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(PolicyMic)   Westboro Baptist Church will use Nelson Mandela's funeral to test out South Africa's free speech laws   (policymic.com) divider line 73
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2013-12-10 09:10:59 AM
Getting popcorn and a Coke to watch this one.
 
2013-12-10 09:11:27 AM
And of course the locals will try out a nice fire roasted Christian for dinner.
 
2013-12-10 09:12:07 AM
How does this apply to funerals of people who died of natural causes in their 90s? In what way is allowing a former political prisoner of some 20+ years to die a free man in his country that he would serve as president of some form of punishment from above?
 
2013-12-10 09:12:41 AM
Please let this be true.
Oh please, please, please let this be true.

/footage of the Philips clan getting dismembered at the hands of a mob?  This is gold, Jerry!
 
2013-12-10 09:12:54 AM

EyeballKid: How does this apply to funerals of people who died of natural causes in their 90s? In what way is allowing a former political prisoner of some 20+ years to die a free man in his country that he would serve as president of some form of punishment from above?


Yes.
 
2013-12-10 09:13:27 AM
No, they won't.  If they protest it, it will be here in the States.
 
2013-12-10 09:14:17 AM
I guess they need a few less members. Won't see those white people again. Already not missing them...
 
2013-12-10 09:14:39 AM

Molavian: No, they won't.  If they protest it, it will be here in the States.


Yeah, South Africa would just say 'to fark with the law, we'll just make sure you don't leave South Africa alive'.
 
2013-12-10 09:15:21 AM

Molavian: No, they won't.  If they protest it, it will be here in the States.


At most they might protest in front a South African embassy or consulate.
 
2013-12-10 09:15:24 AM
Pretty sure this is technically illegal. As the article states, South Africa limits negative speech based on religion. As the entire point of WBC's protest is that Mandela essentially didn't practise their brand of Christianity, it would qualify as prohibited...
 
2013-12-10 09:15:27 AM
But what about Al Sharpton?
 
2013-12-10 09:15:36 AM
Repeat.
And no way are they actually doing this. Just easy opportunity for attention whoring.
 
2013-12-10 09:15:42 AM
Stop greenlighting these attention whores already.
 
2013-12-10 09:16:25 AM
We went over this in the other thread.  They arent going anywhere.
 
2013-12-10 09:16:31 AM
Isn't the funeral happening now? If so, they missed the plane
 
2013-12-10 09:17:05 AM

EyeballKid: How does this apply to funerals of people who died of natural causes in their 90s? In what way is allowing a former political prisoner of some 20+ years to die a free man in his country that he would serve as president of some form of punishment from above?



He would have lived to 103 if he hadn't come out of the closet last week.
 
2013-12-10 09:17:20 AM

EyeballKid: How does this apply to funerals of people who died of natural causes in their 90s? In what way is allowing a former political prisoner of some 20+ years to die a free man in his country that he would serve as president of some form of punishment from above?


FTFA:
~~it was merely the fact that Nelson Mandela divorced and remarried, or rather "pursued every lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life; he loved the praise of man more than the praise of God."

He's evil because he got a divorce.  And, apparently, also because he was famous.
Yes.  Really.
 
2013-12-10 09:17:25 AM
I know some miners they can ask about that.


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EyeballKid: How does this apply to funerals of people who died of natural causes in their 90s? In what way is allowing a former political prisoner of some 20+ years to die a free man in his country that he would serve as president of some form of punishment from above?


Attention whoring usually doesn't lend itself to a normal person's logic.  But stab in the dark... Mandela (eventually) was loud in the fight against AIDS.
 
2013-12-10 09:18:15 AM
The WBC have largely been successful at what they do because of the laws of the United States and their general litigious nature.

I think they seem to forget that the phenomenon is only the result of them being in the United States.

So...would it be out of line to donate to them so they can buy plane tickets if I'm doing so in hopes that most of their seats will be vacant on the return trip?
 
2013-12-10 09:18:18 AM

EyeballKid: How does this apply to funerals of people who died of natural causes in their 90s? In what way is allowing a former political prisoner of some 20+ years to die a free man in his country that he would serve as president of some form of punishment from above?


Indeed. Their true agenda of being bigoted attention whores is barely concealed in this instance.
 
2013-12-10 09:18:54 AM
What's the term for burning a tire around a person's neck? Yeah, WBC needs that done to them. All of them.
 
2013-12-10 09:20:24 AM

Hack Patooey: We went over this in the other thread.  They arent going anywhere.


That.  If I thought there was even the slightest chance they would have followed through with it, I would have contributed money for the plane tickets myself.
 
2013-12-10 09:20:45 AM
www.hogdb.com
 
2013-12-10 09:21:00 AM

Katolu: What's the term for burning a tire around a person's neck? Yeah, WBC needs that done to them. All of them.


necklacing.
 
2013-12-10 09:21:17 AM
How awesome would it be to sit next to one of these wingnuts on a Transatlantic flight?  Given eight to ten hours of uninterrupted time I think I could talk some sense into them. Or go crazy trying.
 
2013-12-10 09:21:18 AM
If they need help getting airline tickets, or advice on how to sneak into the country, I am sure the Fark community would be pleased to help.

As soon as they figure out they can't sue the local governments in South Africa, the same way the sue local communities in the states, this plan will change.
 
2013-12-10 09:21:25 AM

Gosling: Molavian: No, they won't.  If they protest it, it will be here in the States.

Yeah, South Africa would just say 'to fark with the law, we'll just make sure you don't leave South Africa alive'.


sounds great, let's ship 'em over there
 
2013-12-10 09:23:03 AM

Molavian: No, they won't.  If they protest it, it will be here in the States.


Yeah, if they leave the USA they lose all the cushy first amendment protections that the government affords them. Plus, there's no guaranteeing that the threats of lawsuits will deter any people that may want to physically confront them. Further, if they do somehow get arrested, there's no guarantee that the US embassy will be able (or willing) to help them out.
 
2013-12-10 09:24:19 AM

Molavian: No, they won't.  If they protest it, it will be here in the States.


Unless, and this is a real possibility, old Fred has a couple of members he really hates, and needs to find a way to get rid of, because he sees them as a threat.  I am far from an expert on cults, but for personal reasons I study them a lot.  Cult leaders are constantly trying to find innovative and creative ways to get rid of problem members.  Normally this is done by shunning, but if someone was seen as a real threat to his power...
 
2013-12-10 09:26:13 AM
They wont go there, they dont have the balls.  Place is a bit too dark for the likes of them and they wont be allowed to carry guns or attack people with lawsuits so it would be pointless for them.

This is a real pitty since I would honestly chip in $50 to any group that would rubber necklace that entire clan.  Cash.  Just throwin that out there.
 
2013-12-10 09:26:42 AM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: As soon as they figure out they can't sue the local governments in South Africa, the same way the sue local communities in the states, this plan will change.


That, and there's the funny little quirk about local authorities in Africa. When the local authorities don't want something to happen, such as a foreigner coming over and suing for their right to picket the funeral of Africa's favorite son, it has a way of not happening. These roadblocks and procedural hurdles just keep popping up Nigerian-scam style until such time as you give up.
 
2013-12-10 09:28:32 AM
 All this because their patriarch is a self hating closeted homosexual.
 
2013-12-10 09:28:56 AM
If anything untoward should happen to the protestors (assuming they'll protesting in South Africa), I wonder how energetically the police will investigate.
 
2013-12-10 09:29:12 AM
They're not going anywhere.  They don't attend a fraction of the events they say they will.

Lying Bastards
 
2013-12-10 09:32:19 AM
Miami to Cape Town is about 12-14 hours, no 8-10.

If they are on South African Airways the captain would probably fly low enough to toss them out the emergency exits.
 
2013-12-10 09:33:07 AM

Mark Ratner: But what about Al Sharpton?


Tawana Brawley's on board with it.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-10 09:33:26 AM

Katolu: What's the term for burning a tire around a person's neck? Yeah, WBC needs that done to them. All of them.


http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_Winnie_Mandela_necklace#slide2

Apparently named after Mandelas wife, at least in RSA.
 
2013-12-10 09:34:39 AM

cgraves67: EyeballKid: How does this apply to funerals of people who died of natural causes in their 90s? In what way is allowing a former political prisoner of some 20+ years to die a free man in his country that he would serve as president of some form of punishment from above?

Indeed. Their true agenda of being bigoted attention whores is barely concealed in this instance.


Their TRUE true agenda seems to be more about suing the people they goad into shoving them. I'm not saying they're not bigoted or whorish, just that most of them seem to be more about the grift than the ideology.
 
2013-12-10 09:37:09 AM
warming up the stove....adding the oil........

i.imgur.com

Seriously though, I bet they don't make it out of the international arrivals area of the airport In SA.  The SA gubbmint aint gonna allow this stupidity on SA soil. (or at least let's hope they don't)
 
2013-12-10 09:38:53 AM
www.freewoodpost.com
 
2013-12-10 09:40:49 AM
Their true agenda now is just trolling the fark out of the world. And look at the media lapping it up.

They're going to seriously fly to South Africa? Seriously? People really believe that?

Their goal when they do shiat is to piss people off so they can sue, think South Africa would give two farks about them being able to sue? They can successfully do it in the US because the First Amendment covers their douchebaggery.
 
2013-12-10 09:43:53 AM
I really really really hope they do this. However, this like everything else with them is for attention.
 
2013-12-10 09:47:08 AM
The friendly people of Soweto will no doubt welcome them warmly with necklaces.
 
2013-12-10 09:48:24 AM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Molavian: No, they won't.  If they protest it, it will be here in the States.

Unless, and this is a real possibility, old Fred has a couple of members he really hates, and needs to find a way to get rid of, because he sees them as a threat.  I am far from an expert on cults, but for personal reasons I study them a lot.  Cult leaders are constantly trying to find innovative and creative ways to get rid of problem members.  Normally this is done by shunning, but if someone was seen as a real threat to his power...


Plus, he could use it to further his cause (ala martyrdom).

Although I don't think they'll actually go through with it. They seem a lot more bark than bite
 
2013-12-10 09:48:41 AM
I hope they like the rain if the weather is the same as todays was. I also hope the the lion from Die Antwoords  Fatty boom boom video is allowed to roam free.
 
2013-12-10 09:52:57 AM
I'm pretty sure they just won't let them into the country. Without visas they can't even board the plane and they know it; they're not even allowed to drive into Canada to pull this crap. Pure attention whoring to get into the news.
 
2013-12-10 09:57:46 AM
They say they are buying tickets. Say.
 
2013-12-10 09:58:20 AM

Hack Patooey: We went over this in the other thread.  They arent going anywhere.


Yup. They're just mouthing off. No way they're going anywhere. I really hope they try it, though.
 
2013-12-10 10:05:55 AM
Oh dear sweet merciful God,

Please let Westboro picket this funeral while in Africa, and please let the people there show their customary level of tolerance so that we may never again have to deal with the return of these hateful people.

Amen.
 
2013-12-10 10:24:33 AM

MooseUpNorth: Hack Patooey: We went over this in the other thread.  They arent going anywhere.

Yup. They're just mouthing off. No way they're going anywhere. I really hope they try it, though.


I'll pass the hat for $$ for one way tickets.
 
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