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US: Westboro Baptist Church loses appeal against Missouri funeral picketing restrictions

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  1. Burn Phobes burn 18 Oct 2012, 6:42am

    they ought to put these nutters in the mental institution before some one gives them what they deserve – the hot end of a trip to hell device – a flamethower.

    God make it so – isnt there anyone without a family and only a few mos to live – who can fix up a few of them available here in the states – but non-functional.

    1. Better than that. Leave them in a room with non stop documentaries on gay liberation, Donna Summer and angry lesbians sassing on them…

  2. Thankfully they are banned from the UK. Maybe this loss of appeal is the realisation of people seeing through their bullsh!t claims.

    When the time comes for the Phelps to depart this earth, maybe a huge group of placard waving people will picket their funeral. I hope so. I really hope so.

    1. Spanner1960 18 Oct 2012, 9:44am

      Actually, I think it’s rather a shame they are banned. We should allow them to come and protest.

      That way we could give them a warm British welcome and kick seven bells of sh|t out of them before they got arrested for hate speech.

    2. Actually I think the best thing would be if that funeral, like this toxic, attention-seeking and deranged family as a whole, were to be ignored altogether.

      1. Agreed – that’s what would hurt the WBC most. They’re attention-seeking losers.

  3. GingerlyColors 18 Oct 2012, 7:45am

    Well done Missouri for not allowing the 1st Amendment freedom of speech to be used as an excuse to allow scum like the Westboro Baptist Church to spew hatred and fear during peoples’ time of loss and mourning. The Westborough Baptist Chuch are so evil even the Republican ‘Tea Party’ would welcome them as much as a Bar Mitzvah would welcome a hog roast!

  4. Great start, now pass that law across the rest of the US and we can ignore them.

    1. Actually seeing as the WBC is only 1 family; the easiest way to ignore them would be if irresponsible news outlets like Pink News would stop promoting them.

      They need publicity to survive and for some unknown reason news websites seem more than happy to promote them.

  5. The sooner this group are classed as a hate group and banned the better. Thank goodness the court upheld the law here and as others have said, the sooner that spreads across the country, the better.

    1. GingerlyColors 18 Oct 2012, 10:36am

      They are already classed as a hate group by the influential Southern Poverty Law Center.

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 18 Oct 2012, 10:02am

    I wish we could ban Anne Widdecombe, Lord Carey, Colin Hart and the rest of our own right wing religious freaks and nutters as well as their supporters in the media such as the Daily Hate Mail and Telegraph.. The Christian Institute ( the very name is a joke, nothing Christian about them) should also be banned and labelled as a hate group in my view.

    1. ...Paddyswurds 18 Oct 2012, 12:18pm

      Don’t hold your breath on that. The UK welcomes hate groups , or at least the leaders. Only last year they hosted and feted the ex naz1 leader of the Roman catholic cult hate group, Joe Ratzinger. He was even given a dinner in his honour at Buck House where the Head of State Lizzie Windsor bowed and scraped to him along with other members of her family….. Scotland also bowed and scraped top this vile hatemonger….
      Fortunately Ireland is no longer in thrall to this hate filled old fool and he was told in no uncertain terms that he is no longer welcome here, when it was suggested he might “grace” us with his presence in 2012…..

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 18 Oct 2012, 12:54pm

        True, but only about 20,000 people turned out for Ratzinger’s visit to Scotland. The cult was expecting 50,000+. In the total UK catholic population as a whole of roughly 6 million, a 20,000 turnout is risible. Proof that it is in decline in contrast to what it tries to portray otherwise.

  7. I wish Pink News would stop promoting homophobic extremism.

    The Westboro Baptist Cult is 1 family; with 80 members.

    They only exist because news outlets like Pink News give them the oxygen of publicity that they need to survive.

    1. Sorry David you have got that way off the mark. The Phelps’s and most notably Shirley (poopy pants) Phelps-Roper are very determined lawyers who use their “church” to further their real business which is out of Phelps-Chartered Co., the Phelps family’s law firm established by her father in 1964 . I have no doubt that they really do hate us, but the “church” is a business, and they always but business first. Shirley (poopy pants) is the daughter of disbarred attorney and pastor Fred Phelps. They are loathsome, they are without a shred of human decency without any doubting, but they exist and continue to stay in business with or without Pink News thanks to the other religious fundamentalists who keep them in business in the USA.

  8. Keep up the good work, Phelps’s! The more you and your nutty followers behave in this vile way, the sooner organised religion will bite the dust and the world can move on, free from the hatred and division is has perpetuated.

  9. Jim Nashville 18 Oct 2012, 5:27pm

    back in the spring those nutters came to nashville . what amazed me was that the tv stations and news outlet started talking about them before they showed up .. which is what they wanted . a group did a counter protest and there were more of that group then the nutters . who once they saw that they were outnumbered they left ..

  10. Jock Clark 19 Oct 2012, 8:55pm

    The Phelps’ excuse for a church, has a simple business plan…
    Insult and inflame people, so much, that they attack you and then sue the ar$e out of them, claiming that they have violated your 1st admentment rights…
    Simple and profitable for the WBC.

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