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Westboro Baptist protestors are escorted from funeral scene by Metro police (Tennessee)
The Tennessean | June 13, 2011 | Erin Quinn

Posted on 06/13/2011 12:54:18 PM PDT by Islander7

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Westboro Baptist protestors are escorted from funeral scene by Metro police

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1 posted on 06/13/2011 12:54:24 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

Now they get to $ue.


2 posted on 06/13/2011 12:57:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: Islander7
Westboro Baptist protestors are escorted from funeral scene by Metro police

"funeral scene" - odd choice of words

3 posted on 06/13/2011 12:57:42 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Islander7
As the prophet Micah said: “And what does G-d require of you? To do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your G-d.” – Micah 6:8.

I wonder why the reporter hyphenated "God"...?

4 posted on 06/13/2011 12:58:22 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Pollster1

Agreed.


5 posted on 06/13/2011 12:58:38 PM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: Islander7

I am offended that any of these bastards are using my oxygen.


6 posted on 06/13/2011 12:59:18 PM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: Islander7

This is what the Westboro crowd hopes for. Now they will file a civil rights lawsuit to collect the statutory attorney fees. That’s how they fund their escapades.


7 posted on 06/13/2011 12:59:18 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: randog

So as not offend orthodox Jews.


8 posted on 06/13/2011 1:00:45 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Islander7

Can’t tell from the article why they were lead away, but if you take away free speech from the worst among us, then we aren’t far behind. How soon before “standard” (can’t think of a good word) Christians get “lead away”?


9 posted on 06/13/2011 1:01:01 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Islander7
One counter-protester held a signs saying, "I like my beer cold, my TV loud and my homosexuals flaming."

Okay. I admit it. I laughed when I read that...

10 posted on 06/13/2011 1:01:01 PM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: RIghtwardHo
Plenty of zip codes for these bastards to protest in.

Frankly, the sooner they wake up inside of a chalk outline, the better off we all are...

11 posted on 06/13/2011 1:04:33 PM PDT by donozark (British Army, Fighting Proudly in Afghanistan-Since 1839)
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To: randog
He's Jewish. It's done as a sign of respect.


www.nerds4cain.com

12 posted on 06/13/2011 1:09:27 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain knows math, computers, pizza, money, hamburgers, banking, and Coca-Cola)
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To: WayneS
Okay. I admit it. I laughed when I read that...

You're not the only one!

13 posted on 06/13/2011 1:09:35 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Islander7
Police took a report at the Islamic Center after someone slashed the tires on Westboro members' SUV. It was unclear who might have done it.

Must be defective tires. Heh heh...

14 posted on 06/13/2011 1:16:27 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: randog

He may be Jewish.......It is forbidden to write God in some Judeo-Christian religions.........


15 posted on 06/13/2011 1:16:51 PM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I don’t know any Christians who think funerals are public forums.


16 posted on 06/13/2011 1:21:35 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Islander7

These “people” are an affront to all that’s good and decent, and they use the name of God to push their agenda. The following scripture was most likely never preached in their church.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35


17 posted on 06/13/2011 1:27:44 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: RIghtwardHo
Graveyards are typically private property. They have no “right” to protest in them. Free speech doesn't apply - trespassing is the problem here.
18 posted on 06/13/2011 1:32:39 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Islander7

Something’s really wrong about those Westboro Baptist folks. It’s like they’re filthy...or somethin’...


19 posted on 06/13/2011 1:35:12 PM PDT by GOPJ (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. - - Orwell)
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To: Islander7

These anti-Christian idiots should not get police escorts.


20 posted on 06/13/2011 1:37:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: randog

‘I wonder why the reporter hyphenated “God”...?’

Many people believe it shows greater respect or reverence for God. I find it intrusive and distracting, but if that is their conscience so be it.


21 posted on 06/13/2011 1:49:50 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: circlecity

I know that and publicity are their objectives, but it is time and past time that they were dealt with as what they are. Public troublemakers intent on the infliction of emotional distress.

Does anyone doubt that if their modus operandi was to show up at the funerals of known atheists to loudly evangelize that they would be shut down? And should be. There is a proper time and place for all expression. Funerals should be free of any kind of agitators, out of mere decency.

Only the present American judicial system could be so willfully obtuse as to miss this.


22 posted on 06/13/2011 1:54:57 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: randog

The reporter didn’t do it. Read the explanation located right beneath.


23 posted on 06/13/2011 1:56:44 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: GOPJ

Yeah, they put the ‘ick’ in sickos, that is for sure.


24 posted on 06/13/2011 1:57:52 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Islander7

Since the Westboro bunch only appear at the funerals of American soldiers, it’s quite obvious what they stand for, since they don’t show up at the funerals of any of these:

- homosexuals
- terrorists
- pedophiles
- rapists
- wife beaters
- thieves
- murderers

Now that’s something to be proud of!!!


25 posted on 06/13/2011 2:01:08 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Islander7

I hope the funeral of the patriarch of the Phelps clan is attended by 100’s of thousands of protestors making lots of noise and carrying all kinds of signs deriding this Godless bunch of rabble who love to put hurt in the heart of people whose loved ones have given the last full measure of devotion...that would be a fitting end to this bozo...


26 posted on 06/13/2011 2:03:27 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Psalm 144

While I don’t disagree with you, the USSC does. And thus, the acts of the Sherrif here just give them more publicity than they would otherwise get and also funds their activities. It plays right into their hands.


27 posted on 06/13/2011 2:03:31 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep, that is their motive. It would have been better to have let the crowd have their way with them.


28 posted on 06/13/2011 2:12:19 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Psalm 144
I wonder why the reporter hyphenated “God”...?’

Many people believe it shows greater respect or reverence for God. I find it intrusive and distracting, but if that is their conscience so be it.

The first quote was by a Jewish commentator, not the reporter. The reporter did add a sentence explaining that in traditional Jewish writing, the word "God" is not spelled out because it's considered too holy.

29 posted on 06/13/2011 2:13:41 PM PDT by American Quilter (Take back the White House and Senate in 2012.)
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To: circlecity

I disagree. They should be stopped as anyone else deliberately creating public disturbance should be. “Free Speech” is not absolute as to time and place, and never has been in any culture or generation.

If Westboro was spewing racial epithets, they would have been crushed long ago, by the very legal system that defends them now as they pour additional misery on the heads of grieving friends and family of fallen military personnel. Military personnel, and apparently homosexuals are not important enough to protect. If the target was a specific officially favored ethnicity, or Islam, this nonsense would have been shut down long ago - and properly too. Because of the time and place. They can get their permits and march, they can put up their bumperstickers and websites. They may not rightly disrupt anyone’s funeral, whether the legal nomenklatura say it is legal or not.

Rome would have dealt with them justly. America is too far rotted.


30 posted on 06/13/2011 2:24:41 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Islander7

The circus got taken away by the man.


31 posted on 06/13/2011 2:25:59 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Islander7

The circus got taken away by the man.


32 posted on 06/13/2011 2:25:59 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: American Quilter

I am aware of that, and of the rationale. If “god” was a Hebrew or Aramaic name of God I might even concede the point. As it is, I respect their conscience on the matter. For me, such usage could only be a mildly absurd affectation which would distract from whatever thought I was trying to communicate in the main sentence.


33 posted on 06/13/2011 2:30:23 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Psalm 144
"They should be stopped as anyone else deliberately creating public disturbance should be".

I agree BUT, the Supreme Court rejected that argument. It lost and the current law of the land is what it is. They will win a lawsuit, collect their attorney fees then obtain an injunction and go back and create that disturbance unhindered but with 100 times more publicity. Advancing their cause is not worth the moment of satisfaction one gets from seeing them hauled off occasionally.

34 posted on 06/13/2011 2:46:20 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

There are times when brazen defiance is the only appropriate response.


35 posted on 06/13/2011 2:57:33 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: arderkrag

Oh I know and agree. It’s just that it wasn’t 100% clear to me it was on private property. The thing is, even if its private property but open to the public, free speech still applies. That’s why the local grocery has all those people out front begging for some money for some cause and they can’t run them off.


36 posted on 06/13/2011 3:12:49 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Actually, the case is usually that they can run them off, but don’t want to bother. I mean, really, would you want to be on the local news as the tyrant grocery store owner who ran off a homeless family begging for money?


37 posted on 06/13/2011 3:27:08 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: WayneS

Me too.

Go Loud and Go Proud!

Too funny!


38 posted on 06/13/2011 3:56:56 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: RIghtwardHo
.... but if you take away free speech from the worst among us, then we aren’t far behind. ....

As much as I despise these morons I must agree with your statement here.

39 posted on 06/13/2011 4:56:05 PM PDT by Ron H.
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To: RIghtwardHo
but if you take away free speech from the worst among us

It is not 'free speech' when you protest at a military funeral, with signs that call the dead soldiers faggots.

It is not 'free speech' when you yell "there's a bomb" and there is no bomb.

There are many more homosexuals in the churches than there are in army fatigues. Yet, These protesters don't seem to want to deal with the Broke Back Mountain Methodists. They want to flail accusations at dead men who can't defend themselves.

Besides, the guy who runs the Westboro Baptist Protesters is a big fag. He 'said' he gave it up, but when asked if he still had any inclinations, he booted the reporter out.

Unfortunately, I think it is one of those things that once you've done it, you can't go back. I think The guy wants to punish everyone because he had to 'pretend' to give up the gay life (at least in public).

40 posted on 06/13/2011 5:54:43 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita

Fred Phelps is obviously a sociopath with a craving for attacking people. I wish that someone would escort him to a padded cell and lock him in for life.


41 posted on 06/13/2011 6:17:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think it would be best for the cops to suddenly go on coffee break, after accidentally dropping a few canisters of tear gas and a stun gun or two.


42 posted on 06/13/2011 9:23:51 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Islander7

Judging from the quote at the link, the “jewish federation” of TN thinks speaking out against gays constitutes “bigotry”. I think they need a refresher course in Old Testament 101.


43 posted on 06/13/2011 10:43:05 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think that WBC often does these short 10 minute protests, just long enough to get in the news. It might be just that the police escorted them to their cars and to the town line just for safety’s sake.


44 posted on 06/14/2011 1:32:42 AM PDT by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: UncleHambone
It might be just that the police escorted them to their cars and to the town line just for safety’s sake.

They'll still $ue.

That's why they do it. They are a "church" of lawyers.

45 posted on 06/14/2011 5:47:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: American Quilter; justiceseeker93
in traditional Jewish writing, the word "God" is not spelled out because it's considered too holy.

Interesting, I didn't know that.

46 posted on 06/14/2011 6:21:55 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Phelps is the rare piece of absolute filth that can unite FR and DU in brotherhood.

Those people shouldn’t be allowed near funerals. They can exercise their freedom of speech an appropriate distance away, far enough that loved ones of slain soldiers don’t have to see or hear them.


47 posted on 06/14/2011 6:26:45 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; All
In traditional Jewish writing, the word "God" is not spelled out because it's considered too holy.

Actually, the writer who wrote this statement in the posted article isn't quite correct. The word can and should be spelled out when used in prayer, or intended to be used in prayer. In the passage in the article, it can be spelled out because in that context, it is a direct quote from the Bible.

This practice and convention stems from the Third Commandment's prohibition of taking the holy name in vain..

48 posted on 06/14/2011 2:01:04 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They'll still $ue.

That's why they do it. They are a "church" of lawyers.

Very true.

49 posted on 06/14/2011 4:19:28 PM PDT by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Huh, blew right past it. Thanks for pointing that out.


50 posted on 06/14/2011 9:14:53 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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