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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.

http://www.godhatesfags.com/fliers/aug2007/20070802_minneapolis-bridge-collapse.pdf


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 35w; fredphelps; phelps; protest; wbc
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To: Xenalyte
I’d make it my entire job to defend people who beat up the Phelps family

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.

52 posted on 08/05/2007 12:55:03 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: MplsSteve

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.


53 posted on 08/05/2007 1:01:01 PM PDT by Reaganesque (Romney for President 2008)
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To: vetvetdoug

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.


54 posted on 08/05/2007 1:02:11 PM PDT by N3WBI3 (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak....)
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To: Brynn2007

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.


55 posted on 08/05/2007 1:08:24 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008; mark my words.)
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To: Brynn2007

I’m having trouble viewing the link you inserted. Can you tell my why they are protesting the victims from the bridge?


56 posted on 08/05/2007 1:13:10 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: Brynn2007

What I want to say about the Phelps “family” would get me banned from this forum.


57 posted on 08/05/2007 1:14:13 PM PDT by gunservative
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To: Brynn2007

Maybe we can get them to test a 200 foot bungie cord from a 100 foot bridge?


58 posted on 08/05/2007 1:14:26 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: MplsSteve

If the media would just stop covering them they would go away...and that would be a VERY good thing.


59 posted on 08/05/2007 1:16:17 PM PDT by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: Brynn2007

Isn’t Minnesota a very liberal state? The Phelps AntiChrist-ian family may have jumped the shark with the Left with this little stunt!


60 posted on 08/05/2007 1:16:35 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Brynn2007

Have these people no shame?

A pox on their house.


61 posted on 08/05/2007 1:17:20 PM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: billbears
That sounds like a story I've heard about New York's Mayor LaGuardia back during the Depression. One night a week, he would go down to one of the smaller courts and preside over the cases for that evening.

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.

62 posted on 08/05/2007 1:20:13 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: Yorlik803

“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!


63 posted on 08/05/2007 1:25:29 PM PDT by gc4nra ( this tag line protected by Kimber and the First Amendment (I voted for McClintock))
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To: Brynn2007

The cousin of our my wife’s best friend is among the missing. Why does this guy Phelps have to make Hell on Earth?


64 posted on 08/05/2007 1:27:45 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Brynn2007

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?


65 posted on 08/05/2007 1:30:55 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Brynn2007
Those dirt bags threatened to show up here for some military funerals. Rolling Thunder and others of the “evil” biker ilk let it be known that their presence would not be welcome. I think the Sheriff in PA kept them a good distance from the Amish kid funeral. I was not in country at that time or I would of done bodily harm on them for that one - the Amish do not want nor will they accept violence on their behalf - but......
66 posted on 08/05/2007 1:31:36 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Beware of the seminar poster.)
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To: Brynn2007
Those dirt bags threatened to show up here for some military funerals. Rolling Thunder and others of the “evil” biker ilk let it be known that their presence would not be welcome. I think the Sheriff in PA kept them a good distance from the Amish kid funeral. I was not in country at that time or I would of done bodily harm on them for that one - the Amish do not want nor will they accept violence on their behalf - but......
67 posted on 08/05/2007 1:31:45 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Beware of the seminar poster.)
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To: Brynn2007

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.


68 posted on 08/05/2007 1:38:28 PM PDT by montag813
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To: SandRat

Try CULT.


69 posted on 08/05/2007 1:38:48 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: aimhigh

From suing people, really.


70 posted on 08/05/2007 1:40:31 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: spotbust1

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.


71 posted on 08/05/2007 1:43:50 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Talking_Mouse
What is the reasoning behind this?

Nutjobs don't do "reasoning".

72 posted on 08/05/2007 1:45:50 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: mad_as_he$$

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.


73 posted on 08/05/2007 1:46:19 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Brynn2007
The Phelps Family of the Westboro Baptist Church

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.

74 posted on 08/05/2007 1:47:32 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Marysecretary
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.

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.

75 posted on 08/05/2007 1:55:12 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: LongTimeMILurker

Sorry to dash your hopes, but they’re for real.


77 posted on 08/05/2007 2:05:31 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Conservative Warrior 2007

They are surely NOT representing the God I serve!


78 posted on 08/05/2007 2:13:56 PM PDT by tajgirvan (Praying for our Korean Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Hebrews 13:3)
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To: cammie

LOL, I think so but it wouldn’t hurt for you to throw a prayer out there that God heal their possession from evil.


79 posted on 08/05/2007 2:18:47 PM PDT by tiki
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To: ConservativeofColor

It's real. It was given to me by another FReeper.

80 posted on 08/05/2007 2:19:45 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: raybbr

lol!


81 posted on 08/05/2007 2:34:26 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: SauronOfMordor

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.


82 posted on 08/05/2007 2:35:42 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: Brynn2007
They seem to have confirmed they hate just about everyone.
83 posted on 08/05/2007 2:48:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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To: raybbr

84 posted on 08/05/2007 2:58:13 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Brynn2007

There is a special place in hell for these @#@$@$@$@$@$@$@$@@@!#@$’s.


85 posted on 08/05/2007 3:02:47 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: oyez

“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. I’m impressed.”

The Jews can pull off some feats too. Just ask the Islamists.


86 posted on 08/05/2007 3:03:41 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: The KG9 Kid

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.


87 posted on 08/05/2007 3:08:14 PM PDT by alisasny (RIP Lt. Kevin “Kojak” Davis BLUE ANGELS #6 THANKYOU!!)
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To: SmoothTalker
Here's one of them.
88 posted on 08/05/2007 3:10:11 PM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


89 posted on 08/05/2007 3:41:28 PM PDT by Brynn2007
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To: oyez
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. I’m impressed.

Hello?!!?

Are you saying Dubya is gay?

90 posted on 08/05/2007 3:49:14 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Marysecretary

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.


91 posted on 08/05/2007 3:54:44 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: Xenalyte

I’d 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?


92 posted on 08/05/2007 4:23:07 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: Brynn2007

I’m continually amazed some decent God fearing fellow hasn’t allowed phelps et. al. to be personally introduced to the Almighty yet.


93 posted on 08/05/2007 6:43:56 PM PDT by festus (I'm a fRedneck and proud of it.)
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To: SauronOfMordor

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.


94 posted on 08/05/2007 6:52:38 PM PDT by beachdweller
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To: Talking_Mouse

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2005/08/the_intent_of_f.html

Phelps family are trying to provoke so they can sue.


95 posted on 08/05/2007 7:18:01 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: Talking_Mouse

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID={91058469-F6DE-4615-8B2A-73CDF3E8FCAC}

More on Phelps


96 posted on 08/05/2007 7:18:33 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: Talking_Mouse
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1662196/bio

Disbarred lawyer.

Extortion.

97 posted on 08/05/2007 7:20:08 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: SALChamps03; Clam Digger
Yep -- the Patriot Guard Riders do that every day, all across this great nation. You don't have to be a biker to join either. As the website says, the only requirement is respect. :-)
98 posted on 08/05/2007 7:30:58 PM PDT by StarCMC (This country is not free by the pen but by the back,brains and bullets of a soldier. ~advertsng guy)
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To: Brynn2007; Dr. Ed Bravo; OSTATE; MS.BEHAVIN; TherealMr.B; KSParalegal; BraveMan; pandoraou812; ...

 

WBC ping

To be on or off my WBC ping list, please FReepmail me!

99 posted on 08/05/2007 7:32:08 PM PDT by StarCMC (This country is not free by the pen but by the back,brains and bullets of a soldier. ~advertsng guy)
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To: lesser_satan
What an *ssh*le.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

100 posted on 08/05/2007 8:04:20 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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