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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Westboro Baptist Church Heading to Newtown to Praise God for Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary

Posted by on Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM


Of course they are. Of course.

The only fitting response to this predictable bit of assholery from Westboro Baptist is a story in The Onion about the nation's collective response to a mass shooting during a Westboro Baptist protest—a shooting whose only victims are adult members of Westboro Baptist church: "President pauses to collect himself after dissolving into giggles at podium in White House Briefing Room, orders nation's flagpoles extended so that flags may be raised to one-and-half-staff..."

Assholes.

 

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BrotherBob 71
According to the angels at newtown from Syracuse, NY, Westboro isn't there, and if they come, there will be a human chain to keep them away.
Posted by BrotherBob on December 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM · Report this
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God I love people. People are good.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-3o-be…
Posted by portland scribe on December 18, 2012 at 8:26 PM · Report this
venomlash 69
They may believe that they're going to hell with everyone else, but I would send them there ahead of schedule if I could.
Posted by venomlash on December 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM · Report this
xaotica 68
People on reddit have organized a peaceful counterprotest. It consists of atheists, religious people of multiple denominations, straights, queers, etc. and they will be forming a human barricade. Some are flying out for the occasion. https://www.facebook.com/groups/20824807…
Posted by xaotica http://www.to-evolve.com/about on December 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM · Report this
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@63: "No @62, simply not so. "

Bullshit. In every interview I've seen, they themselves have stated that they're going to hell with all the sinners.

And also, can you idiots stop putting forth internet petitions? If there was such a thing as a Federal "hate group", we'd see plenty of megachurches lose their non-profit status.

Posted by that does not happen on December 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM · Report this
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Feel free to sign the White House petition to have the WBC declared a hate group, and watch the FBI investigate them as terrorists.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitio…
Posted by The fag on December 17, 2012 at 10:35 AM · Report this
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Guns are not the problem. They need to be guided by a person to do damage.

Neglectful parents who (to their benefit) didn't learn how to model constructive and pro-social behavior for their children are a dangerous, growing phenomenon in our society.

Who's regulating/monitoring parenting skills? Because we become parents doesn't give us a "free ticket" from having mental health and interpersonal communication issues which need attention.

Metaphoric to a person who seeks to acquire a gun - a parent who is not "qualified" (has no "background check" or monitoring done for parenting/communication skills) is potentially very dangerous. Further, parents "wrap their hands around" a child, guide/"aim" their direction, and, ultimately, pull the trigger.

What we really need to give our attention to is not the gun, but who's behind the trigger?
Posted by friendlyneighborhood on December 17, 2012 at 8:31 AM · Report this
venomlash 64
It's a sin for me to think so, but I would dearly love to see each and every one of those hateful false prophets to die painfully. A good clean death is better than any of them deserve.
Posted by venomlash on December 17, 2012 at 6:02 AM · Report this
chromie 63
No @62, simply not so. They keep being DDOS'd, but when their site is back up & if you're curious-- blogs.sparenot.com/workmen/2010/02/07/lo…

They were on reddit today as well, but most of their shit has been deleted.

Posted by chromie http://www.facebook.com/kildabunny on December 16, 2012 at 8:05 PM · Report this
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@36: "They believe that loving thy neighbor means to rebuke them & the more hate they ingest, the more satisfied they are that they're doing the Lord's work."

This is not exactly true. They literally believe that all of us are going to hell. Themselves included.
Posted by consistent, though terrible on December 16, 2012 at 5:20 PM · Report this
Posted by David Thompson on December 16, 2012 at 4:14 PM · Report this
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@43. You do realize all of the places you mentioned are actually designated as Gun Free Zones, so any CHL holder carrying a weapon in those places would be in violation of federal law, and subject to arrest and license revocation, right? THAT'S why they didn't stop anything.
Posted by Lonestarfree on December 16, 2012 at 3:19 PM · Report this
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Um, what? Why would even those funeral-defiling jerks from Westboro BC want to celebrate a school shooting? Is this a hoax?
Posted by DRF on December 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM · Report this
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Of course if you(the media) NEVER mentioned what these ASSHOLES are doing, they might, you know, stop.
Posted by athEIst99 on December 16, 2012 at 2:03 PM · Report this
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If they do show up and picket, the Southern Poverty Law Center should sue WBC and its members into destitution for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Of course, there's a non-negligible possibility that there won't be any of them left alive to sue.
Posted by PCM on December 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM · Report this
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@37 - to be fair, the SPLC claims just about everyone is a hate group, and they do fuck-all about anything. and signing a petition won't make any difference either- you don't get to petition an entity out of existence.

Ignore publicly -watch closely and wait for the actionable opportunity. these people are way out at the ragged edge, and will eventually step afoul of some goofy local rule about protesting, or will speed through a school zone, or maybe one day the IRS will actually start doing their job. Patience.
Posted by Chris Jury http://www.thebismarck.net on December 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM · Report this
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52 - that wasn't a real onion article, just one suggested by Dan.

Re Anonymous - normally I'm appalled when someone's private info is revealed on the net... so Anonymous, shame, shame on you! Three flicks with a wet noodle... there, that's enough! yea for Anonymous!

Re violence - I know it's tempting, but it's playing into what they want. Now THEY can be the victims. Just ignore them. All of us need to just ignore them.
Posted by abrock_ca on December 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM · Report this
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was that a real tweet or someone mocking them?
Posted by abrock_ca on December 16, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Report this
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Please stop giving these attention whores what they want.
Posted by Corydon on December 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM · Report this
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Can someone link to that onion article that was mentioned?
Posted by charcoalhibiscus on December 16, 2012 at 7:04 AM · Report this
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@ 45; i know its just the topeca area code but that each of their adresses contains the number 666(04) must be a sign of (their not mine) god...
Posted by dutchie on December 16, 2012 at 5:48 AM · Report this
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Of course they're protesting. They don't choose things to protest despite how inflammatory it is, they choose it BECAUSE it's inflammatory. They want the attention. In a way it would do far more damage to them if the press made a pact to not publicize their actions. In fact it's my understanding that this already happens in some cases. On the other hand the Two Minute Hate can be quite therapeutic, especially when we feel helpless rage, and they are fine targets. However the children in that cult have no fault in the matter and the more attention we pay this troll church, the longer they will persist.
Posted by Lynx on December 16, 2012 at 3:26 AM · Report this
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I would never encourage anyone to commit enough violence upon them to make any legal judgement moot; no, never! Even if they were a grieving parent and could probably avoid criminal liability by claiming diminished capacity!
Posted by madcap on December 16, 2012 at 1:25 AM · Report this
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I would never encourage anyone to commit enough violence upon them to make any legal judgement moot; no, never!
Posted by madcap on December 16, 2012 at 1:20 AM · Report this
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Someday someone will take out this crazy family like the Bolsheviks took out the Romonof family.
Posted by jeffy on December 16, 2012 at 12:57 AM · Report this
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Anonymous just hacked WBC... again, and this time they got contact information of various members. It's not quite "Wrath of God," but it's the next best thing.

Oops, I seem to have a dropped a link go…
Posted by MemeGene on December 16, 2012 at 12:38 AM · Report this
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Anonymous just hacked WBC... again, and this time they got contact information of various members. It's not quite "Wrath of God," but it's the next best thing.

Oops, I seem to have a dropped a link go…
Posted by MemeGene on December 16, 2012 at 12:35 AM · Report this
Puty 44
WBC isn't going to show. They're just trolling for actionable threats.
Posted by Puty on December 16, 2012 at 12:31 AM · Report this
OutInBumF 43
@39 FTW.
Where are the gun-toters when they're needed? They weren't shooting shooters at Sandy Hook Elementary. They weren't at the mall when Gabby Giffords was blown apart, or at any other mass shooting yet, and there have been how many of those? They're not shooting these ghastly excuses for human beings.
Seems their guns are only good for show, hot air and threats. The NRA should be a designated hate group for what they encourage and the power they wield over any gun-control legislation.
Posted by OutInBumF on December 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM · Report this
Posted by chromie http://www.facebook.com/kildabunny on December 16, 2012 at 12:04 AM · Report this
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Can we convince a violent wacko to take these fuckers out before we solve this whole "access to guns" problem?

I kid, of course. There would be risk to bystanders.
Posted by beef rallard on December 15, 2012 at 11:49 PM · Report this
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I will personally come down there from Canada and kick each and every one of their asses. By the way, Reddit tells me that there's a petition on the White House's website to classify Westboro Baptist as a hate group. It's gotten almost half the necessary signatures over the last 2 days, and since I can't participate, I might as well spread the good word.
Posted by verandaguy on December 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM · Report this
LEE. 39
people torn to shreds by grieving families before having their heads placed upon pikes might find it difficult to file lawsuits for assault.

just sayin'...
Posted by LEE. on December 15, 2012 at 10:36 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 38
I am repulsed, of course. But not the least bit surprised. This is red meat for the hateful WBC loonies.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on December 15, 2012 at 10:36 PM · Report this
Knat 37
@33: WBC is already designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. SPLC also refer to them as a cult of personality. Close enough?

Considering that they largely live off the money they get from suing others - abusing the legal system on multiple levels while simultaneously shitting on the social contract - I think the term "parasites" would also be apt.

So maybe they don't do as much picketing lately because they haven't had a windfall settlement in awhile. They're being financially starved because no one will stoop to their level (and are now left with only enough resources to make anonymous comments to Dan's postings on Slog, it would seem). With that in mind, we can hope they'll fade more and more into the background as time passes.
Posted by Knat on December 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM · Report this
chromie 36
A lot of you don't seem to know very much about these guys. I'm a funeral director. I study them & keep a close eye on their picketing schedule.

They believe that loving thy neighbor means to rebuke them & the more hate they ingest, the more satisfied they are that they're doing the Lord's work.

They will show up. Luckily, so will a whole bunch of biker honor guards that converge specifically to block the sights & sounds of these zealots by holding up bighuge flags & revving their engines.

However. I've been watching them for years & I think if serious repercussions were finally going to happen to them, it would be over this.
Posted by chromie http://www.facebook.com/kildabunny on December 15, 2012 at 9:37 PM · Report this
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organizing a wall of mirrors between picketers and funerals. please pass on if you are in the area

http://www.facebook.com/events/346401382…
Posted by pat23489 on December 15, 2012 at 9:07 PM · Report this
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Because 6 and 7 year old children deserved the judgment of god? Then who, pray tell, besides you assholes, is innocent?
Posted by Cherry on December 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM · Report this
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I think we should just start calling them what they are: a terrorist organization. And send them to Guantanamo. But then it will never get closed.
Posted by stilettov on December 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM · Report this
Fnarf 32
Of course they will. They're not Christians, they're lawyers. All of them. They provoke you until you violate their rights, then they sue you. Nothing could be more American than that.

Although I hear Newtown is a pretty heavily armed place. Maybe we'll be treated to a gun battle at one of the funerals. Like something out of Northern Ireland.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on December 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM · Report this
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Ignore these nobodies. They're just a small collection of cousin humping attention whores.
Posted by EFB on December 15, 2012 at 7:58 PM · Report this
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Surely this is a joke. They wouldn't really, would they? I actually threw up a little when I heard that. I am stumped. Absolutely stumped and incredulous.
Posted by Purlwise on December 15, 2012 at 7:49 PM · Report this
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@1: "Assholes! Jesus. Jesus. This is a new low."

Give me a goddamned break. This is what they do.

Stop reporting on them. Let their PR agents go unheeded. They love the attention.
Posted by they are trolls, not bullies. ignore them on December 15, 2012 at 7:04 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 28
I just googled them for kicks and their official website (which I visited just to make sure it was legit) is godhatesfags.com. Seriously -- that's the site address! Gotta admire their bizarre singular focus, if nothing else.
Posted by mikethehammer on December 15, 2012 at 7:03 PM · Report this
skjaere 27
I refuse to pay the WBC any attention anymore. After all, that's exactly what they want.
Posted by skjaere on December 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM · Report this
Demetria 26
Free publicity is exactly what the Westboro ass wipes want. Stop giving it to them.
Posted by Demetria on December 15, 2012 at 6:23 PM · Report this
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We all know that the Westboro Baptist Church is only echoing on the streets thoughts muttered in protestant living rooms for decades.
Posted by Guest User on December 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 24
WBC isn't a church, they're a group of scam artists, like the Travellers or Pikeys. Their goal is to get people so incensed that they physically assault them, then they sue. As long as their men can convince women to produce offspring, they'll be around. The best thing to do is ignore them.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on December 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM · Report this
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The most saddening part of this whole WBC situation is that we all know that they're only echoing on the streets what's been muttered in protestant living rooms for decades.
Posted by Guest User on December 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM · Report this
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And here I wondered whether anyone could be a bigger asshole than Michael McGinn. Turns out that someone can be.
Posted by Mister G on December 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM · Report this
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If they show, I hope people make a human wall like was done by Texas A&M students earlier this year.
Posted by California on December 15, 2012 at 5:55 PM · Report this
Tom X 20
Too bad that prince that killed all of those kids didn't buy a bus ticket to Westboro Baptist Church instead.

Someone had to say it.
Posted by Tom X on December 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 19
Won't happen. They've never followed through on their last few threats like this.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on December 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM · Report this
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The only fitting response to this predictable bit of assholery from Westboro Baptist is to totally ignore it.
Posted by Danny/Westboro=SymbioticRelationship on December 15, 2012 at 4:58 PM · Report this
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These people have so jumped the shark. They should save their gas money and just steal the head from the statue in town square.
Posted by DisorganizedReligion on December 15, 2012 at 4:45 PM · Report this
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@3, don't blame God for Westboro.
Posted by sarah70 on December 15, 2012 at 4:32 PM · Report this
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Somehow, the phrase "loose cannons" is woefully inadequate when referring to the WBC....hell, I cannot even bring myself to call them "people," as I see them as F A R less than human beings, and "pond scum" is TOO gracious!!!
Posted by Rod Roddy lookalike on December 15, 2012 at 4:30 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 14
Nothing's going to happen to these asswipes. Wish it would but it won't.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on December 15, 2012 at 4:28 PM · Report this
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Their zipcode is really 66604? Perfect.
Posted by originalcinner on December 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM · Report this
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No, sorry, inappropriate phrasing on my part. Lynchings happened to people who didn't deserve it.
Posted by NateMan on December 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM · Report this
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They won't show up. It'd be a lynching.
Posted by NateMan on December 15, 2012 at 4:25 PM · Report this
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I don't see the police stepping in to protect them this time.
Posted by Fimble on December 15, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this
sirkowski 9
@7 Only because of their methods.
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on December 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM · Report this
MrJM 8
I hope nothing terrible ever happens to

Westboro Baptist Church
3701 Southwest 12th Street
Topeka, 66604
http://goo.gl/73TZx

Posted by MrJM http://https://twitter.com/misterjayem on December 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM · Report this
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@3 - Even most evangelical assholes think the Westboro Baptist people are assholes.
Posted by Sheryl on December 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM · Report this
roddy 6
Match Westboro's hate with a donation to end gun violence to the Thomas Wales Foundation: http://www.walesfoundation.org/help.htm
Posted by roddy http://www.washingtonunited.org on December 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM · Report this
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Man, gun control isn't going to be enough. We're going to need opportunism control too.
Posted by gloomy gus on December 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
Haven't those poor people suffered enough? They can't even bury their children without more of the worst of humanity tormenting them.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on December 15, 2012 at 4:02 PM · Report this
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This is the God Mike Fuck-A-Bee wants in schools?
Posted by StuckInUtah on December 15, 2012 at 4:00 PM · Report this
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this will be the end of them. IF they actually show up. mark my words.
Posted by Adrian Ryan on December 15, 2012 at 3:56 PM · Report this
disintegrator 1
Assholes! Jesus. Jesus. This is a new low.
Posted by disintegrator on December 15, 2012 at 3:52 PM · Report this

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