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Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Girls Funeral

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#1 Oct 30, 2008
Please read this article. Tennessee families are being terrorized.(The Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kan. plans to picket the Friday funeral services of two Scott Co. cheerleaders that were killed in the Oct. 24, six fatality auto accident in Huntsville, TN . Westboro maintains such Web sites as godhatesamerica.com and became famous during the Iraq war for calling the deaths of U.S. troops a divine judgment on America for tolerating homosexuality. Members recently expanded their protests to include funerals of those killed in car wrecks, bridge collapses and various disasters.) http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/oct/29/chur... If these crazy people can create a church of hatred under the name of God anyone can. The parents of these girls are in agony, they don't need people shouting, They are burning in hell!", at their funerals like they have done at military funerals around the U S. Something must be done to stop these terrorists.

Since: Oct 08

Morristown, TN

#2 Oct 30, 2008
I'm not a Baptist, but if I was, I would do everything in my power to disallow this church from being able to call themselves Baptist. Your welcome to your belief, but there's no reason to inflict pain upon people because of it.

“Opinionated & Outspoken”

Since: Dec 06

Rogersville TN

#3 Oct 30, 2008
and people wonder why I am so against organized religion.

I wonder if these idiots realize that those soldiers they are disrespecting are responsible for them having the RIGHT to protest in the first place.

I wonder why people are not out in front of their church protesting every single day? Gotta love religious zealots.. They are willing to do whatever it takes to force their views upon others even if it means traveling thousands of miles to inflict pain on parents who just lost their children.
The Truth

Gleason, TN

#4 Oct 30, 2008
Not any difference in saying God hates America and saying God damn America by church leaders. Where is this nation going?
Observer

Kingsport, TN

#5 Oct 30, 2008
The Westboro people are very obnoxious. They have a right to protest in public, but they don't have a right to protest on private property.

However, America has been quite evil. First they murdered all the Indians and stole their land. Then there was slavery. Then sham wars like the spanish-american war. Segregation. Mai Lai. Roe vs Wade. Abu Gharib prison.

Obama's pastor was correct in a way. Killing innocent people is wrong, and america does many evil things for which it is not only unrepentant but prideful. One can not expect that God will tolerate a people that hates him and misuses His name indefinitely. If America will not repent of its sins, make things right, and return to the path of righteousness, yes, God will damn America, just as he has damned nations in the past that mocked him.
Raven

Baltimore, MD

#6 Oct 30, 2008
RogersvilleMom wrote:
and people wonder why I am so against organized religion.
I wonder if these idiots realize that those soldiers they are disrespecting are responsible for them having the RIGHT to protest in the first place.
I wonder why people are not out in front of their church protesting every single day? Gotta love religious zealots.. They are willing to do whatever it takes to force their views upon others even if it means traveling thousands of miles to inflict pain on parents who just lost their children.
I would not classify this church as a religious group ... I am familiar with this group who protested at a young man's funeral in Maryland. The father filed a Federal lawsuit for millions of dollars and won. The young man was a fine young US Marine who was well liked by everyone in our community. His life was tragically ended in Iraq.

If you want to read more about Matthew Snyder and his father's lawsuit look up MATTHEW SNYDER vs. WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH on the net.

“Let us Prey”

Since: Mar 08

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#7 Oct 31, 2008
Stop The Hate 2 wrote:
Please read this article. Tennessee families are being terrorized.(The Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kan. plans to picket the Friday funeral services of two Scott Co. cheerleaders that were killed in the Oct. 24, six fatality auto accident in Huntsville, TN . Westboro maintains such Web sites as godhatesamerica.com and became famous during the Iraq war for calling the deaths of U.S. troops a divine judgment on America for tolerating homosexuality. Members recently expanded their protests to include funerals of those killed in car wrecks, bridge collapses and various disasters.) http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/oct/29/chur... If these crazy people can create a church of hatred under the name of God anyone can. The parents of these girls are in agony, they don't need people shouting, They are burning in hell!", at their funerals like they have done at military funerals around the U S. Something must be done to stop these terrorists.
I read this and I went on their website and left them a very colorful message about my thoughts on their sick take on religion.

I wonder why they think that causing more grief to ailing family and friends is a normal thing to do? These people are terrorists.
Uhhhh

Plymouth, MN

#8 Oct 31, 2008
RogersvilleMom wrote:
and people wonder why I am so against organized religion.
I wonder if these idiots realize that those soldiers they are disrespecting are responsible for them having the RIGHT to protest in the first place.
I wonder why people are not out in front of their church protesting every single day? Gotta love religious zealots.. They are willing to do whatever it takes to force their views upon others even if it means traveling thousands of miles to inflict pain on parents who just lost their children.
Because of something so extremely rare and ridiculous you get to dismiss all organized religion?

Since members of NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) are homosexuals then I assume you dismiss all organized homosexual groups (GLAAD, PFLAG)?
Preacher

Riceville, TN

#9 Oct 31, 2008
It is time to drive the money changers out of the temple. Jesus even got mad at organized religion. I hope this group gets run out of town. People need to start standing up for what is right. THe so called Baptist do not have the right to protect no matter what even the courts may say. Drive them out, and may God's Name be given glory and praise again.
Just Looking Around

Smyrna, TN

#10 Oct 31, 2008
The "Church" has now said they will visit the school in Scott County on Nov. 7 (I believe that is the date) between 2:30 and 3:00. Star 102.1 radio and Marc has asked all mototcycle riders to also be there. when these folks start their chanting, the the cycles are going to rev up their motors and drown them out. they want to have enough riders to circle the whole school. There is a group of vets etc that follow this church group around doing just that. Just listen to 102.1 and they will keep the public notified about what they are going to do. Yes, I agree these folks are terrorist(s) acting in the name of religion. I am appaled (sp) that they say they are Baptist. America is the 'land of the free', but it sorta makes one rethink that. Maybe not all should be 'free.'

“Opinionated & Outspoken”

Since: Dec 06

Rogersville TN

#11 Oct 31, 2008
Uhhhh wrote:
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Because of something so extremely rare and ridiculous you get to dismiss all organized religion?
Since members of NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) are homosexuals then I assume you dismiss all organized homosexual groups (GLAAD, PFLAG)?
I hardly think this kind of thing is rare it happens all to often. Take a look back in history and tell me you can't find an abundance of atrocity committed in the name of organized religion. I dismissed organized religion long before I ever heard of this group.

For the record I was raised in a Southern Baptist church so I know about it from the inside out. I am well aware of the scare tactics used to coerce people into doing what the church believes is righteous.

If this is what is righteous I would rather be damned than spent eternity with the righteous.

“Opinionated & Outspoken”

Since: Dec 06

Rogersville TN

#12 Oct 31, 2008
Raven wrote:
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I would not classify this church as a religious group ... I am familiar with this group who protested at a young man's funeral in Maryland. The father filed a Federal lawsuit for millions of dollars and won. The young man was a fine young US Marine who was well liked by everyone in our community. His life was tragically ended in Iraq.
If you want to read more about Matthew Snyder and his father's lawsuit look up MATTHEW SNYDER vs. WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH on the net.
Raven thank you for the information and I am thrilled to learn that the father won the lawsuit. Nice to know that sometimes justice prevails.
Uhhhh

Plymouth, MN

#13 Oct 31, 2008
RogersvilleMom wrote:
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I hardly think this kind of thing is rare it happens all to often.
Show me these other organized religions who do this often? No need in checking history. Just show me the other "churches" who picket at innocent people's funerals.

“Working for a living”

Since: Oct 08

Columbia, TN

#14 Oct 31, 2008
RogersvilleMom wrote:
and people wonder why I am so against organized religion.
I wonder if these idiots realize that those soldiers they are disrespecting are responsible for them having the RIGHT to protest in the first place.
I wonder why people are not out in front of their church protesting every single day? Gotta love religious zealots.. They are willing to do whatever it takes to force their views upon others even if it means traveling thousands of miles to inflict pain on parents who just lost their children.
I agree with you 100%. I also am against organized religion for the same reason! I believe in God. However organized religion (in most cases, not all) has gotten out of hand.

Since: Oct 08

Morristown, TN

#15 Oct 31, 2008
Uhhhh wrote:
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Show me these other organized religions who do this often? No need in checking history. Just show me the other "churches" who picket at innocent people's funerals.
She said that there were atrocities committed in the name of organized religion. She was not simply referring to churches that picket funerals.

“Opinionated & Outspoken”

Since: Dec 06

Rogersville TN

#16 Oct 31, 2008
Uhhhh wrote:
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Show me these other organized religions who do this often? No need in checking history. Just show me the other "churches" who picket at innocent people's funerals.
Well I don't know about other churches who picket funerals.. but give me time I might be able to dig up a few of those too in the mean time how about the following.

- Late in the 19th century, with rebellion stirring in Russia, the czars attempted to divert public attention by helping anti-Semitic groups rouse Orthodox Christian hatred for Jews. Three waves of pogroms ensued -- in the 1880s, from 1903 to 1906, and during the Russian Revolution. Each wave was increasingly murderous. During the final period, 530 communities were attacked and 60,000 Jews were killed.

-- In the early 1900s, Muslim Turks waged genocide against Christian Armenians, and Christian Greeks and Balkans warred against the Islamic Ottoman Empire.

-- When India finally won independence from Britain in 1947, the "great soul" of Mahatma Gandhi wasn't able to prevent Hindus and Muslims from turning on one another in a killing frenzy that took perhaps 1 million lives. Even Gandhi was killed by a Hindu who thought him too pro-Muslim.

-- In the 1950s and 1960s, combat between Christians, animists and Muslims in Sudan killed more than 500,000.

“Opinionated & Outspoken”

Since: Dec 06

Rogersville TN

#17 Oct 31, 2008
-- In Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978, followers of the Rev. Jim Jones killed a visiting congressman and three newsmen, then administered cyanide to themselves and their children in a 900-person suicide that shocked the world.

-- Islamic religious law decrees that thieves shall have their hands or feet chopped off, and unmarried lovers shall be killed. In the Sudan in 1983 and 1984, 66 thieves were axed in public. A moderate Muslim leader, Mahmoud Mohammed Taha, was hanged for heresy in 1985 because he opposed these amputations. In Saudi Arabia a teen-age princess and her lover were executed in public in 1977. In Pakistan in 1987, a 25-year-old carpenter's daughter was sentenced to be stoned to death for engaging in unmarried sex. In the United Arab Emirates in 1984, a cook and a maid were sentenced to stoning for adultery -- but, as a show of mercy, the execution was postponed until after the maid's baby was born.

-- In 1983 in Darkley, Northern Ireland, Catholic terrorists with automatic weapons burst into a Protestant church on a Sunday morning and opened fire, killing three worshipers and wounding seven. It was just one of hundreds of Catholic-Protestant ambushes that have taken 2,600 lives in Ulster since age-old religious hostility turned violent again in 1969.

“Opinionated & Outspoken”

Since: Dec 06

Rogersville TN

#19 Oct 31, 2008
-- Today's Shi'ite theocracy in Iran -- "the government of God on earth" -- decreed that Baha'i believers who won't convert shall be killed. About 200 stubborn Baha'is were executed in the early 1980s, including women and teenagers. Up to 40,000 Baha'is fled the country. Sex taboos in Iran are so severe that:(1) any woman who shows a lock of hair is jailed; (2) Western magazines being shipped into the country first go to censors who laboriously black out all women's photos except for faces; (3) women aren't allowed to ski with men, but have a separate slope where they may ski in shrouds.

-- The lovely island nation of Sri Lanka has been turned hellish by ambushes and massacres between Buddhist Sinhalese and Hindu Tamils.

-- In 1983 a revered Muslim leader, Mufti Sheikh Sa'ad e-Din el'Alami of Jerusalem, issued a fatwa (an order of divine deliverance) promising an eternal place in paradise to any Muslim assassin who would kill President Hafiz al-Assad of Syria.

-- Sikhs want to create a separate theocracy, Khalistan (Land of the Pure), in the Punjab region of India. Many heed the late extremist preacher Jarnail Bhindranwale, who taught his followers that they have a "religious duty to send opponents to hell." Throughout the 1980s they sporadically murdered Hindus to accomplish this goal. In 1984, after Sikh guards riddled prime minister Indira Gandhi with 50 bullets, Hindus went on a rampage that killed 5,000 Sikhs in three days. Mobs dragged Sikhs from homes, stores, buses and trains, chopping and pounding them to death. Some were burned alive; boys were castrated.

-- In 1984 Shi'ite fanatics who killed and tortured Americans on a hijacked Kuwaiti airliner at Tehran Airport said they did it "for the pleasure of God."

--The Waco Siege[11](also known as the Waco Massacre[12]) took place on February 28, 1993 when the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) attempted to execute a search warrant at the Branch Davidian ranch at Mount Carmel, a property located nine miles (14 km) east-northeast of Waco, Texas. An exchange of gunfire resulted in the deaths of four agents and six Davidians. A subsequent 51-day siege by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ended on April 19 when fire destroyed the compound. Seventy-six people died in the fire, including 21 children and two pregnant women, along with Davidian leader Vernon Wayne Howell, better known as David Koresh.
A Nonny Mouse

Chatsworth, GA

#20 Oct 31, 2008
It has always been my sneaking suspicion that there is surprisingly little difference between some of the more extreme fundamentalist "Christian" sects, & radical Islamic terrorists..I can see the likes of the Westboro Baptists, the Branch Davidians, that Mormon bunch that had the kids confiscated earlier this year, & even some of the snake-handlers & poison-drinker crew around here committing murder in the name of their God if they thought they could get away w/it...I'm not so sure it hasn't happened already. The Westboro crew, I can EASILY see them "Sacrificing" other cheerleaders to "atone" for their "sins".
Copypaste

United States

#21 Oct 31, 2008
Wow Rogersville Mom. You're so informed about the issue yet you need to find a site to copy and paste from.

Your laziness reminds me of these people who have 5 kids, all of which are on Tenncare. They are smart enough to do a Google search, highlight the page, click copy then paste - but they aren't smart enough to stop getting knocked up so the taxpayers can pay their way. Nor are they smart enough to get gainful employment so they can set an example for their children.

Know anybody like that?

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