(Closed) Arizona ‘Angels’ against Westboro Church

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Truly disgusting.  That “church” is a hate group.  Plain and simple.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Arizona is trying to pass emergency legislation banning protests within 300 feet of funerals. Hopefully that will cut back on that horrible group’s impact!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

Thank goodness! I was beyond disgusted when I heard the news today of their intent to picket that little girl’s funeral.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

When my college was shot up in 2008 they tried to protest there. They are disgusting. Did you know that they’ve brainwashed their kids by taking them on protests for their birthdays?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The members Westboro Baptist Church are a bunch of hatemongering psychos.  Thank God there has been some legislation passed to keep them away, at least in this circumstance.

If I am not mistaken, the first “Angels” that helped shield mourners from their nonsense were at the funeral of Matthew Shepard… If you haven’t heard of the play The Laramie Project, or seen the movie based on it, I highly recommend checking them out.

Thank God these crazies are the exception, not the rule.  To think that they do what they do in the name of God is repulsive.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@octopus: Not sure if they’ll follow through on this, but this morning the head lady (I can’t remember her name) promised on a Toronto radio show not to picket the little girl’s funeral. The whole group is so totally off the deep end. I’m all for having your own opinion and view on things, but I’m not for hurting other people to express your POV.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

A local high school here in Boston has a significant gay-straight alliance group with lots of student body participation, and the Westboro Baptist Church picketed the school once. The students created a counter-protest in which they asked community members to pledge a certain number of dollars to the gay-straight alliance for every minute the WBC protested. So, if you pledged $2/minute, for example, a 60-minute picket would mean a $120 donation to the gay-straight alliance. I thought that was downright brilliant.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@octopus: That’s really cool! Smart thinking!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I saw a YouTube clip where an organizer set up a table across the street from the WBC protestors to take donations to organizations that the WBC specifically picketted/spoke out against. Then, he donated the money to that group listing the WBC as the benefactor. Genius!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Westboro “church” isn’t a really church. It’s a family that’s a bunch of lawyers, they research the law, protest funerals to tick people off, and sue whenever anybody (individuals or cities) do anything against them or the laws of protest.

I find what they do despicable, preying on mourning families for their own monetary benefit.

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