Westboro Baptist Church heading to We...

Westboro Baptist Church heading to West for firefighter funeral protest

There are 40 comments on the Chron story from Apr 24, 2013, titled Westboro Baptist Church heading to West for firefighter funeral protest. In it, Chron reports that:

Westboro Baptist Church will be coming to Baylor University in Waco on Thursday to protest outside memorial services for firefighters who lost their lives in last week's fertilizer plant explosion in West.

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tristan

Midland, TX

#1 Apr 24, 2013
screw you westboro!!!!!!!!!!

“229 Strong”

Since: Nov 11

Climax, Kentucky

#2 Apr 24, 2013
I agree. That Westboro Baptist Church is a bunch of haters! There's a special place in hell awaiting them!
Mohamed

Hampton, VA

#3 Apr 24, 2013
Its free speech and they have the right to protest.

Allah the highest

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#4 Apr 24, 2013
Ain't religion grand?!?
lllll

United States

#5 Apr 25, 2013
Mohamed wrote:
Its free speech and they have the right to protest.
Allah the highest
Guess you are as crazy. What if it was your bother or sister husband or wife son or daughter you wouldn't be saying that

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#6 Apr 25, 2013
the really, really sad thing is, these freaks are actually following what the bible says. the mythical god of the christian cult says to stone gays to death and that he will rain fire down on cities that do not follow his word...
mrtrucker

Haslet, TX

#7 Apr 25, 2013
Hey mohamed, hows this for freedom of speech? Allah sucks

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#8 Apr 25, 2013
Mohamed wrote:
Its free speech and they have the right to protest.
Allah the highest
. Allah damn you're crazy!
musicman4283

Hillsboro, TX

#9 Apr 25, 2013
I found those bastards nearby the Ferrell Center in Waco and pissed on their car. That's the best I got. Hope it helps.
Joe

Stephenville, TX

#10 Apr 25, 2013
You have no idea what you are talking about. You idiot.
BUBear89

Waco, TX

#11 Apr 25, 2013
Actually since the memorial service is being held on Baylor University property, and BU is a private institution not an arm of the state, they do have have a right to picket. Free speech doesn't apply to them, just as it does not apply any day of the year to BU students or staff while on campus.

Additionally, the State of Texas has laws the limit these protests. Once they receive a permit from the State, they are limited on the times at which they can protest - which are defined relative to the time of the service - and furthermore they are not allowed within 1000 feet of where the service is being held. So even if BU were a state school, they would be approximately 3 football fields away, or they would go to jail (the county Sheriff made sure they knew it, too).

I love our First Amendment rights, but I find it unfortunate that this group uses it to promote hatred in front of mourners. Fortunately Baylor President Starr, Texas Governor Perry, and President Obama had inspirational words for these families to find peace in, and the Westboro Baptist Church was 100% ineffective, if in fact they even showed up (I never saw them, didn't hear of anyone else seeing them either).

God Bless the good people of Texas!
PJF

United States

#12 Apr 25, 2013
Did they even show up?

Since: Feb 09

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#13 Apr 25, 2013
BUBear89 wrote:
Actually since the memorial service is being held on Baylor University property, and BU is a private institution not an arm of the state, they do have have a right to picket. Free speech doesn't apply to them, just as it does not apply any day of the year to BU students or staff while on campus.
Additionally, the State of Texas has laws the limit these protests. Once they receive a permit from the State, they are limited on the times at which they can protest - which are defined relative to the time of the service - and furthermore they are not allowed within 1000 feet of where the service is being held. So even if BU were a state school, they would be approximately 3 football fields away, or they would go to jail (the county Sheriff made sure they knew it, too).
I love our First Amendment rights, but I find it unfortunate that this group uses it to promote hatred in front of mourners. Fortunately Baylor President Starr, Texas Governor Perry, and President Obama had inspirational words for these families to find peace in, and the Westboro Baptist Church was 100% ineffective, if in fact they even showed up (I never saw them, didn't hear of anyone else seeing them either).
God Bless the good people of Texas!
You are very right. They have the right to protest but not on some one elses property.
But just because you have the right, does not mean you should.These Westboro nutjobs I think have alienated everyone outside their Church and I would love to see a total news black out on them, instead of giving them free publicity.
Tlc

United States

#14 Apr 25, 2013
Nut job is right
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#15 Apr 26, 2013
Take note that the only post supporting these perverts is from a muslim pig!

“and how does this effect you?”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#16 Apr 26, 2013
They are looking for attention. Don't give it to them, maybe they'll go away!
mrsize13feet

New York, NY

#17 Apr 26, 2013
So idiots out there bomb Boston, kill children in Ct, but haven't yet taken out these Westboro Baptist low class morons. It's beyond my understanding.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#18 Apr 26, 2013
Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
Take note that the only post supporting these perverts is from a muslim pig!
and the bible. the bible supports them. the god of the christian cult supports them. clearly. in no uncertain terms.

this is the nature of that cult.
FormerParatroope r

Portage, MI

#19 Apr 26, 2013
They have the right to protest. Others have the right to counter protest. Free speech is not only for the opinions you agree with.

As far as thier status as a church, it should be investigated if they truely are a church and not a family gathering. If they are found not to be a church, rank thier tax exempt status, and other related privileges true houses of worship enjoy.
pooter

Poplar Bluff, MO

#20 Apr 26, 2013
FormerParatrooper wrote:
They have the right to protest. Others have the right to counter protest. Free speech is not only for the opinions you agree with.

As far as thier status as a church, it should be investigated if they truely are a church and not a family gathering. If they are found not to be a church, rank thier tax exempt status, and other related privileges true houses of worship enjoy.
Yep these are political protests and they are going to end up having a problem.

One day there is going to be a father or son wife or daughter who are going to burying a loved one and someone is getting the shit stomped out of them...

On may fifth it is send a turd to westboro day... Everyone mail an envelope or a box full of "organic" fertilizer to them to protest.....

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