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Message 1159618 - Posted: 7 Oct 2011, 1:17:36 UTC - in response to Message 1159616.

I just Think They're NUTS!
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Message 1159684 - Posted: 7 Oct 2011, 5:22:27 UTC - in response to Message 1159618.

I just Think They're NUTS!

Certifiable. Danger to themselves and others.

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Message 1159737 - Posted: 7 Oct 2011, 12:20:14 UTC

Terrorists? No.

Hate filled idiots, self righteous jerks, oxygen thieves, Slime , Sick, Twisted, Pond-scum, Harrassing, Mean, Evil, And a thousand other terms...

But terrorists, no.

They have a right to speak. And they invite everyones else right to shout them back down.

They are a hate group that should be monitored carefully. But so far they have not advocated violence directly(that I know of).
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Message 1159859 - Posted: 7 Oct 2011, 18:05:12 UTC

I'd recommend watching the Louis Theroux documentaries on the Westboro Baptists, The Most Hated Family in America and America's Most Hated Family in Crisis. Most of the first of these is available on youtube, and the second is here.

I do not believe the group can rightly be called terrorists.
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I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that ...

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Message 1159869 - Posted: 7 Oct 2011, 18:17:22 UTC
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With an "Enshrined" Freedom of Speech, things like this is to be expected. Best thing to do is to ignore them!
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Message 1159882 - Posted: 7 Oct 2011, 18:52:08 UTC - in response to Message 1159859.
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I'd recommend watching the Louis Theroux documentaries on the Westboro Baptists, The Most Hated Family in America and America's Most Hated Family in Crisis. Most of the first of these is available on youtube, and the second is here.




Fred Phelps conducts himself under the belief that he is a prophet chosen by God.

Hmm?, Well he's got that wrong for I did not choose him, will someone like to inform him of that !!

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Message 1159906 - Posted: 7 Oct 2011, 19:36:25 UTC
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I simply detest these people.

There is a difference in my mind between free speech and hate speech. These people espouse things that are so cruel in my mind. I have seen them absolutely try to verbally assault people at a military funeral a few years ago. Calling them abusive names and screaming that the soldier "deserved to die"--not because of anything that the extremists usually state, but simply because he chose to serve his country and therefore was "serving Satan". No family should ever have to endure that...ever.

Sorry to rant, but I have really strong feelings on this.
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Message 1159934 - Posted: 7 Oct 2011, 21:10:05 UTC - in response to Message 1159906.

I simply detest these people.

There is a difference in my mind between free speech and hate speech. These people espouse things that are so cruel in my mind. I have seen them absolutely try to verbally assault people at a military funeral a few years ago. Calling them abusive names and screaming that the soldier "deserved to die"--not because of anything that the extremists usually state, but simply because he chose to serve his country and therefore was "serving Satan". No family should ever have to endure that...ever.

Sorry to rant, but I have really strong feelings on this.


Leaving aside individual feelings on this matter, the definition of "detest" is "to hate intensely".

So, it's ok for one side to hate, but not another? hmmmmm, interesting........
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Message 1161257 - Posted: 11 Oct 2011, 21:08:13 UTC - in response to Message 1159934.

I simply detest these people.

There is a difference in my mind between free speech and hate speech. These people espouse things that are so cruel in my mind. I have seen them absolutely try to verbally assault people at a military funeral a few years ago. Calling them abusive names and screaming that the soldier "deserved to die"--not because of anything that the extremists usually state, but simply because he chose to serve his country and therefore was "serving Satan". No family should ever have to endure that...ever.

Sorry to rant, but I have really strong feelings on this.


Leaving aside individual feelings on this matter, the definition of "detest" is "to hate intensely".

So, it's ok for one side to hate, but not another? hmmmmm, interesting........


Sirius--I do hate those people not for who they are, but what they do to other people and put their families through. I have never, however, wished death on anyone.
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Message 1161404 - Posted: 12 Oct 2011, 8:33:09 UTC

I totally agree Blurf, but this is the problem with Demrocracy & freedom of speech.

Any other type of action taken to prevent it will lead to claims of censorship &/or infringements of civil rights.

So as already stated, just ignore them.
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