Westboro Church protests Amish funerals

  1. It is official. These people have absolutely no decency...

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1714519/posts
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Oh.

    My.

    God.

    :angryfire

    We need not look for the Antichrist. He's already here, and his name is Fred Phelps. His followers must come from the same place he does.......no normal person would do something like this.
    Last edit by VivaLasViejas on Oct 5, '06
  4. by   donsterRN
    I just don't know what to say.

    I've never heard of anything so twisted.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Cannot say I am surprised at anything this evil man or his cohorts/family are up to.
  6. by   Tweety
    Deb me neither. They have long used funerals as a protest. They've been doing it to gay victims of AIDS for years, going up to the grieving parents with a sign "Your Child In Now In Hell".

    They are pure evil through and through.
  7. by   CHATSDALE
    there are sick people in the world
    their intent is beyond my comprehension
  8. by   mercyteapot
    It is not all that often that I am left speechless, but despite the fact that I did know just a bit about these people before, I just can't fathom that people can protest at the funeral of a child...
  9. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Cannot say I am surprised at anything this evil man or his cohorts/family are up to.
    Me neither... Anything for attention, see how far they can push the world... I don't get it. Or how/why they can twist this any way to think this has anything to do with Christ's mission. I wish they would be banned from demonstrating anywhere. They don't care. They just want the dang publicity, and I don't understand what they think it will accomplish, ever. Do they just enjoy getting a rise out of people? It's absolutely sick.
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    I saw Mike Gallagher on tv yesterday being interviewed about giving this group airtime on his radio show IF they would not protest at these funerals and they took him up on it.

    They got their message out . . . but didn't show up at the funerals so I guess that is good . . . .still makes me sick to my stomach.


    steph
  11. by   RGN1
    I wish this sicko had never been given the airtime at all. Luckily in the UK we didn't get this little delight on our news. Not that we don't also have our idiots when things like this happen, we just haven't been treated to this particular moron.

    How I wish Phelp's had been run over by a bus on his way home!! Now that would have been justice!!
  12. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from RGN1
    I wish this sicko had never been given the airtime at all.
    We need to stop giving these morons their publicity.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    We need to stop giving these morons their publicity.
    In a way I'm not sure I can justify . . . I am glad they were on the radio and not at the funerals. Those poor families have suffered enough. If the Phelps got to display their hate and ignorance for all to hear on a radio for an hour, maybe that is a good thing.

    I had never heard of this group until Roy linked to them .. oh, about a year ago or more? I'm glad I'm aware of them now.

    Maybe giving them the radio time will help them shoot themselves in the foot. I just keep thinking how grateful I am that they did not protest at the funerals.

    steph
  14. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from RGN1
    I wish this sicko had never been given the airtime at all. Luckily in the UK we didn't get this little delight on our news. Not that we don't also have our idiots when things like this happen, we just haven't been treated to this particular moron.

    How I wish Phelp's had been run over by a bus on his way home!! Now that would have been justice!!
    I'm not sure how much harm giving a person like this airtime does, though. It isn't like it is possible to convert many people to Fred Phelp's way of thinking... you are either bent that way or you're not. Thank God so few are. Allowing them to spew their hate over the public airways for an hour earned them far more enemies than friends, I'm sure.

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