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Church Members To Picket NC Marine's Funderal In Minnesota
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Posted on 07/30/2005 8:32:49 PM PDT by jmc1969

Moorhead, MN -- A controversial Kansas church plans to picket the funeral of a North Carolina-based marine who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

A church attorney says ten members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, plan to picket before the Camp Lejeune Marine's funeral in Moorhead, Minnesota.

The church blames the US government for a bomb that exploded on its compound in 1995.

The Westboro Baptist Church says it was bombed to stop its anti-gay preaching.

Church members say they protest at soldiers funerals to tie the deaths to the church bombing.

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TOPICS: US: Minnesota; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: fredphelps; westborobaptist
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Who are these people? I bet the media is going to play up these morons.
1 posted on 07/30/2005 8:32:50 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

Nutters, can only hope for kool aid to do its thing.


2 posted on 07/30/2005 8:35:33 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: jmc1969
Fred Phelps, et al. http://www.godhatesfags.com/"
3 posted on 07/30/2005 8:38:45 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: jmc1969

This isn't a church. It's the "God hates fags" bunch.


4 posted on 07/30/2005 8:39:06 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: jmc1969
Keep in mind that this clown has zero credibility in his home area -- a small group of followers and a clannish family of duaghters.

He has been a democratic party worker and organizer and was a local Al Gore manager, as I recall reading, in one of Gore's earlier campaign.

This guys actions don't come from, or adhere to, conservative principles, but instead he has found an issue to ride to zealotry with his little church.

5 posted on 07/30/2005 8:39:45 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: jmc1969
Who the hell do these people think they are? Protesting at a funeral? If I were the father of the deceased soldier, I'd go smack some of the protesters heads together before the service. This is indefensible.
6 posted on 07/30/2005 8:41:19 PM PDT by Chappaquiddick Crawdad ("E unum pluribus"? Perhaps you meant "ex uno plures", or is that "stultus sum"? hmmm...)
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To: jmc1969

This is the wrong way to protest percieved government abuse. This marine gave his life for our nation, protecting these misguided fools' rights. They should be on their knees thanking God for this marine and others.

These loons play into the left's plans to marginalize Christianity.


7 posted on 07/30/2005 8:41:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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"The church blames the US government for a bomb that exploded on its compound in 1995."



It's a damn shame that it didn't take all of them out. Protesting at a fallen soldier's funeral is just sick.
8 posted on 07/30/2005 8:42:06 PM PDT by need_a_screen_name
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To: jmc1969

If they want to protest the government they should picket government offices. If they want to protest God, picket funerals.

Sounds like the Church of the Self.


9 posted on 07/30/2005 8:42:07 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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The church blames the US government for a bomb that exploded on its compound in 1995.

Huh? Wha.......???

10 posted on 07/30/2005 8:42:24 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: jmc1969

Tastless, tacky, stupid, disrespectful or what?


11 posted on 07/30/2005 8:42:39 PM PDT by oyez (¡Qué viva la revolución de Reagan!)
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To: jmc1969
The media has portrayed this group as a bunch of lunatics, and rightfully so. This group has disgraced a number of final services for military members that died in Iraq.
12 posted on 07/30/2005 8:45:38 PM PDT by backtothestreets
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To: jmc1969

Un-flippin'-believable! Me-thinks there is too much LSD in their diet/caffeine-free/tea. (rolling eyes and shaking head in dis-belief).


13 posted on 07/30/2005 8:45:52 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: jmc1969

Who are they? A group the media loves to bunch together with us. Bunch of idiots.


14 posted on 07/30/2005 8:47:07 PM PDT by Firefigher NC (Volunteer firefighters- standing tall, serving proud in the tradition of Ben Franklin.)
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To: jmc1969

I'm confused. Is the church compund in Iraq?


15 posted on 07/30/2005 8:50:04 PM PDT by hobson
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To: jmc1969

If it were a US Government Bomb there wouldn't be any members of this church left to protest.


16 posted on 07/30/2005 8:53:14 PM PDT by msnimje
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To: facedown

This is a sick group, it's not a church. We shouldn't be giving them any publcity. Why did you post a link to their site?


17 posted on 07/30/2005 8:53:28 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: jmc1969
Fred Phelps. He's right about God killing off homosexuals, but the guys taking his obsession too far. He should direct his energies toward fighting legislation from the bench, not toward the good people who protect his right to go nuts over one issue that's dying anyway.
18 posted on 07/30/2005 8:53:48 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: jmc1969

ankarlo on AM 570 here in dallas had fred phelps on the other morning. ankarlo said that if phelps showed up in dallas he would kick his ass. phelps said he was protesting the funerals because we are a nation of fags and since fags bombed his church that we deserve to have our soldiers killed. he also said that he is on the howard stern show alot.


19 posted on 07/30/2005 8:54:34 PM PDT by gop4lyf
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To: DoughtyOne
These loons play into the left's plans to marginalize Christianity.

I believe they're left wing activists. They favored pro-homo Gore, yet try to embarrass the right by their "Church" antics.
The right really needs to wash its hands of this left wing "church" loud and clear.
These are Gores people. They're left wing.

20 posted on 07/30/2005 8:57:58 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: jmc1969

I think Freds closet isn't big enought for his action figures


21 posted on 07/30/2005 8:58:28 PM PDT by 359Henrie
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To: jmc1969

Insane inbred hillbillies, seeking attention.


22 posted on 07/30/2005 9:01:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: jmc1969

You know, I someone were to beat the everlovin' shiz out of these scumbags, maybe they'd quit.


23 posted on 07/30/2005 9:01:03 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: concerned about politics

He's probably a self-loathing homosexual himself. Wouldn't be the first time it's happened.


24 posted on 07/30/2005 9:01:36 PM PDT by Chappaquiddick Crawdad ("E unum pluribus"? Perhaps you meant "ex uno plures", or is that "stultus sum"? hmmm...)
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To: jmc1969
The Westboro Baptist Church says it was bombed to stop its anti-gay preaching So nobody likes this 'church'.
25 posted on 07/30/2005 9:02:45 PM PDT by RazorGhost
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To: Chappaquiddick Crawdad

These people are your cherry democrats. The manner of attending to such swine it to "bleep" them with barbed wire.

Why not get their names and photos and show up at their door demonstrating whatever flips their switch.


26 posted on 07/30/2005 9:04:14 PM PDT by Tannerone
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To: jmc1969

No "church" would "protest" at a funeral. These are Leftists maggots, nothing more. They should have the shit beaten out of them, on a daily basis, until they expire.


27 posted on 07/30/2005 9:04:29 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Crush! Kill! Destroy the heathen!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

ping


28 posted on 07/30/2005 9:04:32 PM PDT by smokeyb
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To: Chappaquiddick Crawdad
You nailed it. Funerals are sacrosanct. I would no more defend a protest at a liberals funeral. This is pathetic.
29 posted on 07/30/2005 9:05:39 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: jmc1969

The very idea of picketing a Christian funeral by a 'self proclaimed' Christian is heretical to say the least.

Fred Phelps is a single issue obsessive compulsive who is in dire need of mental health intervention.

One of the first rights Christians in ancient Rome fought for was the right to bury their dead in peace.

The fact that this is the funeral of a soldier pushes Phelps' obsession to quite another level.


30 posted on 07/30/2005 9:07:01 PM PDT by beaver fever
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I'm wondering where they get the money to traipse all over the country and dishonor American soldiers and their grieving families?

I hope everyone in town shows up to line the streets to protect the family from the hatred that Phelps and his group will be spewing.

31 posted on 07/30/2005 9:08:13 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: jmc1969

Not THESE nutbags AGAIN!

I need a drink...


32 posted on 07/30/2005 9:09:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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"Church members say they protest at soldiers funerals to tie the deaths to the church bombing."

What an utterly reprehensible lack of respect and selfish disregard for the feelings of the loved ones and friends of our fallen soldiers. How can they possibly imagine that they can gain anything positive from this type of behavior?


33 posted on 07/30/2005 9:11:22 PM PDT by LucyJo
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"The church blames the US government for a bomb that exploded on its compound in 1995."

No matter the actual structure, anyone who calls their property a "compound" is likely begging to get bombed in some fashion.

34 posted on 07/30/2005 9:12:53 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: jmc1969

Kneecap! Meet baseball bat!


35 posted on 07/30/2005 9:13:05 PM PDT by lawdude (Liberalism is a mental disease.)
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To: jmc1969
No real Christian would picket a FUNERAL. That soldier's FAMILY didn't explode a bomb at their psychotic church! This is DISPICABLE! May his family have strength and peace, knowing their son is in the arms of God.
36 posted on 07/30/2005 9:13:49 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: jmc1969

Put some Prozac in their kookaid. People like these give Christoan churches a bad name. Like the liberals they can't think and compare apples to cow pies.

vaudine


37 posted on 07/30/2005 9:14:48 PM PDT by vaudine
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"phelps said he was protesting the funerals because we are a nation of fags and since fags bombed his church that we deserve to have our soldiers killed."

Oh cut me a break, he's out to discredit Christianity.

38 posted on 07/30/2005 9:16:09 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: jmc1969

A local radio guy spoke with them, first dad and then one of the daughters, and that bunch is nuttier than a pecan pie. Very sad for the service members' families when this group shows up.


39 posted on 07/30/2005 9:17:35 PM PDT by zeaal (SPREAD TRUTH!)
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To: JeanS
...Trying to see the connection Phelps has made....uuuu nope, getting nothing...

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40 posted on 07/30/2005 9:18:24 PM PDT by Antioch (Flannery O'Connor: “evil is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be endured”)
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To: concerned about politics

Well that wouldn't surprise me. Thanks.


41 posted on 07/30/2005 9:20:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: jmc1969
Here's their snail mail address.

Westboro Baptist Church
3701 SW 12th Street
Topeka, KS 66604

42 posted on 07/30/2005 9:20:39 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (France is an example of retrograde chordate evolution.)
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To: jmc1969
I heard about his group which is actually only seven members of the same family. They get their support by suing people who attack them and also the community because the police didn't protect them.
The easiest way to put these people out of business is for the families of the deceased military to sue them for grievous mental harm. This was discussed on a talk show in Oklahoma. The thing is not to confront them but to advise the families of the deceased serviceman or woman to sue them.

jane
43 posted on 07/30/2005 9:21:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("It Is Better To Have Loved And Lost Than To Be Married To A Psycho For The Rest Of Your Life")
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To: jmc1969
Fred Phelps the Viper: Clues to What's Driving Him-- Al Gore?
44 posted on 07/30/2005 9:26:57 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Graybeard58

These the same morons who had the "Tsunami was Gods punishment for Fags" signs at the Inauguration?


45 posted on 07/30/2005 9:29:31 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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Same ones.


46 posted on 07/30/2005 9:37:15 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: jmc1969

Psycho a hole is not a Christian let alone a Christian minister..

Hopefully the Morhead FD hoses them down with high pressure lines..

Protesting at the funeral of one of our fallen troops?

How could anyone...feel they have the right to do that to the
family..?


47 posted on 07/30/2005 9:40:01 PM PDT by joesnuffy (The state always has solutions to the problems it creates...more freedom will never be a solution)
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To: jmc1969

A Kansas church is going to protest a funeral in Minnesota of a North Carolina Marine who died in Iraq??? Did I get that backwards??


48 posted on 07/30/2005 9:40:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: SteveMcKing
No matter the actual structure, anyone who calls their property a "compound" is likely begging to get bombed in some fashion.

Very true. For example, this guy lives in a compound, and he's spent most of his life bombed...


49 posted on 07/30/2005 9:51:16 PM PDT by LouD
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To: GeronL
Yes- it was an awkward title. A better title may have been: Brave Marine (Who Left Home to Live and Train in North Carolina at the Famed Camp LeJeune) Was Buried in His Hometown of Moorehead, Minnesota after Dieing in Iraq in America's Finest Tradition of Freedom, Which Allows for a Group of Nuts to Travel Freely Around the Country Protesting His and Other's Funerals.

(Okay - so it's a bit long for a title!)
50 posted on 07/30/2005 9:51:43 PM PDT by geopyg ("It's not that liberals don't know much, it's just that what they know just ain't so." (~ R. Reagan))
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