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Westboro Baptist Church tweets intent to 'picket' funerals of Arizona firefighters
ABC15.com ^ | 7/2/2013 | Josh Frigerio

Posted on 07/02/2013 10:32:13 PM PDT by South40

PHOENIX - The notoriously outspoken and often controversial Westboro Baptist Church has made several threats through social media intending to picket the funerals of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire near Prescott.

Westboro Baptist Church posted several tweets from their Twitter account within the last 48 hours, connecting the firefighter deaths to punishment for the world's apparent tolerance of homosexuality.

In a tweet posted at 2:56 p.m. Monday, the church said, "Westboro Baptist Church THANKS GOD for AZ fires that killed 19 firefighters!"

In another post, they retweeted Arizona Senator John McCain, adding their intent to picket: "WBC to picket! "@SenJohnMcCain: The City of Prescott has released the names of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives yesterday."

(Excerpt) Read more at abc15.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: biggayfred; fredphelps; westboro
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1 posted on 07/02/2013 10:32:13 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

I see the Westboro false flag fags are at it again.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 10:35:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: South40

Westboro Baptist doesn’t tweet, they “twit”.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 10:37:37 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: South40
Why the hell hasn't anyone beat them into dirt
4 posted on 07/02/2013 10:38:26 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: South40

Send their rabid butts to Syria! That will give them something to protest and keep them busy at the same time. Win/win, yeah buddy!


5 posted on 07/02/2013 10:38:29 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: svcw
Why the hell hasn't anyone beat them into dirt

Because they arrive armed with cameras and lawyers.

6 posted on 07/02/2013 10:40:34 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

I hate these Westboro fags. Hopefully, the motorcycle guys will show up.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 10:41:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: svcw

Because they are Democrat operatives.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 10:41:37 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: svcw

They’re crazy, they’re nuts and they want a fight so it can confirm in their own Al Sharptonesque minds that they are victims of “discrimination” and “oppression”.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 10:41:44 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: South40

Does Westboro have an actual building? Someone ought to picket it.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 10:43:03 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

PGR Phoenix is well-informed and will be where it is needed.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 10:47:23 PM PDT by South40
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I read that the PG is ready to come in. I’d love to see MANY of them.

This hit the whole country, and emotions are raw here. I’d recommend they not show their faces.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 10:47:42 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: TBP
YES
13 posted on 07/02/2013 10:49:37 PM PDT by South40
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Let me see if I have this right.

The (former) homosexual leader of a ‘church’ group consisting of inbred in-laws is protesting against non-homosexual firefighters because they think God is punishing homosexuals by burning Heterosexual men.

Where are all those church burning Muslims when they are needed?


14 posted on 07/02/2013 10:50:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Nextrush
Westboro Baptist doesn’t tweet, they “twit”.

So... they are 'bi' ?

15 posted on 07/02/2013 10:53:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: South40

Are the Westboro “BAPTISTS” some kind of communist group masquerading as baptists to sully their name?


16 posted on 07/02/2013 10:56:59 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Strange how they’ve never shown up at any soldiers’ funerals in Harlem, East LA, Newark, Detroit, or, let’s get real here, ANY ‘hood that has a MLK Blvd running through it. Why is that? Cowards? Their puppet masters at the DNC ordered them to stay away? Or both?


17 posted on 07/02/2013 10:57:24 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: South40

Perhaps this one time, some of the Gitmo population could be transfered to Topeka, Kansas for trial. Somehow, some of this group could be informed that Fred Phelps was a Muslim who denounced Islam and became a ‘Christian’ preacher. Perhaps these folks could somehow escape custody in front of WBC and perhaps the authorities could re-arrest them only after they resolved their differences with Mr. Phelps and congregation. Or not.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 11:05:28 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: South40

Has anyone heard a word out of McCain expressing condolences for the deaths as they were from his neck of the woods in AZ?


19 posted on 07/02/2013 11:09:33 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: South40
Westboro Baptist Church has made several threats through social media intending to picket the funerals of the 19 firefighters killed

The democrats defame everything.


20 posted on 07/02/2013 11:13:44 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Citizen Soldier
The state run media combined McCain and Hussein's comments in a single story.

Obama, McCain react to death of firefighters

21 posted on 07/02/2013 11:19:56 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Red line. Crossed.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 11:25:34 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: svcw

They did get beaten up in Reno NV a few years back. There’s video too. Nobody was ever charged.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 11:36:23 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: TBP
Does Westboro have an actual building? Someone ought is going to picket burn it.
24 posted on 07/02/2013 11:43:10 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Impala64ssa
Strange how they’ve never shown up at any soldiers’ funerals in Harlem, East LA, Newark, Detroit, or, let’s get real here, ANY ‘hood that has a MLK Blvd running through it. Why is that?

Liberal Democrat Fred Phelps is a "civil rights" lawyer and is the recipient of multiple awards from the NAACP and other similar racist outfits. Phelps makes a big deal about moving to Topeka on the same day that the Warren Court handed down its notorious 1954 decision:

On May 24, 1954 the Lord brought my wife and me to Topeka. That same day the Supreme Court issued its order in Brown v. Board of Education. The same establishment power-mongers who opposed the simple request by black people to be treated equally in education oppose us today.

Remarkably for an older white guy, he's also stated his affinity for rap "music". In short, there's little daylight between Fred Phelps and his fellow Democrats, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. That's why he and his cadre of lawyers stay out of the hood. He be down wid the cause.

25 posted on 07/02/2013 11:48:08 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: TBP
Does Westboro have an actual building?

Yes but it's the Phelps dwelling (with an addition) in Topeka at 3701 SW 12th Street at Orleans. Check it out on the map tool of your choice. It's in a residential neighborhood. The Phelps home/church is equipped with a swimming pool and a basketball court. I drove by it a few months ago. See my other posting in this thread about the leftist Fred Phelps' background as a "civil rights" lawyer and activist.

He's not a Christian by any means. His religion? Democrat.

26 posted on 07/02/2013 11:57:37 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: South40

An interesting discussion:

What’s the best way to shut down Westboro Baptist Church?

http://ask.metafilter.com/244030/Whats-the-best-way-to-shut-down-Westboro-Baptist-Church


27 posted on 07/03/2013 12:07:09 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: South40

Will somebody in the area PLEASE just go and beat the living ******* out of these people?


28 posted on 07/03/2013 12:15:53 AM PDT by wdk535
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To: TBP
Does Westboro have an actual building? Someone ought to picket it.

I seem to remember a gay couple got married in front of their church, or something like that, I think recently.

29 posted on 07/03/2013 12:21:54 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: The KG9 Kid
They did get beaten up in Reno NV a few years back. There’s video too. Nobody was ever charged.

There appears to be a struggle, but no identifiable assault. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb0Jv-n2XPU

30 posted on 07/03/2013 12:25:23 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40
They're not a church, they're a family of sick nauseatingly heartless lawyers calling themselves a church
31 posted on 07/03/2013 12:27:07 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: South40

I woud like to see these loons staked out in the path of the fire.


32 posted on 07/03/2013 12:40:35 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: svcw
Why the hell hasn't anyone beat them into dirt

Because that's exactly what they want. Don't fall into their trap.

33 posted on 07/03/2013 1:38:41 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: South40

The Arizona Firefighters have provided a service of immense value to the public. The WBC have accomplished nothing of value to society, and their loss would be our gain.


34 posted on 07/03/2013 1:51:21 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

Drone time, just a small armed one.


35 posted on 07/03/2013 2:40:10 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: South40

Why can’t Jesus take these sick freaks asap??


36 posted on 07/03/2013 2:44:10 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: South40

I call “Extreme Hot Air”. They always “threaten”, and then they never show. I bet these twits couldn’t even find Prescott on a map! Someone should sue them for all the times they have threatened to show up, local LE calls in reinforcements, and then the twits don’t show. When is the last time these morons could pull it together enough to actually show up?


37 posted on 07/03/2013 4:14:00 AM PDT by blu
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To: South40

Time for an ass wuppin!


38 posted on 07/03/2013 4:27:44 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: South40

The Westboro Baptists folk are subhuman pieces of $h!it.


39 posted on 07/03/2013 4:39:45 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Conservative4Ever

I doubt He wants them.


40 posted on 07/03/2013 4:56:35 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: South40

BBC’s Louis Theroux did two shows on these freaks...”The Most Hated Family in America”... perhaps they’re on YouTube?

Interesting look behind the scenes.


41 posted on 07/03/2013 5:04:20 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: South40

Let them try. They’ll take a major beating, IMHO, if they do. Rural AZ doesn’t tolerate that kind of crap.


42 posted on 07/03/2013 5:36:53 AM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: South40

What is wrong with them? Why do they do this?


43 posted on 07/03/2013 5:38:41 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

Because they can. Not meaning to give you a short answer, but that is why. Never lose sight of the fact that the founder is a Democrat disbarred lawyer and you will understand their motives clearer.


44 posted on 07/03/2013 5:42:22 AM PDT by sport
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To: jersey117

They do it hoping to provoke someone to assault them so they can sue for “damages.” Can’t remeber where I read it but I think that is their main source of income. It will be interesting when they eventually piss off someone with nothing left to lose who just starts capping them en masse.


45 posted on 07/03/2013 5:43:41 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: South40

Not to worry. Besides being mentally deficient asswads, they are basically cowards (the reason the bring children with them) and are not going to show up where several thousand fire fighters and their supporters are gathered.


46 posted on 07/03/2013 6:16:31 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Cronos

This fellow has an interesting theory about that:

http://dcclothesline.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/is-fred-phelps-a-common-bigot-or-an-evil-genius/

And we do know Phelps was a backer of noted leftist Al Gore:

http://www.conservapedia.com/Fred_Phelps

As to his theology, anyone who baptizes exclusively based on profession of belief in Christ, and doesn’t baptize infants, can claim to be Baptist.

But Phelps claims to be Primitive Baptist. PBs are a small, very strict Baptist minority, with a solid commitment, among other things, to the doctrines of grace, including predestination, and Phelps relies on that doctrinal similarity to stake his claim.

However, the PBs are also quite serious about the pedigree of faith, believing, much as Catholics do, that only a traceable Apostolic succession can verify the authenticity of a given congregation, and they do claim such a succession, only by way of Paul, not Peter.

So any church claiming to be PB fails if they have no ordained leader not traceable to that succession, and the Phelps church is just such a creature. The only direct lineage the group has is to the Southern Baptists, and as such is not in fellowship with any other PB group at all. Therefore they are false in their claim to be PB.

Now the author of the article at the first link above makes the argument that the hateful nature of the group is by design, i.e., that some communist instigator deep in the shadows has created Westboro intentionally with as much offensive content as possible, as a way to set them up as the ultimate caricature of Christian rejection of homosexuality.

This is at least plausible because it is a known psyop method, a special use of “bracketing,” using a strong negative emotional signal in association with some target group to condition people to unconsciously reject the target, thus enabling a future attack on the target that will be warmly accepted by the conditioned population.

And as the author points out, it also provides a mental prod to “nudge” people in the opposite direction. Nobody wants to be associated with the vile hatred of such a group. He’s right. This bears the mark of Alinsky’s rule on ridicule, only instead of offering it as direct speech, it is presented as a negative cultural icon, created intentionally as a lightning rod to focus people’s minds on how awful it is to be one of those “heartless homophobes.”

And if that is the design, I have to say it is very effective, and the only antidote I know of is for genuine Christians to neutralize the ridicule by being well-informed and faithful Christians that set a good example of Christ-like love in action.


47 posted on 07/03/2013 6:16:49 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: South40

The second best thing that could happen here is for thousands of real Americans to show up an surround these creeps so they can’t get anywhere near the funerals. We all know what the best thing would be.


48 posted on 07/03/2013 6:25:16 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been offically denied)
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To: South40

As an aside, I wonder why these idiots didn’t picket SCOTUS because of their two recent pro-gay decisions.


49 posted on 07/03/2013 1:53:24 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

They do what they do for the shock value and for the headlines. There were lots of people picketing in front of the USSC, people with whom these creeps didn’t want to share the spotlight.


50 posted on 07/03/2013 2:14:49 PM PDT by South40
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