What the hell?
I hope every decent human being that is there to remember the tragedy, and all those lost on that day, treat these ignorant idiots with the contempt that they so rightly deserve.
This is why groups like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Guard_Riders exist!
Just visited the page about the PRG. I hope the Hells Angels turn up as well to give the WBC lot a good kicking!
God hates cigarettes? Me too!
Being loud doesn’t make you right even if you ride a bike. Not even a flag helps.
Hopefully the flow of funds from naive supporters that keeps this absurd group going will now dry up.
Rather begs the question who’s been funding them up to now?
I thought they funded themselves through their various dayjobs. Aren’t some of them still lawyers?
Their lawyers keep the funds coming in. They don’t accept donations.
No, they always hope to provoke attacks on them so they can sue and add to their coffers.
Wouldn’t be a moment too soon either.
If there was a god, i’m pretty sure he’d hate religion
When ever I see images of Phelps I am reminded of the scene in Porkey’s where the guys humiliated the hypocrites.
Further protest like ground zero have no logic… 9/11 was cause by islamic fundamentalist neither gay or christian although both suffered losses, so why the protest? let the nation and the families honor the memories of their their loved ones without this kind of indignity. One day Phelps and his crusaders will clash with the wrong people at the wrong time. Protesting the likes of National Guard and the likes of Mathew Sheppard funerals earns Phelps and his followers the contempt they deserve.
We’re not talking about sane people here, there is no logic. I can’t believe a group can base their whole reason for existence on 4 lines in the bible that may or may not be something to do with homosexuality, something that has been translated so many times it is bound to be flawed.
I am a gay Catholic and I honestly think these people are nuts. Nothing they say makes sense.
It’s not like there is any grounds for their hate, people like this pick and choose lines from Leviticus (which most Christians don’t pay any attention to, except when it suits them, like now) to make their “point”.
I’m gay and Catholic too (albeit not a very religious one) though these people make my blood boil to be honest. If they’re taking the OT literally why do they wear clothes of two fabrics and eat pork? They’re on a one way ticket to hell themselves- not that the place exists. Think people should stop giving these people what they want- attention.
They are a ridiculous group who believe themselves to be the only true Christians. Even other Christian groups are condemned to Hell in their eyes.
And as for funding they make a large amount of their own funding by suing anyone who dares to slander or attack them under Freedom of Speech law. The same Freedom of Speech law that the US soldiers, who’s funerals they picket, are fighting to defend. It is utter madness that they expect the right to freedom of speech yet denounce those who earn them it
It is not at all funny that Americans are so stupid that even judges cannot tell the difference between free speech and hate speech. I am constantly ashamed to be American any more-this country is now a third world country and the population slides deeper and deeper into stupidity each day. When will it end? The evangelicals and extremist right wing are driving the ‘stupidity’ bandwagon. Morons!
There is a fairly convincing argument that giving them the oxygen of publicity is making this small band of loons seem a lot more significant than they are.
It will be interesting to see the response of some grieving New Yorkers if this shower shows up.
No doubt the Phelps clan will hide behind the “free Speech” rule AND behind as many NYPD as they can.
These loons, one day, will get theirs too. Remember, what goes around comes around.
Is it me, or is Shirl doing most of the fronting these days? Is Fred finally just dribbling in a corner? They say that is the stage following glassy-eyed staring and foaming at the mouth.
If god really does hate fags, why are we the ones who create all the best styles and music and just overall fabulous and loving of everyone else?
Sooner or later the WBC will upset the wrong people at the wrong place and time. They day they get lynched will be a great day for all the decent people of America. How those bigots got away with it for so long is beyond me.
the adults anyway. perhaps the children can be rescued and given loving homes with sane people.
Shirley Phelps, idi na khui!
“The church blames the ills of the United States on the country’s decision to decriminalise homosexuality”
I’m sure the United States had these ‘ills’ beforehand.
In the 1840′s and ’50′s the country was going to the dogs because so many Catholic Irish immigrants were being allowed in. Choose your time, choose your scapegoat.
After the mining accidents in West Virginia, this so-called christian group protested the funeral of the miners. They also protested on the capitol steps in Charleston. The funding they receive is from lawsuits they win because people reacted violently towards them. Instead of giving this group a sound bite in the local, state, and national news; we should ignore them and hopefully they will die away.
With the heightened security in New York, I doubt the WBC will get past the NYPD on Sept 9.
Chance are these losers won’t show up, they’ve announced a lot of protest over the past year and only attended a few of them.
Secondly, I really ,really hope they do show up, because very few things rile up and unite Americans like 9/11 did and still does and seeing these clowns there could lead to some very interesting and potentially bloody results.
All depends on how much attention they’ll get. If none they don’t stay.
Typical of religious fruitloops.
No respect just hatred.
What an example to set.
And say what? They all know what their doing and they do it to provoke.
The question needs to be asked, why has the USA not used carpet bombing, shock and awe, drones and general disregard for the consequences and bombed this bunch of rapture lovers to the point of meeting there socially constructed maker?
Westboro = Jackasses!
The truth is these Christians at WBC are what most Christians are REALLY like in America, don’t let the fake smiles and the Jesus loves you, fool you because these people have been and still are plotting and planning and spending millions to stop gay marriage and keep gays from getting their Civil Rights and equal rights. They are a serious threat to people they want to destroy everywhere as they do plan to destroy gays, Muslims and anybody who is not one of them or under their control. It is all about the control so they can dictate their bible and control people. That is why they have been working to take control of the government and the internet and the world. You know this is true, look at what they have been doing and are doing today in places like Uganda, in Africa. The Christians put on a good fake front but behind it is pure evil and destruction of gays and Muslims and other minorities.
Maybe we’ll get lucky and Al-Quaeda will bomb their church! I mean at least its a worthy target!
Err ‘Mad Bitch’ comes to mind here.
She should thank her Government for allowing her Free Speech. Nothing to do with God – like most things in life today.
Did you see all your other vile comments disappear? All those hours of spitting and frothing like a madman over a keyboard…. wasted. All gone.
Now you’re reduced to 2 word nonsensical statements with all the logics and reason of a fish.
And I laugh.
As a fish keeper, I must take exception to this. Logic and reason, albeit of a limited type, entirely direct the life of a fish. They certainly don’t waste time hating and demonising anything.
ah, has the sick boy been removed from this thread? I wondered why he hadn’t littered it with his usual nonsense. Perhaps his full name is Keith Phelps.