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    Where does Westboro get its funding to ship it's whole congregation around the country to do these protests?

    Where are they getting their money and can we shame their sponsors?

    •  The "congregation" is actually (3+ / 0-)
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      pretty small -- mostly Phelps' offspring and their families. And it's getting smaller as the younger generation wakes up and leaves, often with difficulty because it really is a family. (A notable departure recently was Megan Phelps-Roper, daughter of Shirley and rumored to be the one being groomed to take over once the older generation passed; she was the group's "social media" expert.)

      As for the money, comes for the most part from lawsuits; they go protest, someone takes offense and it leads to physical violence, then they sue and win.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 11:49:31 AM PDT

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