like raving lunatics because they were talking about something that you don't believe in, also keep in mind the news media can edit any tape to make one party look crazy and another sane. It is quite possible that out of all the interviews done at the concert who ever edited the story wanted to make the protesters look like "raving lunatics" so they found the few (that are at all protest) and picked those to show and found the few well spoken ones (again who are at any event being protested) and picked those to show.

No matter what you believe or what side of any issue you pick, choosing to stereotype off how others are shown/printed in the news media is not wise.

Just relating to you what was shown. Would imagine that it was edited, but the line of kids waiting for the concert were well behaved and relaxed vs the protesting Church people. You don't want to be shown in a bad light, don't act like idiots. I'm not a Maryln Manson fan by any means, but don't frankly care if someone else wants to go to his concert. I also realize that the sample is not representative of all Christian's.

then why mention it, heck half those kids were probably stoned LOL.

someone posted a video from comic con on here and I would assume a good portion of the people shown holding up signs and dressed in costumes are more than likely atheist or not Christian but I sure don't think "gee loo ...


Why? Because I thought it was an interesting story, and I still remember it even though it occurred years ago, and it showed that intolerence can come in many different forms, not just the ones you expect.

And oh yeah, cause this is fark and I can post pretty much what ever I want, just like you can put me on your ignore list anytime you want.
 
2012-07-06 09:52:53 AM  

Gramma: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Gramma: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Barricaded Gunman: publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right? Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.

fark you and your retarded "y'all." Is that better?

They's plenty wrong with y'all, but they ain't nothin' wrong with "y'all".

You - second person singular
y'all - second person plural
all y'all - every person present
makes more sense than using 'you' for every case.

except that y'all is a contraction of you all, and implies everyone in the group. All y'all is redundant.

"y'all" isn't used that way, though. At least not in Texas. Y'all is used to mean the plural 'you'. If you mean everybody, you have to siip an 'all' in front of "'y'all. "


which is why its a redneck plural. Here in California, if it is used at all, its used properly. Anyone says "All Y'all" is laughed at as a hick.
 
2012-07-06 09:54:15 AM  

MmmmBacon: While ignoring them might work to some degree, the WBC have always found new tactics to employ that allow them to force their message on the rest of us. When the LGBT community ignored them, they started protesting military funerals, for example. If they are ignored there, the WBC will just start protesting children's funerals, or at Little League games (Stealing second base infects little kids with The Ghey, you know), etc.

WBC knows how to push buttons, and if you take one away, they will just push another. And anyway, people of good conscience should not simply ignore Evil when presented with it. Evil such as the WBC should be actively resisted, exposed whenever they crawl out from under their rocks, and not allowed to succeed in any way.


You'd be so much more believable if you had knowledge of the matter about which you pontificate. They've protested at many a child's funeral.

They need to be completely ignored and the media needs to stop producing coverage of them.

And sure as shiat Fark should stop greenlighting articles about them but hey, just like MSM, more outrage means more clicks and more ads viewed
 
2012-07-06 09:54:47 AM  
WBC has jumped the shark. We need a new even more inflammatory protest group to shock and titillate us.
 
2012-07-06 09:55:03 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: which is why its a redneck plural. Here in California, if it is used at all, its used properly. Anyone says "All Y'all" is laughed at as a hick.


Here in Canada "y'all" with or without "all" in front is a redneck plural. We don't discriminate.
 
2012-07-06 09:55:38 AM  

fluffy2097: Have you told her that if she's raped she is required to marry the rapist and gets a whole 20 silver out of the deal.?

Have you told her to shut up because she is not to speak?

Have you told her that she is breeding material and nothing more?

If you haven't you're not keeping her feet firmly planted in what the bible says.



Lol. I can just see you picketing some funeral with that stuff written on a sign with a smug smile on your face.
 
2012-07-06 09:55:54 AM  

publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right?

Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.


They are not protecting a church or Christianity per se--just protecting the right of a dead man's family to bury him without being bothered. So u r doing it right--but on the wrong theme....
 
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