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2014-04-07 09:40:46 AM  
That's what we call, "Showing 'em the door".
 
2014-04-07 10:09:53 AM  
Future headline: WBC Sues City of Moore, OK
 
2014-04-07 10:41:24 AM  

macross87: "Dan Eccles said, "They shagged tail, got in them cars and was leaving in a hurry. Oh yeah, they was gone!""

Lol. They chose to peacefully leave and some people say they ran away.

/They are not King Author's men v Rabbit of Caerbannog


They did run away, Brave Sir Robin.  They are not the U.S. Marines at Chosin.
 
2014-04-07 10:45:27 AM  
Church members had a permit to picket in front of the school, which has been housing Plaza Towers Elementary students since last year's deadly tornado.

According to the Westboro website, they contend that God sent that tornado as retribution against Moore.


Moore, Oklahoma used to be one of the best kept secrets as far as gay getaway destinations go.  The WBC had to go and blow it!
 
2014-04-07 10:48:18 AM  
Their departure did not involve rails, feathers or tar. I am disappointed.
 
2014-04-07 10:49:24 AM  

Diogenes: Church members had a permit to picket in front of the school, which has been housing Plaza Towers Elementary students since last year's deadly tornado.

According to the Westboro website, they contend that God sent that tornado as retribution against Moore.

Moore, Oklahoma used to be one of the best kept secrets as far as gay getaway destinations go.  The WBC had to go and blow it!


Well - that, and repeated destruction by tornadoes.
 
2014-04-07 10:53:34 AM  
When you can't sell religious insanity on small town Oklahoma you need to rethink your sales strategy.
 
2014-04-07 10:56:05 AM  
MOORE, Okla. - Hundreds of Moore residents lined Broadway across from Central Junior High Sunday afternoon.
They were ready and waiting for members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church.
Members of that church have long contended that God hates homosexuality and America's tolerance of homosexuality.


Moore, Oklahoma is in Cleveland County. In 2004, Cleveland County voted 69%-31% in favor of a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.  A significant portion of the town likely agrees with WBC about homosexuality, andonly disagrees with their protesting of soldier's funerals and disaster sites.
 
2014-04-07 11:03:24 AM  

Theaetetus: MOORE, Okla. - Hundreds of Moore residents lined Broadway across from Central Junior High Sunday afternoon.
They were ready and waiting for members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church.
Members of that church have long contended that God hates homosexuality and America's tolerance of homosexuality.

Moore, Oklahoma is in Cleveland County. In 2004, Cleveland County voted 69%-31% in favor of a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.  A significant portion of the town likely agrees with WBC about homosexuality, andonly disagrees with their protesting of soldier's funerals and disaster sites.


It is seeming to me that Gay Marriage is picking up speed as it goes. I honestly wonder if they re-voted how many more people would still vote the same way.
 
2014-04-07 11:07:51 AM  
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2014-04-07 11:10:01 AM  

Theaetetus: Moore, Oklahoma is in Cleveland County. In 2004, Cleveland County voted 69%-31% in favor of a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. A significant portion of the town likely agrees with WBC about homosexuality, andonly disagrees with their protesting of soldier's funerals and disaster sites.


I'd throw in that they think it's also wrong to protest at gay people's funeral. You can think that Gay Marriage is wrong, you can think they are going to hell but you don't have to be a dick about it. Moore, OK is full of old school farm hand FDR democrats. The kind that will never vote Republican because they're fairly sure the banker is one. The kind that will whisper the names of ailments because if you say them too loud you'll draw their attention.

I love the people I know from Moore. But most of the people in Moore live there because they can't stand the big city life of OKC.
 
2014-04-07 11:10:22 AM  
 
2014-04-07 11:15:40 AM  
I bet that if local police departments started billing them for their security services, the Westies would end their attention whoring really fast.
 
2014-04-07 11:16:53 AM  

R.A.Danny: Theaetetus: MOORE, Okla. - Hundreds of Moore residents lined Broadway across from Central Junior High Sunday afternoon.
They were ready and waiting for members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church.
Members of that church have long contended that God hates homosexuality and America's tolerance of homosexuality.

Moore, Oklahoma is in Cleveland County. In 2004, Cleveland County voted 69%-31% in favor of a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.  A significant portion of the town likely agrees with WBC about homosexuality, andonly disagrees with their protesting of soldier's funerals and disaster sites.

It is seeming to me that Gay Marriage is picking up speed as it goes. I honestly wonder if they re-voted how many more people would still vote the same way.


In the last election, the same county voted 59% to ban affirmative action.

They also re-elected representative Lankford at 58.7%, who said 'LGBT workers should not be protected from workplace discrimination because it's something they can change, saying, "I think it's a choice issue,"' and was a co-sponsor of the "State Marriage Defense Act", which would strip federal benefits from married gay couples who enter a state that doesn't recognize their marriage; the "Marriage and Religious Freedom Act"; and a federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

They also re-elected Tom Cole at 67.9%, who voted against prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation, and also co-sponsored the federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

They also re-elected Frank Lucas at 75.3%, who was also a co-sponsor of the federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

And finally, they elected two new reps, Markwayne Mullin and Jim Bridenstine, who have both made speeches slamming the recent decision invalidating Oklahoma's gay marriage ban.

Now, theoretically, it's possible that those residents overwhelming elected people who disagree with their views... but I think that's significantly less likely than that they agree with the WBC about gays, but disagree about soldiers and disasters.
 
2014-04-07 11:19:48 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Theaetetus: Moore, Oklahoma is in Cleveland County. In 2004, Cleveland County voted 69%-31% in favor of a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. A significant portion of the town likely agrees with WBC about homosexuality, andonly disagrees with their protesting of soldier's funerals and disaster sites.

I'd throw in that they think it's also wrong to protest at gay people's funeral.


[Citation]? I haven't seen anything regarding counter-protests in Moore at funerals of gay people.
 
2014-04-07 11:20:22 AM  

Theaetetus: R.A.Danny: Theaetetus: MOORE, Okla. - Hundreds of Moore residents lined Broadway across from Central Junior High Sunday afternoon.
They were ready and waiting for members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church.
Members of that church have long contended that God hates homosexuality and America's tolerance of homosexuality.

Moore, Oklahoma is in Cleveland County. In 2004, Cleveland County voted 69%-31% in favor of a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.  A significant portion of the town likely agrees with WBC about homosexuality, andonly disagrees with their protesting of soldier's funerals and disaster sites.

It is seeming to me that Gay Marriage is picking up speed as it goes. I honestly wonder if they re-voted how many more people would still vote the same way.

In the last election, the same county voted 59% to ban affirmative action.

They also re-elected representative Lankford at 58.7%, who said 'LGBT workers should not be protected from workplace discrimination because it's something they can change, saying, "I think it's a choice issue,"' and was a co-sponsor of the "State Marriage Defense Act", which would strip federal benefits from married gay couples who enter a state that doesn't recognize their marriage; the "Marriage and Religious Freedom Act"; and a federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

They also re-elected Tom Cole at 67.9%, who voted against prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation, and also co-sponsored the federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

They also re-elected Frank Lucas at 75.3%, who was also a co-sponsor of the federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

And finally, they elected two new reps, Markwayne Mullin and Jim Bridenstine, who have both made speeches slamming the recent decision invalidating Oklahoma's gay marriage ban.

Now, theoretically, it's possible that those residents overwhelming elected people who disagree with their views... but I think tha ...


This backwater may be evolving a bit slower than the rest of the country, but remember, back in the 40s and 50s the people who were just fine with discriminating against attractive and successful folks no longer think that way.
 
2014-04-07 11:26:43 AM  

Theaetetus: [Citation]? I haven't seen anything regarding counter-protests in Moore at funerals of gay people.


Have you seen protest of gay people's funerals in Moore? I haven't. And I guarantee you there are gay people who have died in Moore, OK.

You have to have a protest before you have a counter-protest.
 
2014-04-07 11:28:27 AM  

2xhelix: Video of the actual incident.


Heh, it was literally two tough guys being held back by police. Then when WBC turned to leave the rest of the crowd steps into the road to feel like they helped drive the WBC out.
 
2014-04-07 11:34:50 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Theaetetus: [Citation]? I haven't seen anything regarding counter-protests in Moore at funerals of gay people.

Have you seen protest of gay people's funerals in Moore? I haven't. And I guarantee you there are gay people who have died in Moore, OK.

You have to have a protest before you have a counter-protest.


Sure. However, you suggested that the people of Moore disagreed with protests at gay funerals. There's no evidence of that, and there's plenty of evidence that they're anti-gay marriage and opposed to anti-discrimination protections.

R.A.Danny: This backwater may be evolving a bit slower than the rest of the country, but remember, back in the 40s and 50s the people who were just fine with discriminating against attractive and successful folks no longer think that way.


Sure, and in 30 or 40 years, those numbers may well be different. I'm saying that right now, based on their election results and past ballot measures, they appear to be hypocrites.
 
2014-04-07 11:35:23 AM  

2xhelix: Video of the actual incident.


Sure looks like they ran away to me.
 
2014-04-07 11:37:09 AM  
That's called "Giving them cause to sue" which is what they are after in the first place.
 
2014-04-07 11:37:35 AM  
Really? Nobody?

Trouble in Westboros.
 
2014-04-07 11:37:50 AM  
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2014-04-07 11:37:59 AM  
It's time just to ignore these tools.  Their pickets don't even last 20 minutes any more, no town likes having them.
 
2014-04-07 11:38:14 AM  

macross87: "Dan Eccles said, "They shagged tail, got in them cars and was leaving in a hurry. Oh yeah, they was gone!""

Lol. They chose to peacefully leave and some people say they ran away.

/They are not King Author's men v Rabbit of Caerbannog


I usually get twitchy with this kinda grammar, but they dun gud, I'll give an exemption.
 
2014-04-07 11:40:06 AM  
HAHAHAH - I like how the Copsicle tries to wheelie people back with his bike.
 
2014-04-07 11:41:26 AM  
Well, Bye. jpg
 
2014-04-07 11:42:17 AM  
They had a permit. Even better, they have the right to assemble and say things no one likes.
The idiot townsfolk do NOT have the right to chase people that are there lawfully.
The police failed and should be punished. The chasers should be arrested and the key thrown away.

Good job teaching your brats, people.

/ hate the WBB protests.
// Will defend to the death their right to do it.
 
2014-04-07 11:42:28 AM  

Salmon: HAHAHAH - I like how the Copsicle tries to wheelie people back with his bike.


He could've used his taser or nightstick, but he was...
1.bp.blogspot.com
... two tired.
 
2014-04-07 11:42:29 AM  
They should have sent that run that guy with the Yankee's cap out with them. Come on, homeslice, at least bandwagon west of the Mississippi.
 
2014-04-07 11:44:03 AM  
Dumb questions, but are cities required to give anyone a picketing permit who asks for one? Couldn't towns start refusing to issue these dirtbags permits on the ground that their appearance would cause a undo public disturbance?
 
2014-04-07 11:44:08 AM  
Billy bob and Jeb at Oklahoma
 
2014-04-07 11:44:40 AM  
FTA: "Church members had a permit to picket in front of the school, which has been housing Plaza Towers Elementary students since last year's deadly tornado. "

As deeply as I loathe these rat droppings, that sentence makes me all kinds of uncomfortable.
 
2014-04-07 11:45:20 AM  

oldfarthenry: Their departure did not involve rails, feathers or tar

water cannon filled with diarrhea. I am disappointed.


FTFY.
 
2014-04-07 11:45:48 AM  

phenn: FTA: "Church members had a permit to picket in front of the school, which has been housing Plaza Towers Elementary students since last year's deadly tornado. "

As deeply as I loathe these rat droppings, that sentence makes me all kinds of uncomfortable.


Even they have rights.
 
2014-04-07 11:46:09 AM  

ds615: They had a permit.


Which begs the question. WHo the fark issues a permit to this group?
 
2014-04-07 11:46:38 AM  

Nightsweat: That's called "Giving them cause to sue" which is what they are after in the first place.


Yeah.  They know they're pushing people's buttons.  If anyone reacts to them at all, they win.

If people get outraged and offended and the main story that night is "Westboro Baptist protests funeral" instead of "Memorial service held for tornado victims" they win.

If people get angry and assault them, they get to sue, where they will quite likely win and make some money.

If people try to prank or mock them, it just gives them energy.  And the tiny percent (maybe two people?) in that "church" who still think this is about God feel vindicated that they're speaking truth to a sinful world.

But if people ignore them, they pack up and head on, because it's all about getting a return on your investment for them.
 
2014-04-07 11:47:09 AM  
First Eich, now this - that's some fine tolerance you got there, libs.
 
2014-04-07 11:47:49 AM  

2xhelix: Video of the actual incident.


It's fairly interesting, to see both sides separated by the road.  Then, one or two individuals challenge them by stepping into the road and are politely met by officers, then more and more anti-WBC protestors (you can almost see the gears in their head turning as they realize that, hey, there are only like seven cops there and several hundred of themselves...) start crossing over, too.

Makes me wonder what will happen, when WBC pushes the wrong town, and somebody pushes past the cops to give them a fistful of commentary.  Will mob mentality take place? As much as I hate these asshats, I don't like the idea of the rest of society cheering on a mob beating down a group of fairly pathetic people in a public place.  Bad precedent.

I like the use of motorcycles crowding past them.  Drown out their hate, instead of giving them reasons to sue.
 
2014-04-07 11:47:58 AM  
FAIL you let them get away.
 
2014-04-07 11:48:19 AM  

R.A.Danny: When you can't sell religious insanity on small town Oklahoma you need to rethink your sales strategy.


Moore is actually suburban OKC. Not really small-town Oklahoma.
 
2014-04-07 11:48:30 AM  

DarwiOdrade: First Eich, now this - that's some fine tolerance you got there, libs.


Are you really being intolerant of the way that liberals encourage their political interests? Geez, what a hypocrite.
 
2014-04-07 11:48:39 AM  
When danger reared it's ugly head,
they bravely turned their tails and fled.
Howdy. Welcome t' Oklahoma whar we still ain't learned ta speak that queen's English crap. Hell, we run the queens outa town. Ain't gotta good handle on them pronoun thingies either.
 
2014-04-07 11:48:57 AM  
Shut up, Eccles.
 
2014-04-07 11:49:15 AM  
Lawsuits incoming.

You gave them exactly what they wanted.
 
2014-04-07 11:49:20 AM  
I need to see some torches and pitchforks here.
 
2014-04-07 11:49:55 AM  
Not sure I'm OK with this.  Even though I'm on the side of the mob this time, I'm a fan of unpopular speech being allowed.  The answer is, as always, to ignore them, and maybe make faces at them every now and then until they go away.

Plus, I'm still pretty sure that the WBC was performance art.
 
2014-04-07 11:49:59 AM  

jaylectricity: 2xhelix: Video of the actual incident.

Heh, it was literally two tough guys being held back by police. Then when WBC turned to leave the rest of the crowd steps into the road to feel like they helped drive the WBC out.


Well you gotta start somewhere.
 
2014-04-07 11:50:20 AM  

2xhelix: Video of the actual incident.


They bravely ran away...

When danger reared its ugly head,

they bravely turned their tails and fled..


www.intriguing.com
No I didn't !

 
2014-04-07 11:50:21 AM  

Old enough to know better: Dumb questions, but are cities required to give anyone a picketing permit who asks for one? Couldn't towns start refusing to issue these dirtbags permits on the ground that their appearance would cause a undo public disturbance?


Supposedly, the First Amendment guarantees one's Right to peaceably assemble, but most towns still require a permit for any large gathering.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
 
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