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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-28-03 04:39 PM
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16. These jerks also came to Mr. Rogers memorial service
last May in Pittsburgh. It's a shame these kids aren't taken from them. Be better if they watched Mr. Rogers instead of being raised by their hateful parents.

I hope when they grow up they will be able to break free of this influence.

Rev. Fred Phelps was a no-show in Pittsburgh, today, though his supporters showed-up downtown, and were met by resistance from a large contingent of counter-protestors and Mr. Rogers fans.

On Saturday, May 3rd, the much maligned Reverend Fred Phelps made the wise decision not to show his face in Pittsburgh. He had planned to protest the life of Mr. Rogers at a memorial service, but was nowhere to be seen. However, Phelps did send his family and church members to do his dirty work. As might be expected, the Phelps group was met by a large group of counter-protestors who did not want to hear Phelps' message of hate and intolerance, especially when directed at the much loved Mr. Rogers.

The Phelps group was encountered right at the memorial service at Heinz Hall, in downtown Pittsburgh. Counter-protestors attempted to surround the small group, but were ordered to move by police who claimed they were blocking the sidewalk.

There were about 150-200 counter-protestors, and less than 10 protestors in Phelps' entourage. The Phelps group, members of the Westboro Baptist Church, reportedly had signs such as "Thank God for 9-11," "Aids Cures Fags," and "Mr. Rogers: Burn in Hell."
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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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