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June 24th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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Ok, this is one of those subjects that I cannot grasp no matter which way I look at it. WHy in the world would you picket someone's funeral?

What are your thoughts on this?
Is it ever permissible, in your opinion?
Should there be laws in place against it? (or protecting it, depending on where you stand)
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June 24th, 2006, 08:57 PM
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Ok, this is one of those subjects that I cannot grasp no matter which way I look at it. WHy in the world would you picket someone's funeral?

What are your thoughts on this?
Is it ever permissible, in your opinion?
Should there be laws in place against it? (or protecting it, depending on where you stand)[/b]
I like the laws that they are trying to pass with a 500 foot distance from the funeral. Other than the fact that I think there should be distnace, I think he should still be able to protest.
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June 24th, 2006, 11:55 PM
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Why were they picketing?
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June 25th, 2006, 12:36 AM
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Phelps (a fundamental christrian) will picket funerals of soldiers with his followers beacuse he believes 9/11 and deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan are due to the fact that God is punishing the USA for being accepting of homosexuals.

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Since the summer of 2005 the Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), led by Fred Phelps, has been picketing funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, with placards reading "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "Thank God for IEDs [improvised explosive devices]," while shouting epithets at grieving parents. Phelps believes that the soldiers represent a nation tolerant of homosexuality, and their deaths are God's direct punishment for their sins.[/b]

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Another example are the antiwar protestors who will do the same thing, picket soldier's funerals, some with signs and things claiming that the soldier deserved to die (and more horrible signs as well).
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June 25th, 2006, 01:54 AM
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I think it is dispicable that anyone would picket a funeral.

It is not a time to draw attention to yourself & add drama to other's pain. I don't care if it were hte devil himself - I wouldn't picket - it's incredibly insensitive & in horrid taste. Why on earth have people so lost their minds that we even have to consider a law to prevent such ridiculous behavior????

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June 25th, 2006, 06:09 AM
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Phelps (a fundamental christrian) will picket funerals of soldiers with his followers beacuse he believes 9/11 and deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan are due to the fact that God is punishing the USA for being accepting of homosexuals.[/b]
He is such a twisted person. I also think it’s sad that he has been protesting AIDS funerals for years and no one paid much attention to him until he (and his messed up family) started picketing the soldiers. He knew what would finally get the publics attention.
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June 25th, 2006, 06:16 AM
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Wow! I had no idea this was something he has been doing for a while (I started hearing about in 2005 with the soldier's funerals).

That's horrible , and now he has what he wants...media attention. And only 23 states have laws about where he and his followers can picket during a funeral.

I actually saw him on foxnews a few months back...I couldn't believe it...


If there is a hell, I hope there is special place in hell for people like this guy.
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June 25th, 2006, 07:20 AM
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I think its wrong and find it sickening people do this.
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June 25th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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I dont care what the situation is.. a soldiers funeral, a gay mans funeral, a lesbian womans funeral.. whatever and whoever's funeral it is should be respected. It is disgusting and personally I feel that it should be a he|| of a lot further away than 500 feet.. This guy is a idiot and so is his entire family.. I swear dont let me ever see this #####hat in my area.. I will be going to jail for assault..
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June 25th, 2006, 10:59 AM
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I think it is dispicable that anyone would picket a funeral.

It is not a time to draw attention to yourself & add drama to other's pain. I don't care if it were hte devil himself - I wouldn't picket - it's incredibly insensitive & in horrid taste. Why on earth have people so lost their minds that we even have to consider a law to prevent such ridiculous behavior????

GRRRRRRRRRR [/b]

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I dont care what the situation is.. a soldiers funeral, a gay mans funeral, a lesbian womans funeral.. whatever and whoever's funeral it is should be respected. It is disgusting and personally I feel that it should be a he|| of a lot further away than 500 feet.. This guy is a idiot and so is his entire family.. I swear dont let me ever see this #####hat in my area.. I will be going to jail for assault..[/b]

Couldn't agree more.
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June 25th, 2006, 11:17 AM
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i didnt know ppl picketed at funerals? I figured people would have a little respect?!
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June 25th, 2006, 11:39 AM
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Horribly offensive. Incredibly immoral. I think it's great they're passing laws to make these hateful believers stay a reasonable distance away from grieving families as they burry their children.

If you have a strong stomach and reasonably low blood pressure and are looking for something to get really riled up reading, check out their website...

www.godhatesfags.com/main/index.html

BTW, they call picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers, "love crusades".

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June 25th, 2006, 01:00 PM
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These people are sick. We had a discussion about them previously http://www.justmommies.com/boards/index.php?showtopic=217670.

There was another group that began travelling with the protestors to counter their efforts and shield the mourners from them http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,185617,00.html.
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June 25th, 2006, 02:17 PM
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god hates Canada too for some reason. http://www.godhatescanada.com/

God do ppl actually believe this crap?! this wprld is filled with so much hate.
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June 25th, 2006, 04:32 PM
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You'd like to think people had more respect... but they don't.

I'm strongly against picketing at or near funerals for ANY reason.
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I dont care what the situation is.. a soldiers funeral, a gay mans funeral, a lesbian womans funeral.. whatever and whoever's funeral it is should be respected. It is disgusting and personally I feel that it should be a he|| of a lot further away than 500 feet.. This guy is a idiot and so is his entire family..[/b]

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June 26th, 2006, 08:46 AM
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seriously these soliders died for the friggen right for these guys to picket in the first place.. a little decency here. i've seen him and his wife interviewed- not sure why they haven't been locked up yet- and i dont mean for breaking the law, they are just plain nuts.
freedom of speech and protest is all well and good. but what kind of moron pickets and protests against a party that cant fight back- i mean what kind of debate is that? cowardly if you ask me. freedom of speech was given to us also knowing that we had restraint- you have freedom of speech to say anything to anyone at any time. but you dont out of common human decency.
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June 26th, 2006, 08:53 AM
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preach on sister !! people lack human decency nowadays.. Sadly I think it will only get worse..
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