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The church that shall not be named plans to come to Newtown to picket funerals

3:54 pm - 12/15/2012
Less than 48 hours after the Connecticut school shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, which took place on Dec. 14, the Westboro Baptist Church is already making plans to picket. The Westboro Baptist Church is known for picketing and protesting at funerals across the country.

“Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment,” Shirley Phelps-Roper tweeted on Dec. 15.


“They need to come back to Oklahoma,” Bryan Weathers, from Moore, said. “We know how to take care of them here.”

“Westboro 'God hates Fags' Baptist Church is planning to pciket at Sandy Hook, to praise 'God's judgment,'” Margie Phelps tweeted as well on Dec. 15.

Westoboro Baptist Church is known for carrying signs that read “Thank God for dead babies” and the like. It is unknown what kind of signs will be seen, if the Westboro Baptist Church actually pickets in Newtown, CT.



The Supreme Court ruled that it is legal for the Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals. Despite that ruling, many cities and towns have passed laws that force the Westboro Baptist Church to stay a specific distance away from funerals.

source: The Examiner
I'm all for referring to them by anything other than their direct name as they clearly feed on attention.
If they do show, I am definitely going to counter protest. I live right here.
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a_phoenixdragon 15th-Dec-2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
What is wrong with these people?! Why do they do shit like this?!

*RAGE*
hippie_chick 15th-Dec-2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
*RAGE!*
saitheisonfire 15th-Dec-2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
I.... I'm done.
I'm fucking done.
stop the world. I want to get off.

where in the world does this show that any God condones this? these were innocent children and adults who committed their lives to educating our youth and that was innocence taken away from us

Westboro needs to be dropped off to some remote desert with no food or water or shoes and sit there and stew. this is too much, this is too much for the families and the community who should not be burying their children but they have to and it's already too much. they do not deserve this. NO ONE deserves this.
miffedplatypus 15th-Dec-2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
Disgusting.

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
koshkabegemot 16th-Dec-2012 04:27 am (UTC)
mte

just fuck it, Im done with this shit.

Those poor families who just lost their babies and these fucking Westboro fuckshits want to shit all over their grief? I hope they all fucking die, srsly. fucking hateful pieces of shit.
celtic_thistle 15th-Dec-2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
You know what, one of these days these fucking worthless individuals are going to push it too far and be killed themselves. I'm not saying I condone it or encourage it at all, but it's coming. I just hope the kids they always trot out will be unharmed.

Edited at 2012-12-15 09:20 pm (UTC)
quizzicalsphinx 15th-Dec-2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
I remember watching some documentary about them where someone drove by one of their protests and lobbed a huge plastic cup full of Slurpie at one of the kids. It was heavy enough to knock the kid down and cut his forehead. A plastic cup full of Slurpie is not a gun, but it's enough of an injury to let a parent know that the next time, it could be something more dangerous.
bmh4d0k3n 15th-Dec-2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Nope.
milleniumrex 15th-Dec-2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
One of these days, some grieving parent is going to start shooting at them. Wouldn't be surprised if this is finally the time it happens.
celtic_thistle 15th-Dec-2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Comment cousins.
shoujokakumei 15th-Dec-2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
If there was a kind, just, and loving god in the universe, it would strike these people with lightning.
belleweather 15th-Dec-2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
This is the best argument for atheism I've ever seen.
redstar826 15th-Dec-2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
yeah, they say they will do this anytime something like this happens (although I think they don't always end up actually showing up). At this point, it isn't even really news.
mycenaes 15th-Dec-2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
ikr? it's so fucking predictable and so fucking pathetic of them.
pepsquad 15th-Dec-2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
Time to write her my standard email.

"Hey Shirley,

This is Owen I'm writing you again to express my sadness that you are choosing to picket the upcoming funerals in Connecticut. As always I support your right to freedom of speech but speech has consequences. So I once again will start collecting pledges of money, usually a pledge based on how many minutes you protest. The money as usual will be split between a LGBT youth charity and AIDS hospice, in your name.

Thanks for your time,
Owen "

Have to dig out my pledge forms i hate these people soooooooo much.
ragnor144 15th-Dec-2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
This is perfect.
mimblexwimble 15th-Dec-2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
Let's call them hate-mongering terrorists.

You have to be the lowest kind of scum to picket funerals.
layweed 15th-Dec-2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
they wouldn't dare, they're just doing it to make waves. why does anyone ever care what they say anymore? idgi.
outburst 15th-Dec-2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Gross.
kitanabychoice 15th-Dec-2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
I just don't get why they're so fucking awful all the time. It's like they sit in their little Westboro lair waiting for a tragedy to strike so they can be awful about it.
mycenaes 15th-Dec-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
I feel this. I'm just tired of them, tbh.
ragnor144 15th-Dec-2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
If they show up with minors, can their children be taken away from them for child endangerment? Please?
oceandezignz 15th-Dec-2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
This this this.
sunktheglow 15th-Dec-2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
I am so sick and tired of these wastes of oxygen being protected by the law.
oceandezignz 15th-Dec-2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
One of these days they're gonna end up with a little more than a flat tire to their car and no help from the local town.

The local town is gonna make an example of them, terribly so and they'll get a presidential pardon because who the fuck is gonna prosecute them for doing the world a favor?

Also. FML Shirley Phelp's twitter has 6k+ followers. Why.
beoweasel 15th-Dec-2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
One of these days they're gonna end up with a little more than a flat tire to their car and no help from the local town.

That's what they're hoping for. It's a lawsuit scheme.
kishmet 15th-Dec-2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
Their bullshit usually doesn't upset me anymore but this time I'm raging. How fucking inappropriate to even mention picketing the funerals of children who died in fear and pain

I don't live close enough to counterprotest, but I might be taking the suggestion above about collecting pledge money for charity.
themistressmoon 15th-Dec-2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
This. I've the comments of "Why do we even care what they do anymore?" and usually I agree, because I know they're just doing it for attention. But this makes me sick to my stomach.

I really like the idea of turning their protest into a fundraiser for the very thing they're protesting. It's my favorite way of dealing with them that I've ever seen. It's such a positive way to respond and of course with a positive outcome as well, and probably more productive than counter protesting.
beoweasel 15th-Dec-2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
I've said it once, I'll say it again:

If your God's 'judgement' is the murdering of innocent children, your God is pure, unrepentant evil.
dravvie 15th-Dec-2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
I will come counter protest as well. Fuck them.
ceruleanst 15th-Dec-2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
Nobody in the world is on their side, so why can't the police just fucking arrest them? Mace them, zap them, rough them up, arrest them for resisting arrest, throw them in a cage for three days, and say "I felt threatened. It's hard being a cop." We're long past the point of pretending that the rest of us have a right to peaceful protest, so what makes them so special? Is their lawsuit really going to be all that effective?
jettakd 16th-Dec-2012 02:20 am (UTC)
Seriously, cops get away with unjustified brutality and wrongful arrest all the time. For once they could use their societal place of privilege for GOOD.
moonbladem 15th-Dec-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Freaking attention mongers. They feed on tragedies like this in order to make themselves feel that they're still relevant. All they are, are vile, disgusting, heartless, sociopathic pieces of shit.

However despicable these shitstains are though, they do have a right to free speech. Which is not to say I'll waste a second of my time feeling sorry for them should a grieving parent decide to, say for example, take a bat to their adult members. I'll be too busy playing a tune on my tiny violin.

p/s to the OP: maybe add the 'westboro baptist church' tag for easier reference in future?
fenris_lorsrai 15th-Dec-2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
goddamn why do they have a tag. can they cease to exist yet? But added tag anyway.

still hope they are sucked into some sort of time vortex and totally vanish from all of time and space.
angelofdeath275 15th-Dec-2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
If someone kills or gravely injures them I fully endorse it
mskye 16th-Dec-2012 01:17 am (UTC)
cosigned tbh
gashinenai 15th-Dec-2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment


I hope they fall in a pool of honey in an overly populated region of bears
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