Westboro Baptist Can’t Be Stupid Enough To Picket Mandela’s Funeral, Can They?

  • metta

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    Dec 09, 2013 7:41 AM GMT
    Westboro Baptist Can’t Be Stupid Enough To Picket Mandela’s Funeral, Can They?

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/12/08/westboro-baptist-nelson-mandela/
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    Dec 09, 2013 12:43 PM GMT
    I am not sure why Americans have put up with these loons for so long, but if they do find a way to South Africa and try their hateful stunts there, I'm pretty sure they will be killed, which would be a good thing.
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    Dec 09, 2013 4:29 PM GMT
    Maybe they'll wind up the victims in a snuff film.
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 09, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    Maybe they'll be put in prison for 27 years.... But no, Mandela's teaching was to forgive and use the levers of society to foster good. Remember he was the man who caused his country to forgive terrible murder and oppression. Hard standard to live up to but that is why we revere him. Revering the man but not his words or actions is hollow.
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    Dec 09, 2013 5:19 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidI am not sure why Americans have put up with these loons for so long...

    Because our Republican-dominated US Supreme Court says we do. But then the specific case involved the WBC persecution of "fags" so I guess its understandable why this Court has allowed it. Now if the WBC had also been picketing corporate America...
  • hebrewman

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    Dec 09, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    smartmoney saidI am not sure why Americans have put up with these loons for so long...

    Because our Republican-dominated US Supreme Court says we do. But then the specific case involved the WBC persecution of "fags" so I guess its understandable why this Court has allowed it. Now if the WBC had also been picketing corporate America...


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    and, because we LET them get away with it. which, for better or worse, is the american way.
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    Dec 09, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    I hope they go and picket Mandela's funeral..."whatever" happens to them in Africa right after, well is well deserved. One can only wish they go through with it and its not an empty rhetoric icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 09, 2013 5:45 PM GMT
    I start having the impression these stunts are just the family holiday. After all, they love picketing in touristy places (San Diego has had our unfair share of the family).

    South Africa at Christmas time? Sign me up!
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 09, 2013 7:44 PM GMT
    I wonder where they get their funding. Their travel expenses seem beyond their redneck roots. Anyone know?
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    Dec 09, 2013 7:46 PM GMT
    Why do they hate him ?
  • Dbnstranger

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    Dec 09, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
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    and, because we LET them get away with it. which, for better or worse, is the american way.
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    errr... not so much the South African way.
    All i can say is that they're not likely to get a warm reception here, neither would they get within a mile of the funeral. Still, as *themachine* says... nice time of the year for a holiday!
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    Dec 09, 2013 7:54 PM GMT
    Oh please... Let them go preach their hate someplace where "peaceful assembly" is not constitutionally protected.
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    Dec 09, 2013 8:14 PM GMT
    CopperDevil saidWhy do they hate him ?
    Mandela advocated AIDs awareness and using condoms.

    I doubt they will be granted travel visas. Most countries don't let people in whose expressed intent is to cause trouble. The reporter failed to take the most logical course of action, which would have been contacting the South African embassy to get an opinion.
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 09, 2013 8:25 PM GMT
    Mandela also achieved placing equal rights for gays into the new South Africa constitution. I would guess that's the biggie for Westboro.

  • Dec 09, 2013 8:33 PM GMT
    How ridiculous and moronic these so called christians are South Africa is mourning a great loss. Tata (Madiba) Mandela tata Xhosa for father or elder. please have some respect. I am stunned by the church's planned action.
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    Dec 09, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI wonder where they get their funding. Their travel expenses seem beyond their redneck roots. Anyone know?


    He founded very successful law firm specialising in civil rights cases (not sure how picketing Mandela's funeral fits into that).
  • Rugga

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    Dec 09, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    While Mandela did preach peace, I don't think there is a force on earth that could protect anyone who insults the life of Mandela at his funeral.

    Westboro must surely know full well that if they come here and picket his funeral that they are booking a one way trip icon_rolleyes.gif so they are most likely empty threats.

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    Dec 09, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    Ohno said
    Destinharbor saidI wonder where they get their funding. Their travel expenses seem beyond their redneck roots. Anyone know?


    He founded very successful law firm specialising in civil rights cases (not sure how picketing Mandela's funeral fits into that).


    They picketed my college in Missouri because we had a transgendered teacher there. In every class we were read a statement that in essence read not to engage them in any way. Their M.O. is to stir up your emotions so you strike out at one of them, then they sue you. That's where their money comes from. The careful manipulation of people and the law.
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    Dec 09, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidMaybe they'll wind up the victims in a snuff film.


    The sick part of me would love to see this ! icon_twisted.gif
  • to626n

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    Dec 09, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    Important thing is to not give them any more publicity. Once they've figured out we've all stopped caring about their protests, they may see their efforts as the rest of the world sees it: a complete waste of time.
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    Dec 09, 2013 9:17 PM GMT
    to626n saidImportant thing is to not give them any more publicity. Once they've figured out we've all stopped caring about their protests, they may see their efforts as the rest of the world sees it: a complete waste of time.


    On the one hand I think they should be ignored. On the other hand I think their protests work against them and for us.

    Meh the Westboro Baptist Church.

    Look what I found instead. It's a Mandela mandala

    Mandela2.jpg
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    Dec 09, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    Trolliosis said
    Destinharbor saidI wonder where they get their funding. Their travel expenses seem beyond their redneck roots. Anyone know?
    Excellent legal support. If anyone does anything to them then charges are pressed.


    Unbelievably, the leader Fred Phelps is/was an attorney who aided the black civil rights movement back in the '50s.

    The Westies are outrage queens who want to bait people into persecuting and threatening them in order to justify their misanthropy.
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    Dec 09, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    CopperDevil saidWhy do they hate him ?

    Hm, because he was for social justice?
    Because he was black?
    Because he was a leftist?
    Because he was explicitly against white privilege?
    How many reasons would you like?

    In other words, they're US Republicans? That figures.
  • Fable

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    Dec 09, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    You guys actually think they'll get past the border? Lmao next joke.
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    Dec 09, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    Aristoshark said
    CopperDevil saidWhy do they hate him ?

    Hm, because he was for social justice?
    Because he was black?
    Because he was a leftist?
    Because he was explicitly against white privilege?
    How many reasons would you like?

    In other words, they're US Republicans? That figures.


    I believe he stood as a Democrat candidate? I am not defending him, I think he is a confusing character...