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  •  Their business is inciting lawsuits (9+ / 0-)

    They don't believe what they're saying, they're merely trying to get people angry and attack them, so they can file lawsuits against the city/police/county etc. for assault and violating their rights.

    "Marco Rubio es un pañuelo Rosa!" - Montgomery Burns

    by Fordmandalay on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 03:45:54 PM PST

    •  Oh, I think (8+ / 0-)

      they believe what they're saying.

      Homosexuality is found in over 450 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Which one seems unnatural now?

      by Chrislove on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 03:46:59 PM PST

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      •  they do. they are true believers (7+ / 0-)

        I have watched countless hours of interviews and documentaries about them and listen/read accounts by former members ... they are true believers in their message

        Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

        by Clytemnestra on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 03:50:05 PM PST

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        •  Their message is secondary--they believe in (3+ / 0-)
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          Fred Phelps. They are a family/cult which will probably die out once their founder/father passes away.

          "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

          by Alice in Florida on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 06:40:30 PM PST

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          •  From all my reading and investigating I don't (1+ / 0-)
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            believe that will be the case.  Phred is only ancillary to their operations now - yes he is the head, but his daughters strongly carry his message.  While they probably won't be the media head, they will be the defacto leaders of the church.  Hell they are mostly that now.  

            They are so diciplined that even their teenage and young adult daughters (because there are more girls then boys in their coupound) do not question that they will never be able to marry and have children.  To them it's God's will

            But they are looking to get boys to join their cult ... and woe to the few boys there are once they hit 18.  There will be a lot of pressure on them.

            Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

            by Clytemnestra on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:19:54 PM PST

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            •  The fact that he doesn't do much work (0+ / 0-)

              doesn't mean he's not the idol they worship...they don't really even have a "message" to carry, it's strictly a rolling publicity stunt...since the "church" is basically just a family it will eventually be subject to the stresses of family, when Phelps goes there will probably be a power struggle within which may tear it apart...it happens all the time.

              "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

              by Alice in Florida on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 05:33:34 PM PST

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    •  I don't doubt they're looking for a lawsuit (3+ / 0-)
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      But when the Occupy protesters got beaten up by police, on video, how come they couldn't sue? How does Westboro Baptist get away with it? What about the "Free Speech Zones" at Bush appearances? How come legitimate protests of the government are suppressed, sometimes violently, but these Westboro Baptist assholes are treated with kid gloves?

      Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

      by Dirtandiron on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 06:41:50 PM PST

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      •  "Freedom of Religion" (3+ / 0-)

        No one is courageous enough to stand up to the rat bastards because they'll scream First Amendment's Freedom of Religion and accuse someone, anyone, of being denied their constitutional rights.

        Of course, when they want to scream their religious rants at anyone and try to force conversions or try to force someone to believe their claptrap, no one says anything in return but just takes their demented crap so they can be seen as "religiously tolerant."

        When it comes to religious domination and claiming they have a right to insert THEIR religious views into secular government, then IOKIYAR (or Obama who expanded and increased funding for Dumbya's 'office of faith-based initiatives which is run out of the executive office).

        Turn the tables on these cretins and do to them what they have done to others?  Then we're back to them screaming their religious freedom is being infringed upon.

        Obviously, they want it both ways - as long as they get their way.

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:40:19 AM PST

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