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KKK step in to counter Westboro Baptist Church picket at military memorial ceremony

4:44 pm - 12/19/2012
Source - possibly should give trigger warning for homophobic language, article quotes Westboro BC slogans. They're immediately under the cut tag below.

Your enemy’s enemy is your friend? The Ku Klux Klan stepped in to counter a protest by the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church at the Arlington National Cemetery yesterday.

As President Obama honoured fallen soldiers, three members of the vehemently homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, home of the ‘God Hates Fags’ campaign began a picket. “Pray for more dead soldiers” and “God hates your prayers,” chanted three of its members.

The church has said it will picket the funerals of the children murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

The church blames the increasingly progressive attitudes to homosexuality for everything that is bad that happens to Americans.

Dennis LaBonte, ‘Imperial Wizard’ of a KKK chapter said that 10 members of the group came in “support of the troops.”He aded that he’s not a “hate-monger,” and said he “thinks that it’s an absolute shame that [the WBC] show up and disrupt people’s funerals.”

God Hates Fags protestor Abigail Phelps said the KKK “have no moral authority on anything.”

“The Bible doesn’t say anywhere that it’s an abomination to be born of a certain gender or race.”

On Saturday, the church announced that it will picket the funerals of the children killed at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut to worldwide outrage. Twenty children and six adults were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. Most of the children that were killed were aged between six and seven.

President Obama is being petitioned to class the Westboro Baptist Church, the home of the ‘God Hates Fags’ campaign as a hate group.

Last year, the Supreme Court, with a majority of eight to one, ruled that the church should be allowed to picket funerals by relying on their First Amendment rights to free speech.

In 2009, the British Government placed a ban on members of the church entering the UK due to their attitude to homosexuality.

really don't know what to think about this. 
a_phoenixdragon 20th-Dec-2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Whoa. When the KKK says you've pushed it? I just...whoa.


And they are like, the KING of Asshole Hill. I just...whoa.
mercystars 20th-Dec-2012 04:33 am (UTC)
my thoughts exactly
homasse 20th-Dec-2012 02:37 am (UTC)
This is the second time the KKK has done something like this with Westboro - man, you know you've hit the bottom of the barrel when even the KKK is booing you.
ericadawn16 20th-Dec-2012 03:20 am (UTC)
This has to be the only time when the KKK and Anonymous are working towards the same thing...
layweed 20th-Dec-2012 02:42 am (UTC)
mind. blown.
chasingtides 20th-Dec-2012 02:42 am (UTC)
Look at your life. Look at your choices.

When the KKK makes more sense than you, good god.
quixotic_coffee 20th-Dec-2012 03:23 am (UTC)
"When the KKK makes more sense than you, good god."

lol? The KKK does not make more sense than the WBC. It's like 10 people from a chapter and they probably just want publicity.
redstar826 20th-Dec-2012 03:09 am (UTC)
seems kind of pointless to warn for possible homophobic language in the text when people have to read past the homophobic slur right in the post title before they even see your warning.
hermionemalfoy 20th-Dec-2012 08:24 am (UTC)
I KNOW! Warning fail.
aviv_b 20th-Dec-2012 03:12 am (UTC)
A plague on both their houses.
rylee900 20th-Dec-2012 03:57 am (UTC)
Mercutio wouldn't stand for this shit tbh
bluebombardier 20th-Dec-2012 03:13 am (UTC)
The source article appears to be missing now. Can't seem to find a mirror or any other article to back this up. Confusing.

Edit: Oh, now it's back! Huh. After ten years of them popping up and protesting everything for no actual fucking discernible reason, I'm inured to their bullshit. Actually cannot give a shit about them anymore, because they're not worth my fucking time.

Edited at 2012-12-20 05:17 am (UTC)
tiddlywinks103 20th-Dec-2012 03:19 am (UTC)
I really wish a bomb would have dropped on the lot of them.
rylee900 20th-Dec-2012 03:32 am (UTC)
Huh. Guess the world is ending after all. I agree with the KKK for something ew.
ultraelectric 20th-Dec-2012 03:39 am (UTC)
So the World is going to end than?

I don't know what teh fuck is going on... I'm like. I just can't. What is this? Where am I? What's the meaning of life? I just.. I don't anymore....
sorchekyrkby 20th-Dec-2012 03:54 am (UTC)
Shit...who do I root for?
layweed 20th-Dec-2012 04:01 am (UTC)
Idk about you but I'm rooting for my cat because it looks like his foul smelling runny poo problems are a thing of the past and he's back to pooping regularly! YAY
24_24_1_1526 baffled.20th-Dec-2012 04:13 am (UTC)
proof the world is ending? we'll find out soon enough.
mollywobbles867 20th-Dec-2012 04:37 am (UTC)
I hope a space toilet lands on both groups.
antique_faery 20th-Dec-2012 05:17 am (UTC)
The fact that they both contain such a strong force of stupidity and asshatry, yet still didn't explode in each others' presense, just baffles me. I am honestly loling right now. So weird and random.
wikilobbying 20th-Dec-2012 05:22 am (UTC)
geez when someone from the kkk says you're crossing the line in hate-mongering, it's time to step back and look at your life choices.

granted it's not like the kkk and their ~imperial wizards~ (not enough lulz in the world) bother to acknowledge that they're hate mongering unless they're feeling particularly button-pushy that day.

frankly i'd like the kkk and wbc to protest/counter-protest each other in some otherwise abandoned lot in the middle of nowhere and let some big stray meteorite come down and take care of them all at once.

Edited at 2012-12-20 05:23 am (UTC)
angry_chick 20th-Dec-2012 06:28 am (UTC)
This is why it's so much more salient that these hate groups get put on an island and let them eat each other.
idemandjustice 20th-Dec-2012 05:37 am (UTC)
When the KKK thinks you're too bigoted, it's really time to re-examine your life.
lil_insanity 20th-Dec-2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
lantean_breeze 20th-Dec-2012 05:40 am (UTC)
It just keeps getting worse. Something is truly wrong in the world when the KKK thinks they can lecture anyone on the subject of tolerance. Really. I guess they're having a hard time getting new members and this is a way to get some positive press? O_o
angry_chick 20th-Dec-2012 06:23 am (UTC)
Fuck them both. A pox on both their houses.

I wish a sinkhole would have opened up beneath their feet and swallowed them both.

asrana 20th-Dec-2012 11:59 am (UTC)
kallisty 20th-Dec-2012 09:03 am (UTC)
As an aside, Phelps and company used to do a lot of civil-rights casework back in the 70's.

asrana 20th-Dec-2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
...Have also just found the email notifying me that my submission was rejected by the mods. And yet it's right here. Huh?
beetlebums 20th-Dec-2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
LJ may have double posted. I've had that happen to me a few times.
glass_houses 20th-Dec-2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
America. bah.
akycha 20th-Dec-2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
Margaret Cho: "I got to know the Ku Klux Klan way too well, and I don't mean to judge them, but they're assholes."

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1FEyIOJ494

(the bit about the Klan starts 1:55, but it's all worth watching because it's Cho)
hey_kayla_jay 20th-Dec-2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
I hope they end up having a rumble and destroy each other in the process.
terra_tenshi 20th-Dec-2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
Then we also have the Hell's Angels who have previously protested WBC and I've heard talk are planning to be in Sandy Hook to keep them away from the funerals. Look at your life, WBC, look at your choices.
jaded110 4th-Feb-2013 05:54 am (UTC)
Are the Hell's Angels considered a hate group? I never heard of them being considered one.
jaded110 4th-Feb-2013 05:53 am (UTC)
o.O I don't want to defend either group because they're both a bunch of assholes, but... WOW.
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