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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm
    Link: UW Owns WBC - Westboro Baptist Church protests the death of 3 U of Wisconsin kids--they weren`t expecting their 9000 classmates. NSFW.
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    Lavisival Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:05 pm
    I dont understand whats happening
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:06 pm
    WBC is a bunch of imbeciles,but still,crowd control anyone?
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    lagotto_roma Female 13-17
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    lol
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    nicely done... there are few things that anger me more then westboro baptist church... bigots of the highest degree
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    Kristen323 Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    I thought that was an amazingly beautiful thing.
    Especially the signs from the students- "Homos are sweet", "Chill", and my favorite, I didn`t read all of it, but "Do not judge or you will be judged..."
    I love that the college did that for their classmates.
  7. Profile photo of Dynmitrave
    Dynmitrave Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:16 pm
    Like I`ve said before, it really pisses me off when these people act like they represent Christians as a whole. I really don`t think being hateful like that is a good way to represent Christ`s love at all. God doesn`t hate people. Even if they do happen to disagree with something, they`re not going to convince anyone of their side by telling them that they`re going to Hell.
    If you disagree with someone, just talk to them. People will listen to reason if it`s in a civil context and not randomly speaking out against random deaths that have nothing to do with your point.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:17 pm
    HOMOS ARE SWEETTTT
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    cagel Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    kickass
  10. Profile photo of Dynmitrave
    Dynmitrave Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:20 pm
    Oh, and to sum up my point, Christians aren`t all idiots like that. They just get a bad name because of the vocal minority (idiots) who make it into the news all the time by doing crap like that.
    I do believe evolutionism can co-exist with creationism.
    I don`t think "fags" are beyond hope and all going to hell.
    If you don`t believe in God, that`s your choice. I`m not gonna start some argument about it. If you want, I`d be glad to start an intellectual discussion in which I explain why I believe there`s a God, and I can guarantee that as long as you`re cool about it, it will remain civil and I won`t tell you about how you`re a heathen who`s going to Hell.
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    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:20 pm
    I want to go to one of their protests and stand behind them with a big sign that says "DISREGARD THIS WE SUCK CAWKZ"
  12. Profile photo of Kristen323
    Kristen323 Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    When one of their protests comes to an area near me, I`m getting one of my friend`s loudspeaker things that you hold to your mouth, and reading scripture to them all about not judging and whatnot.
    I`m an Agnostic, but I was a christian for a long, long time, and these people make me sick.
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    conor1509 Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:23 pm
    so the college agrees with homosexuality?
  14. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    How is this "UW owns WBC"

    I just saw 2 groups of people, one extremely large and one very small by comparison, holding protest signs that say "hooray for our side"

    I was expecting the WBC folk to get their asses kicked or something...

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    Sjd-Wth Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    I believe this is in order - Owned
  16. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    ^^
    Once again...how?
  17. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    pwned this restored my faith in humanity
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:31 pm
    *blushes at Britt566`s comment* :3
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    yankee15 Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    Send them to the lions!
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    Beamquake Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:34 pm
    Stupid university morons. They don`t have any right to judge WBC. They`re just having typical, testosterone-based knee-jerk reactions. WBC is protesting peacefully, and those kids, nay, those BRATS, just made fools of themselves by becoming rowdy morons JUST like you`d expect them to.

    God bless Westboro Baptist Church for so dearly clinging on to their freedom of speech, and damn those brats to hell for condemning them for it.

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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:38 pm
    @ beamquake
    they dont have a right to judge WBC but they have every right to judge people for being different makes plenty of sense to me
  22. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:39 pm
    eventually there`s ganna be fists thrown...that will make for some epic utube

    when somebody holds a big sign in ur face telling you how u and ur family will burn forever...ur ganna wanna beat some ass

    but they all deserve to be mauled...i know there are ppl who hate gay people...but this is the only group that will go to the funeral of a soldier just to spread hate

    and u know if the cops turn their back for a second...its on like donkey kong

  23. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:40 pm
    oh and b4 i forget...

    I HAVE IRREFUTABLE PROOF THAT BEAMQUAKE IS A PEDO

  24. Profile photo of 2-toed-sloth
    2-toed-sloth Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:44 pm
    WHAT 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  25. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:45 pm
    ^ lol no

    just expressin my free speech

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    jsmith31 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    Oh, and BEAMQUAKE, I`m pretty sure a relatively angry reaction is justified if the WBC is coming down to protest the mourning of your friends that just died in a fire. I`m pretty sure the last group of people who were happy about others getting burned alive were the Nazis. So that means BEAMQUAKE loves nazis as well. That`s pretty low man, even for you.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    Dynmitrave: Oh, and to sum up my point, Christians aren`t all idiots.

    Then what are they? The whole religion is so fractured the left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing. christians choose to pick and choose what they will belive in the bible. thankfully it`s not taken literally or we would have wholesale slaughter on our hands.

    I`m Humanitarian Antheist, allways have been, allways will be. I can disprove and pick fault with so much of the bible with factual information it makes no sense for anyone to follow it. Untill one religion can prove it`s right, anyone following it is a sheep. Just makes no sense to me!

    Beamquakem, you deserve a kick in the nuts.

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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    On 2008-04-10 ClearSky87 wrote: oh and b4 i forget...

    I HAVE IRREFUTABLE PROOF THAT BEAMQUAKE IS A PEDO
    That must mean that you`re a "PEDO" as well!

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    jareddevour Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:50 pm
    beamquake, you suck at critical thought.

    This makes me EXTREMELY proud to be going to a UW school next year. Wisconsin rules sometimes.

  30. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:50 pm
    religion is bad because its not about being a good person nemore...its just about who is right

    unless u believe in THEIR god and not just A god...ur going to hell, and thats wrong

    and The_Maddog, don`t kick beamquake in the nuts...thats what gets him off

  31. Profile photo of 2-toed-sloth
    2-toed-sloth Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:53 pm
    FLAME WAR! Gaaaaaaaaa get out while you still can
  32. Profile photo of apoet4life
    apoet4life Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:54 pm
    WBC has always gotten on my nerves. The VAST majority of that church is all of the same family. It wouldn`t surprise me if "Rev" Fred Phelps` family tree didn`t branch out. I think its awesome that UW stood up like that. It`s about time someone protested against them so largely. I`ve hated WBC ever since I heard about them with the play about Matthew Shepard, "The Laramie Project".
  33. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:55 pm
    manorrd...u already posted that dude...oh but u deleted the post and wrote it again...which is a classic sign of fail

    how does me knowing beamquake is a pedo automatically make me one?

    that and ur clear misunderstanding of ownage...

  34. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 9:55 pm
    lol flamER war...
  35. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:01 pm
    ^^Wow.

    Can you say, "coherence?"

    Anyway, if you have proof that beamquake is a pedo, you`re either a cop (which requires high school) or you know from experience...

    My bet? Experience.

  36. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm
    but if u think about it, isn`t the WBC just a flamer IRL?
    i don`t know if somebody`s gay or not...but if i say it...people get mad,because i have no proof to back up a message that is simply designed to make others mad
  37. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    like manoord shows...a hate-filled message only inspires more hate...not a deeper understanding of god

    you reap what you sow...and in the end alot of ppl in the WBC are either going to end up dead or seriously hurt because they only seek to spread hate

  38. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:08 pm
    ^^Hey `dude`

    Don`t start getting all fuzzy and philosophical here.

    YOU were the one that accused someone on this forum of being a pedophile without cause or reason.

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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:14 pm
    Nice, epic ownage!
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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:16 pm
    Rev. Phelps and his ilk are charlatans and frauds. Their congregation is not affiliated with any known Baptist institution or association and is believed to have a following of between 70 and 150 members, many of whom are related to Fred Phelps. Instead of having a legitimate theological motivation, the primary aim of the group is to protest in accordance to their first amendment rights and bring litigation to anyone or any group that disrupts those protests.

    What many people don`t understand is that Phelps runs a charted law firm and brings legal action against almost anyone who denies them their rights of free speech or speaks falsely about their organisation. In the past decade alone, Phelps and Co. have made a small fortune in this manner. Any member of the media who makes even the smallest misquote or gives a negative opinion about Phelps and the church are immediately slapped with litigation.

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    Smashking Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:17 pm
    Protest the deaths of students?

    I probably don`t understand the grammar in this, how do you protest an irreversible action after it already happened?


    Anyways, it probably took a lot to gather all those students at that time.

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    Sherissa Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:22 pm
    Wow, I can`t believe how many places I`ve seen this video today. This anti-protest took place less than 24 hours ago at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (where I go to college). The reason the protest took place is because three students recently died in a house fire. The Westboro Church members came here to picket and say that God caused the fire because the kids deserved to die. Our campus is very LGBT friendly, which is probably why these three kids were singled out. After this, the Westboro Church went to at least one of the funerals, I don`t know about the other two.
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    millertimetx Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:28 pm
    I have an honest question for anyone who it applies to (a.k.a. Topeka-area residents)?

    Does anyone from Topeka or the Topeka-area get questions about WBC when out of town? Does anybody get mistakenly identified as one of these idiots?

    I ask this because I am from Waco, a city of similar size and metro area. Even 15 years later, when I go outside the southwest, people still ask me if I am a Davidian, if I knew Koresh, and some even go as far as to cuss me out. I usually try to brush it aside, though some morons have tested me.

    Granted, Westboro hasn`t had a single incident as tragic and stunning (in a bad way) as what happened in Elk, Texas, and I hope that Topekans haven`t had to deal with the crap I have. I also hope that they are proud of their city, just as I still am.

    Just wondering though.

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    _TiKi_ Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:33 pm
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  45. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:38 pm
    It`s always great to see the WBC getting pwned.
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    Axis Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:43 pm
    ^ Beamquake

    if you say WBC is clinging to their freedom of speech, why condemn university students for their right to freedom of speech? From your age group you`re should have or will have experience university life; did you not make any friends in uni? Don`t be bitter bout it now. Unless you`re pro-WBC then now even god can save you.

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    franksuicide Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    millertimetx: Just sending a shout out to my fellow Waconian. And always remeber Uncle David was the sane one in the family.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    Manorrd: "I HAVE IRREFUTABLE PROOF THAT BEAMQUAKE IS A PEDO"
    That must mean that you`re a "PEDO" as well!

    Wouldn`t the whole "I can prove you`re a pedo" thing just keep going down the list like a slinky on an escalator?

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    leesah Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:55 pm
    I wont be surprised when one day at a funeral, an angry Italian mom and her huge angry Italian family beat the crap out of these people, and the police who come to break it up just sit there and laugh.

    A+ for the `Homos Are Sweet` sign though. xD

  50. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm
    manorrd i was makin a point...hate just breeds more hate


  51. Profile photo of chatgirl44
    chatgirl44 Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 11:17 pm
    that should happen every single time they try to protest anything...they suck.
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    lucid_wizard Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 11:30 pm
    damn right. I`m glad someone finally protested those damned protesters. Maybe this will start something....I mean serously, who protest someone after they`re dead. Come on!!
  53. Profile photo of mlchris
    mlchris Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 11:31 pm
    i hates these f--kers! When the NIU shooting happened on Valentine`s day they protested the wakes from there too and people counter protested with tarps so WBC couldn`t see the wakes and what not. It was amazing.
  54. Profile photo of phaseout2004
    phaseout2004 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 11:40 pm
    hey leesah...
    i think your attracted to me. Is cool.
    I know, cause our gaze held for more than a couple of seconds, you double glanced, you mirrored me, your face softened, and you touched my birthmark.

    I`m gonna give you a break. I think your pretty good looking yourself.

    so how bout me and you, in a bush, doing lewd crazy stuff with each others pepper mills. hmmmm.

    xD

    Oh ya...the video was like the messiah truck driver baptizing Hamtaro before his billiards tournament in Chernobyl...

  55. Profile photo of Pilanus
    Pilanus Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 11:46 pm
    Personally I was hoping for a riot to break out and completely overwhelm the WBC, ce la vie. Its great that people are not going to take their bullpoo anymore, and outnumber them 500 to 1.
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    sgdp Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 11:54 pm
    Way to go Americans.... True Patriots and True Americans respect the Constitution not only for themselves, but for others. Unless you want to get down to legality of private property and crap. If the tables were turned these kids would be crying.
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    mandijabster Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 11:58 pm
    i`m glad someone finally owned the WBC. ^^
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    KindlyKat Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:01 am
    Good for them, I`m getting tired of this seeing this $hit. This isn`t the stone ages... women have rights, blacks aren`t slaves and gays can express themselves. I think THAT`S how God wanted it to be.
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    odeed Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:10 am
    I really doubt that this protest is going to make any difference to the people of the WBC. Truly, they beleive that they are the bringers of truth, and that they are enlightened ones, they also expect this reaction. Paying attention to them is not going to make any difference. They are like the school bully, they crave this sort of `ownage`, it makes them feel powerful, and like they are messengers of the truth. Fred Phelps Is Insane, pissing him off is not going to change anything, it will just make things worse.
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    missaquafina Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:20 am
    they are really the spawn of satan. Where they are from, Topeka, Kansas, the zip code is 66601, think about it 666 the mark of the beast?

    And just about 13 miles away from topeka is the town of Stull, Kansas where the stull cemetery is at and some say it has a gateway to hell in it.

    http://www.prairieghosts.com/stull.html

    Well the bible did talk of false prophets

  61. Profile photo of minjofu
    minjofu Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:28 am
    Odeed, While I agree with a couple of things you said.. the wanting attention.. the expectation of this sort of reaction from people.. I do think that this "snuffing out" approach of their protests could very well deter them.. Trouble is, it`s going to have to keep happening.. People are going to have to be right on top of that.. You know, Anonymous spends a lot of time protesting scientology.. It`d have a really easy time keeping track of one little weirdo cult..

    People need to be careful though.. You need to counteract hate with peace.. The crowd had it right when all they were yelling was "GO HOME" .. No threats, no insults.. just a clear simple message..

  62. Profile photo of sgdp
    sgdp Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:29 am
    Oh my gosh people! Have we lost our way?!
    What happened to...

    I Don`t Believe In What You`re Saying, But I`ll DIE For Your Right To Say It.

    We all agree that WBC is, for lack of a better word, "insane," but this does NOT give us the right to shut them up!

  63. Profile photo of Doorfink
    Doorfink Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:41 am
    Yes. Yes it does.
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    Fayth Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:47 am
    "We all agree that WBC is, for lack of a better word, "insane," but this does NOT give us the right to shut them up!"

    It does when they`re doing things that could be regarded as harmful to society, or with the intent to incite a riot. I think that I can fairly safely say that their protests fall into both of those categories.

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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:52 am
    On 2008-04-11 12:41:13 Doorfink wrote: Yes. Yes it does.
    I disagree...

    sqdp gets it.

    The fact that the WBC is allowed to, within the guidelines of free speech and rule of law, broadcast their, shall we say, er....idiotic beliefs, means that we here can all see it in plain view.

    We can then debate and discuss our own viewpoints, and determine to what extent their views coincide with the popular viewpoint....at least within the IAB community.

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    CrimsonCat Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:53 am
    That was sweet. Just amazing.
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    AnneBonney Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:53 am
    I think the students had every right to run them off. And, with the exception of those frat jerks about halfway through, they did it without hurting anyone. The chants of "GO HOME" were all that was really necessary.

    In a sense, we need groups like the WBC to enhance our own solidarity. When they came to my campus a few years ago to protest our theatre`s production of The Laramie Project, all the religious groups on campus, from right-wing Christian to new age rallied together to counter the Phelp`s clan presence. It was a wonderful show of what people united can do. Without the WBC, it never would have happened.

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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2008 at 12:56 am
    ^^Exactly.
    :-) :-)
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    uniquename Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 1:03 am
    good.. that group of biggots piss me off more than any other group of people. i seriously dont see why people dont either go to their home church and protest them with their own scripture or result to a much more violent form of not putting up with their poo. i live in a neighboring state and if i knew the cops would look the other way i would skin each one of them.. most of them are members of the same dumb arse family
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    Serpentchick Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 1:05 am
    They protest at funerals and other high-emotion situations. They can say whatever they want, though I may disagree wholeheartedly with what they believe, but ever heard of respect for other human beings? They`re trying to incite riots. There`s no way they could be doing that and not have the intention of hurting others emotionally as much as possible. They should leave grieving people alone, and say it elsewhere.
    Saying we`ve lost our way simply because we think people deserve respect is an exaggeration of the situation. They can say what they want to say,just do it in a less harmful way, like not at a funeral .
  71. Profile photo of uniquename
    uniquename Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 1:08 am
    ""Oh my gosh people! Have we lost our way?!
    What happened to...

    I Don`t Believe In What You`re Saying, But I`ll DIE For Your Right To Say It.

    We all agree that WBC is, for lack of a better word, "insane," but this does NOT give us the right to shut them up! "" lets hear you say that when its your kid or your parent that they are doing that too.. they do that to alot of people.. many military men who did die for their right to say what they feel.. but a funeral is a very personal and sacred thing and for those mean persons to do what they do on a daily basis they deserve much worse than what they are getting.

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    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 1:08 am
    it all comes down to one thing...
    if your family dies in a horrible accident, then some asshat gets in your face and mocks u saying ur family is in hell and we couldn`t be happier...
    could you really not beat the smile off their face?

    sure they have a right to free speech...but at what point do we say this is just a hate group who taunt those trying to grieve
    they do not debate, they don`t argue for their beliefs...ur just a faggot who deserves to die

    i don`t know how much more abuse people can take...i think that these people won`t stop believing their idiotic ideals, which is fine, but keep it in ur church
    i hope eventually the WBC will no longer protest because every time they do they just get protested right back with a $hit ton more people

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    ghostofme Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 1:15 am
    And, of course, everyone manages to forget why anyone was there in the first place. Three kids had to die for all of this to happen? Pretty sad if you ask me.

    Do I think all those WBC people are asswipes? Of course I do! But it doesn`t change the fact that this whole "demonstration" had absolutely nothing to do with it. It just gave a bunch of people a chance to throw themselves into a cause that they don`t really understand in order to feel better about themselves, irregardless of the fact that 3 students are dead.

  74. Profile photo of uniquename
    uniquename Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 1:18 am
    ghost of me... your statement lost its validity the moment you said irregardless
  75. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 1:29 am
    ^lol ya irregardless isnt a word

    but u may b right in that not everybody there knew those kids, but they felt that if they did know them, they wouldn`t want somebody calling then fags

    also, at what point did we forget that freedom of speech also comes with responsibility?

    u can`t yell fire in a crowded theater...

    do u think i could just stand on the sidewalk by someones house every day and yell that they are a fag and hold up signs saying god doesn`t love them?

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    2-toed-sloth Male 13-17
    82 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 1:31 am
    hahahah thats not a word! silly ghost ^^
  77. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
    227 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 1:35 am
    r there ANY normal looking chicks in the WBC??

    not even hot...just not horribly fat and inbred-looking???

    did u see his granddaughters??? ugly as sin...
    (ugly as sin??? ohshi...)

  78. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 1:50 am
    So the WBC (Westboro Baptist Church) protested the death of 3 U...

    What`s a U?

  79. Profile photo of uniquename
    uniquename Male 18-29
    117 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 1:56 am
    groogle.. its something you will never get accepted to.. dont worry about it
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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 2:00 am
    I`m not worrying. I just want to know what`s a U.

    I know the WBC act like total d#ckwads and protest almost everything people usually stand for or respect but it would put some substance in the context of this story.

  81. Profile photo of uniquename
    uniquename Male 18-29
    117 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 2:01 am
    university of wisconsin students
  82. Profile photo of uniquename
    uniquename Male 18-29
    117 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 2:04 am
    so really.. lets all start a collection.. if we can get a petition online then why not have a million or so people donate a dollar.. then we pay some random "cleaner" to take out the wbc.. i mean can the government put a million people in jail for that.. we could at least make history and set a new precedence for the legal system.
  83. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 2:06 am
    And why would I want to be accepted in the university of wisconsin as a student now?
  84. Profile photo of Dragynwing
    Dragynwing Female 18-29
    130 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 2:12 am
    WBC is a cloister f*ck that doesn`t get the joke.
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    hunter4557 Male 18-29
    16 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 2:56 am
    WBC exercised their right to protest, UV exercised their right to counter protest, WBC exercised their right to GTFO.
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:15 am
    Mannaroid either pay attention or go back to molesting band students.
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:18 am
    Yes I`m calling you a pedo.

    Westboro...they are all related. This is a fact.

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    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
    426 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:21 am
    YES!!!!!! This needed done SO MUCH

    If only every place got this many people to do that, I hope these guys rot >=[

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    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:27 am
    "Like I`ve said before, it really pisses me off when these people act like they represent Christians as a whole."

    They represent the Bible as a whole since they follow it much closer than most other Christians, so they do represent Christianity better than you or anyone else less extreme.

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    michaelcsr Male 40-49
    559 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:27 am
    I love it when WBC gets punked out like that. God is laughing is ass off today.
  91. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:28 am
    I just love the way certain religious groups attempt to spread gods love by reveling in the horrid death of others.
    "You`ll burn in HELL! if you do not embrace gods love" Yes, logic there. *cough*
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    wakeofshadow Female 13-17
    175 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:42 am
    OK PEOPLE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE:
    http://media.www.westernherald.com/media...
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    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 4:09 am
    Dummi3000:

    Oh God. Here come`s the IAB resident racist.

    Comming to bash more "N*ggers" and "Jews", Dummi. Your kind of racist rants we can all do without

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    pebbles99 Female 18-29
    52 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 am
    I really love this, it gives me hope that my generation isn`t comprised entirely of morons. Good job, that church is completely insane!
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    murrymalty Female 18-29
    2673 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 4:21 am
    dum fudgein WBC
  96. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 4:53 am
    Why do people have to try and tell each other how to live their lives? I`m not taking the atheist side or the christian side, I just wish they`d both leave each other alone.
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    BobbyJenkins Female 18-29
    106 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 5:06 am
    I`m just waitin for the day when one of them die...and to see how many people go to their funeral to protest.
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    bonsushi Male 18-29
    204 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 5:21 am
    NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 5:25 am
    That was drating amazing.
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    sjanae76 Female 30-39
    66 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 5:35 am
    Where did "God is love" go in WBC`s doctrine?? And didn`t Christ say he came for the sick. . .? Anyway, I wish the college students had been less juvenile in their anti-protest. Their mission was honorable, but their actions were embarrassing. That`s college students for you though! ;)
  101. Profile photo of EmoGangster
    EmoGangster Male 13-17
    184 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 5:41 am
    ouch.
    If someone protests at the funeral of a gay person, they deserve to be dead. I`m sorry, but THEY JUST FXCKING DIED. Everyone that loves them is mourning over their loss, and srsly, have some fxcking respect.
    I hate people like this.
    And does anyone know the policy here about swearing.
    like can I even say fxck?? haha.
    Because I want to know before I get banned/a comment deleted.
    Thanks.
  102. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 5:43 am
    dont understand ???? :(
  103. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 5:53 am
    After reading the early comments to this on the first page, the guy "Beamquake", stole his name from the "Dark Tower" Stephen King series, and the beams quake signified that the end of all worlds was imminent, so we know he is a closet apocalyptic freak and his position of neutrality is bullsh#t. He doesn`t just support freedom of speech for the WBC, he supports the message of the WBC. I understand the freedom of speech issue, but not at vigils and funeral proceedings...come on that is sick and done only for incindiary reasons, and what really pissed me off was the girl from the WBC who was laughing through the whole incident actually getting a high from the angry provocation,(the blonde girl about 21)
  104. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 5:57 am
    I`m suprised these people can get away with protesting at a funeral I thought there would be some sort of law against disturbing a private function. Anway one of these days those idiots are going to start a riot. Hope I`m there to slap a few around
  105. Profile photo of ChainsawNbud
    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
    741 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 6:02 am
    the only way it could have been funnier is if somebody tossed a Molotov roostertail into that mini-van at the end.
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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 6:07 am
    Dynmitrave, I like what you`re saying. I really do. =)
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    CharliMonsta Female 18-29
    128 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 6:26 am
    I agree with ChainsawNbud.


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    wateva_x Female 13-17
    691 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 6:31 am
    www.westborough.bapist.church.justgotowned.com

    next time theyre doing a demonstration, all the gays and lesbians should run out infront of them, flip the bird and start kissing. That would be hilarious.
    Oh and play never gonna give you up at the same time.

  109. Profile photo of itsallfake
    itsallfake Male 30-39
    474 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 6:44 am
    Cashcleaner is the only person here who is remotely on the right track. Phelps is a lawyer and a "preacher". The entire WBC is a scam to the highest degree. This is a church started by a lawyer? Here`s exactly what it is and how we as society should deal with it. This "church" was form under the guise of christianity for several reasons: 1 - because starting a christian church would not be questioned or investigated for tax fraud. 2 - Using christianity as the platform for their Con allows them to hide behind the reputation and strength of christianity when confronted, while at the same time smearing that reputation. They take extreme, radical and controversial actions in order to bait people into breaking the law for the sole purpose of bringing litigation against them...
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    itsallfake Male 30-39
    474 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 6:51 am
    They are constitution exploiters. Using the freedom of speech and religion, they find the most controversial and radical means of expressing those protected freedoms. That way when someone does try to suppress their freedom, they go after them using the courts. Yes they have the right to say what they want, and there is nothing we can legally do about it. This my friends is known as exploitation. Phelps and WBC are nothing more than exploiters of the constitution. The only way to legally put a stop to their exploitation would be for the media to stop covering them OR for all media outlets to do investigative reporting on the practices and expose them for the fraud and constitution exploiter that they are. Either ignore them or expose and humiliate them, but stop giving them the type of press coverage that they want. By watching and posting stuff like this only gives them motivation to continue.
  111. Profile photo of itsallfake
    itsallfake Male 30-39
    474 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:04 am
    To be perfectly honest, this should never have turned into a religious flame war. If you would have been smart enough to see it for what it is, you would know that christianity is merely the tool in which the WBC company uses to get what they want, which is money.
  112. Profile photo of itsallfake
    itsallfake Male 30-39
    474 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:11 am
    @ wateva_x: all that has been done. in fact the "enemy of america" michael moore did JUST that. He had a tour bus full of flamboyant gay men follow them around for a month and protest them on their protest lines. All it did was give them press coverage and publicity and cemented their platform of ammendment exploitation.
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    sinisterspid Female 18-29
    121 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:13 am
    well if anyones going to hell i thnk we all know who, hint: it rymes with restdoro burch.
  114. Profile photo of Sherissa
    Sherissa Female 18-29
    2 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:14 am
    wateva_x:

    Actually, two lesbians DID go make out in front of them during this demonstration... :p (I go to this college).

  115. Profile photo of itsallfake
    itsallfake Male 30-39
    474 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:29 am
    To be perfectly honest, this should never have turned into a religious flame war. If you would have been smart enough to see it for what it is, you would know that christianity is merely the tool in which the WBC company uses to get what they want, which is money.
  116. Profile photo of Bujold
    Bujold Male 13-17
    51 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:29 am
    "I Don`t Believe In What You`re Saying, But I`ll DIE For Your Right To Say It.

    We all agree that WBC is, for lack of a better word, "insane," but this does NOT give us the right to shut them up! "

    No, but it gives us the right to tell them too. It also means THEIR funerals are fair game.

    I wish people would counter with incendiary signs like "Come out of the closet Fred" or other comparisons to Hitler, just to see how much it would take to get them violent.

  117. Profile photo of necros
    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:35 am
    HOMOS ARE SWEEEEEEEEET
  118. Profile photo of DemonCurtain
    DemonCurtain Male 18-29
    244 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:40 am
    Sweet, I live here.

    Glad someone finally stood up to this group.

  119. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1584 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:56 am
    these people came to my town a couple years ago because we had a gay mayor and they walked around to all the churches and screamed and yelled outside of them and stuff.
  120. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1584 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 8:09 am
    Beamquake you f*cking dumbass, the students have all the same rights to be their that the jerk-offs from the WBC do.
    Picture this: someone in your family or one of your friends dies, and someone shows up at the funeral making a scene saying that your going to hell and stuff and how that person deserves to die.
    Would that upset you? even a little bit? If not your are one seriously f*cked up dude.
    Those students were being peaceful. they have every right to protests those jerk-offs coming onto their campus and ridiculing them in the midst of them mourning the deaths of some of their fellow students.
    How can you possibly be on the side of some lunatics who claim to be people of God yet go around telling people they`re going to hell, that people deserve to die. They even go to the funerals of dead soldiers. How can you possibly be ok with that? What these people are doing is horrible.
  121. Profile photo of infearno
    infearno Male 70 & Over
    381 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 8:14 am
    What did you do in school today son?

    Told a bunch of sick homophobic pricks to go drat themselves.

  122. Profile photo of lightbluenym
    lightbluenym Female 18-29
    272 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 8:17 am
    2 things made this video awesome. First the "Homos are sweet" sign. Second, the ending caption, "Not in our house"- my school would`ve done the same thing...:D
  123. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 8:40 am
    I want to protest death too, I am Totally against people Dieing, namely myself. I feel badly for the young people in WBC. I believe in what my Parents taught me, thankfully my Parents weren`t cultists.

    The WBC is clearly maligned in the eyes of the Majority but to the members, they are doing their best to please their parents. It`s really sad in a way that such dedication to a cause finds it`s self in the hands of the undeserving.

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    lightbluenym Female 18-29
    272 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 8:44 am
    Oh, and infearno? You win ;)
  125. Profile photo of dsteenbock
    dsteenbock Male 30-39
    60 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 8:51 am
    Millertimetx, I live in Topeka, and no one has asked me about them when im out of town. Last time i went on vacation was over a year ago though.
    Here in Topeka, we just passed legislation that says you must stay a certain distance away from funerals when picketing. It sickens me what wbc does, and i hate to live in the same town that they do. I can only hope that the family dies off soon. I believe in freedom of speech. They can say what they want, but my freedom of speech says i hope they eat poo and die, and burn forever.
  126. Profile photo of clever-chan
    clever-chan Female 18-29
    345 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 9:11 am
    No one should lay a hand on WBC, that`s what they want! They have their own Gay-ass law firm and whenever anyone so much as lays a finger on them they sue. That`s where they get all of their funds to travel across the country and spread their so called "message"
  127. Profile photo of moquanman
    moquanman Male 18-29
    136 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 9:17 am
    Wow. I`m all for free speech, but there`s a time and a place for it. When you get 9000 people exercising THEIR free speech to oppose YOU, then it`s not the time nor the place. Hell, the death of anyone should never be the cause for any protests or similar public gathering unless it`s to oppose whatever caused the death, not to besmirch the dead and be glad that they died.
  128. Profile photo of Lou-Saydus
    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
    216 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 9:33 am
    this is pwnage on whole new plain. This isn`t simple ass kicking, that takes no coordination or thinking.

    this is so much better than a huge brawl like manorrd was wanting. imo.

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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1395 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 9:41 am
    unfortunatly that probably made their day. The worst thing you could do to them is ignore them completely.
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    bombsquad505 Female 18-29
    322 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 9:45 am
    You know what I find sick? These protesters probably think they are like Jesus - getting persecuted for their beliefs and "stoned" by others. So really, the more than we sit and scream at them, the more righteous they feel. Although, I must say, I would love to stand behind one person, and hold a sign over them with an arrow pointing down at them, that says, "Closet Homosexual". Awesome.
  131. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
    1212 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 9:54 am
    OWNED, indeed. WBC pisses me off so much! Nothing more than attention whores.
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    angelicamber Female 18-29
    1572 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 10:03 am
    yay! Pwned!
  133. Profile photo of D_Fishbait
    D_Fishbait Male 18-29
    136 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 10:07 am
    Actually, Tekno, they ARE more than attention whores. They are the best running scam in American history. They are a money making orginization that hides behind the constitution for protection. Phelps is a lawyer and will sue anyone who "violates his constitutional rights" and because he and his family ARE a church, using all of that money for themselves is "tithing" and I`m fairly sure it can`t be taxed. (I`m not sure, I haven`t looked into those laws. If you know for sure, please say so.) It`s sick, and needs to be revealed.
    I`m sure the only reason his family agrees to do this is because they know they get all the money when the old windbag dies.
    As for the small chance they actually DO believe this stuff, God help them. No where in the bible does it say that God hates anyone. In fact, it clearly ststes that God loves everyone no matter what. Even people like Phelps and his little cult.
  134. Profile photo of Shisi
    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 10:09 am
    Bombsquad is probably right. But people need to stand up to these idiots. Shove them away so they don`t cause any more emotional harm to people. Sure they have the right to yell their crap, but that also means we have the right to scream back.
  135. Profile photo of are7era
    are7era Male 18-29
    562 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 10:22 am
    "Homos are sweet!"

    <3

  136. Profile photo of itsallfake
    itsallfake Male 30-39
    474 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 10:33 am
    They are constitution exploiters. Using the freedom of speech and religion, they find the most controversial and radical means of expressing those protected freedoms. That way when someone does try to suppress their freedom, they go after them using the courts. Yes they have the right to say what they want, and there is nothing we can legally do about it. This my friends is known as exploitation. Phelps and WBC are nothing more than exploiters of the constitution. The only way to legally put a stop to their exploitation would be for the media to stop covering them OR for all media outlets to do investigative reporting on the practices and expose them for the fraud and constitution exploiter that they are. Either ignore them or expose and humiliate them, but stop giving them the type of press coverage that they want. By watching and posting stuff like this only gives them motivation to continue.
  137. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 10:39 am
    we did a counter protest when 3 of them came to our town to protest a funeral. our town used firetrucks and motorcycles to keep the noise up, and a bunch of teens kept molesting them and hitting on them. yeah they left real quick
  138. Profile photo of sgdp
    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 11:05 am
    For the record: one of my friends died in Iraq. I worked security for his funeral, and part of my job was to make sure the WBC was kept across the street. So yes, I do know what it`s like to have a loved one`s funeral protested by them, and it was made a lot harder with my having to watch them for security.

    That does not change the fact that they have every right to do it. If you start singling them out because you do not believe what they are saying, who`s next?

    As for exploitation of the Constitution, consider the Federal Government your #1 Exploiter. If you can`t see that, and you are all ready to pounce on WBC, we`ve got a fundamental problem.

  139. Profile photo of January16
    January16 Female 13-17
    233 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 11:06 am
    beamquake why didn`t your mom eat your a**? How about that for free speech, you douchebetch!!
  140. Profile photo of sgdp
    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 11:10 am
    On second thought, the Feds aren`t really exploiting the Constitution.
    They`re exploiting the People who don`t understand it.

    *Cough* 99% of Americans *Cough*

    So congrats to the Phelps for at least READING it....

  141. Profile photo of franksuicide
    franksuicide Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 11:52 am
    Sqdp: While I do believe the Constitution, and the First Amendment are the most important documents any American should know and understand. And while Voltaire had it right with his "Though I do not agree with what you say...." We as a country have allowed the SCoTUS, to run rampant with Many cases that abridge this right. So while it is a travesty that people would rather shut out the unpopular views instead of taking them head on. I believe it is more American to go out there and counter-protest, then it is to sit around and do nothing. It is only when the people of this country realize that the wool is being pulled over their eyes will they be able to fully grasp what liberties and rights are daily being shrunken and sometimes outright destroyed.
  142. Profile photo of JMoney100
    JMoney100 Male 18-29
    312 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    There`s no denying that they are legally using the constitution to gain what they want, attention, money, whatever. However, they should not be allowed to spread hate speach, regardless of their 1st ammendment rights. If the things they say are hurtful and cause direct harm (emotional or physical), then they can be prosecuted on charges of defamation. And I don`t think they would have much of a case once it got to the supreme court...
  143. Profile photo of Aciliveth
    Aciliveth Male 18-29
    285 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    Homos Are Sweet. That made my day, and this video made my life.
  144. Profile photo of sgdp
    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 1:07 pm
    franksuicide: I`m not saying the kids shouldn`t have protested as well. I`m saying police escort was unconstitutional and unnecessary. They were not disturbing the peace or anything.

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    franksuicide Male 18-29
    81 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    I think the police escort was more for there own protection. Much like down here in Texas when the klan have their little get together at the court house they always have a police escort to protect them from any possible radical counter-protesters. I`m really not seeing where the unconstitutional part comes from.
  146. Profile photo of LPAkira
    LPAkira Male 13-17
    213 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    I was hoping to see The Westboro scumbags get beat up.
  147. Profile photo of FloridaSnow
    FloridaSnow Male 18-29
    416 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    IT`S OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  148. Profile photo of mikeyisred
    mikeyisred Female 13-17
    161 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    WBC is a douchebucket. all of them.
    and i`m so glad they counterprotested. they had every right to do so and i`m happy to see them do it.
  149. Profile photo of chrisi1707
    chrisi1707 Female 18-29
    106 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    Sqdp:
    Because we do not believe what they are saying...?!?!? NO!

    I think you don’t get why so many people are upset about WBC!
    This has nothing to do about believing in what they are saying, but acting against insane and cruel people and their insane and cruel actions. You wrote “well, they have the right to do so”…! Every person with the slightest spark of common sense knows that what WBC is doing is wrong and cruel! And it is really sad to hear, that no one was or probally is able to successfully stop what they are doing. They get away with things like that, because of people that sit back and say “well, the have the right to do so”.

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    46885 Female 18-29
    45 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:42 pm
    Hooray UW!!!!!!!!

    Come talk some sense into Sally Kerns!!!!!!

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    LleetLlama Male 18-29
    358 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    ITS OVER 9000!!
  152. Profile photo of sgdp
    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:54 pm
    chrisl1707: Unfortunately, you`re wrong. This is entirely about you and the majority of people disagreeing with what these people are saying/doing. Proof`s in the pudding when you say it`s "cruel and insane." Here in America, we established the Constitution so that EVERYONE could peacefully protest, not just the ones who were `correct.` "Cruel and insane" or not, these people DO have an undeniable right granted by "GOD" as established in the First Amendment of the Constitution. NOBODY, yes, not even you all the way from Europe, can take away the rights they were born with. That`s just how it works.

    And like I said. If you think this is a big deal, check out the "Executive Orders" being passed, or the fact that the Feds have declared the Constitution "Null & Void." There`s your REAL problem, not some people holding up signs.

  153. Profile photo of sgdp
    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm
    franksuicide: They were literally taken away from the area. They were escorted by police, not for their own protection from what I see... I wouldn`t blame them one bit if they did sue, and I hope they win. Then maybe some people will wisen up to the fact that the Constitution is more than White House toilet paper.
  154. Profile photo of chrisi1707
    chrisi1707 Female 18-29
    106 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 4:25 pm
    sqdp:
    No, I never said I was against of what they are saying, that was not the point and I surely don`t care about what people believe in and if they want to protest, but I am against the time and place WBC is "spreading their beliefs"...
    WBC should not have the right to do so. And yes, I do think it is cruel and insane to bother a funeral!

    And of course, the fact that you are right in saying "these people DO have an undeniable right granted by "GOD" as established in the First Amendment of the Constitution" upsets me (and others).

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    chrisi1707 Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 4:28 pm
    And if the Constitution supports these actions (as you say), then maybe it should be used as "toilet paper".
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    imb0red2 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    effing AWESOME! It makes me feel good that students are helping their classmates. I wish I could have been there too.
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    sgdp Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    Upsetting? The idea that the government can prohibit you from protesting was obviously enough of a problem to be included in the Constitution 200+ years ago. I`d say, if you don`t like the Constitution, get out of America; but you`re already in Europe...

    And what I meant by White House toilet paper is the fact that the Constitution was put in place to RESTRICT and LIMIT the Federal Government. It was written to keep the Feds from infringing upon our "God-given rights." Unfortunately, people have let the Feds get away with ignoring these rights by allowing the income tax, Executive Orders, etc.

    It goes back to your PERSONAL opinion and feelings , and you wanting them to affect these people and their rights. That is exactly what it is, and don`t play off like it`s not just because "others" feel the same way.

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    btpanther39 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm
    awesome!! this my school and i was literally 10 feet from that camera. if you guys want a little back story...

    3 of our students died in a fire, the day of their funeral, wbc came to show us that they were "the bastards and whores of america". the video doesnt show it, but many of the students present were friends of those lost in the fires and were in tears. wbc also picketed their funerals.

    they had 1 hour scheduled for picketing, the overwhelming turn out from UW-Stout students convinced them to leave.

    more info on the deaths of the 3 students (http://www.uwstout.edu/deaths/)

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    franksuicide Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    It my opinion take it for what you will it really appears they are escorting them because the other crowd is getting out of control. and it appears that one of the church members was speaking to the officer. From the video we can`t really tell what led to what with the police line getting involved. If it was an unasked for escort then I will concede the argument to you. But you are giving a very libertarian view. I don`t mean this as an insult but if we were to follow the letter of the law in all occasions, it would lead to abridging of many more rights. We wouldn`t be able to defend ourselves due to the letter of the law states that you kill or assault, you go to jail. It`s when you begin following the spirit of the law that you lend yourself to the rights of self defense and the rights given to us under the second amendment . Because I don`t know too many gun owners who are in a "Well regulated militia"
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    franksuicide Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 5:00 pm
    When you begin living with a black or white interpretation of the law. We all become criminals in one way or another. If you want to continue this debate you may check my profile and send me an E-mail I`d be more then happy to have a friendly respectful debate.
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    btpanther39 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 5:01 pm
    oh, they also did NOT receive police escort out of the area. the police were there to ensure violence did not come from the situation, they basically ran off to their van and left. ONE arrest was made, he stole one of their signs and ran while one of the church people was yelling "im going to drating kill you"
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    btpanther39 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 5:02 pm
    if anyone wants to hear the no-bullsh*t truth about this situation, feel free to contact me.

    m$n - [email protected]

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    btpanther39 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    wbc website
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    chrisi1707 Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 5:18 pm
    sqdp:They way you put the constition makes it not worth more than toilet paper. I never said I dont "like" the constition :-D.

    Almost every country has there own constition, but usually there are laws/admenments, to prevent misuse of what stands in it and that is clearly whats missing here. (In the country I live, it is against the law to protest at funerals etc.) But then again that also was not the point of my first comment.

    And no, this does not only have to do with MY personal opinion. It`s all about plain common sense.

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    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    people constantly abuse the constitution.

    people believe they should be allowed to smoke where ever they want because in the name of "freedom", but can`t because it hinders the freedom of others

    i believe in freedom...but not at the expense of someone else

    the WBC has freedom of speech, but these people also have the right to grieve without being blindsided by this group`s message of hate

    the WBC constantly abuses the rights of others...so dont bitch to me about how people supposedly abused theirs

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    Gregoryn95 Male 13-17
    153 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    I sooo wish they went to a mafia family`s funeral. They start chanting that soldiers/"fags" should die and god made it happen, and the mafia just all take out their guns and cap their asses. Other then that, if God really hated gays, he`d "smite" them whenever he wanted instead of sending 150 to funerals to piss off normal people.
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    baddogsmaste Female 30-39
    380 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 6:50 pm
    ClearSky87-"people who smoke do so where ever they want because of their freedom to do so"? Uh, hello? I dont know about the rest of the smokers on hear but that is NOT the reason I started. I choose to smoke, however I did not choose to continue to do it just to push my freedom to do so. Its a drug. BIG DIFFERENCE!In my state, you cannot just smoke anyplace you choose or use some delusion of the constitution to try it either. If I do, I get fined and/or go to jail. Those motha F&^%ers should have the same fate. This country stands for many people of many backrounds grouping together to live free. Not people thinking they can push their belifes on others and threating them with hell. I cannot live under the delusion that because one person makes a choice to love the same sex, they will go to hell yet sickos that hurt/rape kids can ask for forgiveness in their last hour and get it?WBC sucks. You know if we ever protested one of their funerals it would be a totally differ
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    chrisi1707 Female 18-29
    106 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:27 pm
    lol @ ClearSky87

    you must have met some really mean smokers :-)

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    sicker Female 30-39
    325 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 9:36 pm
    @beamquake: you may want to consider that WBC was there because three kids are dead. think of how totally unacceptable their presence at the college is and tell me again that those students are brats.

    your knee-jerk reaction was not any better.

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    deathbringer Male 18-29
    398 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 10:15 pm
    someone egged their car as they drove away story here
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    sgdp Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2008 at 10:34 pm
    Again, it`s all spelled out clearly. They have the right. If you have a problem with it, get an amendment passed. If not, you`re obviously not interested in it enough to try. (Aware you are not American, but for others.)

    It`s when we start interpreting it as we want it to be read that we run into problems. If you want to be wishy-washy about it and use "common sense" to warp its meaning it entirely loses its power. It is more than obvious that it IS your opinion (and many others`), but AGAIN, that does not give you power over their God-given rights. You are not better than they, and you have (especially as a non-American) NO right to judge what should occur in these situations.

    I am trying to make the whole think completely neutral. I agree that it is disgusting what they do at these funerals, but I am also trying to establish that it is completely within their rights to do so. Anyone who will sit by and commend the infringement of said rights will have a good dose of ka

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    chrisi1707 Female 18-29
    106 posts
    April 12, 2008 at 4:34 am
    What do my comments have to do with me trying to take power of their "God-given rights`?

    So you are really saying, I have no right to judge "what accurs in these situations"? (regardless of the fact that I am also American...)
    So I also do not have the right to freely say that what WBC is doing is BS and that it`s terrible nobody could/has yet succesfully act against their actions protesting at funerals?!

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    chrisi1707 Female 18-29
    106 posts
    April 12, 2008 at 5:32 am
    Nazis "demonstrated" on jewish memorials and spit on their graves and yelled "they would to "it" again"! (recently happened in Europe)

    Actions like this are not right, and that was my point. There are right times and places for everything, even for protesting - (if you want to call it protesting).

    I wasnt discussing laws or constitutions with anyone, but I DO know the "real" problem.

    A lot of comments in here, are personal opinions of the way people feel about these "situations" and your only answer to this is: "well, they have the right to do so...". Wonderful...

    And yes, you are right saying people should act, and not only whine about it. That was also what I meant, stating "I think its sad no one could yet succesfully stop their actions ".

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    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
    227 posts
    April 12, 2008 at 5:47 am
    yea chrisi1707

    i know smokers who constantly bitch about how their right are being trampled on

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    chrisi1707 Female 18-29
    106 posts
    April 12, 2008 at 7:20 am
    lol
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    LUVPEACE90 Female 13-17
    348 posts
    April 12, 2008 at 8:29 am
    awesome vid wbc are betches grrr they do not have the right to judge homos are sweeet lol
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    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    April 12, 2008 at 9:13 am
    I WANNA JOIN UW!!!
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    rocknroll892 Male 18-29
    31 posts
    April 12, 2008 at 9:54 pm
    nothing ON EARTH makes me angrier than the westboro baptist church
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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
    319 posts
    April 12, 2008 at 11:42 pm
    Thanks, itsallfake. I wanted to expand more on my first post, but you`ve got all the facts already. I don`t know if it`s been mentioned, but Phelp`s law firm takes on the cases levied against the church pro bono, and is given substantial legal grants from the state and federal government for doing so.
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    Maximus23623 Male 18-29
    102 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    I`m gonna make a point to go to a protest against WBC someday...I`m going to make tons of different signs...can`t think of any good ones right now though...
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    could have been more peaceful, but then maybe i`m thinking more MLK. Still, kudos to a victory for tolerance!!!
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    KleinertBA19 Female 18-29
    15 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    Lol...the WBC has been going to all the UW campuses. They were at mine a few weeks ago and got ticketed by the cops.
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    KleinertBA19 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    Oh, and by the way...the WBC took down their website
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    April 15, 2008 at 12:27 am
    lol
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    mylostdog Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    that was awesome!

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