Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

The Westboro Baptist Church may be biting off more than it can chew this time...

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:10 PM
Original message
The Westboro Baptist Church may be biting off more than it can chew this time...
I see they are planning a trip to West Virginia to torment the families of the dead coal miners. Seriously- not smart. They're going to go up there and tell a bunch of bereaved good ol' boys that their dead relatives are burning-in-Hell-fag-enablers? You'll get your head blown off pulling a stunt like that...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/09/us/09westboro.html?pa...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:13 PM
Response to Original message
1. They're planning to protest a Bon Jovi concert here.
Phelps, you're to blame. You give love a bad name.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:33 PM
Response to Reply #1
18. It's true! It's true!
...(T)he Westboro Baptist Church announced on their website that they will picket the Bon Jovi concert in Tampa, Florida on April 17, 2010...a listing on the groups website explains why theyve selected the Bon Jovi concert to picket.

These old fools have had access to millions all over the world for nearly 3 decades, but they have not one time told any of them what God requires of them. Why is that? Westboro Baptist Church has been telling you all for almost 20 years what the standard is and that obedience to that standard is not negotiable.

link

I call upon every BJ fan in the area to show up and counter protest singing "Livin On A Prayer" in particular. They give God a bad name.

:headbang:
rocktivity
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:34 PM
Response to Reply #18
19. Every BJ fan?
Okay, so that's every man in the country then.

:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:18 PM
Response to Reply #19
26. A Bon Jovi fan reports that she typed bj.com to get to the band's web site
and couldn't stop blushing for weeks.

:blush:
rocktivity
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:29 PM
Response to Reply #26
29. LOL!
:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Puzzler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:45 PM
Response to Reply #1
33. "Love"? Phelps even gives hate bad name.
Edited on Fri Apr-09-10 09:45 PM by Puzzler
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:14 PM
Response to Original message
2. And it will eventually happen, if not in WV
And nobody will remember seeing anything...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:42 PM
Response to Reply #2
21. "and nobody will remember seeing anything"....
You are SO correct. :evilgrin:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:14 PM
Response to Original message
3. This may not end well, for Fred or W.V. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:16 PM
Response to Original message
4. I'll be reading the obits with giddy anticipation nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mojeoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:36 PM
Response to Reply #4
20. Would love to see the Angels ala Christina Ricci & "Not in Our Town," of Billings Montana
They legally surrounded the Baptists-gone-Bad with their wings.

It would be great to have a troop ready to legally demonstrate with wings where ever the GHFs people go.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:47 PM
Response to Reply #20
22. I saw a picture of that somewhere on the internet. Awesome!!!...
There were also instructions on how to make those wings, with white sheets I think. The wings are enormous.

Can't remember where I found that.



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mojeoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:55 PM
Response to Reply #22
24. Too Cool! I will look.
O8) O8) O8) O8) O8) O8) O8)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:59 AM
Response to Reply #24
40. Just FYI...I looked around trying to find a really good pic
of the angels and couldn't come up with anything. Nor could I find directions for constructing those wings. I know I saw detailed directions, at one point.

I did note, in my search, that the frame for these things is generally made from PVC piping.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mother Smuckers Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:18 PM
Response to Original message
5. oops, sorry.....disregard NT
Edited on Fri Apr-09-10 07:19 PM by Mother Smuckers
...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:18 PM
Response to Original message
6. Oh I can't wait!!
Sumfin tells me that aint gonna go over too well. At least for WB. I, on the other hand, will be laughing my head off.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:27 PM
Response to Reply #6
13. You ain't just whistling Dixie-
Coal mining is a culture up there. Not only that, but the police they'll be relying on for protection while they're up there will be the good ol' boy West Virginia Sheriff's Department. Most of whom probably have relatives who are coal miners. If ever there were a place where they're running the risk of the protection.... failing.... Know what I mean, Vern?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:19 PM
Response to Original message
7. I'm not surprised...look how low the WBC sinks
In Palo Alto, Calif., a city within my metropolitan area, there's been a rash of teen suicides lately. The WBC protested that! So it's not very shocking to see those fools exploit tragedy to advance a perverted homophobic agenda.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:22 PM
Response to Reply #7
9. Especially not considering that IT'S THEIR REASON FOR EXISTENCE.
Everytime someone comes here posting "Can you believe Westboro is going to picket the funerals of (insert name of famous victims of horrible tragedy here)?????" I say "Yeah--because THAT'S WHAT THEY DO!"

I am amazed there is any shock factor left when it comes to these people. Really.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:22 PM
Response to Original message
8. I read today that the 6 Phelpsians in WV were out-numbered...
...by some 300+ protesters. :headbang: WV.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NotThisTime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:24 PM
Response to Reply #8
11. Were they in WV already?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PSzymeczek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:48 PM
Response to Reply #11
34. I saw something about them
being chased out of Charleston, WV.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:38 PM
Response to Reply #8
31. They were in Virginia today.
Blacksburg and many of the counter protesters were VA Tech students.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:23 PM
Response to Original message
10. WBC is basically a lawsuit generating machine..
They do these outrageous things and then sue when people violate their "rights"..

WBC wins the suits more often than not, they're really skilled at provoking people into actions which violate their Constitutional rights.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Petrushka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:26 PM
Response to Original message
12. Planning? They arrived yesterday! Here ya go --->
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #12
15. Oops- sorry.
Edited on Fri Apr-09-10 07:30 PM by WhoIsNumberNone
Somebody forwarded me the article- I didn't even think to check the date. Didn't realize this was yesterday's news.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Petrushka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:53 PM
Response to Reply #15
23. 's okay! If I understand correctly, the Phelp's Hate WV campaign will continue through the weekend
. . . from southern West Virginia to Wheeling, in the northern panhandle:

http://www.thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/69945...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:32 PM
Response to Reply #12
16. They are an embarrasment to religious crackpots n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:28 PM
Response to Original message
14. oh my god they are so evil....
:mad:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:32 PM
Response to Original message
17. This is what the locals did; they overcame!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:59 PM
Response to Original message
25. Allow me to explain why they rarely do this in Kansas anymore
We ignore them.

They thrive on media attention and the local media rarely gives them any. I honestly read more about them here on DU in a week than I have seen in the last 10 years in our local media.

That's why they leave home to protest.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:23 PM
Response to Reply #25
28. wish Palin would be ignored as well
you're on to something there.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:58 PM
Response to Original message
27. They weren't real comfy when they came to visit the annual fallen firefighters ceremonies
They almost got their asses kicked, but they decided their demonstration was over.

-Hoot
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:34 PM
Response to Original message
30. There were six of these
jackasses in Blacksburg, VA today.

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=12285870
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:39 PM
Response to Original message
32. Fluorescent signs
Make real good sniper targets.

Just sayin'.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:53 PM
Response to Original message
35. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Petrushka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 11:01 PM
Response to Reply #35
36. If you have ever looked at, reached out, touched and freely taken anything from the coal tree . . .
thank a dead miner (or his kin) and be grateful you're still getting what you're getting from that coal tree while the getting's good . . . and cheap. Very, very cheap.

http://www.coalcampmemories.com/coaltree.html
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 11:37 PM
Response to Reply #35
37. What a hateful and ignorant post
If you really knew ANYTHING about the history of miners and mining in Appalachia, you wouldn't be posting such disgusting tripe here.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 11:52 PM
Response to Reply #35
39. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 11:51 PM
Response to Original message
38. Phelps is found with a pick-axe in his spine.
An unsolvable crime.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Dec 25th 2014, 03:50 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC