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Rainbow flag painted on house across from Westboro Baptist Church
MSN ^ | Marxh 20, 2013 | Riya Bhattacharjee

Posted on 03/19/2013 9:27:48 PM PDT by Daffynition

A non-profit has bought a house across from the anti-gay church and turned it into a gay-rights center, complete with a rainbow flag.

The Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., might have finally met its match.

The church, which is known for its extreme ideologies and anti-gay views, now has a neighbor swathed in the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag.

Non-profit Planting Peace bought a house across from the church – notorious for its "God hates Fags" and "God hates America" slogans – and decided to turn it into a gay rights center, according to Gawker.com.

The house – which has been named "Equality House" – even has a pride flag flying from a 30-foot pole.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; wbc; westboro
Poetic justice? I dunno.


1 posted on 03/19/2013 9:27:48 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Both groups have mental disorders.


2 posted on 03/19/2013 9:31:23 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Daffynition; Chode

Oh this will be fun to watch!


3 posted on 03/19/2013 9:33:47 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: South40

Are there zoning laws - regarding the painting of a house, and also using a private residence as a business?


4 posted on 03/19/2013 9:34:40 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: South40

Totally gay.


5 posted on 03/19/2013 9:35:02 PM PDT by Crooked Constituent
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To: Morgana

Actually, rather funny.

I’m not even sure the Phelpses hate gays, but enjoy the $ from the lawsuits they generate.


6 posted on 03/19/2013 9:37:41 PM PDT by EDINVA
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I still suspect that Westboro Baptist Church is just a phony organization covertly set-up by gay rights activists. This latest event just plays into their attention-grabbing scheme.


7 posted on 03/19/2013 9:38:19 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Morgana
LOL...flying the flag is a nice touch.

Someone commented that this is a blessing in disguise for WBC, they can protest right across the street and not have all those nasty travel expenses.


8 posted on 03/19/2013 9:40:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: South40

They deserve each other. Can you imagine the adjacent homeowners? Their property values just got flushed.


9 posted on 03/19/2013 9:46:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: EDINVA

The church has been actively involved in actions against gay people since at least 1991, when it sought a crackdown on homosexual activity at Gage Park six blocks northwest of the church.[7] In addition to conducting anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets other celebrity funerals and public events that are likely to get it media attention.[8] Protests have also been held against Jews and some protests included stomping on the American flag.

FWIW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church


10 posted on 03/19/2013 9:49:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

You may be correct. That didn’t even occur to me.

Then there’s this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/15/lauren-drain-westboro-baptist-church-fred-phelps-gay-experience_n_2877987.html


11 posted on 03/19/2013 9:53:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Yes, they do deserve each other. But the adjacent homeowners did nothing to deserve what is going on around them. Imagine living near either one of these freak shows.


12 posted on 03/19/2013 10:00:28 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: South40
But the adjacent homeowners did nothing to deserve what is going on around them. Imagine living near either one of these freak shows.

Guess that's why we have HOAs.

13 posted on 03/19/2013 10:01:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cowboy Bob

Depends on the area...

House olors probably not, unless there were CC&R styles restrictions.

Business would be a maybe.


14 posted on 03/19/2013 10:02:48 PM PDT by Starwolf
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To: Daffynition

Poems are at least easy on the ears this is an eye sore.

As for “Gay rights” I don’t see how people suffering from the disease of homosexuality are entitled to any more rights than the rest of us.


15 posted on 03/19/2013 10:05:35 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Daffynition

yes, but all along their real objective seems to have been collecting judgments to support the clan and its activities. In this instance, I find myself on the side of the gays.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 10:07:34 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: dfwgator

HOAs suck. A friend lives in one that doesn’t allow any on street parking. That’s a bit on the fascist side for me.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 10:11:07 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: South40

Yep.


18 posted on 03/19/2013 10:13:32 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: EDINVA

It’s like the few times when I side with the ACLU. ;)


19 posted on 03/19/2013 10:14:57 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: dfwgator; South40; bigheadfred
Made me think of this thread, some time ago.
20 posted on 03/19/2013 10:17:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Yep. Blind squirrel theory.


21 posted on 03/19/2013 10:18:38 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
Or the *pride* of home ownership.


22 posted on 03/19/2013 10:23:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

“If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.”
- Sir Winston Churchill.


23 posted on 03/19/2013 10:29:15 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Starwolf; Cowboy Bob
Looks to be R1 - Residential.

However, so is Westboro Baptist!

They both are probably able to get a pass from the Zoning Board because of their "Non-Profit" statuses.


http://doctorbulldog.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/westboro-equality-house.jpg

Cheers!
24 posted on 03/19/2013 10:58:08 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: dfwgator; South40

“But the adjacent homeowners did nothing “

The adjacent homeowners have been living next door to those freaks (Westboro) for how many decades now? They should either be used to the crap or have long since moved.


25 posted on 03/19/2013 11:39:38 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Daffynition

26 posted on 03/20/2013 12:03:36 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Morgana
The adjacent homeowners have been living next door to those freaks (Westboro) for how many decades now? They should either be used to the crap or have long since moved.

That statement assumes everyone can move if they so desire. I know people who cannot afford to move; they would be in an untenable situation should they be unfortunate enough to live next to these freaks. And living next door to them doesn't mean they are used to it.

I'm not used to the hordes of ILLEGAL aliens who parade across my property on their northbound trek to steal American jobs and entitlements. I'm not used to California's anti-business climate or its politics, but I cannot afford to move it as I have an established business of over 30 years and do not wish to start over again in another state.

You can live in adverse conditions and not get used to them. And you can be stuck living somewhere even though you may hate living there.

27 posted on 03/20/2013 12:16:54 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Daffynition

Since I suspect the whole WBC racket is run by Democrat Party agents provocateurs in order to slander all Christians, I doubt this makes a real difference. They’re all on the same side.


28 posted on 03/20/2013 12:57:03 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: South40

Well maybe this so called organization that moved in across the street will help the other neighbors sell their homes for a steep price and move if that is what they desire.

Don’t hold your breath though. They are not there to “help” just stir the pot and make it worse.


29 posted on 03/20/2013 3:48:02 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: EDINVA
Actually, rather funny. I’m not even sure the Phelpses hate gays, but enjoy the $ from the lawsuits they generate.

And given that we're discussing highly unstable individuals on both sides, specifically drawing more of the same to where the Phelpses live doesn't seem like a good formula for avoiding a lawsuit.

30 posted on 03/20/2013 5:00:37 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Daffynition

If I were to tell the press millions of Americans would be blown up by an Iranian nut job or that Democrats have stolen your entire life saving with bailouts and Obamacare, nobody panics because it is all part of the plan...

But if i say a few homosexuals in San Francisco are upset over their little wee wees, why, everyone just loses their minds!

Sincerely,

A. Joker


31 posted on 03/21/2013 5:07:23 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Unam Sanctam

Exactly.

Agent provocateurs.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 5:08:15 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: EDINVA

They execute homosexuals in Islam.

Broken clocks can be right twice a day.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 5:10:32 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Daffynition

It is one of the few times I side with the Muslims...

I simply refuse to interfere.


34 posted on 03/21/2013 5:12:16 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Daffynition

Homosexuals desire their own extinction.

If Muslims are willing to give it to them, I will not interfere.

The homosexuals and the Muslims are both my enemies.

Let them both “spread the other cheek” for their new Islamic Masters.


35 posted on 03/21/2013 5:15:43 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Daffynition

Is it wrong of me to wish a tornado or something would rip through and wipe both sides out?


36 posted on 03/21/2013 5:27:42 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
I still suspect that Westboro Baptist Church is just a phony organization covertly set-up by gay rights activists. This latest event just plays into their attention-grabbing scheme.

If WBC didn't exist, the left would create them.

37 posted on 03/21/2013 5:30:19 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Daffynition

Great... the Westboro Baptist Church is a bunch of PREVERTS!!


38 posted on 03/21/2013 10:05:36 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: kevkrom
>>Is it wrong of me to wish a tornado or something would rip through and wipe both sides out?<<

In a word: *NO!* :)


39 posted on 03/21/2013 12:03:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

40 posted on 03/21/2013 12:07:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: EDINVA
In this instance, I find myself on the side of the gays.

I am too......While the exterior colors of the house is an architectural faux pas, I suspect the interior will be sylishly decorated and the landscaping carefully cultivated to blend in with the natural surroundings in order to promote an harmonious balance with nature.....

41 posted on 03/21/2013 12:18:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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maybe this so called organization that moved in across the street will help the other neighbors sell their homes for a steep price

Oh, you mean like to their fellow packers?

42 posted on 03/28/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Daffynition

43 posted on 03/28/2013 9:28:29 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: Daffynition

I am not pro-gay but that is FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


44 posted on 03/29/2013 12:59:39 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Daffynition

Not fair, another damn dilemma, and that right at Easter time! Whose side to take?


45 posted on 03/29/2013 1:03:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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46 posted on 03/29/2013 1:06:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: South40
That's common in condo or townhouse complexes. The streets are often too narrow for on-street parking, and the fire department won't allow it.
47 posted on 03/29/2013 1:11:10 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: Revolting cat!; metmom
Happy Blessed Easter!
48 posted on 03/29/2013 1:58:32 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: stillonaroll

That could be in some areas of the subdivision. But my friend’s house is a large detached home on a pretty wide class B street. It is not narrow.


49 posted on 03/29/2013 4:20:26 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Daffynition
Attention whores . . .
both of them.
50 posted on 03/29/2013 8:42:42 PM PDT by YHAOS
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