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(Examiner)   Westboro Baptist plans a protest at a Texas A&M alumni's funeral. Students form a human wall to block them from the church *I've got some dust in my eyes*   (examiner.com) divider line 59
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2012-07-06 08:42:28 AM
9 votes:
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2012-07-06 08:13:49 AM
8 votes:
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.
2012-07-06 08:48:53 AM
4 votes:

publikenemy: pssshhhaawww...you all miss the point. I'm not one to talk. If there's anyone not goin to a possible heaven its me. I don't go to church, I've been to prison, I've contributed to an abortion, I believe in gay marriage, I believe in the separation of church and state..

...but the one thing I can never understand, and I admit this is left over from the other thread that I was late to, is why I saw so many comments insulting and mocking people who are religious. It always goes right to that. It starts as a discussion of separation of church/state then goes to severe hate. If it were severe hate agains....well...it would never go that way with anything else.

And don't say "well no one else force feeds their shiat down my throat"...BS...wake me when someone forces you into a church. No one is making me go.


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.
2012-07-06 08:31:29 AM
4 votes:

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.


*yawn* If you can't see the difference between religious people quietly saying goodbye to their friend at a funeral, and religious people protesting said funeral because "teh gayz", then you need more help than I thought.
2012-07-06 10:28:33 AM
3 votes:
cdn2-b.examiner.com

Powerful image. Great photography. Wish I had taken it.
2012-07-06 10:05:56 AM
3 votes:

fluffy2097: 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.


I said "reality", not "what the bible says." The bible says that "God" was so irresponsible he left his two beloved children alone with an agent of Satan, then banished them in a fit of anger for doing something they had no idea was "wrong", having no knowledge of good and evil. As I've said many a time before, I expect better of a deity who expects to be worshiped.
2012-07-06 09:00:36 AM
3 votes:

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 08:53:11 AM
3 votes:
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.
2012-07-06 08:40:13 AM
3 votes:

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.
2012-07-06 08:29:45 AM
3 votes:

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.


It must be terrible to be so persecuted. How do you manage to get up in the morning, all those atheist hands holding you down?
2012-07-06 08:24:28 AM
3 votes:
Classy, cool. But this is still my favorite way of dealing with them:

WBC at 2010 Comic Con
2012-07-06 02:14:09 AM
3 votes:
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.
2012-07-06 10:56:08 AM
2 votes:
I was at the funeral. WBC put out a press release saying they were coming, a common tactic with those guys. About a 1000 people showed up ( Patriot Guard, bikers, and Aggies ) and formed a wall around the church. It was quiet, respectful, non-politcal, and sad. The man's family came out and personally thanked everyone for their caring. WBC didn't show, but this is also one of their go-to moves.

Yes, WBC should be totally ignored, but that will never happen. A lot of good people came out to try and help the family bury their loved one in peace. I see no problem with a public demonstration of human decency. Beats the alternative.
2012-07-06 10:47:28 AM
2 votes:
I think the article would have been best served if they just wrote about the alumni wall to honor the deceased, and didn't mention WBC at all.
Give them no recognition period.
2012-07-06 10:38:00 AM
2 votes:

Waldo Pepper: doesn't change the fact that


Kinda does, actually. We don't worship murderous psychopaths, while you do exactly that. The rest of your rant is kinda moot once that distinction is made clear.

But have fun. Maybe your god will reward you by trying to trick you into killing a family member or something. I'll be over here with all the terrible people who recognize that that's both insane and evil.
2012-07-06 10:26:33 AM
2 votes:

Waldo Pepper: such a idiotic argument to say Christians believe in doing some of the horrors in history. the Bible is a complete book and like our own life the later books/years overshadow the things from our youth.


Which brings to mind another pertinent question: If "God" was so all-knowing, why did Jesus need to re-write the biblical laws? No more sacrifices. No more "eye for an eye". It's almost as if "God" had to become more civilized to maintain relevancy as mankind became more civilized. Not the hall mark of an all-knowing deity.
2012-07-06 09:15:37 AM
2 votes:
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 08:58:47 AM
2 votes:

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?


Hate organization, I believe so. Terrorist organization, no. And yes, they ARE protected by our First Amendment, as long as they don't do anything beyond protest.

They're real life trolls, a church full of lawyers. Their schtick is to deliberately be gigantic douchebags, to try and get someone to take a swing at them, or otherwise infringe on their First Amendment rights, so they can sue.
2012-07-06 08:44:51 AM
2 votes:

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.


The majority of atheists don't hate all Christians, just the fundamentalist assholes who try to force their corrupted, diseased version of Christianity on America. Just like we don't hate all Muslims, just the fundamentalist assholes.

Sure, there are a few who hate all religious folk, but they're just douchebags who like to feel superior. Of course, you knew this and you're just nailing yourself to a pretend cross to draw attention to yourself.
2012-07-07 08:52:40 AM
1 votes:

MmmmBacon: KidneyStone: 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

Of course they have protested at children's funerals, but it isn't their primary schtick. Those are outliers at best, with their primary target being military funerals. That's where their 'bread & butter' is right now. That was my point, but way to focus on one statement to try to undermine my whole point.

/golfclap.


I think this is the wrong way to look at it. They can and certainly will stoop to the morally villainous to get the reactions they crave. Children's funerals today, children's day schools tomorrow. At this point, I wouldn't put anything past them. This is a challenge for our time, though, and we've already failed several other critical tests along these lines: Terrorists sought to victimise our entire nation, and they've largely succeeded so far, by convincing us to suspend our own liberties for the illusory sake of 'safety': safety means very little if you can't enjoy the freedom you're supposed to have instead, and the world won't ever be safe for anyone, or free for fearful people. Now we've got people ready to gut freedom of speech so that they won't have to be offended. Just stop and think about this, everyone: these are idiots holding *signs* and occasionally yelling some idiocy at anyone nearby. They're not armed. They have never committed an act of violence upon anyone, nor advocated for it. Hell, the old man could go any second, and his daughter is just crazy. We're really going to tinker with the First Amendment because of these trolls? Can't we possibly be better and smarter than that?
2012-07-06 08:53:09 PM
1 votes:

Langdon Alger: I think it's funny as an Aggie, we call ourselves "former students" not "alumni"


Forgive me for saying so, but that saddens me a little. I'd like to think that anyone who's been to school never stops being a student.
2012-07-06 03:15:48 PM
1 votes:
Pffft. This guy beat the WBC at their own game. I have no idea why this has not caught on:

Youtube (New Window)
2012-07-06 02:40:20 PM
1 votes:
Much as we'd like to, the WBC cannot and should not be simply ignored. Evil as vile as them will only fester and grow if it's not dealt with.
2012-07-06 11:33:09 AM
1 votes:
Best thing to do is to call and harass Fred Phelps law firm that he and his family own and works for. The Law office is what helps fund the church and who sues everyone.

Phelps-Chartered Law Firm
1414 South Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS
Phone: 785-233-4162
Tell them how you feel!

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2012-07-06 10:45:25 AM
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: iq_in_binary: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: 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 athe ...


I see your Soviet Union and raise you the Crusades, the Nazis, every attempted Genocide outside of Africa and most of them within, every act of terrorism with a significant body count, etc.. Don't try to sell me the idea that atheists are the violent ones, Stalin did away with state Atheism, and instated the Church, and killed far more people than Hitler. Is that the example you're trying to use?
2012-07-06 10:38:52 AM
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: iq_in_binary: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: 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 athe ...


The American people don't worship their country's history. Christians worship the bible. That you can't find the difference there just goes to show how out of touch with reality Christians are. Couple that with their tendency to be extremist, their penchant for hate crimes and terrorism, and their complete disdain for civil discourse and people need little more justification for lumping Christians in with any other radical group.
2012-07-06 10:12:59 AM
1 votes:

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.


It's not about protecting the church, it's about protecting a family's right to grieve in peace without being harassed by a group of assholes.

/atheist
2012-07-06 10:11:40 AM
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: You mean the one where no human was sacrificed?


What kind of douchebag commands A father to kill his only child (under the threat of burning in eternal hellfire) as a joke?

Is this a holy book or a frat house hazing manual?
2012-07-06 10:08:14 AM
1 votes:

FlyingLizardOfDoom: HAMMERTOE: Waldo Pepper: where in the Christian Bible does it state that today's believers should sacrifice their first born?

Surely you know the story of Abraham and Isaac, don't you?

And surely you know that God was only testing Abraham and never intended for him to go through with it?


Your god is pretty farked up, dude.
2012-07-06 10:06:13 AM
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: 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 s ...


If Christians didn't want to be ridiculed treated with skepticism they would quit doing things worthy of ridicule and skepticism. They believe in burning bushes talking, zombies, pedophilia, incest, systematic rape of women, murdering people for wearing 2 different cloth types at the same time, the list goes on and on.

They earn every ounce of ridicule they get just by virtue of their holy book. The only problem is they don't even read the damn thing so they don't get why people would be skeptical of them.
2012-07-06 09:55:03 AM
1 votes:

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 09:50:49 AM
1 votes:

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 09:46:58 AM
1 votes:

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 09:45:46 AM
1 votes:

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 09:40:26 AM
1 votes:

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 09:31:02 AM
1 votes:
"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 09:30:16 AM
1 votes:
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 09:21:09 AM
1 votes:

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 09:05:26 AM
1 votes:

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 09:03:46 AM
1 votes:

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 09:03:29 AM
1 votes:

publikenemy: Why protect a church Fark atheists?


Perhaps you can answer why an atheist wouldn't protect a church?
2012-07-06 09:00:55 AM
1 votes:
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 08:59:44 AM
1 votes:
Not a really a "wall"

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2012-07-06 08:59:38 AM
1 votes:

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 08:59:32 AM
1 votes:
I see they invited The Undertaker as well.


cdn2-b.examiner.com

/tombstone piledriver for WBC
2012-07-06 08:49:52 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-07-06 08:45:53 AM
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Fish Camp - the brainwashing starts early and continues throughout your time at the university. Aggies stick together, man.
2012-07-06 08:45:22 AM
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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.


You do know that WBC protests at secular funeral services, too, don't you? This has nothing to do with promoting or even affirming Christianity. It's about opposing evil attention whores, who pose as devote Christians by invading the privacy of grieving families, dishonoring our fallen soldiers and espousing a belief system that in no way reflects the teachings of Jesus. If 50 WBC "protesters" show up anywhere, 10,000 sane people need to show up to shout them down.
2012-07-06 08:45:04 AM
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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.


I don't chide Christians when they act like Christ did.
2012-07-06 08:44:35 AM
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pssshhhaawww...you all miss the point. I'm not one to talk. If there's anyone not goin to a possible heaven its me. I don't go to church, I've been to prison, I've contributed to an abortion, I believe in gay marriage, I believe in the separation of church and state..

...but the one thing I can never understand, and I admit this is left over from the other thread that I was late to, is why I saw so many comments insulting and mocking people who are religious. It always goes right to that. It starts as a discussion of separation of church/state then goes to severe hate. If it were severe hate agains....well...it would never go that way with anything else.

And don't say "well no one else force feeds their shiat down my throat"...BS...wake me when someone forces you into a church. No one is making me go.
2012-07-06 08:41:27 AM
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Pontious Pilates: According to the article, WBC didn't even show up! What a bunch of spineless douchebags. Can't even stick to their attention whoring guns.


Spineless douchebags? Hardly. The WBC is anything but spineless. This is a brilliant strategy on their part, and actually achieves their desired attention whoring goals perfectly without them having to spend a penny or even make any effort. They have opted for this "press release/no show" gambit quite a bit lately...and it works like a charm.

Until people start simply ignoring them, like any troll, they will never go away.
2012-07-06 08:33:06 AM
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They didnt even show up. Jesus, the Aggies can never get anything right.
2012-07-06 08:31:28 AM
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I've said it before:

What if the WBC's real agenda is to unify communities and to expose the hatemongers within so that local communities know who the shiatbags really are?

/only the fool can tell the truth to the king
2012-07-06 08:27:24 AM
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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.
2012-07-06 08:27:00 AM
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According to the article, WBC didn't even show up! What a bunch of spineless douchebags. Can't even stick to their attention whoring guns.
2012-07-06 08:26:40 AM
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They should build them a bon fire.
wait.
2012-07-06 08:20:57 AM
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FTA: "The Westboro Baptist Church protesters never showed up."
2012-07-06 07:43:07 AM
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Good.

/dnrtfa
2012-07-06 01:42:56 AM
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The ad for RON PAUL radio at the end uined what was otherwise a very good article.
 
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