What are your thoughts on Westboro Baptist Church?

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    Oct 06, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    Feel free to say anything.
    Post is not limited to their views on gays but on society as a whole.
    -picketing funerals (soldiers etc.)

    *heard that they are planning to picket Steve Jobs' funeral thats why i posted this*
  • Lincsbear

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    Oct 06, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    They remind me of many a small,eccentric,protestant,and puritanical church in their theology.Their public practices are something else.....
    The only thing I ever agreed with them about was when they claimed a church was 'unchristian' because it was covered in military emblems,banners,and insignias;and more like a pagan 'triumph' from ancient Rome.
    On the media front,they know the television,etc. love a conflict(verbal,emotional,or even physical) and play up to that.Any opposition simply adds to the attention they get.
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    Oct 06, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    Hopefully they'll die soon.
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    Oct 06, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure when our Founding Fathers were drafting the clause on Free Speech, they were not anticipating the Westboro Nutjobs x) I just ignore them; they'll always find something that's "sinful" and "ungodly" to protest and picket at.
  • creature

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    Oct 06, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    I don't agree with them and I think they are grossly insensitive, but they have the right and I'm glad to see that their rights have been protected.
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    Oct 07, 2011 12:20 AM GMT
    i'm hoping they meet their armageddon soon. then they can face their God, and be happy (or not, maybe they'll picket Him/Her).
  • Bigolbear

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    Oct 07, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    They are not human like you and I but rather a species of animals that feed off of publicity.
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    Oct 08, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    The Westboro Baptists are about America's best example of what happens when fanaticism takes over any group. Fanaticism makes it possible for any group in its throw's, to justify doing anything to anyone. To the fanatic their holy book says exactly what they need it to, for justifying what appears to the rest of the world as the craziest of actions and beliefs.
  • metta

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    Feb 06, 2012 7:06 PM GMT


    Student Sells Out Gay Classmates, Invites Westboro Baptist Church to Protest School



    http://unicornbooty.com/blog/2012/02/06/student-sells-out-gay-classmates-invites-westboro-baptist-church-to-protest-school/
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    Feb 06, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    I think they shouldn't be given any attention. They feed off of attention.
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    Feb 06, 2012 7:20 PM GMT

    They're bigots.