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  • #126
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    @PoliticalSpice
    The man doing this is fabulous! We had to have look outs at my sons visitation and funeral. He died at 10yrs old after a bone marrow transplant. He made it through the BMT, but a pulmonary embolism killed him. His dad, now up to Col. in the Army had gotten threatening letters and phone calls saying they were going to picket his visitation and funeral. Even a news van came and was setting up. We asked the funeral directors what could be done. They went out there and the next thing was the news van packing it up and leaving. I don't know if they were there because of Westboro who may have been scared to carry out their threats because of the police presence or that my son had been the front runner here for the Children's American Cancer society.or that he did commercials for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He always wanted to give back. He had interviewed with the paper and local news about his life. Along with with Memphis news programs. Also with CNN and the new at the time, Fox; also a piece about him in US Today. But we didn't want to chance it and thought the news showing up at his visitation was in poor taste. I had written of this before not knowing how close it came. My ex read my posts and called me, finally telling me the truth. He said I had too much on me already to have to worry about Westboro the non church at that time.
    The thought of them there across the road and holding up signs and yelling horrible things anywhere near us at that heart wrenching time is completely incomprehensible! It would have been bad for us, but worse for Westboro with my son's father's family there and the number of military personnel going over and beating them to a pulp. The police would have let it happen for a while before stopping it. Most of them had been in the National Gaurd with my son's dad. Before he went to college and became an officer.
    He was right, I couldn't have handled the threats from Westboro, I was already crushed.
    Westboro is not even a real church. Every member are also family members. How can the government give them the same tax breaks that other churches are given and have them listed as a hate group at the same time? I also really wish there was a way to make them drop Baptist from their name. No other Baptist church believes as they do and they are not part of any Baptist organization, like the Southern Baptist Convention or the many others. What they are doing is actually against the law, like inciting violence. I could go on and on about this family! They are no church! Others that see them need to know this is not how true Christians behave. They seem to have forgotten what is written in the Bible that they say they are working for. "Judge not lest you be judged." This one has done what it claims. Also, "Love your neighbor". That does not mean just the people in houses around yours, it means to love all people, though they may not agree with you. I'm having a hard time following this one because Westboro is just so harsh to people in life changing events of loosing a loved family member. I don't ever listen to them, just as most. I don't care what they say, just the fact that they are there picketing a funeral is so awful! I hate to wish something bad to happpen to anyone, but I really wish a huge group of people would picket and yell at a funeral service of one of that family. They need to know how that feels first hand! Maybe they would scale back if they knew the heartache they cause on top of the heart ache and grieving that is happening at the same time. If anyone does ever stage a picket of that kind. I would like know so that I could catch a plane and be there to be a part.
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    While I applaud the gentleman taking the fight to the crazies that cannot be code legal. Nobody wants a rainbow house in their neighborhood. At least I don't. That's an eyesore.
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    Hate groups masquerading as churches are more of an eyesore. If this serves as a one-fingered salute to the WBC pricks, I'll chip in to buy paint for the whole street!!!
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    @NormalFlora I totally understand the sentiment. But where I live there are code laws against this sort of thing and I expect there are most places. In my neighborhood we can have white houses and earth tone houses. No blues, no reds, no greens, no anything except white and earth tones. I had nothing to do with the law but I know why it was passed. Out here the Mexicans can't seem to see a building that doesn't need to be painted green and red. So what I was doing was commenting on codes, not the supporting the wackos, ok?
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    @NormalFlora Well even if they are in violation and have to paint it over, the point is still made isn't it? That counts for something.
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    Jess, we got to get ya out of the big city.....LOL. Thank goodness I have only one neighbor and we both have brick homes, but, the color of some houses around our "free" county would make ya gag! Pink (bright), green (fluorescent), purple (Barney color) are just some of the colors I've seen.....HMM....wondering where some have gotten their "taste" from? <grin>
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    A big tent democrat liberal demonstrating tolerance for all... is it now ok to ridicule southern people because they differ in the way they might speak.
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    @ASISEEIT2 I'm not a big tent democrat liberal and yes, it is okay to make fun of the way southern people talk. Maybe you are suggesting that they should be protected by the American Disabilities Act? I have heard of hate crimes, but this is the first that I have heard of ridicule crimes. I am pretty good with accents and dialects actually, and make fun of a wide variety of nationalities, cultures and sub-cultures. You should hear the one that I do for humorless sods with sticks up their butts. It is popular at parties. There is usually at least one person who says, "Hey! That's not funny!" Y'all have a gud day nah, y'heah?
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    @ASISEEIT2 My rule of thumb is: if you tell a joke and you're the only one laughing, it isn't funny. So, do you always stereotype people as big tent democrat liberals while whining about them ridiculing stereotypes, or is that only when they ridicule people that you identify with?
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    @Dan_Tien ...although I usually support most of your statements and truly believe in humor and laughter, as an Applachian southerner, I'm not sure how I feel about your last post here, I will digress from making assumptions and comparisons based on such uninformed ignorance, sterotypes of any kind, in general, are wrong, I'd thought you'd have thought as much also, oh well. peace always :)...http://en.wikipedia.org/w iki/Appalachian_English
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    Awsome idea!

    Wouldnt it be funny if some night after dark, the went across the street, and gave the church the same paint job?
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    @jessejaymes No one can stoop lower than them...just a 'get back',and if one was ever needed , they do. Or have their "church"..ahem.. struck with lightening.
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    @mimi57 Mimi this is still America. If those asshats showed up at a funeral I was at I would go to jail for kicking some crazy ass. But beyond that I ignore them. I don't care what some church does out of the public eye anymore than I care what some hippies do in a commune out of the public eye. I wouldn't burn down their place because I know what they don't know. Hate is a wasted emotion.
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    @jessejaymes So, you want to go to jail over these Idiots? Not me. I don't really
    hate them, but I can't think of a group of people I resent more and hope they get
    what they deserve.
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    @mimi57 Mimi nobody protest the funeral of a military person in my presence. I would go to jail just long enough to post bail. but no jury in this country would convict me or anyone else for kicking their ass at a funeral protest.
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    His house is an eyesore, i'm sure it wouldn't be difficult for neighbors to complain and have the city evict him.
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    Rainbows today do not lead to a pot of gold.They represent gay pride and any destruction to their symbol could be a hate crime.I can remember when the word gay meant happy.WTF.
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    @miketost You need permission from the city to display a sign,you need permits to protest and you can't disturb the peace in a residential neighborhood.
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    @CATTLEPROD LOL GODS law is not superseded by mans law .So no .Brush up on your hate crime laws as pertains to gay and lesbians in todays society.There again man made laws.
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    Best story I have heard in so long, how visciously righteous! Gotta love the cut, the burn! Also so pleased to read the posts of my friends/protagonists, thanks for reinforcing my belief in your intelligence!
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    Welp,There goes the neighborhood. I wouldn't want neither around me so I guess I would be selling my house for nothing just to get away from idiots. Sad people that live next to both have worked hard their whole life to pay for a place they was hoping to live in until death have to put up with shit like this anymore. America sucks anymore. Everyone wants to force their lifestyles down your throat and this is further proof because no one on the block can't even look out the window without being reminded. F#&^%*@ SAD!
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    The only reason I joined this website was for more information on this man's project! I just want to know if contributions are tax deductible. LOL!
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    Here we go ... the gays trying to force others into accepting their lifestyle! Maybe the Black Panthers and the KKK will move into the neighborhood so we create the perfect storm ... lol.
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    Hilarious. "Dey's movin in". Well there goes the neighbourhood. I well remember (ca. 1967) when a "black" university professor bought a house on our street (american city unnamed) and the polack who was going to be a next door neighbour wanted to be "bought out". I happened to be in the area 5 years later and visited the old neighbourhood. Guess which house on the street was the only one that didn't need some "touch up" work.
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