Skip to comments.PHELPS FAMILY TO PROTEST FUNERALS OF VICTIMS OF THE MN 35W BRIDGE COLLAPSE
Posted on 08/05/2007 11:18:36 AM PDT by Brynn2007
I am writing about an issue that concerns me greatly. I reside in Southern MN and, like everyone in this area, was shocked and saddened by the recent tragedy that has occurred in Minneapolis. The Phelps Family of the Westboro Baptist Church (or "WBC") in Topeka, KS, the same who picketed funerals of fallen soldiers back from Iraq, plans to picket the funerals of the victims of the bridge collapse. I am severely outraged at this disrespectful display of hate, and I am certain that others would feel the same way were they to know of these plans. I am telling you this in hopes that this will be made public, and that others will be inspired to take legal and respectful action to deter any additional trauma to the families of these victims. Below is a link where you may find the flier that advertises the intentions of the "WBC" to protest and preach at the funerals of these innocent people.
LOL, you sure it would take a lawyer? I'm thinking the judge would find any way possible to ensure the accused got off. And no jury in their right mind would convict you.
This falls under the old Southern 'he needed killin' law...I heard of a judge one time overseeing a trial of an upstanding citizen in the town that had been caught beating up a ne'er do well. The judge basically stopped the trial and said in open court the ne'er do well shouldn't have done what he did and if he was going to do that, he should stay out of the way of swinging baseball bats. The accused got a $100 fine and 3 day suspended sentence for beating the guy up.
The Interfaith service will be held tonight at 7pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral just off of Loring Park downtown. I’m going to wander over there to see if there’s anything I can do to help keep these nuts away, if they show up.
No, they are not. They have a pet sin (Homosexuality) and it has so twisted them as to not be recognizable as Christians. You should love your enemy, if they were equal opportunity haters they would own websites for every sin...
Everyone has a pet sin, one which they view as being more an offense to God than any other. People should refrain from tackling this sin with others. If, for you, its homosexuality then when you witness to a homosexual talk to them about the fact a single lie is enough to damn you to hell.
The authorities should tell the protester-provocatours that the police will not be there to protect them.
See how brave they are- and if God will protect them.
I’m having trouble viewing the link you inserted. Can you tell my why they are protesting the victims from the bridge?
What I want to say about the Phelps “family” would get me banned from this forum.
Maybe we can get them to test a 200 foot bungie cord from a 100 foot bridge?
If the media would just stop covering them they would go away...and that would be a VERY good thing.
Isn’t Minnesota a very liberal state? The Phelps AntiChrist-ian family may have jumped the shark with the Left with this little stunt!
Have these people no shame?
A pox on their house.
One week, he had a case where a young widow had stolen a loaf of bread and the shopowner was pressing charges. LaGuardia looks at the woman and asks if she was guilty of doing this and she admits that she had, explaining that her husband is dead, she's been laid off from her job, and her children are starving.
LaGuardia looks over at the shopowner and asks him if he is determined to press the charges and the irate man insists that "these people" be taught a lesson.
LaGuardia leans back in his chair and tells the woman that he is finding her guilty and that the punishment is a five dollar fine. He then pulls out his wallet, removes a five dollar bill, and hands it to the bailiff, explaining that he is going to pay her fine.
He then looks around the courtroom, which is packed with dozens of lawyers, defendants, plaintiffs, and assorted other individuals, and states that he is also going to fine everyone in that courtroom five dollars for the fact that their city and society are so messed up that this young woman is forced to steal to feed her family.
He then hands another five dollar bill to the bailiff, who then walks around the courtroom and collects five dollars from everyone, including the red-faced shopowner, and then presents the stack of money to the astonished widow. LaGuardia then informs her to stop by his office the next day, for he is in need of a new secretary.
The entire courtroom then gave Mayor LaGuardia a standing ovation.
“I think so....but God has his own plan for these morons, so I am placing all my faith in Him.”
God helps those who help themselves.
I say we go beat ‘em like Bongos!
The cousin of our my wife’s best friend is among the missing. Why does this guy Phelps have to make Hell on Earth?
I can understand the Phelps morons thoughts as to why they are picketing the funerals of dead GIs(don’t agree by a mile, but comprehend their stupidity)but I don’t get this one at all.
Have they explained their “rationale” behind this act?
If the Phelps clan showed up at my dead relative’s funeral, I and my family would beat them to death. Should have been done a long time ago. In a more civilized era of this nation, Fred Phelps would have been in the ground years before this.
From suing people, really.
Because they’re all nuts and they like the media attention they get when they do this sort of thing, like when the Amish kids got killed in PA. They were given time on someone’s radio show if they promised not to protest these innocent children. They are truly HATERS.
Nutjobs don't do "reasoning".
They didn’t go to the Amish funerals. Some radio guy, wish I could remember his name, gave them a big chunk of time on his radio show just so they wouldn’t. They accepted.
They seem to be in some sort of a self perceived contest to be more hated than Osama, have more press coverage than Paris, and be seen as less intelligent than Cindy. From that perspective, they are doing pretty well.
That was the worst thing that could have been done. The best method to reinforce a behavior in lab rats is to give them intermittent positive reinforcement.
The "Fighting Words Doctrine" mixed in with "Jury Nullification" should be enough to deal with Phelps. That would be negative reinforcement.
Sorry to dash your hopes, but they’re for real.
They are surely NOT representing the God I serve!
LOL, I think so but it wouldn’t hurt for you to throw a prayer out there that God heal their possession from evil.
It's real. It was given to me by another FReeper.
Thank you! I thought I was the only one to think this. I’ve had more than one “moderate republican” throw them at me as a reason why they’ve questioned voting for anybody endorsed by the religious right.
There is a special place in hell for these @#@$@$@$@$@$@$@$@@@!#@$’s.
“Homosexuals are causing bridges to collapse, cities to flood, hurricanes to strike, planes to fly into buildings, airliners to crash, and trains to wreck. How do they do it? Gays must be the most powerful group in history. Im impressed.”
The Jews can pull off some feats too. Just ask the Islamists.
They are only as good as the attention they get.
Frankly they are looking for more air time from someone to prevent them from protesting.
Let them protest. Dont give in to extortion.
If any group did not deserve it it is this.
These people are not worthy of attention or consideration of any kind, but the families of the innocent victims of this tragedy are, as are the victims themselves. These people, whatever their beliefs, are being punished simply for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. To defend the funerals from them and give them attention in that regard is, to me, a much lesser injustice than to let the funerals be ruined and the families be further crushed by their outrageous antics.
Are you saying Dubya is gay?
That is just weird. I could maybe see them protesting the memorials for the soldiers (though I don’t agree with it), because they are protesting the war, but this is just bizare. People like this should not be allowed to reproduce.
Id make it my entire job to defend people who beat up the Phelps family.”
And I would give to the defense fund.
I think it’s just a matter of time until one or all Phelps’ get themselves killed.Maybe by cops shooting at snakes.
How would you tell a snake from a Phelps?
I’m continually amazed some decent God fearing fellow hasn’t allowed phelps et. al. to be personally introduced to the Almighty yet.
That is not true. As much as I would like to think they are fake, I remember them getting publicity for protesting the funerals of gays who died of AIDS. They were doing that for years before they switched to protesting the funerals of our soldiers. Guess they thought that would get them even more publicity.
Phelps family are trying to provoke so they can sue.
More on Phelps
NO cheers, unfortunately.