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Westboro Baptist Church Members Told They’re Not Welcome At Local Soldier’s Funeral
CBS Los Angeles ^ | 21 June 2012 | Staff

Posted on 06/22/2012 3:17:02 AM PDT by moonshot925

YUCAIPA (CBS) — The community of Yucaipa is rallying around a soldier’s family.

Army Private First Class Nathan Tyler Davis is scheduled to be buried Friday.

Members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church says they will picket the funeral. The group is known for picketing the funerals of soldiers — gay and straight — to protest what they believe is a country headed in the wrong direction when it comes to acceptance of gay rights.

The group — which has about 40 members and mostly from one Topeka-based family — is considered a hate group by many.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baptist; church; funeral; westboro

1 posted on 06/22/2012 3:17:19 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Couragous of that town!


2 posted on 06/22/2012 3:18:02 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: moonshot925
I hope that nothing bad happens to them. Especially bad things with no wittiness's...
3 posted on 06/22/2012 3:19:35 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: moonshot925

Patriot Riders normally make them feel welcome....to leave. Surrounded by 40 unmuffled Harley’s makes shouting an exercise in futility.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 3:25:33 AM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: moonshot925

As if they are welcome anywhere.

I was called to assist the family of a fallen soldier for a few days, and so was present while the post mortician discussed preliminary funeral arrangements with them. One of the forms the next of kin has to sign gives permission for outside groups to contact the family. The mortician recommended signing the form, because one of the groups contacting them would be the (I think) Patriot Riders, who would come to the funeral expressly for the purpose of keeping the Westboro loons away from the family. I remember the mortician shaking his head at the family: “You don’t want them [the Westboro kooks] there,” he said.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 3:32:22 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: moonshot925

This a a pathetic news article.
Journalism is over.
The cult from Westboro protests at soldiers funerals but know NOTHING about the soldiers whose funerals they protest at. They have no idea who is gay or straight and it really has no bearing on when or where they protest.
They protest to promote hatred and to find ways to sue to make money.
They usually send women and children likely hoping that any action taken against women and children looks worse and can be used to their benefit. I have stood the line against these vile people. Any Christian, any American, any Veteran should.......


6 posted on 06/22/2012 3:40:38 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks moonshot925.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 3:41:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: EandH Dad

PGR’s on it


8 posted on 06/22/2012 3:41:39 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: exDemMom

they are on it (PGR)


9 posted on 06/22/2012 3:43:32 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: moonshot925

I liked what happened to them a while back in a Mississippi town. They (Westboro) came out of the hotel rooms the morning of the funeral to find their cars blocked by other cars in the parking lot. The funeral was across town, too far to walk. They contacted the police and were told that all the cops were out on calls, and the police tow trucks were tied up. After the funeral, the blocking cars disappeared.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 4:05:20 AM PDT by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“They usually send women and children likely hoping that any action taken against women and children looks worse and can be used to their benefit.”

I saw some of the children of that cult at the RNC 08 convention in St Paul. Singing “God d@@@@ America”. They polluted the kids’ brains. Millstone. Neck. Deep blue sea.


11 posted on 06/22/2012 4:17:49 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: fredhead

The came to Louisville, KY some time ago to protest a funeral. Someone knifed ALL the tires on one of their vans and the cherry on top of the iceing was when no local tire shops would fix their flats for them. I have no idea what they did, but it put them in a fix.


12 posted on 06/22/2012 4:31:36 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: moonshot925
From this image I found, it appears they're into a replacement theology as well, assuming this is not Photoshopped. The Scripture is quite clear that God will return the Jew to His land (yes that is what God says) in the Last Days. So no, the Jews did not steal the land of Israel.


13 posted on 06/22/2012 4:39:17 AM 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: BigCinBigD
I hope that nothing bad happens to them. Especially bad things with no wittiness's...

Oh yes, that would be terrible. Google Earth shows there are some nasty looking desert mountains north of Yucaipa. One could hide a lot of things in those mountains. Even 40 of them. In the desert. Under the dirt.

14 posted on 06/22/2012 4:59:01 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: moonshot925
The group is known for picketing the funerals of soldiers — gay and straight — to protest what they believe is a country headed in the wrong direction when it comes to acceptance of gay rights.

The Goebbels media repeats a Big Lie yet again.

"Westboro Baptist Church" is a group of leftist Democrat agents provocateurs whose purpose is to smear conservatives.

15 posted on 06/22/2012 5:00:56 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: F15Eagle
it appears they're into a replacement theology as well

LOL. They're into leftist Democrat "theology," not Christian theology of any kind. They're a front group for the hard left.

16 posted on 06/22/2012 5:07:30 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: moonshot925

I have to wonder just who Westboro is REALLY in the business of casting as “terrorists”. They are fake “Christians”, and someone is surely bankrolling them for some reason. - More of Obama’s drama aimed at specific “targets” much like Fast & Furious?


17 posted on 06/22/2012 5:12:44 AM PDT by Twinkie (Isaiah 53)
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To: moonshot925

This group is a left-wing group of fascists, that is why the leftist news never attacks them...


18 posted on 06/22/2012 5:20:08 AM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: F15Eagle; Campion

I think this is called moby trolling. It was invented by Saul Alinsky.

They are trying to make all conservatives/christians look like extremists by protesting with signs that say “GOD HATES FAGS” and “GOD HATES THE USA” and “PRAY FOR MORE DEAD SOLDIERS”.


19 posted on 06/22/2012 5:21:05 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

They’re rather extreme in their methods, but they make some valid points.


20 posted on 06/22/2012 6:01:50 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: EandH Dad

It was rumored they would show up at a funeral for a solder here a couple of months ago. My friend who rides with them said it is very simple. Five bikers with very large flags, peacefully surrounding the group, for every one of the WB people. No one will ever see them. The Patriot Guard had 175 cycles here for the funeral. It was awesome.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 6:02:56 AM PDT by Grammy
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To: Campion

I don’t disagree


22 posted on 06/22/2012 6:23:05 AM 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: katana

“Oh yes, that would be terrible. Google Earth shows there are some nasty looking desert mountains north of Yucaipa. One could hide a lot of things in those mountains. Even 40 of them. In the desert. Under the dirt.”

Golly! I never thought of that.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 11:14:03 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Biggirl

Over 1000 people showed up for the funeral including 300 bikers. Appears Westboro did not show up and all went well. One of the Harley riders was a young man I used to mentor that is now in AFROTC. I am extra proud of him today!


24 posted on 06/23/2012 7:17:57 PM PDT by Shark24
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