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Westboro Baptist Church Goes To Mississippi And Loses
The Hayride ^ | 19 April 2011 | MacAoidh

Posted on 04/19/2011 6:09:03 PM PDT by LSUfan

On Saturday USMC Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers, who was killed in action in Afghanistan April 7, was buried in Brandon, Mississippi.

That, by itself, is a sadly unremarkable – though certainly noteworthy and solemn – occasion for us to mark.

And in fact when Sgt. Rogers’ body returned to Brandon it was greeted by hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of well-wishers who gathered at the roadside to honor the fallen American hero. The dashboard camera from Mississippi state trooper Elmo Townsend’s cruiser gives an indication of the scene last Thursday.

What is most notable about Sgt. Rogers’ funeral in Brandon, however, is what didn’t happen.

You see, the troglodytes from Westboro Baptist Church had threatened to spew their poison at Sgt. Rogers’ funeral.

But the Westboro mob wasn’t on the scene, and Sgt. Rogers was laid to rest without incident – thank God.

Why weren’t there protestors?

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: Mississippi; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; fredphelps; heroes; marines; usmc
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This is a truly great story.
1 posted on 04/19/2011 6:09:06 PM PDT by LSUfan
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Why weren’t there protestors?

Because liberal democrats are cowards.

2 posted on 04/19/2011 6:12:11 PM PDT by PAR35
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One must wonder what kind of “love” is preached at the Westboro Baptist Church worship services...


3 posted on 04/19/2011 6:13:00 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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One must wonder what kind of “love” is preached at the Westboro Baptist Church worship services...

they are cousin-humpers and are not even worthy of getting any airtime.


4 posted on 04/19/2011 6:14:47 PM PDT by Cyclone59
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Their “church” is a bit like Madelyn Murrey O’Hair’s “church of atheism”.


5 posted on 04/19/2011 6:20:19 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: LSUfan


6 posted on 04/19/2011 6:21:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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One of these days they’re going to show up at a funeral...and it’s going to be theirs.


7 posted on 04/19/2011 6:23:01 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: JoeProBono

Insulting actual anuses everywhere.


8 posted on 04/19/2011 6:25:56 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: LSUfan

Beautiful. These SOBs really stepped in it when they won at the Supreme Court. It pretty much opened them up to to being on the receiving end of some well-deserved vigilante justice.


9 posted on 04/19/2011 6:29:34 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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Glad all went well there!

My daughter's softball coach's son was killed in Afghanistan this weekend. Still trying to get details.

10 posted on 04/19/2011 6:30:48 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: LSUfan

Thank you for sharing that.

I just added Brandon, Mississippi to the “places I might like to live” list.

God bless Sgt. Rogers and the good people and patriots of that town that came out to honor him.


11 posted on 04/19/2011 6:33:33 PM PDT by WWRD
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I can’t get the site to come up.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 6:33:33 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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"This is a truly great story. "

Indeed it is. The "good old boys" solution to meddling outsiders. Well done, Mississippi!

13 posted on 04/19/2011 6:34:35 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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What amazes me is that, to date, no enterprising Marine sniper has not set up and taken out a couple of these clowns. It shows remarkable restraint and respect for a mis-used right to free speech.


14 posted on 04/19/2011 6:35:10 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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You left out the good stuff:
“A couple of days before, one of them Westboro protestors ran his mouth at a Brandon gas station and got his arse waxed. Police were called and the beaten man could not give much of a description of who beat him. When they canvassed the station and spoke to the large crowd that had gathered around, no one seemed to remember anything about what had happened.

Rankin County handled this thing perfectly. There were many things that were put into place that most will never know about and at great expense to the county.

Most of the morons never made it out of their hotel parking lot. It seems that certain Rankin county pickup trucks were parked directly behind any car that had Kansas plates in the hotel parking lot and the drivers mysteriously disappeared until after the funeral was over. Police were called but their wrecker service was running behind and it was going to be a few hours before they could tow the trucks so the Kansas plated cars could get out.

A few made it to the funeral but were ushered away to be questioned about a crime they might have possibly been involved in. Turns out, after a few hours of questioning, that they were not involved and they were allowed to go on about their business.

Fred Phelps, the disbarred lawyer and Democrat activist who leads the Westboro congregation, will undoubtedly pursue some form of legal action for the way his people were thwarted in Brandon. Let him try. There isn’t a jury in Mississippi which will see things his way.

This is a template for how to handle the Westboro people. If lawsuits don’t work, other means will. Whatever it takes to keep them from harassing bereaved military families on the day their fallen loved ones are laid to rest.”


15 posted on 04/19/2011 6:38:04 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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Took me three or four tries but it finally loaded.


16 posted on 04/19/2011 6:39:40 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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To: WWRD

Once again, I have reason to be proud to be a native Mississippian (and, yes, I have a certified copy of my birth certificate to prove it!)


17 posted on 04/19/2011 6:39:57 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: WKB

We get a lot of things right, ping.
Couldn't watch the local news with dry eyes.
18 posted on 04/19/2011 6:45:16 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: LSUfan

Awesome! Just plain awesome! Way to go!


19 posted on 04/19/2011 6:51:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Repeal The 17th

This part of the story is even better than the headline. Love it!


20 posted on 04/19/2011 6:51:40 PM PDT by Humal
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