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Texas A&M students create human wall to block Westboro Baptist protesters
The Examiner ^ | July 5, 2012 | Angel Clark

Posted on 07/07/2012 5:02:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Many shades of red are normally associated with anger, however, on Thursday, a "wall of maroon" was a show of love and respect in Texas. Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, a Texas A&M University graduate in 1993, was killed during a training exercise at Fort Bragg on June 28. During a safety briefing in North Carolina, Lt. Col. Tisdale was shot and killed by a fellow soldier who committed suicide.

Family members and friends were shocked at the loss, claiming that with all of the deployments Tisdale had, they never thought anything would happen to him at home. The Westboro Baptist Church, on the other hand, planned a protest at Lt. Col. Tisdale's funeral. Westboro Baptist Church is known for protesting at military funerals, claiming the soldiers "are dying for the homosexual and other sins of America". Alumni of Texas A&M University refused to let this happen.

Ryan Slezia, a fellow "Aggie", organized "The Maroon Wall" using social networking sites like Facebook and WhereEvent with the help of Lilly McAlister and Chris Rowan...

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Local News; Military/Veterans; Religion
KEYWORDS: aggies; army; biggayfred; fredphelps; military; phelps; texas; westborobaptist

1 posted on 07/07/2012 5:03:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good job Aggies!


2 posted on 07/07/2012 5:04:56 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eat that, Phelps family. America doesn’t like you.


3 posted on 07/07/2012 5:05:21 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My Aggie wasn’t able to attend, but she had several friends who were part of the wall.


4 posted on 07/07/2012 5:10:03 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Human wall blocks human feces.

Gig ‘em Aggies!

5 posted on 07/07/2012 5:18:21 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gig ‘em Aggies.


6 posted on 07/07/2012 5:18:46 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: Mrs.Z

Gig ‘Em!!!!


7 posted on 07/07/2012 5:20:35 PM PDT by berdie
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To: wastedyears
Eat that, Phelps family. America doesn’t like you.

Some Americans do.


8 posted on 07/07/2012 5:21:23 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
claiming the soldiers "are dying for the homosexual and other sins of America".

I don't know about these particular soldiers but have a feeling a lot of Americans are going to die when God punishes for this and other transgressions.

9 posted on 07/07/2012 5:25:32 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I honestly wish those people would fall into a pile of razor and barbed wire and accidentally light the 50 gallons of kerosene under them.


10 posted on 07/07/2012 5:27:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hats off to Texas A&M! Don’t mess with Texas.


11 posted on 07/07/2012 5:33:41 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: South40

This explains a few things. Considering their main schtick is that we’re gong to hell because of our tolerance of homosexuality, you would think when the DoJ announced they would not enforce DOMA and DADT was reapealed they would’ve loaded up the van with their “G-d Hates fags” picket signs and high-tailed it to DC faster than Kyle Busch on steroids. Or were they ordered by the DNC to stand down?


12 posted on 07/07/2012 5:43:06 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Westboro Baptist Church is known for protesting at military funerals, claiming the soldiers "are dying for the homosexual and other sins of America"

Funny that these vermin don't actually protest at homosexual events...

13 posted on 07/07/2012 5:45:30 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Popman

Nor have they ever shown up at soldiers’ funerals in Harlem, East LA, Newark, Detroit, or, lets get real here, any neighborhood that has a MLK Blvd. running through it. One of those things that make you go HMMMM.


14 posted on 07/07/2012 5:50:29 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: DFG

Yes! These people (and Hussein’O’s pastor)give
Christianity a bad name.


15 posted on 07/07/2012 5:51:55 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Impala64ssa

They’re an entrenched, connected false flag RAT operation that richly, richly deserves what’s coming to them.

When God says ‘do not take my name in Vain’, this is what he’s talking about, not cussing.


16 posted on 07/07/2012 5:54:54 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gig’em Aggies, WHOOP!!!!!!!

Heck yeah. I’m so proud of being an Aggie !


17 posted on 07/07/2012 6:07:53 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Gig’em Aggies!!!


18 posted on 07/07/2012 6:53:06 PM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: Impala64ssa

I thought I read somewhere here on FR that they don’t actually care about protesting anything. The idea is to provoke a lawsuit, so they can make money by suing people who object to their protesting, and getting a settlement. That would explain in part why they only appear in “easy” venues, where someone may have deep pockets.


19 posted on 07/07/2012 6:58:20 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you, Aggies!


20 posted on 07/07/2012 7:00:54 PM PDT by miserare
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To: married21
The idea is to provoke a lawsuit, so they can make money by suing people who object to their protesting, and getting a settlement

That's pretty much the case. Lots of lawyers in the Phelps clan and those people do know the law. In fact, patriarch Fred Phelps was a civil rights attorney who battled against Jim Crow laws. Odd bunch, these folks. I still think one of these days they're gonna cross paths with someone who has nothing left to lose and that'll be the last we hear from the Westboro Baptist Church.

21 posted on 07/07/2012 7:14:54 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank You A&M. I’m proud to have Patriots like you join The Southeastern Conference.


22 posted on 07/07/2012 7:21:49 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that bastard out of MY White House!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately, they decided to celebrate with a boat ride.

23 posted on 07/07/2012 7:30:46 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: txhurl

They’re an entrenched, connected false flag RAT operation that richly, richly deserves what’s coming to them.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 07/07/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Philippians 1:27
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ

I wonder if this passage is missing from the Westboro Bible?

25 posted on 07/07/2012 8:34:47 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Proud of all the Aggies who stood up to those spawn of Al & Tipper...


26 posted on 07/07/2012 8:35:04 PM PDT by rhinohunter (DraftWalkerNow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go, Aggies!

One day those Westboro freaks will have to answer to Him.


27 posted on 07/07/2012 8:59:25 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear SEC,

A&M's a top notch school. Be good to them, and you will see how good they can be to you.

Sincerely, and with our loss being your true and worthy gain,
The Big 12
28 posted on 07/08/2012 12:50:59 AM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WHOOP!!!

Westboro is nothing but a bunch of extortionists.


29 posted on 07/08/2012 8:57:24 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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