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Gee this shows the truth about the beliefs of the Westboro Baptist Church and what their new (possible) leader understands about real faith.


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Leave it to the power of almighty Lord to try to bring the world together. When Westboro Baptist Church members angrily picketed the singer's concert Friday in Missouri in response to her recent pro-gay comments, counter-protesters had a compassionate response:
signs of condolence for the group's recently deceased pastor Fred Phelps. "Sorry for your loss," read one large poster. "Live your life and be awesome," said another.

"We realized that it wasn't so much about antagonizing them but sending out the countered safe that we are here for people who need that message and need that positivity,

" sign creator Megan Coleman told KSHB-TV. Her well intended message was lost in translation to some Westboro members, however.

"I don't even know what they're saying," said Westboro member Steve Dralin, who is poised to be the church's next leader.
- - Jordan Valinsky
Westboro Baptist Church left confused by 'Sorry for your loss' counter-protest - The Week

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They are really sick and twisted.

I think Tyra Banks did something profoundly incredible with Shirley Phelps and a couple of her kids and they failed to comprehend it.
They are so used to hate and confusing it with a good thing that they can't recognize the difference inbetween things that they do that result in good, happy energy and things that they do that result in them being angry.
It's bizarre that they can't even admit that they are angry...


One of the things that the Tyra video reminds me of is that the Phelps clan used to picket gay funerals and not soldiers.
That didn't engender enough of a response for them, so they transitioned to picketing soldier funerals. And that is where they got a lot more attention that they thrived upon.

It's profoundly disturbing that they seem to think that if they can engender hate that means they are doing God's work.

Another weirdness is the family has a ridiculously large number of lawyers. From one description I read, they essentially "make money" off of suing people, towns, etc who get in the way of their vile "free speech".
Kind of like a little brat putting his hand in front of your face and saying "I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you."
And then when you reach up and move the hand, the kid sues you for assault and walks off with $$$ ...
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Yea foundit66 I took to long to come back and add to my opinion " AND REALTY" at the end..

I have so much on my plate so I try to keep it simple yet to the point as best I can doing it this way.

I know you have feeling relating to faith, reality and these people. Many had hoped with Fred SR., passing they would just fall apart..

Yet this isn't in the cards yet. .. What I do like is that this town has never attacked this group of crazies in physically yet I have seen some post in the online CJ newspaper harsh words. Which to me is fine.

BTW Most of these adults are and have from the very start been lawyer's as Fred, SR. was one himself.

So saying "ridiculously" means little to us that have to live in the same town they call home base.

And thanks for the video... A nice post sir.
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