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(Opposing Views)   Westboro Baptist Church no-shows at latest funeral of dead soldier. Too busy with plans to protest the World Series and an Eagles concert   (opposingviews.com) divider line 65
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2013-10-21 04:05:40 PM
Just as I suspected, they are protesting the World Series games in St. Louis, not Boston.  I bet they wouldn't make it out of Boston intact!
 
2013-10-21 04:19:20 PM
They did show up up when faced with over 2000 people there to keep them away they bailed. Screw these idiots. There has to be a way to start building up charges against them until they can be locked up.
 
2013-10-21 04:27:05 PM

poison_amy: They don't actually have to show up anymore. They just say they will and get the exact same amount of press.

Ignore. That is what will make them go away.


I don't know, maybe it's time to go the other way and kardashian them. Put them on "reality" TV and stoke their individual egos until they disintegrate. Then spin off a show for each particle until those atomize. When one of the boys does a bachelor show and one of the girls is in Playboy, the end is nigh. The danger, of course, is one of them gets elected to Congress.
 
2013-10-21 04:39:06 PM

simkatu: Please artists, famous people, and others. I know it's hard, but please just ignore these clowns. Don't give the media any reason to talk about them.


1) I sincerely doubt they'll just vanish if they are ignored. From what I've seen, they seem to have too much real faith in what they're doing for me to think that they'll shut it down if deprived of lawsuits/attention. Those things seem to be bonuses and not reasons in and of themselves.

2) For people closer than us to them, ignoring them may just be out of the question. I also can't bring myself to fault anyone for saying "You f*cking suck" when confronted by hateful people. If you want to just ignore them and hope they go away, but all means do so. But please don't try to get in the way of people who are willing to take a more active approach.
 
2013-10-21 04:47:35 PM
So why don't they check in at the Hotel California?
 
2013-10-21 05:16:37 PM
Well if nothing else, they do have good taste to protest this particular series.

I'd bet that most baseball fans aren't interested in watching a Cards/Sox world series.

Yes, I'm sorry, but it's true according to me and the very scientific survey I conducted on my circle of friends.
 
2013-10-21 05:57:50 PM
I live in Topeka - you think your sick of them, they are stationed around town as much as possible.

Ignoring them doesn't help, but it doesn't hurt either. They normally look bored and listless holding the signs while looking at their smart phones. They use the same drug store I do. Have gotten stuck next to Shirley in line before. Nobody speaks to them. Nobody wants to live by them. Topeka is a wacky place, lots of mental hospitals and many closed mental hospitals who left many sick people on the streets.

Go to YouTube and look for the " Topeka dancing lamp man" One day he was on one side of the street doing his obscene booty dance with his lamp and WBC was picketing something unrelated on the other. Freakin circus town.

/needs to move - tired of crazy.
// they picket where ever groups of people are .. Prob just decided to save some scratch and stay close to home.
 
2013-10-21 06:31:24 PM

poison_amy: They don't actually have to show up anymore. They just say they will and get the exact same amount of press.

Ignore. That is what will make them go away.


Yup...word was that they were going to protest a soldiers funeral in my hometown. Counter protesters showed up. A full contingent of cops complete with helicopter and mobile jail showed up. The press showed up. You know who didn't show up? The a-holes from westboro.

All they had to do was say that they were coming and they got all the publicity they wanted at no expense to themselves.

Personally, I think they should be billed for the wasted police presence if they don't show.
 
2013-10-21 07:52:45 PM
They've learned to be still?
 
2013-10-21 08:47:53 PM

Moodybastard: Sox fans, on the other hand, might give them a recreation of the original tea party.


As much as I hate the Pink Hats and the Frat Boy Brigade that have infested Fenway in the past ten years, I can't say I'd be surprised (or disappointed, for that matter) if this happened.  Maybe just throw them over the fencing over the Pike and watch them get hit by cars in front of the giant anti-gun ad behind Landsdowne Street?  Or would that be a dividing by zero moment?
 
2013-10-21 08:58:15 PM
I know for a fact that at least two of the 'church' members have tickets to the Eagles concert. They plan on picketing and then going inside to enjoy the show.
 
2013-10-21 10:06:38 PM

bigstoopidbruce: Don't these folks ever sit around reading the Bible or having coffee?


Apparently, once in a while, they do.
 
2013-10-21 10:10:43 PM

Satanic_Hamster: RedPhoenix122: Apos: The Church also plans to protest....a concert by The Eagles in Kansas City.

WTF?! Do these walking pustules of bigotry have a dart board to decide these things?

Take it easy.

Yeah, they're probably already gone.


Probably?  Maybe?  Come on, baby, don't say maybe.  I need certainty.
 
2013-10-21 10:14:33 PM

squirrelflavoredyogurt: I'm shocked, I would have thought they'd be at a microbrewery protesting the hops content of the beers.


Maybe there was a scheduling conflict with a planned protest at a textile mill.
 
2013-10-22 11:37:13 AM
Don't forget offensive football nicknames!
 
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