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Westboro Baptist to Picket Funeral of the Powell children (WA)
SeattleP-I.com ^ | 2/9/12 | Scott Sunde, SeattleP-I

Posted on 02/09/2012 10:11:25 AM PST by hoagy62

The Westboro Baptist Church, which has gained infamy for protesting at the funerals of men and women killed in combat, will have a new target on Saturday: the services for two little boys slain by their father.

The church, whose "God hates fags" signs and messages have been seen across the country, intends to be at the funeral of Charlie Powell, 7, and his brother, Braden, 5. Saturday at the Life Center Church in Tacoma.

The boys died Sunday after their father , Josh Powell, blew up their Pierce County home.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: biggayfred; fredphelps; funeral; hate; powell; westboro
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I think the area Patriot Guards need to come out in force to show these fools just what we think. Protesting the funeral of two little boys? "Sick" just doesn't do this justice.

Believe it or not, the Occupy Seattle people said they are also going to be there...to ALSO counter-protest the Westboro people. Perhaps they have a smidgen of brains after all...

1 posted on 02/09/2012 10:11:30 AM PST by hoagy62
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To: hoagy62

These people are evil, publicity whores and scum.


2 posted on 02/09/2012 10:14:57 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: hoagy62

These people are evil, publicity whores and scum.


3 posted on 02/09/2012 10:16:36 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: hoagy62

God hates hateful, inbred, cultists who blaspheme him and who go out of their way to intensify the suffering of those who are suffering enough already.


4 posted on 02/09/2012 10:19:57 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: hoagy62
Were I in the area I would come out and stand against these cultists.

J.C. Penny has "hired" Ellen Degenerate as their "celebrity" spokesperson. I don't see the WBC protesting J.C. Penny!! They appear to only come out protesting at funerals, where there is a chance someone will assault them, so they can turn around and sue.

5 posted on 02/09/2012 10:20:17 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: hoagy62

As a Kansan, I am ashamed of Phelps.

As a Republican, I am proud that Phelps is a Democrat!


6 posted on 02/09/2012 10:20:47 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: hoagy62

The Occupiers have no respect for the law, so expect the Phelps Freaks to get a beat down, that’s if they show up...


7 posted on 02/09/2012 10:21:18 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: hoagy62

Someday somone will pull an AK out a spray them hard.


8 posted on 02/09/2012 10:24:34 AM PST by Sybeck1 (It's official, Mitt can't win in either Dixie or the Midwest.)
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To: hoagy62

There was once a time when these scumbags would be made too fearful to pull this crap.


9 posted on 02/09/2012 10:24:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: dragonblustar

These sick bastards need a physical reminder that
this sort of behaviour is not accepted in civil society.

Those boys were innocent and do not deserve to be
used as pawns by these jerks.


10 posted on 02/09/2012 10:25:41 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: hoagy62

But, but....

Pred Phelps is a Constitutionalist.


11 posted on 02/09/2012 10:28:51 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Pred??

Yeah, he probably is, but I meant Fred.

Hoo Boy.


12 posted on 02/09/2012 10:30:00 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: hoagy62

It seems like it is about time people start attending their funerals and hectoring them.


13 posted on 02/09/2012 10:30:18 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: tet68

I agree; as we say down south, some people seriously need _______.

ya’ll can fill in the blanks.


14 posted on 02/09/2012 10:30:44 AM PST by Segovia
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To: pgkdan

I agree 100%. However, now that every marginally sane American, from Left-Winger to FReeper has condemned them, I think it is time to start ignoring them.

Nothing would anger and frustrate these evil, publicity whores and scum than being ignored. If they had a few of their evil protests and the media, those passing by and their victims paid no attention at all, I’d be willing to bet that they would soon stop.

The live off media and community attention. I say starve them.


15 posted on 02/09/2012 10:37:25 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Responsibility2nd

These whores disgust me. (no disrespect to real whores). I wouldn’t be surprised if Ped is more truthful. These guys are lower than pond scum. I have never witnessed a more disgusting display of idiots. The worst Democrat in Congress is better than these freaks. (I know, but that is how much I despise these rejects).


16 posted on 02/09/2012 10:37:53 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: hoagy62; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; ...
WA Ping

OWS protesting the protestors who have no business being there in the first place. Cops will have to be there to watch them both.

Someone help us...

17 posted on 02/09/2012 10:39:03 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: napscoordinator

I read some years ago - and it’s still true.

Fred Phelps is the most hated man in America.

I don’t care who you are; gay, straight, Christian, atheist, liberal, conservative.... whoever.

One thing we all have in common is a hatred of Phelps and the WBC.


18 posted on 02/09/2012 10:41:38 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: SoldierDad

I thought it was so the deceased couldn’t assault them. Seriously, what did those poor little children do to deserve this? Nothing!


19 posted on 02/09/2012 10:42:00 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Kansas58

To shut these cretins up, I think someone should picket with a picture taken of Al Gore and the Phelps at a fundraiser.


20 posted on 02/09/2012 10:42:22 AM PST by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
God hates hateful, inbred, cultists...

No; God loves the sinner, but hates the sin.

21 posted on 02/09/2012 10:42:43 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

One thing we all have in common is a hatred of Phelps and the WBC.

That is great. I am glad. Big time scumbags those folks are.


22 posted on 02/09/2012 10:44:09 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: SoldierDad
They appear to only come out protesting at funerals, where there is a chance someone will assault them, so they canturn around and sue.

Do you think it ever occurs to them that they can't sue if they are dead?

23 posted on 02/09/2012 10:45:31 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: griswold3
well, Phelps is a “public figure” so we can say anything we want about him, true or untrue, if we simply THINK it is true -—

I suggest a photo shop picture of Phelps KISSING Gore!

I remember Phelps with a sign that said “Fag Dole” when Dole announced for President.

Phelps knows that public figures can't sue him very easily, I think we should find some people to harass Phelps, who have the resources to do battle with him in Court.

24 posted on 02/09/2012 10:48:17 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Segovia

They should get the same treatment everywhere the got in Brandon Mississippi, it would stop their crap.


25 posted on 02/09/2012 10:48:51 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: hoagy62
Westboro won't be there, the time and travel costs are too great. Their method of operation now is to post on their website where they're going to protest then reap the media attention that the MSM provides for them while they stay home.

This past fall they claimed they were going to travel to my old home town in northern Michigan for the funeral of a serviceman but they never showed up.

The media needs to deny them the attention they want by completely ignoring them but that's not likely to happen tho because they're a useful tool for the media.

26 posted on 02/09/2012 10:50:47 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Kansas58

Phelps is a turd burglar and his kids are the product of an affair with his father.


27 posted on 02/09/2012 10:50:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: hoagy62

“The Westboro Baptist Church”

They are not a church...they are a family of crazy *ss
DISBARRED LAWYERS ...who call themselves a church.

******

Phelps is a disbarred lawyer, founder of the Phelps Chartered law firm, and a former civil rights activist.

Phelps earned a law degree from Washburn University in 1964, and founded the Phelps Chartered law firm.

The first notable cases were related to civil rights. “I systematically brought down the Jim Crow laws of this town,” he claims.

Phelps’ daughter was quoted as saying, “We took on the Jim Crow establishment, and Kansas did not take that sitting down.

In the 1980s, Phelps received awards from the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Blacks in Government and the Bonner Springs branch of the NAACP, for his work on behalf of black clients.

On July 20, 1979, Phelps was permanently disbarred from practicing law in the state of Kansas, though he continued to practice in Federal courts.

In 1985, nine Federal judges filed a disciplinary complaint against Phelps and five of his children, alleging false accusations against the judges. In 1989, the complaint was settled; Phelps agreed to stop practicing law in Federal court permanently, and two of his children were suspended for periods of six months and one year.

Nate Phelps, estranged son of Fred Phelps, claims he never had a relationship with his abusive father when he was growing up. He alleged that, in addition to hurting others in this world, his father used to physically abuse his wife and children by beating them with his fists and the handle of a mattock to the point of bleeding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Phelps


28 posted on 02/09/2012 10:51:09 AM PST by kcvl
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To: hoagy62

How cruel can one get..Those are not humans they are demons straight from Hell..Put a curse on every last one of them and send them straight back to Hell..


29 posted on 02/09/2012 10:55:16 AM PST by PLD
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To: JimRed

I know that. I just wanted to give them a dose of their own medicine. They say God hates fags, fallen soldiers, incinerated little boys, etc; I say God hates Westboro. In fact, if I had the money and time, I’d keep track of when one of these “Baptists” died and show up at his or her funeral in a sandwich board with that written on it.


30 posted on 02/09/2012 10:56:42 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: hoagy62

I really wish the media would stop reporting on these pieces of excrement. They are media whores. If they stopped getting media attention they would eventually go away.


31 posted on 02/09/2012 11:14:16 AM PST by kennedy (No relation to those other Kennedys.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

These cretins thrive on publicity, and bring cameras with them to all events they go to. They do not believe anyone would dare attempt to kill any of them. If someone did kill one or more of these cretins, they others would file a huge lawsuit - and knowing how today’s “justice” system in this country works, they would win that suit.


32 posted on 02/09/2012 11:14:24 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: tet68
These sick bastards need a physical reminder that this sort of behaviour is not accepted in civil society.

That is exactly what the Westboro frauds want. Then they will sue their beaters in civil court for damages, real and imaginary plus grossly inflated legal fees.

They purposely pick events like this looking for distraught and emotionally worked up people as marks for their legal con game.

It will be extreme irony if the Occupy peeps get sucked into the Westboro puppet show.

33 posted on 02/09/2012 11:19:19 AM PST by Valpal1
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To: SoldierDad

Yeah, if one were to kill one of them, they would be better off to get them all. Save time in court. Just plead guilty and take the time.


34 posted on 02/09/2012 11:26:07 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: pgkdan

I actually think Phelps and his crew are secretly financed and directed by some “gay” rights group for the purpose of making opposition to the “gay” political agenda look disreputable.


35 posted on 02/09/2012 11:28:25 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: hoagy62
Here's all we need to know:


36 posted on 02/09/2012 11:30:58 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: hoagy62

OMG No. Can this sick and twisted cult find a way to sink any lower?


37 posted on 02/09/2012 11:37:31 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Yeah, if one were to kill one of them, they would be better off to get them all. Save time in court. Just plead guilty and take the time.

If someone slew the whole WBC adult clan on the sidewalk whilst protesting a funeral, and I were on the jury: NOT GUILTY via jury nullification!

After the trial I would shake the man's hand.

38 posted on 02/09/2012 11:39:26 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Id rather have a man who wrecked his marriage as POTUS than a man who wrecked his country!)
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To: hoagy62

They and Powell should occupy the same corner in hell together.


39 posted on 02/09/2012 11:46:36 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: hoagy62

” the Occupy Seattle people said they are also going to be there...to ALSO counter-protest the Westboro people. Perhaps they have a smidgen of brains after all... “

I wouldn’t count on that! Some of my lib friends are certain that the Westboro “Baptists” are Right Wing Conservative Republicans.


40 posted on 02/09/2012 11:47:38 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: hoagy62

How these people have avoided being assassinated along some lonely road at night is beyond my comprehension. I’m sure God has a special place in hell reserved just for them.


41 posted on 02/09/2012 12:01:38 PM PST by Kenton
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I hope you pointed out that Fred has actually run for office as a Democrat?


42 posted on 02/09/2012 12:17:42 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Baynative

I really wish those jerks would just go away.

:(


43 posted on 02/09/2012 12:26:09 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: hoagy62

The busiest creatures around must be the demons in hell digging new depths for the future home of the Phelps clan. May the moving date be undelayed.


44 posted on 02/09/2012 12:34:05 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

“I hope you pointed out that Fred has actually run for office as a Democrat?”

It doesn’t matter what I point out to them. They’re libs. They don’t believe me. Won’t go look on the net. To them, it’s a Baptist Church, therefore Right Wing.


45 posted on 02/09/2012 12:34:50 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: hoagy62

It would be nice if the local chapter of Hell’s Angels showed up and “insisted” that these creeps leave the area.


46 posted on 02/09/2012 12:40:29 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: SoldierDad

“J.C. Penny has “hired” Ellen Degenerate as their “celebrity” spokesperson. I don’t see the WBC protesting J.C. Penny!!”

Very good point.


47 posted on 02/09/2012 12:40:40 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: hoagy62

Someone in the area needs to find out what hotel/motel they are staying at.

Then, the morning of the funeral, park a car or two blocking in all the vehicles with Kansas license plates.

When they complain, oops, sorry, can’t find the drivers of the cars and gosh, all the tow-trucks are tied up right now - until after the funeral anyway.

(I believe that this was done the Phelps Phreaks somewhere else)


48 posted on 02/09/2012 12:50:11 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: hoagy62
Perhaps they have a smidgen of brains after all...

Dont' you believe it. They are looking for the same publicity that the jerks from that stupid so-called "church" are looking for.

I'm certainly hoping that the people who show up for the military funerals might send a contingent to this one. Trying to make your puny political point at the funeral of two murdered children is utterly despicable.

49 posted on 02/09/2012 12:53:58 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Liberalism really is a mental disorder.


50 posted on 02/09/2012 1:28:12 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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