(Closed) Westboro Baptist to protest funerals and vigils for school shooting victims.

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Should Westboro Baptist be allowed to protest the Sandy Hook tragedy?
    Yes, I have no problem with them. : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Yes, they are sick bastards but they have the right to protest : (46 votes)
    23 %
    No, they are sick bastards and this should not be called free speech : (154 votes)
    76 %
  • Post # 3
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @MrsFuzzyFace:  It’s the fact that everyone affected by this horrible tragedy was INNOCENT. They could have been someone with the ability to grow up and do great things. But these people, who literally have to suffer from some psychological disorder to be as ruthless as they are, are terrorists. Plain and simple. They are not expressing free speech in my opinion. Free speech should never cause emotional harm to another person and that’s all they are doing to the poor and distraught families of the slain. It beyond disgusts me.

    But us as a nation bond in times like this. I’m predicting the biggest human wall blocking those bastards from even being noticed.

    God Bless America.

    Post # 4
    2447 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Ah yes. Those guys. They’re already being targeted by Anonymous, who have started giving out a lot of their private information all over the internet. I suspect that now that they’re on the Anonymous shit-list, they’re not going to have too much time to protest.

    Post # 5
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    they weren’t able to get a permit so they will not be present.  My Fiance drove up there to make sure or he would have stood to block them.

    Post # 6
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t think I can find words vile enough to fully describe my feelings for them, but yes I do think they have a right to protest. Free speech is free speech and I don’t think that the government should start picking and choosing who it affords the 1st amendment rights to. 

    Plus, if that is honestly their beliefs I would rather they be open about it so everyone is aware of what sick bastards they are. 

    ETA: I also believe that people have the absolute right to protest THEM and to form (lawful) barricades to keep them from being seen/disturbing anyone. 

    Post # 8
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    They are twisted, sick, inhumane things, but tragically, the protection of free speech is made just for people like that, it is meant to protect the unpopular speech. But that also doesn’t mean everyone else doesn’t have the right tp express their own opinion about them and block them from being anywhere close to family and friends at these events (like Texas A&M students did, I’m a Longhorn but I will give them a big “Whoop!!” for that one!) or by being allowed to protest… 5 blocks from the event like at another place I know they were. I’m glad they weren’t allowed a permit. They a pathetic people who are going to be ever so disappointed when they get to see Jesus and He asks them “Who are you people to try to say those things in My name?!What the heck was that about because it sure wasn’t MY opinions….”

    Post # 9
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Sorry but I don’t believe in free speech at all when it comes to people’s funerals. I fucking hate Westboro Baptist followers and I hope they all rot in hell.

    There’s going to be a HUGE fucking barricade to block them out, so I’m not concerend they will actually succeed.  

    Post # 10
    2447 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @CorgiTales:  +1. As much as we hate them, we can’t pick and choose who gets to express their right to free speech.

    What always gets me though is that Fred Phelps was a prominent civil rights attorney that once sued Reagan for an alleged violation of separation between church and state. This was before he was disbarred and lost his marbles though.

    Post # 11
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    They seems to want to push buttons and get attention. Then they sue in the name of free speech. I try not to let them get to me anymore. They are pathetic.

    Post # 12
    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee

    An important thing to remember about the Westboro baptist chuch is that they protest these events for their own profit. Why else would they announce their presence in advance and record the proceedings?


    Almost all of the “congregation’s” members are lawyers and they are very careful not to make remarks about a specific individual, only groups. Then, they sue the people who come to protest for threatening them, or attempting to harm them in some way. 


    IMO, they don’t actually believe any of the things they say, they’ve just found a way to make a LOT of money by abusing the first amendmnet.


    And there’s no law against that kind of…entreprenuership. 


    I know how difficult it is, but the best thing to do is ignore them. If they’ve got no one to sue, they’ll stop doing it. 

    Post # 13
    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m a religious person and this kind of thing makes me beyond furious. I’m usually very forgiving and stuff but with these people I can’t help but want the worst for them. Do they have absolutely no regard for human emotions and grievance?

    These poor families… if only I could drive there to do something about it…

    Post # 16
    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    They’re just tryiing to get attention, in a very sick sick way. I wish everyone would just ignore them so they could go away and stop spreading hate.

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