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Pro-Joplin (Anti-Westboro Baptist Church) Rally, 5/29/11
YouTube ^ | May 29,, 2011

Posted on 05/29/2011 5:54:15 PM PDT by EternalVigilance

Watch the video HERE.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: joplin; wbc; westboro
God bless America. God bless Joplin.
1 posted on 05/29/2011 5:54:22 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
God bless America. God bless Joplin.

And may God destroy Westboro "Baptist" "Church."

2 posted on 05/29/2011 5:59:37 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: xjcsa

Amen.


3 posted on 05/29/2011 6:01:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Separate school and state, before it's too late.)
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To: EternalVigilance

4 posted on 05/29/2011 6:20:18 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

No one can support the irrational hate they put out


5 posted on 05/29/2011 6:21:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

I know...
I am in the Patriot Guard, and I have seen them up close and personal.
They are vile beyond words.


6 posted on 05/29/2011 6:23:43 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: EternalVigilance

A friend posted this on Facebook:

I think someone in Joplin should post a sign in their front yard saying “Hey Westboro Baptist Church, why don’t you protest in my front yard and we can see if your first amendment is better than my second amendment?!”


7 posted on 05/29/2011 6:28:33 PM PDT by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: xjcsa
The Westboro crowd seems to have missed this part of the Bible. It was the second reading at Mass today.

Reading 2 1 Pt 3:15-18

Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts.
Always be ready to give an explanation
to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope,
but do it with gentleness and reverence,
keeping your conscience clear,
so that, when you are maligned,
those who defame your good conduct in Christ
may themselves be put to shame.
For it is better to suffer for doing good,
if that be the will of God, than for doing evil.

8 posted on 05/29/2011 6:32:58 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: EternalVigilance

Local folks should find out where the Westboro’s are sleeping during their “visit” and NOT LET THEM GET A MINUTE OF SLEEP.

This should happen WHEREVER they go.


9 posted on 05/29/2011 6:33:07 PM PDT by J40000
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To: EternalVigilance; pandoraou812; BykrBayb

See what the westburro crowd is up to now?


10 posted on 05/29/2011 6:36:01 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz,....


11 posted on 05/29/2011 6:36:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: J40000

Play “Highway to Hell” cranked up to ten.


12 posted on 05/29/2011 6:36:36 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Separate school and state, before it's too late.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Just grab a box of m-80’s, and lob them on over to the Westbro folks, to invite them to join the celebration.

Of course, only do this where officers do their job, instead of the union pattycakes, as not a one would lift a finger nor given a care to this happening. In other jurisdictions, odds are they'd shoot the lobber.

I think that it is justice to be just as humane to Westbro ‘protesters’ as harbor seals. Both toss up a horrendous racket, spew deification, and aren't part of the human race.

13 posted on 05/29/2011 6:44:48 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu
Rumors according to this article was that the westboro church was blocked in at the Flying J by truckers and motorcyclists on their way to their rally...
http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979383365
14 posted on 05/29/2011 7:21:35 PM PDT by freedommom
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To: EternalVigilance

WRC needs to tread very lightly in and around Joplin, because I do not think the locals are in any mood for a fresh demonstration of these fanatic’s First Amendment rights.


15 posted on 05/29/2011 7:29:26 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Your what hurts??)
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To: FatherofFive
The Westboro crowd seems to have missed this part of the Bible. It was the second reading at Mass today.

They don't miss anything, they are doing this to stir up hate and lawsuits that might result from anybody attacking them. The leader of their "church" has ran as a Democrat numerous times and is an Al Gore supporter.
16 posted on 05/29/2011 7:42:00 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
God bless you, for going into the belly of the beast.


17 posted on 05/29/2011 7:58:37 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: metmom

One day somebody is going to go postal on them. They have not been around my area that I’ve been aware of. I think that the WBC should be protested each Sunday at their church. Blast them with rap music until their ear’s bleed. I believe we have the same freedom as they do to be annoying and we should dose them with their own medicine.


18 posted on 05/29/2011 8:02:27 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: pandoraou812

The SCOTUS ruling that so discouraged everyone initially, DOES give us that right.

If they are allowed to do it to others, so is everybody else to them.


19 posted on 05/29/2011 8:05:53 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: xjcsa

These are really vile people! Someone should shame them publicly, then step it up a notch, tell them to get to work, hand them a shovel or something. Let them refuse in front of everyone.


20 posted on 05/29/2011 8:31:17 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Oops, I think this was what I was trying to reply to and messed up. I’m new at this. I can’t believe people that proclaim to love God can be so hateful toward our military.


21 posted on 05/29/2011 8:31:24 PM PDT by MississippiBow
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To: xjcsa

Amen, and I’m sorry if I messed up on the first posting.


22 posted on 05/29/2011 8:31:32 PM PDT by MississippiBow
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To: BykrBayb

Thanks for your kind words!


23 posted on 05/29/2011 8:38:36 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: metmom

Well if I lived closer I would get a bunch of my biker friends to rock their world. From doing PGR rides I’ve learned they want you to hit them so they can sue you. They are vile people & Fred is a real POS. Abused his kids & basically brainwashed them. I’ve read plenty on the WBC. A few kids ran away & have spoken out. The WBC is a sick & evil cult.


24 posted on 05/29/2011 8:53:52 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: J40000

I seem to remember reports of one town making sure their vehicles were blocked in at their hotel, so they couldn’t get to where they were going to protest. Law enforcement was MUCH too busy to make the vehicles move that were blocking the Westboro gang, until after the funeral was over that they’d come to protest. :-)


25 posted on 05/29/2011 9:07:33 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: EternalVigilance

I have it on ‘good faith’ that when they tried to protest a soldier’s funeral here.....they didn’t make it past the county line. I’ll leave it at that. ;-)


26 posted on 05/29/2011 9:08:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: pandoraou812
Well if I lived closer I would get a bunch of my biker friends to rock their world. From doing PGR rides I’ve learned they want you to hit them so they can sue you.

Nobody has to touch them.

All they have to do is blare rap music (and I use the term loosely) during their *church* services.

Or maybe at whereever they are staying when they go out of town.

Speaking of disabling their vehicles, wouldn't it be a shame if all the valve stems on all the tires on all their vehicles failed all at once?

Coincidentally, of course. No slit tires or any other illegal activity. Just a major inconvenience.

27 posted on 05/29/2011 9:18:46 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Good for you....


28 posted on 05/29/2011 9:19:24 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Well....not me, hon. Just the brave peeps who decided to take action after the sheriff said his hands were tied.


29 posted on 05/29/2011 9:29:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Good for them..., then.


30 posted on 05/29/2011 9:37:11 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom
I agree. We've used truckers & their rigs to block them. Which works really well. What I get irked about is that they call ahead & tell the police they are coming & demand protection. I don't feel they have that right or that we should pay for it. Many times I have been told the WBC was coming & they did a no show. I really thought if they went to the coal miner's funerals they would disappear. I also wonder why child services is not on them. Bringing children into areas where there could be violence seems to me to be bad parenting. Not to mention stupid. More like child endangerment.
31 posted on 05/29/2011 9:41:47 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: MississippiBow

Welcome to Free Republic MB. Are you really in Miss. or just wishing? I once lived in Jackson, Miss. My youngest son was born there. Loved the state and loved living there.


32 posted on 05/29/2011 9:46:55 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: EternalVigilance

God never put a limit to human stupidity,that never meant that we had to try and reach it so badly.In this particular case,I really hope these “protesters” reconsider their lifestyles.


33 posted on 05/29/2011 10:24:47 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: FatherofFive

I was thinking of this.

Galatians 5

Walking in the Spirit

16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,[c] fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,[d] drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.


34 posted on 05/29/2011 10:25:08 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Got toast?)
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To: EternalVigilance

One day calamity is going to befall the WBC.

When it does, I won’t clap. I’ll just turn away, and realize that God works in mysterious and wondrous ways.

God bless Joplin and those who were adversely affected by the May 22nd, tornado. My heart goes out to them, each and every one.

I grew up in Joplin and the surrounding area. I have many fond memories from that town and region. For that reason, I will always jump to the defense of the people of Joplin. A bit of my heart still resides there.

Beyond the connection to Joplin, my heart always goes out to people who are affected by the forces of nature or any calamity that may befall them. Compassion separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Evidently there are exceptions though, because the members of the WBC don’t share other human’s gene for compassion.

God, when judgment day comes for the members of the WBC, please know that I fully support what you will be doing on that day.

And in advance, I wish to thank you.


35 posted on 05/30/2011 1:06:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Tell me you haven't asked yourself what mistake Obama made, that wound up causing Laden's death?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Amen.

I spent a small part of my life living in the Joplin area. My daughter was born there 25 years ago this month. My connections there may not be as strong as yours, having grown up there as you did, but I love it too.

Prayers continue for this stricken community.


36 posted on 05/30/2011 1:22:01 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Separate school and state, before it's too late.)
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To: dragonblustar

Thank you for posting. How one could read those versus, in particular verses 22-25 and justify the actions of WBC is beyond belief.

But that is what the apostacy does to people. We are in the midst of the great falling away of some in the church and the actions and rhetoric of the WBC is proof of that. Are those at the WBC Christian and going to heaven? I don’t know. By looking at their works and basic beliefs, I doubt it. But if they do get to heaven, I offer the following. In the four gospels, Christ’s wrath was not directed towards individual sinners or even the roman soldiers. Christ’s wrath was directed toward the scribes and pharasies. These “men of god” were in it for the wrong reasons. They were blind leading the blind and did not care about that. They compromised the temple worship to fit their comfort and put themselves before God and God’s people. Christ went right have them with righteous wrath and condemnation.

If those at WBC ever do get to heaven, more will be taken away from them than given. But then, that is if they get to heaven.


37 posted on 05/30/2011 8:16:36 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: TMA62; greyfoxx39
The Westboros need to be called a cult.

Look how they treated one of their own children who questioned the church/cult. Totally heartless and cold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50r0CnKq7_k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50r0CnKq7_k

38 posted on 05/30/2011 9:00:49 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Got toast?)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks EternalVigilance. One of the things I have found interesting during my life, is when the issue of Joplin comes up, I have been surprised how many people have a story to tell when the subject of Joplin comes up.

It seems like a very large percentage of our nation has either spent time in Joplin, or has family that has spent time in Joplin.

Being located just off the old Route 66, Joplin was a watering hole of sorts for many U. S. Citizens who traveled by car.

Take care.


39 posted on 05/30/2011 9:37:52 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Tell me you haven't asked yourself what mistake Obama made, that wound up causing Laden's death?)
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To: DoughtyOne

For us, it’s the old north/south highway 71. :-)


40 posted on 05/30/2011 9:48:05 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Separate school and state, before it's too late.)
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To: EternalVigilance

We know how to deal with these A@@h@les in Oklahoma.....

McAlester, Okla. — Members of a Kansas church that protests at military funerals may have found themselves in the wrong town over the weekend.

Shortly after finishing their protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, a half-dozen protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., headed to their minivan Saturday, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed.

To make matters worse, as their minivan slowly hobbled away on two flat tires, with a McAlester police car following behind, the protesters were unable to find anyone in town who would repair their vehicle, according to police.

The minivan finally pulled over several blocks away in a shopping center parking lot, where AAA was called. A flatbed service truck arrived and loaded up the minivan. Assistant Police Chief Darrell Miller said the minivan was taken to a Walmart for repairs.

Even before the protesters discovered their damaged tires, they faced off with a massive crowd of jeering and taunting counterprotesters two blocks from the First Baptist Church, where the soldier’s funeral was held.

Miller estimated that crowd to number nearly 1,000 people, and they not only drowned out the Westboro protesters with jeers, but with raucous chants of “USA, USA.”

A few motorcyclists interspersed among the crowd also revved up their engines to muffle the Kansans’ protests.

Westboro members picket military funerals across the country, spreading their message that “God hates America” because it tolerates homosexuality.

On Saturday, more than two dozen law-enforcement officers — state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and city police — formed a security cordon around the Westboro protesters.

“We’re here to protect everyone,” Miller said.

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/nov/15/tires-westboro-baptist-church-van-slashed-oklahoma/


41 posted on 05/30/2011 11:08:46 AM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: J40000; metmom

“Local folks should find out where the Westboro’s are sleeping during their “visit” and NOT LET THEM GET A MINUTE OF SLEEP.”

That sounds like a great idea.


42 posted on 05/30/2011 12:57:14 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: DoughtyOne

Amen.

The worst thing about WBC is that they use the Word Of God to justify their most evil behavior.

If they were just plain old pagans or hedonists, there would be more hope for them.

But they are doing something very close to blaspheming the Holy Spirit, in my humble opinion. The ascribe their vilest hatreds to Almighty God.

Not a wise move.


43 posted on 05/30/2011 2:40:30 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: FatherofFive

Last weeks readings if I recall correctly.


44 posted on 05/30/2011 2:47:17 PM PDT by mware
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To: xjcsa

I’d prefer that the congregants have an epiphany and do it themselves, riding their “reverand” out of town on a rail.


45 posted on 05/30/2011 4:56:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
I’d prefer that the congregants have an epiphany and do it themselves, riding their “reverand” out of town on a rail.

"Congregants?" This isn't a real church. It's the sociopath Phelps and his sociopath family of Democrat lawyers. Yeah, it'd be great if they all figured out what giant a**hats they are, but it's not going to happen.

46 posted on 05/30/2011 5:35:48 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: left that other site

Thanks LTOS, I just saw your comments. I agree with your take on it too.


47 posted on 06/01/2011 10:42:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Tell me you haven't asked yourself what mistake Obama made, that wound up causing Laden's death?)
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To: EternalVigilance

I was probably a bit too late to appreciate Highway 71. Now it’s interstate 44 or some such. Seems kind of silly to keep changing the identity.


48 posted on 06/01/2011 10:44:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Tell me you haven't asked yourself what mistake Obama made, that wound up causing Laden's death?)
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