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Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Hilliard (OH) school (One Mile From Me; Son Is a Freshman)
The Columbus Dispatch | April 26, 2011 | Charlie Boss

Posted on 04/26/2011 1:39:15 PM PDT by buccaneer81

Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Hilliard school Tuesday, April 26, 2011 03:23 PM By Charlie Boss The Columbus Dispatch

The Westboro Baptist Church, known for its anti-gay protests at schools and high-profile events, is making a pit stop at Hilliard Darby High School next month.

Hilliard school officials sent an e-mail alert to parents today, alerting them of the group's protest scheduled from 7:10 to 7:40 a.m. on May 10.

"While the group does have the right to gather in protest as well as free speech, they will NOT be exercising that right on school grounds," Hilliard Darby Principal Ryan McClure wrote. "We have been in contact with the Hilliard Police Department, who will be available that morning for support if needed."

On its website, the Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket outside the school "where the parents and teachers teach Rebellion 101."

Spokeswoman Amanda Morris said Hilliard Darby doesn't offer a class or activity called Rebellion 101.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: dncbrownshirts; highschool; hilliard; notchristian; phelps; phelpscult; pravdamedia; westboro
I'm going to have to go into work late that day. I'm not going to miss the opportunity to take a verbal crack at this scum, and at my kid's school, no less.
1 posted on 04/26/2011 1:39:19 PM PDT by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81

Are these guys getting more random in their choice of protest sites or is it my imagination?


2 posted on 04/26/2011 1:41:42 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: buccaneer81

So long as there is no breech of the peace, this type of speech will be protected.


3 posted on 04/26/2011 1:42:50 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: buccaneer81

A couple of idesa that have worked on those a-holes.
Get a bunch of friends to drive by real slow blasting their horns to drown out the chanting. Second get some bedsheets, mount them on poles, take a couple of friends along and form a barricade in front of their signs. Both tactics have frustrated them into leaving other places in the past.


4 posted on 04/26/2011 1:44:50 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: buccaneer81

The local Topix board is suggesting that the latest tactic by Westboro is to make these announcements at various locations, get everybody all fired up, and then not show up.


5 posted on 04/26/2011 1:46:30 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Kozak

My son said some of the teachers were taking suggestions about how to handle it as a student body. They will not ignore it; one idea was to put all 1500 students and staff on the football field in a pattern spelling out a counter message and have it photographed from the air to post on line.


6 posted on 04/26/2011 1:50:38 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
Spokeswoman Amanda Morris said Hilliard Darby doesn't offer a class or activity called Rebellion 101.
So what does the school teach that they're protesting?
7 posted on 04/26/2011 1:50:51 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: buccaneer81
The patriots in Hilliard need to read this: Click here
8 posted on 04/26/2011 1:51:36 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: kbennkc

I kinda like what that county down south did to them a few weekends ago.

Blocking their cars in their spaces at their hotel....evryone getting amnesia, (including the cops), when one of ‘em got sucker-punched at the gas station....and hauling them downtown to answer a “few questions” about some “unsolved crimes” when the funeral was being held.

Good show!


9 posted on 04/26/2011 1:52:21 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: buccaneer81

Since this is not a funeral, there are no plans the school has to change.

The thing these groups hate more than any is to be ignored.


10 posted on 04/26/2011 1:54:43 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: buccaneer81
The local Topix board is suggesting that the latest tactic by Westboro is to make these announcements at various locations, get everybody all fired up, and then not show up.

Quite correct--they made noise about picketing the Funeral of seven Mennonite children who died in a house fire in Perry County PA earlier this year and never showed.

As the Pennsylvania Dutch say, "got all stirred up for needless".

11 posted on 04/26/2011 1:57:51 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: oh8eleven
So what does the school teach that they're protesting?

Nothing that isn't part of the ordinary curriculum, and this district is more conservative than many."

12 posted on 04/26/2011 1:59:12 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: jda; Emperor Palpatine

That works only if they spend the night here, and that’s doubtful. It’s easy to hide in a metro of 1.8 million people.


13 posted on 04/26/2011 2:01:28 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Try to stay calm.


14 posted on 04/26/2011 2:02:12 PM PDT by allmost
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To: buccaneer81

There was a post a couple days ago about how a town in Texas handled these CS’ers who intended to “protest” at a soldier’s funeral. IIRC, the motel where they were staying was identified and “by chance” locals with trucks parked them behind any vehicles with Kansas plates. Any that made it out found themselves being pulled over by the local constabulary and questioned about why they were in town and “oh, do you mind if I take a look in your trunk? You do mind (reasonable suspicion)? Well, OK, but we’ll have to stay right here or go to the station while we wait for a search warrant. Your choice, Pilgrim.”


15 posted on 04/26/2011 2:06:32 PM PDT by katana
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To: buccaneer81

Take a leaf from the last town’s (in Mississippi?) book. They “accidently” parked their cars behind the wackos cars in the hotel parking lot and strangely, all the tow trucks were in use. The Westboro wackos also highly resembled “persons of interest” and the police department detained them briefly to ask about certain crimes. Sadly, when they were done with the questioning the funeral was over. :)


16 posted on 04/26/2011 2:09:38 PM PDT by Politicalmom ("We are an 'entitlement' society and we need to move towards being an 'empowerment' society"-H. Cain)
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To: buccaneer81

If they were in Michigan, we could stop them by saying we’d beat them up.


17 posted on 04/26/2011 2:09:49 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: buccaneer81
"While the group does have the right to gather in protest as well as free speech, they will NOT be exercising that right on school grounds," Hilliard Darby Principal..

Too bad our SCOTUS doesn't have that much common sense. Free speech should never mean anywhere, anytime, before any audience gathered for whatever other purpose. People gathered, or assembled, for purposes of their own should also have a right to not be subjected to the speech of others who choose to impose upon an already gathered group of people.'

18 posted on 04/26/2011 2:10:29 PM PDT by Will88
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To: buccaneer81

Anyone know what they’re griping about?


19 posted on 04/26/2011 2:11:34 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: buccaneer81

I think I could find some innovative way to interfere.

They will have Kansas license plates and probably be traveling I-70. With FR, Facebook, Twitter, etc., I would think it would be easy for “someone” to spot their cars and get the word out - it might take cooperation from the State and local police, but I think they would gladly help.


20 posted on 04/26/2011 2:11:59 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: buccaneer81
Ask some truckers to park their rigs in front of them & blow their horns. I've seen that work with these scum. Also do not touch them no matter what. I would video everything because they want you to hit them so they can sue. I think I would get some of the nastiest rap/rock music & blast them out with it. The louder the better. Freedom of speech works both ways. Being nice to these scummers doesn't work. I know. You are better off not even speaking to them. That is just what they want, then a fight breaks out. Good luck & it is true they often do no shows.
21 posted on 04/26/2011 2:13:23 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: WKUHilltopper
Here's their flyer:

The Scum

22 posted on 04/26/2011 2:22:03 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Have they been to Massachusetts to protest schools teaching kids about fisting yet?


23 posted on 04/26/2011 2:22:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

LOL....good for Michigan.


24 posted on 04/26/2011 2:22:46 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Have they been to Massachusetts to protest schools teaching kids about fisting yet?

I'd give a weeks pay to see that.

25 posted on 04/26/2011 2:26:04 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
I wonder why these A-holes never to to San Fransisco to protest. If its really about hating gays so much, you would think they would camp out there.
26 posted on 04/26/2011 2:26:24 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Husker24

Methinks they doth protest too much.


27 posted on 04/26/2011 2:26:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Husker24

Large, liberal cities seem to spook them. They feel a certain comfort in the Midwest and the South.


28 posted on 04/26/2011 2:29:34 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

I think a one-hundred dollar safety bond would suffice. What with police, fire and EMT standing by in, you know, just in case of ... ???


29 posted on 04/26/2011 2:58:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice)
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To: buccaneer81

Let them take home a few souvenirs from their visit — bruises.

Nothing fatal, but something painful.


30 posted on 04/26/2011 3:21:48 PM PDT by DNME (With the sound of distant drums ... something wicked this way comes.)
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To: katana
“oh, do you mind if I take a look in your trunk? You do mind (reasonable suspicion)? Well, OK, but we’ll have to stay right here or go to the station while we wait for a search warrant. Your choice, Pilgrim.”

Illegal search.

31 posted on 04/26/2011 3:30:02 PM PDT by EvasiveManuever (Shakespeare got it wrong. Not the lawyers... journalists.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

If they were in Michigan, we could stop them by saying we’d beat them up.
_________________

I thought only the cops can do that and get away with it.


32 posted on 04/26/2011 3:33:38 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: buccaneer81

Wow...thanks for the link.


33 posted on 04/26/2011 4:52:40 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: EvasiveManuever

I think you’re absolutely right. If they actually ended up searching the car and found “something” whatever that “something” was might be inadmissible in a court of law. And I suppose they could try to sue the police claiming they were illegally detained. But “Protestus Interruptus” is quite a bit short of and less lethal than what many of us feel these folks have been begging for.


34 posted on 04/26/2011 5:14:25 PM PDT by katana
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To: katana

I’d be less upset at that.


35 posted on 04/27/2011 12:38:13 AM PDT by EvasiveManuever (Shakespeare got it wrong. Not the lawyers... journalists.)
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To: katana

They live to sue & sue over the smallest things. Fred was famous for it before being disbarred. Many of the Phelps are lawyers.


36 posted on 04/27/2011 12:46:35 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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