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Westboro Baptist Church blames ‘fag marriage’ for New York Christmas Eve shooting

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  1. Of course they do. Why are they still making the news? IGNORE THEM.

  2. These people are blaming ANYTHING bad that happens on all gays and lesbians.

    It’s just UNBELIEVABLE.

    They are genuinely ill and dangerous people.

    1. Agreed.

    2. Yep…

    3. Simply untrue. There is a “logic” behind their slogans but most journalists are too lazy/incurious to investigate it. Think about it – EVERYBODY (including the KKK!!) despises them but they carry on regardless. So what is their motivation? Hate or bigotry is such a lame answer. It doesn’t explain anything. We all want to believe hate is the reason they do what they do but real “haters” don’t do/say the things that WBC do/say.

      1. You draw no conclusion. What’s your point?

      2. Robert White 28 Dec 2012, 1:44pm

        The motivation is a combination of hate and cash. They get people, organizations, and governments to act against them.

        Then they sue those people, organizations, and governments for cold hard and heartless cash.

        This is not a mistery.

        People should just point and laugh instead of opposing them.

  3. This church hasn’t yet been closed down? It’s members are still free to harass the US public and incite hatred and not yet behind prison bars or psychiatric hospital padded walls? It seems rather strange for a nation that is supposedly tough of crime to allow these criminals to see daylight.

    In a nation that has so many people carrying weapons I’m surprised someone hasn’t gunned down the Westboro Baptists.

    Just as well I don’t live there as I’d be first in the queue to do the needful.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 27 Dec 2012, 8:14pm

      Hate speech is protected in America except if you promote the killing of people, threaten the life of a politician or incite a stampede in a cinema by shouting ‘fire’. Bloody stupid if you ask me. We have our own Fred Phelps types by the name of Stephen Green and other right wing extremist religious nutters like Anne Widdecombe and Colin Hart.

      1. Dave North 27 Dec 2012, 8:34pm

        Not even just the right wingers.

        We have had a plethora of bishops and MP’s putting the boot in from all angles over this so called christian time of love. ie. Christmas.

        I think they call it growing pains, and these idiots are the ones who are going to just have to do the growing.

      2. Robert, from your reply I am assuming that they haven’t actually ‘promoted’ the killing of people. Is that right?

        They can incite hatred and make everyone’s life a misery but they’re entitled to do so unless they actually ‘promote’ murder? Is hate speech actually ‘protected’ in America? If so, that’s crazy. In a free-for-all society no wonder most Americans feel threatened and want to hold onto their guns. I’m just surprised no one has actually used a gun against these Westboro Baptists.

  4. “Police have said William Spengler, 62, who served 17 years in prison for the 1980 hammer killing of his grandmother…”

    So THAT wasn’t ‘because of gay marriage’ then, being in 1980? Or do the WBC like to revise history too?

    1. They seem to be functioning on the level of school bullies who argue and argue that they’re right when clearly they’re not. No, actually PRE-school children who persist in a lie even when their explanations are illogical and ridiculous.

      I can understand that in a 3 yr old, but for adults to do that is seriously worrying.

  5. Same old, same old.

  6. Dave North 27 Dec 2012, 8:30pm

    Could someone just neuter these bastards.

    Stop them breeding.

    They are clearly not fit to live in any kind of civilized society whatsoever.

    1. Pink News could help here by not reporting on them.
      However Pink News seems hellbent on promoting this cult.

      Please stop giving these cretins publicity

    2. Robert White 28 Dec 2012, 1:45pm

      The interbreed a lot, so if they stop getting “new members” then eventually inbreeding will kill them off.

  7. The guy said it himself he did it because he liked killing people, i suppose he killed his grandma in 1980 for gay-marriage too. These are a bunch of idiots.

    I blame the USA’s total lack of mental health care

  8. the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and here a group that really are dumb and dumber. They need help with their hate.

  9. This church is a sinking ship. Yet again it blames something completely unrelated. Desperately clutching at straws now, aren’t we WBC?

    Next, you’ll blame gay marriage because the postman was late. Feck off you dimwitted dimwits.

  10. Religious cults in the USA have been known to commit mass suicide. What’s taking the Westboro Baptists so long?

  11. Dear Pink News
    Why do you continue to promote this cult by reporting on it?
    This cult needs publicity to survive.
    Without publicity it is utterly irrelevant.
    Why is Pink News so relentless in its promotion of the Westboro Baptist Church?
    Why is Pink News giving a platform to homophobia (which is what it is doing when reporting on this cult.)

    1. By reporting news stories of Westboro Baptist Church, I hardly think PinkNews is ‘promoting’ them. There’s nobody here who’d be in a queue to join-up. It isn’t giving a ‘platform’ to homophobia by reporting it. It’s actually very important for news outlets to report homophobia so that we are aware of it. Unfortunately not enough of it is reported in mainstream newspapers. The more society is aware of how much bigotry (and worse) still exists the better. It’s the REAL world and we can’t pretend to deny that it’s happening. What should PinkNews report if not this? 100% celeb gossip??

      1. This cult is comprised of 70 members from 1 family.

        They are absolutely tiny.

        They only survive because they are reported on.

        They get their message out because sites like Pink News promote them.

        Pink News is absoilutely promoting this homophobic cuilt.

  12. David Cary Hart 27 Dec 2012, 11:25pm

    When will people learn to ignore these inbred nitwits? The more people send nasty tweets to one of these twits, the more fuel for their misadventures.

    They inhale press and exhale hate.

    1. If Pink News stopped promoting this cult by reporting on it endlessly it would be a start.

  13. Alin Campan 28 Dec 2012, 12:21am

    Westboro Baptist Church
    3701 SW 12th St
    Topeka, KS 66604

    (785) 273-0325 – Fred W. Phelps Sr., cell phone (785) 272-4135

    Fred Phelps, Jr. (785) 273-0529

    Benjamin Phelps (785) 273-0277 & (785) 273-1080

    Shirley Roper (785) 272-8559

    Charles Hockenbarger (785) 232-2485

    Fax for Charles Hockenbarger (785) 233-4162

    Phelps Family Law Office (785) 233-0766

    Fax for Phelps Family Law Office (785) 969-9017

  14. Alin Campan 28 Dec 2012, 12:24am

    — Abigail Phelps
    Employee at SRS – Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority
    Born 1968
    Daughter of Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr
    3636 SW Churchill
    Topeka, KS 66604
    Home: 785-273-7262
    work: 785-296-7709
    — Barak Phelps-Davis
    Born ~ Mid-1980′s/Mid-1990′s
    Son of Rebekah Phelps-Davis
    — Benaiah Phelps
    Born ~ Mid-1980′s/Mid-1990′s
    Son of Timothy “Tim/Timmy” B. Phelps
    — Benjamin C. Phelps
    Born 1976
    Son of Fred W. Phelps, Jr
    Wife of Mara Jones-Phelps
    3632 SW Churchill
    Topeka, KS 66604
    3636 SW Huntoon St
    Topeka, KS 66604
    Phone: 785-228-9239
    Home: 785-233-4162
    Phone: 785-228-9239
    Phone: 785-273-0277
    Phone: 785-273-1080
    — Betty Joan Schurle-Phelps
    Lawyer at Phelps Chartered
    Born 1952
    Wife of Fred W. Phelps, Jr
    3600 SW Holly Lane
    Topeka, KS 66604
    Phone: 785-273-0438
    Home: 785-272-4135
    Work: 785-296-3195
    — Brent D. Roper-Phelps
    Human Resources Lawyer for NAIC
    Employee at Foot Locker
    Born 1963
    Husband of Shirley

  15. Alin Campan 28 Dec 2012, 1:15am

    Please join my cause fighting against Westoboro Baptist church.

    The persons page I’ve created on Facebook is called AntiWestboro Baptist Church.

    I’ve had enough seeing them turning up at funerals of soldiers and school children

    Most of all blaming gay people for the deaths , 9/11 , the school shooting, the cinema massacre.

    Please join and show your support gay or straight. It’s time we fight back against those evil devil worshipers.

    Thank you!

    Alin Campan
    0751 481 9063 (0044) also WhatsApp

    1. Wouldn’t it be better if news sites like Pink News stopped promoting this cult by endlessly reporting on it.

      Does Pink News have a homophobic agenda.

      I can see no other reason why they keep reporting 1 family.

  16. GulliverUK 28 Dec 2012, 2:19am

    “The church, mostly made up of family members”

    Surprised they haven’t developed cloning technology to boost their numbers – all that incest must be degrading their DNA by now. :D

  17. No Sh1t!

  18. These people really do need to be locked up, they are insane!

    If they do try to picket the funerals of the firemen, I really can see the firemen’s colleagues not standing for it.

    As I have said before, I don’t like to wish ill on others but I really do hope some nut job walks into the WBC one day.

  19. These freaks are the WORST advert for Christianity and as such they only do harm to their God. They do no harm to us at all.

    1. How can anyone harm a God? And isn’t harming gay people with their homophobia the only reason they are dangerous?

      1. God only exists in the minds of believers. Sorry, I thought my point was perfectly clear.
        With such outlandish claims they unwittingly unite bereaved families, GLBT people and most of the population against them.

  20. Thats a coincidence… because I blame hate groups for it

  21. Robert White 28 Dec 2012, 1:42pm

    You know, if we all just _ignored_ WB”C” then they’d have virtually no power.

    They make their money by getting people to act against them and then suing those people.

    The media should, at _best_, just point and laugh.

    Seriously people, look up “negative reenforcement” and then _don’t_ do what you learn.

  22. Richard the Big Bunny 28 Dec 2012, 6:41pm

    Errr … they blame EVERYTHING on “fag marriage”. It’s become a non-story. Why report it?

  23. darkmoonman 28 Dec 2012, 7:12pm

    If media were to stop giving free coverage to WBC and the Phelps family, it and the family might just dry up and blow away like bison crap on the prairie.

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