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  • Westboro Baptist Church targets West High [Salt Lake City]

    01/24/2011 1:33:50 PM PST · by T Minus Four · 18 replies
    KSL.com ^ | January 24th, 2011 @ 11:15am | By Emiley Morgan
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Westboro Baptist Church — a Kansas-based congregation synonymous with controversy and notorious for protesting military funerals with signs proclaiming God hates homosexuals — ended a weekend of protests in Utah with an early Monday morning demonstration outside of West High School. Why? According to one Westboro congregant, "to tell (students) the truth for the first time in their lives." What is the Westboro Baptist Church? The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an independent Baptist church known for its extreme stance against homosexuality. The church is widely described as a hate group and is headed by...
  • Arizona Moves To Ban Funeral Protests (Legislature bans leftwing lunatic Westboro Baptists)

    01/11/2011 2:37:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 101 replies · 1+ views
    KAKE ^ | 1/11/11
    Arizona Moves To Ban Funeral Protests The Arizona Legislature has approved emergency legislation to head off picketing by a Topeka church at the funeral service for a 9-year-old girl who was killed during Saturday's shooting in Tucson. Unanimous votes by the House and Senate on Tuesday send the bill to Gov. Jan Brewer for her expected signature. The bill prohibiting protests at or near funeral sites would take effect immediately. The Westboro Baptist Church said Monday it plans to picket Thursday's funeral for Christina Taylor Green. She is one of six people who were killed in the shooting that injured...
  • Arizonans Rally to Prevent Westboro Church Disruption of Shooting Victims' Funerals

    01/11/2011 11:53:41 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 39 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | January 11, 2011 | By Judson Berger
    Arizona residents are locking arms to stop the Westboro Baptist Church from disrupting the funerals for victims of Saturday's shooting in Tucson, with bikers and others organizing a massive counter-protest and state lawmakers fast-tracking a bill to hamstring the group. The Kansas-based Westboro church is notorious for showing up at the funerals of dead soldiers and other high-profile gatherings wielding anti-gay signs. But when the church announced it would picket the funeral Thursday for the 9-year-old girl fatally shot over the weekend at a Tucson grocery store by a gunman who allegedly killed five others and injured 14 others attending...
  • Arizonans Rally to Prevent Westboro Church Disruption of Shooting Victims' Funerals

    01/11/2011 11:50:17 AM PST · by topher · 18 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | January 11, 2011 | Judson Berger
    Arizona residents are locking arms to stop the Westboro Baptist Church from disrupting the funerals for victims of Saturday's shooting in Tucson, with bikers and others organizing a massive counter-protest and state lawmakers fast-tracking a bill to hamstring the group. The Kansas-based Westboro church is notorious for showing up at the funerals of dead soldiers and other high-profile gatherings wielding anti-gay signs. But when the church announced it would picket the funeral Thursday for the 9-year-old girl fatally shot over the weekend at a Tucson grocery store by a gunman who allegedly killed five others and injured 14 others attending...
  • Arizona To Take On Westboro Baptist Church In Wake Of Shooting

    01/11/2011 6:28:28 AM PST · by RummyChick · 15 replies
    tpm ^ | 1/10 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    TUCSON, AZ -- The Arizona state legislature is planning to limit the ability of members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church to disrupt the funerals of victims of Saturday's deadly shooting, an area state Representative tells TPM. In one of its first acts since a gunman attacked a constituent event hosted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), a bipartisan group of state legislators is expected to push through a bill this week that would deny the Westboro Bapist Church -- the Kansas-based congregation led by Fred Phelps that's best known for protesting military funerals -- some of the media spotlight the...
  • Funeral pickets to be met by 'angels' (8-by-10-foot 'wings' to block leftist loons in Tucson)

    01/11/2011 5:36:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/11/11
    Funeral pickets to be met by 'angels'By the CNN Wire Staff January 11, 2011 2:25 a.m. EST Tucson, Arizona (CNN) -- Tucson just isn't that kind of town, says Christin Gilmer. Gilmer is talking about Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, that has made its name picketing the funerals of people who died of AIDS, gay people, soldiers and even Coretta Scott King. **SNIP** They're planning an "angel action" -- with 8-by-10-foot "angel wings" worn by participants and used to shield mourners from pickets. The actions were created by Coloradan Romaine Patterson, who was shocked to find the Topeka church...
  • Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Funeral of 9-Year-Old Tucson Shooting Victim

    01/10/2011 5:44:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 10. 2011 | Howard Portnoy
    Speaking of hatred that knows no bounds or party affiliation, the Westboro Baptist Church, famous for picketing the funerals of slain members of the American military, has announced plans to disrupt the funeral of the youngest of yesterday’s shooting victims, 9-year-old Christina Greene. The child was among the six fatalities that resulted from a shooting spree in Tucson by Jared Lee Loughner that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords hospitalized with a brain injury. Christina, who was the granddaughter of former Philadelphia Phillies manager Dallas Green, had just been elected to the student council at school. She wanted to attend the event...
  • Westboro Baptist Freaks to Picket Catholic HS in Philly

    12/14/2010 8:59:29 AM PST · by marcbold · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 12-14-10 | Matt Archbold
    The nuts from Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing two Catholic high schools in Philadelphia on the basis that it would seem that, according to them, that the Catholic school teaches premarital sex and birth control are ok. And oh yeah, the students are demon possessed. Hey, you want logic out of people who picket military funerals and whose website is Godhatesfags.com?...
  • Westboro, The Antithesis of Christianity

    12/11/2010 12:07:27 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 18 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 12-11-110 | Isaiah's Cry
    I have heard of Westboro’s rather unChristian-like behavior in the past, but never paid much attention to them. I happen to be watching CNN last night (no, I don’t make a habit of watching them, or any news show. They came on after another show that I had been watching), and some commentator named Anderson began talking about Westoboro’s latest antics. And I realized just how messed up they really are. When a group who claims to be Christians engage in actions to the contrary, there is something wrong with their teachings. They say that God hates homosexuals (I’ll use...
  • Any Live Reports from Elizabeth Edwards' funeral? (vanity)

    12/11/2010 9:17:31 AM PST · by pillut48 · 5 replies
    12-11-10
    Keeping all of you who are protesting against the evil Westboro "Baptist Church" folks who are spreading their garbage at Edwards' funeral...be safe, and God bless you all for helping her children and family members say their final goodbyes without having to deal with Fred Phelps and the WBC. Wish I could be there, but am there in spirit. Thank you all!
  • Elizabeth Edwards' funeral draws Westboro Baptist Church protest

    12/10/2010 1:01:45 AM PST · by South40 · 46 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | December 9th, 2010 | Michael Stone
    Wednesday the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to protest the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards. Edwards, the estranged wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with cancer. The Westboro Baptist Church sent out a press release condemning Edwards and her family, and announcing the group's plan to protest her funeral at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Over a thousand Will Counter Westboro Baptist Church Protest Edwards Funeral in Raleigh NC this Sat

    12/09/2010 9:44:38 PM PST · by RandysRight · 126 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | dec 9, 2010
    (CNN) - Members of the Westboro Baptist Church announced Thursday plans to picket Saturday's funeral for Elizabeth Edwards in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Kansas-based Church - monitored by anti-hate groups such as the Anti-Defamation league and the Southern Poverty Law Center - is known for its extremist opposition to homosexuals, Jews and other groups. The church members also oppose the War in Iraq. According to the church's website, members will hold a protest from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Westboro protester's van tires slashed at soldier's funeral

    11/15/2010 7:51:25 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 86 replies · 1+ views
    The Norman Transcript ^ | November 15, 2010 | Manny Gamallo
    McALESTER, Okla. — Members of a Kansas church that protests at military funerals may have found themselves in the wrong town over the weekend. Shortly after finishing their protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, a half-dozen protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., headed to their minivan Saturday, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed. To make matters worse, as their minivan slowly hobbled away on two flat tires, with a McAlester police car following behind, the protesters were unable to find anyone in town who would...
  • Gay-Hating Church Group Protests In Prince William Monday (Honors Guy Shooting DC Military Sites!)

    11/15/2010 7:29:36 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies
    WMAL ^ | 11/15/2010 | Mark Weaver
    Members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting Monday morning at Woodbridge Senior High School, and Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Cory Stewart leaves no doubt about how he feels towards them. "Shouldn't even call itself a church. Its a disgusting, anti-American, anti-military organization," Stewart told 630 WMAL News.... After the school protest, the protesters plan to rally at a Coast Guard recruiting center to show support for whomever fired shots at the building recently.
  • Westboro Baptist Protesters Get Tires Slashed Following Protest Saturday

    11/15/2010 4:17:02 AM PST · by radioone · 60 replies
    HotAir Pundit ^ | 11-15-10 | HotAirPundit
    McALESTER - Members of a Kansas church that protests at military funerals may have found themselves in the wrong town Saturday. Shortly after finishing their protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, a half-dozen protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., headed to their minivan, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed. To make matters worse, as their minivan slowly hobbled away on two flat tires, with a McAlester police car following behind, the protesters were unable to find anyone in town who would repair their vehicle, according...
  • McAlester Oklahoma honors its fallen hero (Wetsboro protesters call AAA after tires slashed)

    11/14/2010 9:17:35 PM PST · by optiguy · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2010 | Phil Boehmke
    Sgt. Jason J. McCluskey was laid to rest on Saturday with hundreds of his friends, family members and comrades in attendance. And there were hundreds more standing outside the First Baptist Church in McAlester listening to his memorial service via tall standing loudspeakers. And still there were hundreds more lining the roads and intersections from the church to the cemetery waving American Flags and patriotic signs. And there were yet hundreds more at his graveside services at the Tannehill cemetery. The 26 year old Army paratrooper was killed in action on November 4th in Afghanistan. During his tour of duty...
  • ARLINGTON CEMETERY Nov. 11,2010 – Westboro "Baptist" Church Overwhelmed by Patriots

    11/13/2010 5:05:01 PM PST · by trooprally · 70 replies · 5+ views
    Nov. 13,2010
    People ask why we counter Westboro “Baptist” Church, why not just let them be the proverbial “If a tree falls in a forest and no hears it, did it fall”? BELOW is why we counter them. FReepers, students, patriots and Veteran Harley riders (about 50) defended our Fallen Heroes this Veterans Day at Arlington Cemetery. We came by the dozens and overwhelmed Fred Phelps’ one-branch family tree called Westboro “Baptist” Church. They started the morning with about a dozen miscreants. Two hours later when they left, only 3 had stayed around. A special thanks to those who took their shift...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Unable to Protest Weston, MO Soldier's Funeral

    In what has to be some of the best news of the weekend, Pastor Fred Phelps and the hate-mongering parishioners from Westboro Baptist Church were unable to protest at a fallen soldier's funeral this weekend as they had originally planned.
  • Supporters Block Funeral Protest in Weston

    11/08/2010 5:22:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 1+ views
    fox4kc.com ^ | November 6, 2010 | Meredith Hoenes
    WESTON, MO. — People in Weston, Missouri banded together on Saturday. They wanted to protect loved ones who were saying goodbye to a fallen soldier and stood up to members of the Westboro Baptist Church who planned to protest at Sgt. First Class C.J. Sadell's funeral. Sadell died October 24 from injuries he suffered in a surprise attack in Afghanistan. On Saturday, there was quite a turnout of people who wanted to keep the protesters away from the funeral. "I'd say probably half the people in Weston are here," said Eric Moser, Marine Corp veteran. Weston has less than 2,000...
  • Arlington Cemetery, Nov.11, 8AM-12 Noon - Our Fallen Heroes need you - Westboro Church to Protest

    10/20/2010 12:41:55 PM PDT · by trooprally · 50 replies
    Oct. 20,2010 | [Mr] Trooprally
    VETERANS DAY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 8AM TILL NOON Westboro Baptist Church, aka Fred Phelp's one-branch family tree, is once again targeting Arlington Cemetery. WBC will be there on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, to protest our fallen heroes. We will be there from 8AM (to start setting up) till noon to be sure our patriotic message is seen long after WBC leaves. WBC will be there from 9 till 11AM The DC Chapter will have our Walter Reed MOAB, flags, banners, posters, patriotic music, HOT COFFEE, and light snacks. Our past 4 times opposite WBC have been at the Arlington...