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(Huffington Post)   The Westboro Baptist Church dropped by Obama's inauguration today. Well, their signs did, anyway. You can't really tell if any actual people joined them   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 112
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2013-01-21 06:39:16 PM  
how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?
 
2013-01-21 06:41:23 PM  
"Christians' caused" what exactly?

/won't let me post images all of the sudden
 
2013-01-21 06:49:27 PM  
God hates inaugurations.
 
2013-01-21 06:51:02 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.
 
2013-01-21 06:51:04 PM  
I wonder how it feels to be one generation away from extinction?
 
2013-01-21 06:51:17 PM  
I wish I had the sign making concession for Westboro. I would be a rich man now.
 
2013-01-21 06:51:18 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Your basic premise is wrong. Westboro regularly protests the military that the teabaggers are so fond of.
 
2013-01-21 06:51:49 PM  
Weaver, the KKK came out against them in the wake of the Sandy Hill massacre. The KKK. They were the voice of reason.

Anyway, I hope everyone here signed the petition to classify them as a hate group at whitehouse.gov.
 
2013-01-21 06:52:22 PM  
<sub><small>stop giving those assholes press</small></sub>
 
2013-01-21 06:55:33 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035463#c82035463" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Weaver, the KKK came out against them in the wake of the Sandy Hill massacre. The KKK. They were the voice of reason.

Anyway, I hope everyone here signed the petition to classify them as a hate group at whitehouse.gov.</i>

Time expired on it on the 13th. It hit <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-west boro-baptist-church-hate-group/DYf3pH2d" target="_blank">327,748 signatures</a>. It set a site record.
 
2013-01-21 06:55:59 PM  
The extras must have been raptured
 
2013-01-21 06:56:17 PM  
14 signs
6 people to hold them
impressive
 
2013-01-21 06:56:20 PM  
Oh, I do believe they've gone ahead and disabled code for this thread.
 
2013-01-21 06:57:14 PM  
Gosling, it has been intermittent from what I have seen. It works for some and doesn't work for others. Weird.
 
2013-01-21 06:59:09 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035522#c82035522" target="_blank">Gosling</a>:</b> <i>Oh, I do believe they've gone ahead and disabled code for this thread.</i>

<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035530#c82035530" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Gosling, it has been intermittent from what I have seen. It works for some and doesn't work for others. Weird.</i>

Oh, good. It's not just me then.
 
2013-01-21 06:59:43 PM  
You know, from a psych point of view, these guys are quite fascinating. They should have their own axis in the new DSM-V.
 
2013-01-21 06:59:59 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035511#c82035511" target="_blank">Gosling</a>:</b> <i><b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035463#c82035463" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Weaver, the KKK came out against them in the wake of the Sandy Hill massacre. The KKK. They were the voice of reason.

Anyway, I hope everyone here signed the petition to classify them as a hate group at whitehouse.gov.</i>

Time expired on it on the 13th. It hit <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-west boro-baptist-church-hate-group/DYf3pH2d" target="_blank">327,748 signatures</a>. It set a site record.</i>

Hasn't the SPLC designated them as such already?
 
2013-01-21 07:00:38 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035530#c82035530" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Gosling, it has been intermittent from what I have seen. It works for some and doesn't work for others. Weird.</i>

Well, in any case, while I'm at the petition site, it appears one of the other petitions to cross the now-expired 25K threshold was calling for the White House to call for Obama's impeachment.

Key quote from the <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/short-answer-no-keep-r eading" target="_blank">response:</a> "So the short answer is that we won't be calling for the President's impeachment -- and given the fact that you made your appeal to the White House itself, we doubt you were holding your breath waiting for our support."
 
2013-01-21 07:02:08 PM  

randomjsa: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.


Generally I would agree, however on the 'Obama is the antichrist' stance there is a whole lot of overlap.
 
2013-01-21 07:02:35 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035451#c82035451" target="_blank">randomjsa</a>:</b> <i><b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.</i>

That's their business model.
 
2013-01-21 07:03:09 PM  

Mr. Breeze: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Your basic premise is wrong. Westboro regularly protests the military that the teabaggers are so fond of.


You mean those lazy incompetent parasitic government employees? Why dont they get some bootstraps and some real jobs and stop suckling from the government teat.
 
2013-01-21 07:04:19 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035600#c82035600" target="_blank">liam76</a>:</b> <i>randomjsa: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.

Generally I would agree, however on the 'Obama is the antichrist' stance there is a whole lot of overlap.</i>

Have you ever seen Obama and the Anti-Christ in the same room? I rest my case.
 
2013-01-21 07:06:12 PM  
You can't claim to protest something if you're 2000 yards away from the site.
 
2013-01-21 07:23:56 PM  
I'm having a hard time finding a single thing on those protest signs that isn't part of the core GOP message.
 
2013-01-21 07:24:44 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: ;stop giving those assholes press

 
2013-01-21 07:25:34 PM  
...and they need the free publicity, because of... Why?

/ignore these turds.
 
2013-01-21 07:26:01 PM  
Can't help but notice we're still paying attention to these "people" for some reason.
 
2013-01-21 07:28:48 PM  
God hates Flags.

/obvious
 
2013-01-21 07:33:22 PM  
Stupidity....Downsized
 
2013-01-21 07:35:40 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: You can't claim to protest something if you're 2000 yards away from the site.


So you had to be in the Middle East to protested the war in Iraq?
 
2013-01-21 07:37:50 PM  
Why would a legitimate journalist gives these people power by covering their protest? They have nothing new to say. Nothing.
 
2013-01-21 07:38:47 PM  
I'm really and truly puzzled that these creeps are still around. As many people and groups as they've pissed off, including returned veterans with weapons training and biker gangs, why has their church not been burned to the ground? (I doubt the local cops would investigate too vigorously.) And I know they have special training in scramming when counter-protesters show up, but how is it selected members have not been waylaid outside their homes and beaten to a pulp?
 
2013-01-21 07:39:35 PM  
WBC are trolls.

Fred "asshole" Phelps is a democrat.

He held fundraisers for Clinton and Gore.

Probably Kerry and Obama too.

/ sometimes, especially in politics; you have to associate with people you'd rather not.
 
2013-01-21 07:41:16 PM  
I liked the Godfather sign. The WBC is really stepping up the quality of its signs.
 
2013-01-21 07:41:37 PM  
So its a normal Westboro protest.

/if you ever been to a Westboro protest its normally just a few people and signs
//stop paying attention to them - they will go away
 
2013-01-21 07:43:05 PM  

vermicious k'nid: Can't help but notice we're still paying attention to these "people" for some reason.


I know, and by their big smiles they're happy to do it. Now think about this. If a crazed gunman goes into a westboro church and shoots up the place, do the survivors protest themselves?
 
2013-01-21 07:43:10 PM  
I now have more respect for Phelps than for the average republican (not much). Phelps doesn't preach violence against gays. He doesn't propose legislation against gays. I don't think he's pushing practical discrimination against gays. He's preaching his version of the Bible. He's purposely rude, but that's not as bad as being politely discriminatory.
 
2013-01-21 07:44:31 PM  

mksmith: I'm really and truly puzzled that these creeps are still around. As many people and groups as they've pissed off, including returned veterans with weapons training and biker gangs, why has their church not been burned to the ground? (I doubt the local cops would investigate too vigorously.) And I know they have special training in scramming when counter-protesters show up, but how is it selected members have not been waylaid outside their homes and beaten to a pulp?


The whole group of them are lawyers and have a lot of money.

Their base of operations is Topeka, Kansas. It would make the state look bad to have such a publicized fire go unsolved in the state capital.

/ the current attitude in the state is; if we ignore them long enough, they'll go away.

// people have targeted them in the past; that just justifies, in their minds, what they do
 
2013-01-21 07:53:36 PM  

meat0918: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035511#c82035511" target="_blank">Gosling</a>:</b> <i><b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035463#c82035463" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Weaver, the KKK came out against them in the wake of the Sandy Hill massacre. The KKK. They were the voice of reason.

Anyway, I hope everyone here signed the petition to classify them as a hate group at whitehouse.gov.</i>

Time expired on it on the 13th. It hit <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-west boro-baptist-church-hate-group/DYf3pH2d" target="_blank">327,748 signatures</a>. It set a site record.</i>

Hasn't the SPLC designated them as such already?


They have. And the Feds don't keep a list of hate groups, so the petition is essentially meaningless.
 
2013-01-21 07:55:51 PM  

randomjsa: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.


Speaking from your experience, I see.
 
2013-01-21 08:03:14 PM  

mksmith: I'm really and truly puzzled that these creeps are still around. As many people and groups as they've pissed off, including returned veterans with weapons training and biker gangs, why has their church not been burned to the ground? (I doubt the local cops would investigate too vigorously.) And I know they have special training in scramming when counter-protesters show up, but how is it selected members have not been waylaid outside their homes and beaten to a pulp?


That's what they want. They troll people into attacking them or infringing on their right to be assholes, then sue for damages. It's a money making scam, pure and simple. ignoring them is the best option.
 
2013-01-21 08:06:27 PM  

fusillade762: They have. And the Feds don't keep a list of hate groups, so the petition is essentially meaningless.


Canada does and these guys earned their way on to it all on their own. No petition needed.
 
2013-01-21 08:15:33 PM  
I hate conservatives. Why don't they just stay home for one day.
 
2013-01-21 08:26:21 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: I wish I had the sign making concession for Westboro. I would be a rich man now.


From the documentary I saw on those a-holes, they make them themselves. They probably used to farm them out then shops probably started refusing to do it. I wouldn't want their business.
 
2013-01-21 08:29:36 PM  
Either WBC is running low on money (I hope) or they're getting lazy with their trolling.
 
2013-01-21 08:30:46 PM  
Summary of the real intent of WBC:

Step 1. Inflammatory protests while emphasizing 1st amendment freedom of speech.

Step 2. Sue the bejesus out of any person of group that infringes your first amendment rights.

Step 3. ???

Step 4. Profit

Bonus step: Lobby for your causes with your newly aquired riches and literally own those who fought against you.
 
2013-01-21 08:31:08 PM  
Where are the public shooters when you need them.
 
2013-01-21 08:34:26 PM  

born_yesterday: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035600#c82035600" target="_blank">liam76</a>:</b> <i>randomjsa: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.

Generally I would agree, however on the 'Obama is the antichrist' stance there is a whole lot of overlap.</i>

Have you ever seen Obama and the Anti-Christ in the same room? I rest my case.


Dude, everyone knows that Justin Beiber is the Anti-Christ.
 
2013-01-21 08:34:51 PM  

Weaver95: how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?


The occupy movement seem to protest alot if the same things these assholes do.
 
2013-01-21 08:35:04 PM  
Westboro Baptist Church...
Will AW for attention and money.

Money to be obtained by suing people who object to their right to make total asses of themselves free speech.

Pathetic.  No wonder people develop such negative views of 'christians' and 'church' if these wastes of space, air, resources, skin, and time are representational...
 
2013-01-21 08:36:13 PM  
Meanwhile, Mars Hill Church own resident D-Bag chimed in, saying Obama "will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know."
 
2013-01-21 08:40:30 PM  
bemused outsider
...and they need the free publicity, because of... Why?
/ignore these turds.


I am all for ignoring the demonstrations, but let's focus on the people. We all know Freddy and his crazy relation spokeswoman that shine in the sun. But there members of the community that take part in these things. And if I have reading body language right, the way they cover up during photos they are not in it for the press. They probably see the Phelps as family still.

For instance one is a aerobics instructor in the YMCA in Topeka Kansas. Someone local needs to handout fliers. I think other work in the fringes of law enforcement. I bet that would be a issue dividing the law enforcement community in Topeka, Kansas.

If people were to know that some of these people drive specific colored cars with specific license plates, that would be of knowledge to the the local population in Topeka.

Can we agree don't give the protesters attention, but lets give the members of the active members of the family attention in the community like they deserve.
 
2013-01-21 08:47:09 PM  

Nemo's Brother: The occupy movement seem to protest alot if the same things these assholes do.


Wow ... that's some weapons grade stupid.

Bravo

/BTW - 'a lot' is not one word
 
2013-01-21 08:50:53 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: You know, from a psych point of view, these guys are quite fascinating. They should have their own axis in the new DSM-V.


I'll call the APA
 
2013-01-21 08:54:19 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Weaver95: how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?

The occupy movement seem to protest alot if the same things these assholes do.


If by "alot" you mean not none, then you are right.
 
2013-01-21 08:58:54 PM  
Thank you for the link with multiple autoplay videos subby.
 
2013-01-21 09:14:14 PM  
As much as I despise WBC and what they stand for, Margie Phelps twitter is worth a look. All of her crazy raving about all the stupid signs had me in stitches...

"MargiePhelps @MargieJPhelps
http://bit.ly/VgyQWq Wow! @WBCJon with his "Antichrist Obama" sign on @NPR @PBS @NewsHour It doesn't get much better than that!"

"MargiePhelps @MargieJPhelps
http://huff.to/WbpyZQ S-U-C-C-E-S-S! Signs is how you spell success! 👯 @HuffingtonPost is now officially dubbed an honorary WBC publisher."

Farking whacko!
 
2013-01-21 09:18:11 PM  

zerkalo: Meanwhile, Mars Hill Church own resident D-Bag chimed in, saying Obama "will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know."


I really wish those dilholes would just get the fark out of my neighborhood. They take up all the parking, and they're creepy as hell.
 
2013-01-21 09:19:03 PM  

Weaver95: not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?


Probably because WBC core membership is democrats.
 
2013-01-21 09:19:05 PM  
Please quit saying bad things about WBC. Please quit saying good things about WBC. Quit worrying about outdoing their protests or counter-protesting or anything else.

We are being trolled for the last 20 years by these clowns and every time you acknowledge their existence it only makes them stronger.

/Yes we all hate them. Everyone on Earth hates them. There's no point talking about it or bringing them any more media coverage or attention.
 
2013-01-21 09:23:42 PM  
Napalm sticks to Fred!

Napalm sticks to Fred!

Napalm sticks to F-R-E-D!!
 
2013-01-21 09:38:06 PM  
You would think these people would get tired of waiting for God's wrath. At some point you would think they would be like, "god, we've been complete dicks for you, we're hated by, well, everyone. We do everything to spread your message of hate and intolerance. For farks sake we've protested at the funeral of kids. how bout bringing some wrath".
 
2013-01-21 09:39:19 PM  
The only thing holding this outcome from perfection is some dumbass reporter feeling a need to give them even this small amount of publicity. It's not us who keep giving them attention, it's the media.

You know, "professional" media don't try to influence or generate the story. Let these miscreants be and quit giving them their 15 minutes of fame every time they rear their ugly faces.
 
2013-01-21 09:45:35 PM  
I was going to come in here to say that the WBC is a bunch of idiots, but after reading a few comments, it's clear that even they still pale in comparison to the better part of the population of Fark. Seriously, you all are still using the rather derogatory "teabaggers" name, and you expect people who disagree with you to take you seriously? It's clear that you aren't interested in debate, it's either agree with you or you'll start name calling. You can't ever make the WBC look good, but boy, you all are truly exceptional at making yourselves look bad.
 
2013-01-21 10:02:37 PM  

simkatu: Please quit saying bad things about WBC. Please quit saying good things about WBC. Quit worrying about outdoing their protests or counter-protesting or anything else.

We are being trolled for the last 20 years by these clowns and every time you acknowledge their existence it only makes them stronger.

/Yes we all hate them. Everyone on Earth hates them. There's no point talking about it or bringing them any more media coverage or attention.


You raise an interesting point. Let's discuss. There's several other people in this thread saying we should ignore them. Maybe we could all start a facebook page and discussion about how we aren't going to discuss them anymore.
 
2013-01-21 10:08:48 PM  
That was them? Huh. I saw a few street preachers, some had "if you can read this, you're going to hell"-style signs, heard about one guy up in a tree with an anti-abortion sign, but nothing that seemed out of the ordinary for the type. Maybe I didn't see them, but it just seemed like pretty basic evangelist SOP, nothing outlandish enough to associate with that group. Maybe WBC needs to step up their game a bit.
 
2013-01-21 10:08:58 PM  

randomjsa: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.


WBC is more relevant than the Tea Party. Fact.
 
2013-01-21 10:16:53 PM  
img52.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-21 10:26:52 PM  
Send the whole lot to Iran on a dreamliner.
 
2013-01-21 10:41:05 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Send the whole lot to Iran on a dreamliner.


That was always my thought. If they hate America so much, or at least Americans, yank their citizenship. Use...idk... some anti-American-hate-non-patriot excuse...and boot their butts out! Or at least "investigate" them for domestic terrorism, and hold them indefinitely in an offshore prison.
 
2013-01-21 10:47:19 PM  
I often read things on Fark I don't like.

Maybe Fark could be designated a hate group.
 
2013-01-21 11:00:45 PM  
a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-01-21 11:05:56 PM  
www.coll3ctive.co.uk

cafewitteveen.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-21 11:27:53 PM  

The Repeated Meme: I often read things on Fark I don't like.
Maybe Fark could be designated a hate group.


That's the worst troll I've seen in some time.
 
2013-01-21 11:50:28 PM  

DubyaHater: I wonder how it feels to be one generation away from extinction?


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-21 11:50:55 PM  
bratchaman
Summary of the real intent of WBC:

Step 1. Inflammatory protests while emphasizing 1st amendment freedom of speech.
Step 2. Sue the bejesus out of any person of group that infringes your first amendment rights.


Has step 2 ever happened in recent years?
I remember some case about their right to (not) protest close to funerals being decided; but I don't think I've ever read about them suing people attacking them.
But by now they should be infamous enough that local authorities know how to deal with them - and I don't remember reading about individual people or other groups being sued or paying them tons of money.

My impression of them is more of a family-based sect who uses that mad crusade as a common cause and a common, external enemy to keep the sect from breaking apart.
And that they probably use money earned at their jobs (and probably screw around with tax exemptions for their "church") to fund that crusade and avoid more family members from turning away.
I'm only surprised that they're still getting work; well, maybe you aren't too picky if you need a pitbull for an ugly divorce or they operate under married names.
Heck, someone even must marry into and connect their genitals with that crazy.
 
2013-01-22 12:06:03 AM  
06Wahoo
Seriously, you all are still using the rather derogatory "teabaggers" name

As a German and from hearing people speak who they elect or try to get elected and the mentality displayed, I'm more inclined to go with "brownshirts" anyway.
 
2013-01-22 12:10:05 AM  

zerkalo: Meanwhile, Mars Hill Church own resident D-Bag chimed in, saying Obama "will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know."


My one friend had Mark Driscoll as a customer where he works today. Unfortunately he didn't recognize him until a coworker pointed out who it was so he wasn't able to get all flirty with Driscoll (which would have been hilarious).
 
2013-01-22 12:14:35 AM  
But subby, if the entire WBC went, you still wouldn't be able to tell if any actual people went.
 
2013-01-22 12:19:32 AM  
Isn't any WBC protest a failure by definition?
 
2013-01-22 12:25:56 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Probably because WBC core membership is democrats.


Right. Religious fanaticism and homophobia are democrat traits.
 
2013-01-22 01:22:01 AM  
So what happens if you show up with a sign than says "WBC MEMBERS ARE WORTHY OF DEATH"?
 
2013-01-22 01:43:59 AM  
img213.imageshack.us

I'm going to post this from now on whenever I see the usual suspects spewing that Phelps is a Democrat.

/It goose-steps like a Nazischwein and Sieg Heils like a Nazischwein.
 
2013-01-22 01:47:01 AM  
randomjsa (farkied: "Holy fnck you're an idiot." - Nina_Hartley's_Ass): Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.

Bullschitt. The Right's problem with Phelps is not that he spews hateful derp -- y'all mostly agree with the hateful derp -- but that they choose to spew it at military funerals.
 
2013-01-22 01:47:26 AM  
vermicious k'nid: Can't help but notice we're still paying attention to these "people" for some reason.

LeroyBourne: I know, and by their big smiles they're happy to do it. Now think about this. If a crazed gunman goes into a westboro church and shoots up the place, do the survivors protest themselves?


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Yo, dawg. I heard you liked protests....
 
2013-01-22 01:56:18 AM  

rynthetyn: zerkalo: Meanwhile, Mars Hill Church own resident D-Bag chimed in, saying Obama "will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know."

My one friend had Mark Driscoll as a customer where he works today. Unfortunately he didn't recognize him until a coworker pointed out who it was so he wasn't able to get all flirty with Driscoll (which would have been hilarious).


Who's Mark Driscoll? That name sounds familiar.
 
2013-01-22 02:11:13 AM  

fusillade762: meat0918: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035511#c82035511" target="_blank">Gosling</a>:</b> <i><b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035463#c82035463" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Weaver, the KKK came out against them in the wake of the Sandy Hill massacre. The KKK. They were the voice of reason.

Anyway, I hope everyone here signed the petition to classify them as a hate group at whitehouse.gov.</i>

Time expired on it on the 13th. It hit <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-west boro-baptist-church-hate-group/DYf3pH2d" target="_blank">327,748 signatures</a>. It set a site record.</i>

Hasn't the SPLC designated them as such already?

They have. And the Feds don't keep a list of hate groups, so the petition is essentially meaningless.


LOL!   Of course the Feds DO keep a list of hate groups, and the WBC has been on it all along.  IDK why people started a petition or care what's on the SPLC list.  It's the FBI's list that matters.
 
2013-01-22 02:22:40 AM  

The Voice of Doom: I'm only surprised that they're still getting work; well, maybe you aren't too picky if you need a pitbull for an ugly divorce or they operate under married names.


That's an interesting point.  I'm surprised that anyone does business with them.
 
2013-01-22 02:34:46 AM  

cheap_thoughts: rynthetyn: zerkalo: Meanwhile, Mars Hill Church own resident D-Bag chimed in, saying Obama "will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know."

My one friend had Mark Driscoll as a customer where he works today. Unfortunately he didn't recognize him until a coworker pointed out who it was so he wasn't able to get all flirty with Driscoll (which would have been hilarious).

Who's Mark Driscoll? That name sounds familiar.


The guy in the story zerkalo linked to. He's a megachurch pastor in Seattle who's basically an old school fundamentalist but with better taste in music and beer. Dude's a giant misogynist and homophobe who has been known to assert that men don't go to church because the worship leaders are too effeminate for real manly men to relate to (real men watch MMA and love Fight Club). Among his greatest hits was suggesting that the reason Ted Haggard cheated on his wife with a male prostitute because Mrs. Haggard wasn't putting out often enough.

In short, he's an incredibly polarizing figure both within the Christian community and the rest of the planet.
 
2013-01-22 02:47:58 AM  
Oh, and the other thing about Mark Driscoll. He's currently trying to hide a particularly popular (and especially negative) Amazon review of his latest book by bribing people with a chance to win an iPad if they leave a positive review.
 
2013-01-22 02:49:06 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: They have. And the Feds don't keep a list of hate groups, so the petition is essentially meaningless.

LOL!   Of course the Feds DO keep a list of hate groups, and the WBC has been on it all along.  IDK why people started a petition or care what's on the SPLC list.  It's the FBI's list that matters.


The FBI does not publish a list of hate groups, and "Investigations are conducted only when a threat or advocacy of force is made; when the group has the apparent ability to carry out the proclaimed act; and when the act would constitute a potential violation of federal law."

I suppose the fact that they don't publish a list doesn't mean they don't have one.
 
2013-01-22 02:58:17 AM  

Mugato: ThrobblefootSpectre: Probably because WBC core membership is democrats.

Right. Religious fanaticism and homophobia are democrat traits.



Lifelong democrat, as is his family Link. Ran for office several times as a democrat. Worked on campaigns of democrats. I honestly wish it was as simple as "all bad people are republicans, and all good people are democrats", but it isn't.
 
2013-01-22 03:07:25 AM  

fusillade762: BarkingUnicorn: They have. And the Feds don't keep a list of hate groups, so the petition is essentially meaningless.

LOL!   Of course the Feds DO keep a list of hate groups, and the WBC has been on it all along.  IDK why people started a petition or care what's on the SPLC list.  It's the FBI's list that matters.

The FBI does not publish a list of hate groups, and "Investigations are conducted only when a threat or advocacy of force is made; when the group has the apparent ability to carry out the proclaimed act; and when the act would constitute a potential violation of federal law."

I suppose the fact that they don't publish a list doesn't mean they don't have one.


Exactly.  The Feds most certainly have their eyes on the WBC.
 
2013-01-22 04:05:28 AM  
ThrobblefootSpectre
Lifelong democrat, as is his family Link. Ran for office several times as a democrat. Worked on campaigns of democrats. I honestly wish it was as simple as "all bad people are republicans, and all good people are democrats", but it isn't.

Why can't there be evil people that vote democratic? Or confused good people that vote Republican?
/Also the state is primarily Republican, so he has to go against the grain and get in where he can.
 
2013-01-22 06:26:37 AM  
I am an atheist. I voted for O'Bama. I own guns. I am happy that O'Bama was re-elected.
 
2013-01-22 06:55:02 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Mugato: ThrobblefootSpectre: Probably because WBC core membership is democrats.

Right. Religious fanaticism and homophobia are democrat traits.


Lifelong democrat, as is his family Link. Ran for office several times as a democrat. Worked on campaigns of democrats. I honestly wish it was as simple as "all bad people are republicans, and all good people are democrats", but it isn't.


Phelps may be "officially" be a Democrat, but he's as much as an actual Democrat in the same way he is "officially" a Christian but doesn't actually embody positive Christian values.
 
2013-01-22 07:05:01 AM  
WBC is as good an excuse for ASSault weapons as any.
 
2013-01-22 08:25:35 AM  
I kinda get the Obama bashing, but what do they have against cigarettes getting married? Is that even a thing?

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2013-01-22 09:46:45 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Lifelong democrat, as is his family Link.


Phelps is a Strom Thurmond/Jesse Helms/Trent Lott kind of Democrat.
 
2013-01-22 10:14:21 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Mugato: ThrobblefootSpectre: Probably because WBC core membership is democrats.

Right. Religious fanaticism and homophobia are democrat traits.


Lifelong democrat, as is his family Link. Ran for office several times as a democrat. Worked on campaigns of democrats. I honestly wish it was as simple as "all bad people are republicans, and all good people are democrats", but it isn't.


I can call myself a Jedi Knight that doesn't mean I can move shiat with my mind.I can only do that on acid.

It doesn't matter what his official party affiliation is. I'm still a registered republican. Anti-same sex marriage and general homophobia are republican traits. Do you want a list? Pointing out that Phelps is a DINO (democrat in name only, not the smooth hipster from the Rat Pack) is the weakest, lamest argument about this cretin that there is.
 
2013-01-22 11:03:14 AM  

Mitch Mitchell: I am an atheist. I voted for O'Bama. I own guns. I am happy that O'Bama was re-elected.


Who the hell is O'Bama?

\he's Kenyan, not Irish, fer Chrissakes...
 
2013-01-22 12:57:58 PM  

Mugato: t doesn't matter what his official party affiliation is. I'm still a registered republican. Anti-same sex marriage and general homophobia are republican traits


Ah yes, Still stuck in a "democrats can't possibly be bad" mindset.

I think it's weird when people freak out about Fred Phelps when there are far worse on the left, with a far larger following, that have been preaching for far longer.

Did you know Louis Farrakhan gives violently anti-white, and anti-homosexual sermons to his followers? Google it. And has done so regularly for many years. And Nation of Islam is more like 50,000 people, not 50 or so like WBC.

But NoI can give sermons calling white people "the devil" in front of a crowd of thousands, and the media doesn't care. Three WBC people hold up signs about gays going to hell, and the nation has an outrage attack. Lol. So stupid.
 
2013-01-22 01:35:29 PM  

CheekyMonkey: Mitch Mitchell: I am an atheist. I voted for O'Bama. I own guns. I am happy that O'Bama was re-elected.

Who the hell is O'Bama?

\he's Kenyan, not Irish, fer Chrissakes...


Black Irish. Like Seaquille O'neal.
 
2013-01-22 03:47:06 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Mugato: t doesn't matter what his official party affiliation is. I'm still a registered republican. Anti-same sex marriage and general homophobia are republican traits

Ah yes, Still stuck in a "democrats can't possibly be bad" mindset.

I think it's weird when people freak out about Fred Phelps when there are far worse on the left, with a far larger following, that have been preaching for far longer.

Did you know Louis Farrakhan gives violently anti-white, and anti-homosexual sermons to his followers? Google it. And has done so regularly for many years. And Nation of Islam is more like 50,000 people, not 50 or so like WBC.

But NoI can give sermons calling white people "the devil" in front of a crowd of thousands, and the media doesn't care. Three WBC people hold up signs about gays going to hell, and the nation has an outrage attack. Lol. So stupid.


A lot more than 50 people believe that God does in fact hate homosexuals. They just don't care much for Phelps spewing off at funerals.
 
2013-01-22 04:32:46 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Ah yes, Still stuck in a "democrats can't possibly be bad" mindset.


I'm not even judging "good" or "bad". Name as many politicians or people in general as you can who are anti-gay marriage. Anti-gays in the military. Anti-abortion. Anti-sex education/anti-contraception. Name the anti-evolution/pro-young earth supporters. The religious evangelicals. The racists. Which political party do you come up with the most? So does it really matter what party this cretin calls himself? And is this really an argument you're going to use? Are you going to bring up next that the democrats were the slave owners in the 1800s?
 
2013-01-22 08:00:20 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: I think it's weird when people freak out about Fred Phelps when there are far worse on the left, with a far larger following, that have been preaching for far longer.

Did you know Louis Farrakhan gives violently anti-white, and anti-homosexual sermons to his followers?


Please explain to the class how Farrakhan and NOI qualify as "on the left".
 
2013-01-22 09:00:10 PM  

LeroyBourne: vermicious k'nid: Can't help but notice we're still paying attention to these "people" for some reason.

I know, and by their big smiles they're happy to do it. Now think about this. If a crazed gunman goes into a westboro church and shoots up the place, do the survivors protest themselves?


that's a perfect question for Philoso-Raptor
 
2013-01-23 03:20:31 AM  

fusillade762: Please explain to the class how Farrakhan and NOI qualify as "on the left".


Do you mean aside from endorsing Obama and organizing marches with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Just how willfully ignorant is this class?
 
2013-01-23 03:27:58 AM  
Mugato:

Gallup polls consistently show registered democrats a little over 50% in favor of gay marriage, 57% as of 2012. That's among ALL democrats in the U.S., not just the Phelps family. I find your insistence that no person who is a democrat could possibly be against gay marriage so willfully ignorant that I have to assume you are trolling.
 
2013-01-23 03:43:58 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: fusillade762: Please explain to the class how Farrakhan and NOI qualify as "on the left".

Do you mean aside from endorsing Obama and organizing marches with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Just how willfully ignorant is this class?


An endorsement Obama distanced himself from. And they participated in the Million Man March (which was open to the public and a lot of people did)? You're going to have to try harder than that. Association does not equal agreement.
 
2013-01-23 04:01:45 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: fusillade762: Please explain to the class how Farrakhan and NOI qualify as "on the left".

Do you mean aside from endorsing Obama and organizing marches with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Just how willfully ignorant is this class?


In addition: I don't mean to be confrontational here. If you have citations of leftist speeches or policy positions from the NOI I'm willing to listen. I just don't see a group of black, Muslim separatists who want their own nation within the US as "leftist".
 
2013-01-23 08:58:01 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Mugato:

Gallup polls consistently show registered democrats a little over 50% in favor of gay marriage, 57% as of 2012. That's among ALL democrats in the U.S., not just the Phelps family. I find your insistence that no person who is a democrat could possibly be against gay marriage so willfully ignorant that I have to assume you are trolling.


I never said that.
 
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