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(Examiner)   Westboro Baptist Church trolls victims of Aurora-Colorado shootings with Photoshopped pics and taunts on twitter, never actually shows up to protest   (examiner.com) divider line 153
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2012-07-24 04:55:05 AM  
I don't know if I believe in heaven or hell, but for people like Westboro members, I really hope there is a hell. Cause they deserve to be roasting in it.
 
2012-07-24 05:11:12 AM  
If only we could convince the farking nutjobs who went "OMG TUK ER GUNZ" mere hours after the killings that Westboro members were the ones ACTUALLY trying to take everyone's guns...
 
2012-07-24 05:22:34 AM  
I wonder if these dirtbags really think they are the "elect".
 
2012-07-24 06:22:25 AM  

strangeluck: I don't know if I believe in heaven or hell, but for people like Westboro members, I really hope there is a hell. Cause they deserve to be roasting in it.


Forget about heaven and hell, I'd just like to see some karma. Is that too much to ask?
 
2012-07-24 06:53:50 AM  
So, they are a bunch of pansy liars? Sounds about right. Pussies.
 
2012-07-24 06:54:16 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: strangeluck: I don't know if I believe in heaven or hell, but for people like Westboro members, I really hope there is a hell. Cause they deserve to be roasting in it.

Forget about heaven and hell, I'd just like to see some karma. Is that too much to ask?


Not at all. Karma like, such as seeing a major trolling of them, involving them genuinely believing that everyone they ever harassed or tormented was coming to beat the shiat out of them with rusty hammers and shovels, and then using those shovels to bury them in unmarked graves.

/maybe a little harsh, but these people truly disgust me.

Actually, they may already think that in a way. They troll to incite fear, but are too cowardly to actually show up anymore.
 
2012-07-24 07:11:00 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: strangeluck: I don't know if I believe in heaven or hell, but for people like Westboro members, I really hope there is a hell. Cause they deserve to be roasting in it.

Forget about heaven and hell, I'd just like to see some karma. Is that too much to ask?


If you want karma, go to Reddit. The real world doesn't work that way, and what's more, you should be thankful the WBC is "allowed" to protest, because it still gives a faint glimmer of hope that free speech isn't dead. Of course, I'm not convinced a group that didn't call themselves Christian would be allowed free speech with identical acts, but still.
 
2012-07-24 07:50:33 AM  

GAT_00: you should be thankful the WBC is "allowed" to protest, because it still gives a faint glimmer of hope that free speech isn't dead


You are correct in saying so. However, every time some miscreant abuses the First Amendment with hate speech, pornography, revealing state secrets for profit, and so on, it weakens that right.
 
2012-07-24 07:54:14 AM  

This About That: GAT_00: you should be thankful the WBC is "allowed" to protest, because it still gives a faint glimmer of hope that free speech isn't dead

You are correct in saying so. However, every time some miscreant abuses the First Amendment with hate speech, pornography, revealing state secrets for profit, and so on, it weakens that right.


I like how you simultaneously attack people restricting free speech - porn - while attacking people who use free speech - I'm assuming Wikileaks here, which isn't for profit.
 
2012-07-24 08:10:53 AM  

GAT_00: This About That: GAT_00: you should be thankful the WBC is "allowed" to protest, because it still gives a faint glimmer of hope that free speech isn't dead

You are correct in saying so. However, every time some miscreant abuses the First Amendment with hate speech, pornography, revealing state secrets for profit, and so on, it weakens that right.

I like how you simultaneously attack people restricting free speech - porn - while attacking people who use free speech - I'm assuming Wikileaks here, which isn't for profit.


I think we can include anyone who has sold sensitive material to another government or unreleased information to a corporation (or individual) in that description.
 
2012-07-24 08:29:06 AM  
Free speech is protected and all, but aren't they passing online bullying laws now? I wonder how this could be interpreted gi ven it is not their traditional arena, and appears less protest and more just taking fun in creating misery.
 
2012-07-24 08:46:50 AM  

Elandriel: Free speech is protected and all, but aren't they passing online bullying laws now? I wonder how this could be interpreted gi ven it is not their traditional arena, and appears less protest and more just taking fun in creating misery.


One of my more famous one liners:

Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to hate.
 
2012-07-24 08:49:17 AM  
Awww, look at our WBC. All growed up and in the 21st Century and shiat.
 
2012-07-24 09:09:01 AM  
See, gas prices are so high even WBC couldn't afford to drive from Kansas to Colorado!
 
2012-07-24 09:32:25 AM  
Meh, not surprised. They went all 'LULZ WE GONNA PROTEST THE ANATOMY OF HATE 'CAUSE WE HATE IT' at my college, and then never bothered to show up.

/was genuinely curious to see brainwashing in action
 
2012-07-24 09:32:28 AM  
Funny how no one really cared about the WBC when they were protesting gay funerals. People only got pissed once they turned their attention to the military and the tragedy of the day.
 
2012-07-24 09:32:36 AM  
Which is their MO now.

They tell someone they are going to protest an event.
People plan huge counter protests.
Counter protests make headlines.
WBC gets publicity without having to do anything.

Just ignore them and they will eventually go away.
 
2012-07-24 09:33:19 AM  
I'm surprised someone that wants to go on a killing spree hasn't targeted these people yet. I can't even see Fox News doing sympathy peices on these people.
 
2012-07-24 09:34:19 AM  

strangeluck: ecmoRandomNumbers: strangeluck: I don't know if I believe in heaven or hell, but for people like Westboro members, I really hope there is a hell. Cause they deserve to be roasting in it.

Forget about heaven and hell, I'd just like to see some karma. Is that too much to ask?

Not at all. Karma like, such as seeing a major trolling of them, involving them genuinely believing that everyone they ever harassed or tormented was coming to beat the shiat out of them with rusty hammers and shovels, and then using those shovels to bury them in unmarked graves.

/maybe a little harsh, but these people truly disgust me.

Actually, they may already think that in a way. They troll to incite fear, but are too cowardly to actually show up anymore.


Wouldn't this then change their role from trolls to terrorists?
 
2012-07-24 09:34:55 AM  
Don't feed the trolls. Don't twitter about them, don't go to their website to flame them, ignore them, it's the worst thing you can do to attention whores like this.
 
2012-07-24 09:35:00 AM  

wxboy: See, gas prices are so high even WBC couldn't afford to drive from Kansas to Colorado!


See guys? Now that's clever.
 
2012-07-24 09:35:34 AM  
Everyone is always asking Christians to speak out against fringe idiots who use our theology to make the world worse off so here I am speaking out.

I gave a little fist pump when Falwell died, I may just throw a party when Phelps bites it.

I know, it's pretty unChristian, but these people make me so angry.
 
2012-07-24 09:36:13 AM  
Oh look, more Christians/religious-crazies being assholes.
Is it a day that ends in 'Y'?
 
2012-07-24 09:36:51 AM  
I know it's mean to say, but if he really felt he had to do something like this, why didn't the shooter go to Westboro Baptist movie night instead of the Aurora cineplex?

I wonder what they'd be saying then. Would they consider it was God's will that something terrible happened to them? Or (more predictably) they'd say that God's enemies are many and are trying to stop their good work.
 
2012-07-24 09:36:52 AM  
What would they have protested?

They are Christians just like the shooter. They probably have a lot in common, except he's willing to kill people and they just annoy us.
 
2012-07-24 09:37:22 AM  

INeedAName: Everyone is always asking Christians to speak out against fringe idiots who use our theology to make the world worse off so here I am speaking out.

I gave a little fist pump when Falwell died, I may just throw a party when Phelps bites it.

I know, it's pretty unChristian, but these people make me so angry.



Why don't you pray too!? I'm sure that'll do something equally productive.
 
2012-07-24 09:37:29 AM  

INeedAName: Everyone is always asking Christians to speak out against fringe idiots who use our theology to make the world worse off so here I am speaking out.

I gave a little fist pump when Falwell died, I may just throw a party when Phelps bites it.

I know, it's pretty unChristian, but these people make me so angry.


/I agree, when the God troll phelps dies, the usa should band together all the gay people it can get, and soldiers, and dance and piss on his grave.
 
2012-07-24 09:37:42 AM  
Not that I'm calling for it, but I'm kind of shocked some other nut cases haven't taken them out. Maybe it is some sort of nut case professional courtesy.
 
2012-07-24 09:37:54 AM  
OHMIGOD it's Westboro, I must act in a completely predictable way!! They'll never see it coming!
 
2012-07-24 09:38:44 AM  
Turn or burn.
 
2012-07-24 09:38:48 AM  

PoochUMD: Which is their MO now.

They tell someone they are going to protest an event.
People plan huge counter protests.
Counter protests make headlines.
WBC gets publicity without having to do anything.

Just ignore them and they will eventually go away.


Lying and trolling to get thousands of people to gather and show their solidarity and commitment to love and decency? Well played, WBC. Well played indeed.
 
2012-07-24 09:38:58 AM  
"Unfortunately the WBC were only threatening to protest the event for their own exposure..."

Pretty sure that's always the case, whether they actually show up or not.
 
2012-07-24 09:39:26 AM  
I just do not get this church. I mean why would they attack the people of Aurora, it doesn't even make sense with their usual MO.
 
2012-07-24 09:40:47 AM  

HellRaisingHoosier: INeedAName: Everyone is always asking Christians to speak out against fringe idiots who use our theology to make the world worse off so here I am speaking out.

I gave a little fist pump when Falwell died, I may just throw a party when Phelps bites it.

I know, it's pretty unChristian, but these people make me so angry.


Why don't you pray too!? I'm sure that'll do something equally productive.


Because sitting at your computer being rude to strangers is productive. C'mon, don't be a dick.

/atheist
 
2012-07-24 09:41:35 AM  
What if Westboro Baptist Church were just a bunch of Atheists trying to give organized religion a bad name?

Or they are inbred.

Prolly inbred.
 
2012-07-24 09:41:49 AM  
Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. These attention-whoring douche-nozzles deserve every bit as much hate and bile as they vomit onto others.
 
2012-07-24 09:41:49 AM  
These people are contrarians who are too stupid to know how stupid they look.
They must think they're extra clever or something, realizing something that nobody else realizes on behalf of god and etc.

/This gang provides ongoing proof that religion = mass delusional, despite the weight of reality and facts.
 
2012-07-24 09:42:09 AM  
Attention Whoring for Jesus! And manipulating a gullible media.
 
2012-07-24 09:45:51 AM  
Dear Drew -

Please talk to your staff - don't greenlight anymore WBC threads. Let the 1st Amendment live long and prosper, but let's not give the AW of WBC the attention they crave. If you want to see their behavior change, ignore them - send the message that this is NOT acceptable.

Thanks,

Alassra
 
2012-07-24 09:46:22 AM  
You know, I was struck by the senselessness of this shooting, and even though i don't know the victims personally, or the survivors, i felt a deep sense of sadness and empathy not only for the slain, but the wounded and their families. Once denial is over for them, they try to make sense of this crime, it's what we do, we look for some reason, some logic that would put this kind of tragedy in its place in our minds. But sadly, there is no sense, nowhere you can shove this incident and file it away under "oh..ok..that makes sense now."

To use this tragedy for a political or religious slant is beyond trolling, it's inhuman. If you have noticed, even the politicians have not jumped on the "OMG...GET RID OF ALL GUNS" platform. Because they would be vilified by the public for using this for a personal agenda for their beliefs, and people don't forget that shiat. It's not the guns fault this person did this..it was his insanity. If it had not been a gun, it would have been a bomb, or something else.

This "church" is a small group of attention whores, who HOPE someone does something to them, that they would then be able to take to court and sue. They crave attention and cash, and that is all, and aren't above doing or saying anything to get it. Deny them this. Ignore them and they will fade away eventually.

That being said, my families hearts go out to the victims and their families, and we hope that time will heal them. I hope that quick and fair justice is done to the shooter.
 
2012-07-24 09:47:25 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: What if Westboro Baptist Church were just a bunch of Atheists trying to give organized religion a bad name?

Or they are inbred.

Prolly inbred.


You are insulting inbred people everywhere
 
2012-07-24 09:47:56 AM  
I'm starting to like these guys.
 
2012-07-24 09:51:10 AM  
Your event's not anything unless the WBC shows up.

But seriously--here's a way to diffuse their trolling. Tack on a little news scene in any big movie where crowds are gathered, like say a big spaceship came down like in Independence Day. Everyone is out staring at it--common people, ranks of police, the military is on standby, and of course a lot of people are holding up gay protest signs. The movie news announcer just casually mention the WBC is there too. No surprise, no condemnation in his voice--they're just part of the scene as expected.

Have a few mainstream movies where they're just depicted as the expected participants in the crowds. Eventually, they'll be perceived just like the Hare Krishna guys at the airports in the 70's--just a big joke. It will be the same as if they were showing up at real events dressed as Ghostbusters or a bunch of Muppets or as a band of Jawas.
 
2012-07-24 09:53:40 AM  
mightymike82


Random Anonymous Blackmail: What if Westboro Baptist Church were just a bunch of Atheists trying to give organized religion a bad name?

Or they are inbred.

Prolly inbred.

You are insulting inbred people everywhere


Wanna leave my sister out of this?
 
2012-07-24 09:54:49 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: This "church" is a small group of attention whores, who HOPE someone does something to them, that they would then be able to take to court and sue.


In fact, yes. The WBC is at the ragged edge of free speech. The kind that nobody really wants to hear, but what we all know we must permit to prevent infringements from encroaching upon us all.

Bit'O'Gristle: They crave attention and cash, and that is all, and aren't above doing or saying anything to get it. Deny them this. Ignore them and they will fade away eventually.


They have limits. When they know there's a good chance of grievous bodily harm (read: torn limb from limb and roasted over their own signs), they sit it out. The best thing that you can do is to exercise your inalienable right to ignore them. And yes, if the media treated their arrival/griping as the non-event that it is, they would shrivel up and become less of a thorn in people's sides...or, even better, violate the rights of someone else and have a lawsuit tossed their way.
 
2012-07-24 09:58:17 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: INeedAName: Everyone is always asking Christians to speak out against fringe idiots who use our theology to make the world worse off so here I am speaking out.

I gave a little fist pump when Falwell died, I may just throw a party when Phelps bites it.

I know, it's pretty unChristian, but these people make me so angry.

/I agree, when the God troll phelps dies, the usa should band together all the gay people it can get, and soldiers, and dance and piss on his grave.


You fool! That much Urine would flood the state!
 
2012-07-24 10:00:25 AM  

Diogenes: wxboy: See, gas prices are so high even WBC couldn't afford to drive from Kansas to Colorado!

See guys? Now that's clever.


I was going to go with a comment about how they must not be doing well financially and have had to cut back on travel.
 
2012-07-24 10:01:38 AM  

Alassra: Dear Drew -

Please talk to your staff - don't greenlight anymore WBC threads. Let the 1st Amendment live long and prosper, but let's not give the AW of WBC the attention they crave. If you want to see their behavior change, ignore them - send the message that this is NOT acceptable.

Thanks,

Alassra


"I like the First Amendment, but I don't want THOSE people using it. They're nasty. Thanks!"
 
2012-07-24 10:02:18 AM  
Like it or not, that was some quality trolling. Look at all the attention it garnered.
 
2012-07-24 10:03:19 AM  
what's odd is that a huge part of their MO is to piss people off until someone slugs them, then they act like a European soccer player, rolling on the ground and screaming as though someone clubbed them with a tire iron....pause to savour the thought....and we're back, and then sue everyone. And I mean everyone, the aggressor, the cops, the city. It's a large part of their funding.
 
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