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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:16 PM
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Phelps decides to stop funeral pickets
Posted on Thu, Mar. 09, 2006
Citing new laws, church halts funeral pickets in some states
The Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. A small Kansas church known for its anti-gay protests said Wednesday that it has stopped picketing for now at soldiers funerals in states with new laws against the practice.

Were not going to get arrested. We obey the law, said Shirley Phelps-Roper, a lawyer and member of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, headed by her father, the Rev. Fred Phelps.

Westboro Baptist has outraged mourning communities across the nation by showing up at soldiers funerals. Members of the congregation contend that soldiers are being struck down by God for defending a nation that tolerates homosexuality.

In response, several states have passed or considered legislation restricting when and where pickets may demonstrate at funerals.

Phelps-Roper said the group will eventually protest in states with the new laws, but it will find a way to obey the new laws.
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/14...

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:18 PM
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1. Let's outlaw Phelps
:D


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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:21 PM
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6. LOL I wish we could
Have you read this? It's long but very revealing.

http://www.rslevinson.com/gaylesissues/features/collect...
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:55 PM
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25. Wow! I just read the last chapter!
:puke:

For Fred Phelps, the only cure is a frontal lobotomy.


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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:14 PM
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28. Chapter 2
will make you ill.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:17 PM
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29. I am already ill
so I'll pass. :puke:

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:24 PM
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31. I have had that a couple weeks now
and I read it all. But slowly. The man is a sick fuck. I sure wish that book had been published so more people would know how evil he is.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:18 PM
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2. it was really all the F'n pissed off Army snipers leaving E-mails on them
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 06:19 PM by sam sarrha
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:21 PM
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7. So we finally found a way to scare Phelps?
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:24 PM
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10. And the bikers prolly have him pissin his bloomers too
The man needs supervision.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:25 PM
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11. I loved the bikers drowning them out
Best idea yet.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:19 PM
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3. "We obey the law". Yeah, maybe so, but
you sure as hell show total disrespect for the men and women who have died in this stinking war, and for their families. Yeah, you're a REAL Christian, Mr. Phelps. :puke:
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:19 PM
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4. They don't obey the laws of Jesus
which includes "Judge not, lest ye be judged" and "Love your enemies".....aren't they supposed to be Christian church?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:22 PM
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8. They are Baptist
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:27 PM
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13. and the Baptists I know are Christians
I understand, however, that my post might have been misconstrued. I was meaning a church of the Christian faith, not necessarily a church in the particular denomination that calls itself Christian.
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:20 PM
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5. Phelps is gonna die someday.
Bunch of us sane people are gonna pee on the bastard's grave. Regularly.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:22 PM
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9. I will gladly join you
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:30 PM
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14. I won't be peeing
I'll be squatting, only one thing for a guy to do in that position.



Keiths Barbeque Central
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:32 PM
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15. LOL
:rofl:
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laheina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:13 PM
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27. LOL!
:rofl:
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:25 PM
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12. Maybe I did do something wrong. . .
Just reading about Phelps feels like I'm being punished.

As a side note, you can always tell you're on the right side of the argument when your leader is most famous for harrassing widows and beating the shit out of his kids.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:34 PM
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16. Anyone else bothered by how it took soldiers' funerals
to prompt this probably-unconstitutional legislation?

Don't get me wrong, I think it's dreadful that Phelps targeted servicemen and women like that.

But it's as if nobody with the power to bring forth these measures much gave a crap when Phelps was only harrassing "fag" families.

Assholes.

Anyway, if any Phelps Phollowers are lurking--if you really believe in Hell, you DO know you're headed straight there with gasoline-soaked BVDs, right?
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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:37 PM
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18. I agree
see my post below. I think it is outrageously sad.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:38 PM
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20. you are SO full of shit.
heh.

I mean, yeah, great minds think alike.

gave me something to chuckle about anyway, in an otherwise grim thread.
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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:43 PM
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21. LOL
yeah its been a grim last 6 years... got to find humor in that or the terrorist win (in this case the terrorist are the Bush regime).
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:44 PM
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22. Yeah that bothered me too
But I am glad to see him stop at least for awhile, whatever the reason.
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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:36 PM
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17. This REALLY makes me mad
The minute he starts protesting soldiers funerals everyones up in arms and passing laws to stop him. Where in the HELL were all these people for "decency" the last 10+ years he has been terrorizing the gay community? Since when is a dead soldier worth more respect than a 21 year old gay man that was basically crucified on a fence and left to die in his tears?

Where were/are the democrats and republicans when my community was/is terrorized constantly by this monster?
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:38 PM
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19. I thought I was hearing things when I read about these protests
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 06:39 PM by Nutmegger
Dear god, what the hell is wrong with these people??? :crazy: :crazy:

Thanks for this proud2Blib. :hi:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:47 PM
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23. Here's a great read on Phelps
Long but pretty much tells the whole story.



http://www.rslevinson.com/gaylesissues/features/collect...
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:54 PM
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24. Thanks, the link seems to be broken. [nt]
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 06:54 PM by Nutmegger
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:11 PM
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26. Sorry bout that - try this
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:12 PM by proud2Blib
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:25 PM
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33. Awesome, thank you so much pround2Blib!
:hug:
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:19 PM
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30. What does Phelps actually propose we "do" with gay people? Imprison 'em?
Kill 'em?

Is this guy's whole life and organization about nothing more than hating gay people? :shrug:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:25 PM
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32. Yep that is his ONE issue
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