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Westboro, what you ladies think of this?

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http://news.yahoo.com/petition-urges-white-house-classify-westboro-church-hate-192906943.html


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Jasmine

Mother to three beautiful kids, Faith Milany 5-24-06, Alexander 8-11-07, Khaleb Mobin 3-02-10
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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Jers.
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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hate group is an organized group or movement that advocates and practices hatredhostility, or violence towards members of a race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or other designated sector of society. 

I am not a group (nor do I advocate hatred, hostility or violence toward members of a race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation).  

They can say and do whatever they want, but I am against them doing it all as a CHURCH and receiving federal benefits as a religious organization.  They are what the US defines as a hate group and they should be classified as such.  The US government should not financially support hate groups.

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 

Quoting Jers.:

I am all for free speech, but these people are the most deranged "church" I've ever seen.

Their antics certainly fit the definition of a hate group, so they should be classified as such.

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 They can petition what they want it is free speech....just like the folks at WBC can spew what they want.....the SCOTUS has already ruled what they spew as free speech.

 


 So should we classify YOU as a hate group too?  The free speech door has to swing both ways...............unless you really want to give someone the authority to decide what is hate speech.....I am sure the folks at WBC would feel YOU are a hater.

This is WHY the SCOTUS said they are using their right of free speech.

I am not supporting the WBC...I think they are awful..........BUT I will...to my last breath...support their right to free speech.......lest I lose mine.

 


Jers.
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:47 AM

It's better than doing nothing but complaining about a situation.  People want to make  a statement or join a cause and not everyone has a Guy Fawkes mask.

You should do your research.  This type of slacktivism has brought attention to many  issues and were the first step in quite a few changes being made.

Quoting katy_kay08:

Some people have most ridiculous ideas of what they can accomplish with these petitions.   


ReadWriteLuv
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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I think every time we make a post about them, they win, no matter what the context. I refuse to discuss them or give credence to their cause. That said, I realize I am breaking my own rule by coming in here and replying to this post, but occasionally I like to make this stance known. By making a petition, signing a petition, and creating this post you are feeding their machine.

The only way to get rid of these people is to ignore them completely. Even negative press is good press. Let's all just stop discussing them and making them famous. It's what they want. And this petition will do you no good, they've brought their cases to high courts before, and won. That is why they are church, they are protected by that fact in addition to the 1st amendment. 

katy_kay08
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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Quoting Jers.:

It's better than doing nothing but complaining about a situation.  People want to make  a statement or join a cause and not everyone has a Guy Fawkes mask.

You should do your research.  This type of slacktivism has brought attention to many  issues and were the first step in quite a few changes being made.

Quoting katy_kay08:

Some people have most ridiculous ideas of what they can accomplish with these petitions.   


This group has been quite clear that they want the attention. Giving them this type of attention further emboldens them to act in the manner that they do. If they stopped getting attention for their disgusting displays their goals would not be served, but of course people like to react instead of act and because the WBC can count on the gut first reactions they can count their actions a success.


gammie
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I think what some are doing is better than a petitions.

We the people have to fight against hate we can't wait for the government to do it.

Stand in front of these people and show them this will not tolerated is better!

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:39 AM

 bump

GLWerth
by Gina on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM

They are indeed a hateful group, but unfortunately, their speech is protected.

We have a right to protest it. We have a right to stand between them and the objects of their hate (which seems to include everyone and everything save themselves), but the government doesn't have the right to stop them from speaking.

They are horrible, they are disgusting, but they have the right to speak.

And we have the right and responsibility to speak against them.

Jasminemomof3
by Jasmine on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Bump
carterscutie85
by Bronze Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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How about we petition to get them shut down instead?

Seriously..anyone who protests a child's funeral is just fucked up and needs to be locked away in a dark corner somewhere.

When the KKK doesn't agree with your shit, you know you did something bad lol.

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Dec. 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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 Honestly, I don't care what these hate mongers spew. However, I do think they need to lose their non-profit church status, because these folks clearly  have a political agenda, and they are not non-profit by any stretch of the imagination.

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