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Hate from the heartland (Anti-gay group pickets LI hazing HS)
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Edited on Tue Oct-28-03 01:32 PM by rmpalmer

Hundreds of Long Islanders stood outside Mepham High School yesterday to blast a handful of out-of-town picketers who said teaching tolerance of gays led to the football hazing incident that has rocked the school.

The picketers - eight family members from a church in Topeka, Kan., gathered on the sidewalk in front of the Bellmore school at 7 a.m. waving anti-gay signs, including one that read "God Hates Fags."

"When you teach children that it's okay to indulge in any kind of sex act that they like ... that it's okay to be gay, it is inevitable that they will end up being violent and doing things that they shouldn't," said Margie Phelps, who protested with a handful of relatives.


Debbie Saladino, 37, shook her head in disbelief as she surveyed the family of protesters in front of her daughter's school.

"How they can turn hazing into homosexuality is beyond me," she said. Then she spotted a sign held by one of the Phelps sisters reading, "Thank God for Sept. 11th."

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  -Hate from the heartland (Anti-gay group pickets LI hazing HS) rmpalmer  Oct-28-03 01:31 PM   #0 
  - A true sign of liberals' commitment to free speech  pw   Oct-28-03 01:48 PM   #1 
  - Reverend Freddy  andy12   Oct-28-03 04:41 PM   #17 
  - Ah the wacky, fun-loving Phelps family is at it again  buckfush2   Oct-28-03 01:48 PM   #2 
  - "God blew up the shuttle"??  arcane1   Oct-28-03 01:52 PM   #3 
  - These people are beyond insane  SiobhanClancy   Oct-28-03 01:56 PM   #4 
  - They are self appointed  Az   Oct-28-03 03:12 PM   #10 
     - You know, a diligent district attorney  Pompitous_Of_Love   Oct-28-03 04:22 PM   #13 
  - Let me reconstruct this comment a bit....  Flubadubya   Oct-28-03 01:57 PM   #5 
  - You all need to see this close up...  donotpassgo   Oct-28-03 01:57 PM   #6 
  - OMG! SOMEONE KIDNAP THESE CHILDREN  JCCyC   Oct-28-03 02:01 PM   #7 
  - GOD BLEW UP THE SHUTTLE?!!!???!?!?! WTF is that?  donotpassgo   Oct-28-03 02:19 PM   #9 
  - DO NOT impute that SHIT to the rest of the Midwest!!  dirk   Oct-29-03 06:45 PM   #26 
  - That photo is documented evidence of CHILD ABUSE.  Zhade   Oct-28-03 02:03 PM   #8 
  - That is the Truth  rusk2003   Oct-28-03 04:33 PM   #15 
  - These guys make Pat Robertson look like a liberal  noonwitch   Oct-28-03 03:21 PM   #11 
  - These jerks also came to Mr. Rogers memorial service  rmpalmer   Oct-28-03 04:39 PM   #16 
     - please tell me what mr. rogers did??  veganwitch   Oct-29-03 03:19 PM   #21 
     - According to articles I've read...  SiobhanClancy   Oct-29-03 04:22 PM   #22 
     - I believe in total freedom of speech. I also believe in a total asswhuppin  donotpassgo   Oct-29-03 05:11 PM   #23 
     - My favorite blog answered that one for me.  foreigncorrespondent   Oct-29-03 06:05 PM   #25 
     - I feel sick... Fred Rogers was the only minister  Book Lover   Oct-29-03 05:20 PM   #24 
  - I will be there when someone violently attack Phelps and his minions  bluestateguy   Oct-28-03 04:13 PM   #12 
  - Here's some prophetic words of advice...from a Rabbi!  MrPrax   Oct-28-03 04:33 PM   #14 
  - Why do they always have to mention they're from KS?  donco6   Oct-28-03 05:00 PM   #18 
  - Wyoming town votes to move Ten Commandments monument after anti-gay propos  JudiLyn   Oct-29-03 02:17 PM   #19 
  - apparently its not just the liberals that hate america  veganwitch   Oct-29-03 03:02 PM   #20 
     - They would make great "Hitler Jugend"  Endangered Specie   Oct-29-03 07:54 PM   #27 
        - Another thought...  Endangered Specie   Oct-29-03 07:58 PM   #28 

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