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Church that celebrates soldiers' deaths to picket Maine funeral
boston.com ^ | March 20, 2006

Posted on 03/21/2006 6:30:52 AM PST by SheLion

NORWAY, Maine --A church that has placed pickets outside funerals of U.S. soldiers plans to be in Maine as Army Sgt. Corey Dan is laid to rest on Saturday.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: fredphelps; funeral; picket; protestors; soldier; war
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 A church representative told the Sun Journal newspaper of Lewiston that church members will be carrying signs proclaiming "Thank God for dead soldiers" and "God hates fags." The church says soldiers are being struck down by God for defending a nation that tolerates homosexuality.
1 posted on 03/21/2006 6:30:57 AM PST by SheLion
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To: The Foolkiller; ME Conservative; spartan68; Madame Dufarge; busybody; Severa; SheLion; ...

Sad Ping...


2 posted on 03/21/2006 6:31:34 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion

Where are these guys getting the money to do this?


3 posted on 03/21/2006 6:31:45 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: SheLion

4 posted on 03/21/2006 6:33:14 AM PST by raybbr
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To: mewzilla
Where are these guys getting the money to do this?

I wish I knew.  But they sure are a disgusting group.  Did you read the whole article?  Sounds like they are from some "Church."

5 posted on 03/21/2006 6:34:47 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: raybbr

OMG! Is that was some of them look like???!!!!!


6 posted on 03/21/2006 6:35:20 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion

Oh, I know who they are. What I'd like to know is where the heck they're getting the money to do this.


7 posted on 03/21/2006 6:35:37 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: SheLion

They sue people who harass them. They are minsters on paper only. In real life they are lawyers. Would the Bar association of the state they live in please repeal their licenses to practice law?


8 posted on 03/21/2006 6:36:44 AM PST by joe fonebone (Vote YES! on Lake Iran......)
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To: SheLion

Something smells funny about this story...


9 posted on 03/21/2006 6:36:47 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (UP: W.O.T. Tax Cuts Supreme Court Economy Morals DOWN: Borders/Illegals Spending)
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To: SheLion

Fred Phelps is an idiot. Sooner or later, he's going to come across the wrong family and they're going to get their tails kicked. And it's not going to matter how many lawyers he has in his family.


10 posted on 03/21/2006 6:37:02 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: mewzilla
Oh, I know who they are. What I'd like to know is where the heck they're getting the money to do this.

Surely, they aren't FROM Maine???  Funny Cindy isn't hanging out with them. ugh!

11 posted on 03/21/2006 6:37:12 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion
OMG! Is that was some of them look like???!!!!!

That's Fred himself in the middle.
The two teens are having a laugh at his expense.

12 posted on 03/21/2006 6:38:12 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: SheLion

That is Phelps in the center. The two guys on either side decided to play a joke on him. The came to me from another FReeper.


13 posted on 03/21/2006 6:38:29 AM PST by raybbr
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To: rightinthemiddle
Something smells funny about this story...

Why is that?  I know I read where the people involved in this funeral are pleading for help to protect the funeral from the likes of these creeps.

14 posted on 03/21/2006 6:38:41 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion

There are plenty of threads about these folks on FR. But I haven't seen any reports on where their money's coming from.


15 posted on 03/21/2006 6:39:13 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: joe fonebone
They sue people who harass them. They are minsters on paper only. In real life they are lawyers.

"Hello, Mr. Cheney??? Feel like doing a little 'hunting' today?"

16 posted on 03/21/2006 6:39:49 AM PST by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: billbears

Fred Phelps is an idiot. Sooner or later, he's going to come across the wrong family and they're going to get their tails kicked. And it's not going to matter how many lawyers he has in his family.

Groups like this are nuts and tend to get violent, which is the scary part.


17 posted on 03/21/2006 6:40:04 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: mewzilla

The "church" is mostly a guy named Fred Phelps and his extended family. Several of them are lawyers and they have successfully sued a number of local government entities for civil rights (mostly 1st Amendment) violations. Thankfully, more states are passing laws restricting protests at funerals and the Patriot Guard motorcycle club is getting more and more support at standing between the bereaved family and the nutjobs.


18 posted on 03/21/2006 6:40:27 AM PST by RebelBanker (If you can't do something smart, do something right.)
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To: SheLion

Fred Phelps is a wiener wrangling rump ranger.


19 posted on 03/21/2006 6:40:45 AM PST by Denver Ditdat (Melting solder since 1975)
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To: Just another Joe
That's Fred himself in the middle.
The two teens are having a laugh at his expense.

OIC, Joe.  It's just recently that I heard about this group traveling around to the soldier's funerals and how upsetting they are to the family.

I know very little about them.  I think they are totally disgusting.

20 posted on 03/21/2006 6:41:33 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: RebelBanker

Thanks! So are they spending the money they've screwed out of taxpayers, or is it coming from somewhere else?


21 posted on 03/21/2006 6:41:50 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
There are plenty of threads about these folks on FR. But I haven't seen any reports on where their money's coming from.

Probably information they don't WANT us to know!

22 posted on 03/21/2006 6:42:40 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion

more media games.

The moron has to be a plant because they don't state the fact this "church" is a one man show.


23 posted on 03/21/2006 6:44:43 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: SheLion

What actually motivates these people? No matter how stupid the are, they can't believe this helps their "cause."

Radical right-wingers are usually very quiet and stealthy. There just aren't that many of them, anyway. (Except to the MSM, which thinks we're all nuts).

These protestors look like the same people posting that "I'm sorry" crap after the '04 election.


24 posted on 03/21/2006 6:45:21 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (UP: W.O.T. Tax Cuts Supreme Court Economy Morals DOWN: Borders/Illegals Spending)
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To: SheLion

Usually following the money is a good investigative tack to take. And if they are spending money they've screwed out of taxpayers to do this, hope future juries keep that in mind if these guys go to court again.


25 posted on 03/21/2006 6:45:28 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: rightinthemiddle

To myself: Fred Phelps looks like a nut.


26 posted on 03/21/2006 6:46:43 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (UP: W.O.T. Tax Cuts Supreme Court Economy Morals DOWN: Borders/Illegals Spending)
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To: ferri

ROTFLMAO


27 posted on 03/21/2006 6:47:32 AM PST by joe fonebone (Vote YES! on Lake Iran......)
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To: SheLion
Groups like this are nuts and tend to get violent, which is the scary part.

No Fred's family has like 27 lawyers. They would just sue. If you've ever seen them, most of them aren't bigger than a stick. They couldn't get violent with anybody

28 posted on 03/21/2006 6:47:51 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: billbears
They would just sue. If you've ever seen them, most of them aren't bigger than a stick. They couldn't get violent with anybody.

So, they are all mouth.  But why would they take the chance of getting their butts blown away?  Seems like they are just inviting trouble, IMHO.

29 posted on 03/21/2006 6:49:47 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: billbears

Some people should just vanish into the night and fog.


30 posted on 03/21/2006 6:53:14 AM PST by RedStateRocker
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To: SheLion
That's exactly what they're doing. I think they want someone to physically attack them, as it will get them even more publicity. And I wouldn't put Fred in the anti-American camp as much as the anti-everything camp. According to the church of Fred everyone except his church is wrong on everything. There's a couple of pages up on Wikipedia and elsewhere that try to put together a history on him. The man is an absolute loon and has been for a very, very long time
31 posted on 03/21/2006 6:55:00 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: billbears
The man is an absolute loon and has been for a very, very long time.

And he surely looks like a loon.  I, too, would like to know how they get travel money.  We could put a kabash on it real quick.

32 posted on 03/21/2006 6:59:39 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion

There is a group called Patriot Guard that musters around the country to provide a shield from these idiots. The Guard "quietly" ride their Harleys, etc. between these morons and the grieving family, ensuring these fools do not get close enough to interrupt the proceedings. Do a Google search for their home page, I am sure they have already mustered for this funeral.


33 posted on 03/21/2006 7:10:25 AM PST by eaglesiniowa
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To: eaglesiniowa
There is a group called Patriot Guard that musters around the country to provide a shield from these idiots. The Guard "quietly" ride their Harleys, etc. between these morons and the grieving family, ensuring these fools do not get close enough to interrupt the proceedings. Do a Google search for their home page, I am sure they have already mustered for this funeral.

THAT'S the group I saw on Fox News!  They ride motorcycles and become a shield between the idiots and the funeral.  They are to be commended.  I wonder if they will be coming to Maine this Saturday?

34 posted on 03/21/2006 7:15:40 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion

There may be some hope yet, SheLi;

See AsMaineGoes @:

http://www.asmainegoes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=248652#248652


35 posted on 03/21/2006 8:01:01 AM PST by Uncle Jaque (Club Freedom; Dues: Vigilance.)
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To: SheLion

Patriot Guard Home Page:

http://www.patriotguard.org/


36 posted on 03/21/2006 8:07:50 AM PST by Uncle Jaque (Club Freedom; Dues: Vigilance.)
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To: Uncle Jaque

Nice link there, Uncle Jaque! Thanks! I bookmarked it.


37 posted on 03/21/2006 8:30:00 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: mewzilla

George Soros.....


Have you heard that this group is actually a bunch of far-left trolls, out to make Christians look bad? I have, and I believe it.


38 posted on 03/21/2006 9:05:06 AM PST by Capn TrVth
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To: SheLion; StarCMC; All

Mr B and his Patriot Guard Riders AND the Maine chapter of Rolling Thunder will be there...
Fear not!
Ms.B


39 posted on 03/21/2006 9:36:01 AM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: eaglesiniowa

They have indeed..
My husband is the State Captain of the PGR in Maine..
Ms.B


40 posted on 03/21/2006 9:56:07 AM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: SheLion

I sure don't want to be standing anywhere near Fred Phelps come judgment day. Wouldn't want to get hit by the schrapnel when he gets divinely zotted.


41 posted on 03/21/2006 10:31:48 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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Sounds like they are from some "Church."

Yeah, the 'church' consists of Fred Phelps and his family. For some reason, Christians just don't 'dig' Mr. Phelps message - his congregation just won't grow.

42 posted on 03/21/2006 10:33:28 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: SheLion

Ping for later reading.


43 posted on 03/21/2006 10:35:57 AM PST by BigCinBigD (Merry Christmas!)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
That's great!

Thanks to all of them.

44 posted on 03/21/2006 10:41:45 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Mr B and his Patriot Guard Riders AND the Maine chapter of Rolling Thunder will be there...
Fear not!
Ms.B

Oh how wonderful!  Thanks for letting us know Ms B!!!

45 posted on 03/21/2006 11:11:06 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion

It is on their agenda.


46 posted on 03/22/2006 8:08:47 AM PST by eaglesiniowa
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Thank him for me. I signed up for the Iowa contingent a couple of months ago.


47 posted on 03/22/2006 8:10:41 AM PST by eaglesiniowa
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To: raybbr

That is hilarious! I'm guessing the two outside guys fooled that loser into posing for a picture with them and took off their jackets at the last minute?


48 posted on 03/22/2006 8:11:40 AM PST by Stone Mountain
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To: eaglesiniowa
It is on their agenda.

Pity. Why can't they just leave people to mourn in private!

49 posted on 03/22/2006 8:32:06 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: RedStateRocker

Some people should just vanish into the night and fog.""

If donations are being taken, just tell me where to mail mine to make this happen.


50 posted on 03/22/2006 8:53:30 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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