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[Snigger]

I like that a lot!

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
Will the U.K. actually let them in?

They are already here. According to one newspaper, they travelled here in separate little groups on different flights over a period of time.

I don't know hpw they smuggled their little banners and placards in but I expect the airports agreed with their message about fags since the smoking ban came in.

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Now you mention it, leo, they'd be a really useful addition to the smoking cessation service I have contacts with.

[ 18. February 2009, 13:20: Message edited by: Adeodatus ]

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Wesley J

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quote:
Originally posted by leo:
quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
Will the U.K. actually let them in?

They are already here. According to one newspaper, they travelled here in separate little groups on different flights over a period of time. [...]
Have you got a link, leo?

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Wesley J

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Oh dear! Q&As with the Torygraph... - well, not so much "As" as "ass". [Disappointed]

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quote:
Originally posted by leo:
I don't know hpw they smuggled their little banners and placards in but I expect the airports agreed with their message about fags since the smoking ban came in.

Heh. fabulous. there's got to be some way of incorporating the anti-smoking message.

can't you just see it? "No Smoking in this Church. God Hates Fags!"
[Snigger]

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quote:
Originally posted by Wesley J:
Oh dear! Q&As with the Torygraph... - well, not so much "As" as "ass". [Disappointed]

Wonderful! Even ALL in capitals, in green ink on pages torn from exercise books it could not read more barking and frothing at the mouth than it does it that.

I might have gone to a counter-picket but the event is at Basingstoke. [Projectile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
I might have gone to a counter-picket but the event is at Basingstoke.

Anyone fancy an impromptu Shipmeet on the picket lines?

[Snigger]

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
Wonderful!

It's brilliant. I love how she can write...
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And what will you do when you all land in hell FOR EVER where the worm that eats on you NEVER dies and the fire is NEVER quenched and the smoke of your torment ascends up for ever and ever and ever and ever and ever - never ending
...and then sign off with the cheery little:
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Thanks for asking!


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That's just too funny. There's so much brilliant comedy. The Obama=antichrist schtick is rubber-walls loony, but it's been done to death. And I want to know who the "UNREPINENTANT" is, and why the poor guy has to be sent to hell for ever.

But my favourite has to be the random mention of our "goofy queen", which in correspondence with the Torygraph has to go down as a pretty good way of shooting yourself in the foot, followed by an exclamation of "YIKES" which looks so out of place I had to read it several times over.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Great Gumby:
That's just too funny. There's so much brilliant comedy. The Obama=antichrist schtick is rubber-walls loony, but it's been done to death. And I want to know who the "UNREPINENTANT" is, and why the poor guy has to be sent to hell for ever.

Aw shucks, Gumby got there first. I wanted to be the first to express my delight at being an UNREPINENTANT Brit [Biased]

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My favourite bit is
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The God Smacks are HIS WORK!
. Yum. I'd eat God Smacks every morning!
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Well it seems like Fred and Shirley have been banned. Don't know about the rest of them.

As I said on the Wilder thread I'm quite happy to see this happen. Our own home-grown idiots should have freedom of speech, and be dealt with through discussion not suppression. But I see no reason to import idiots from abroad; it isn't as though we are suffering from a national shortage after all.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wesley J:
quote:
Originally posted by leo:
quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
Will the U.K. actually let them in?

They are already here. According to one newspaper, they travelled here in separate little groups on different flights over a period of time. [...]
Have you got a link, leo?
I think it was a link from Ecclesia's website but I have deleted it.
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Wesley J

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No worries.

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Found it - in yesterday's independent:

The group yesterday claimed it had secretly dispatched followers to the UK to avoid being denied entry to the country under Britain’s anti-hate laws.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coming-to-britain-church-with-a-mission-to-demonise-homosexuals-1624883.html

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Much as I dislike the Government's use of banning orders, I think on this occasion Jacqui Smith has got it right. And I don't rate the chances of the infiltrators...

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quote:
Originally posted by leo:
I don't know hpw they smuggled their little banners and placards in...

I'd imagine that if they have enough money to fly here and stay in a hotel here they probably have enough to pop round to Ryman's and buy a few sheets of A3 and some felt-tip pens.

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I think whoever wrote that hilarious stuff in the Telegraph was taking the piss.

If you remember those TV documentaries about the Phelpses last year (or was it the year before) they may have been nasty but they certainly were neither illiterate nor stupid. And they were capable of making and taking jokes about themselves. (Which seemed to confuse the documentary makers who didn't expect it). I wonder if one of them thought "the British press is going to mock us and try to crucify us anyway, lets give them something to be mad about"

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Well, at least Phred and daughter Shirley have been barred from entering the country.

And I love the idea that every member has
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Property of WBC
tattooed on their backsides - that's what she said! How bizarre!!

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Sorry - missed the Daily Telegraph entry above about the banning and too late to edit.

But at least the BBC report does give the Phelpses' response.

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Expanding a little on TonyK's comment,


quote:
"Unless they intend to begin checking the bare backsides of every person coming into that country to find that tattoo that says 'Property of WBC' - they will have no way of identifying who is from WBC."
since bare backsides are, apparently, what causes Earthquakes, Moral Degeneration and Other Diuerse Ills, I really am wondering if the WBC isn't a long-running piece of Po-Mo Performance Art?

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Jenn.
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http://www.godhatestheworld.com/unitedkingdom/government.html

You gotta love 'em. They are very entertaining. Completely batshit crazy of course, but very funny!

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenn.:
http://www.godhatestheworld.com/unitedkingdom/government.html

You gotta love 'em. They are very entertaining. Completely batshit crazy of course, but very funny!

quote:
This just in - Westboro Baptst Churh has been banned from the UK by their filthy government!
Don't you think they'd be able to spell "Baptist" and "Church"?

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Golden Key
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quote:
Originally posted by Jenn.:
http://www.godhatestheworld.com/unitedkingdom/government.html

You gotta love 'em. They are very entertaining. Completely batshit crazy of course, but very funny!

Hmmm...noting the pic in the upper right corner of that page, I wonder if the Beatles could sue them?
[Smile]

I see that this site is much calmer--visually, anyway--than their original GHF site. The front page of this site is...interesting. You click on a map to see what God hates about a particular country. Some countries, like Iceland, don't have anything yet. Perhaps Iceland is pure in God's eyes?
[Biased]

Now to clean those links from my poor computer! Good 'puter, nice 'puter.

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quote:
"Unless they intend to begin checking the bare backsides of every person coming into that country to find that tattoo that says 'Property of WBC' - they will have no way of identifying who is from WBC."
Well, I suspect since most of the church membership related to Rev. Phelps, and membership hasn't expanded much past Kansas, that it will be a simple matter.

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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
Some countries, like Iceland, don't have anything yet. Perhaps Iceland is pure in God's eyes?
[Biased]

Now to clean those links from my poor computer! Good 'puter, nice 'puter.

Perhaps they think Iceland's a supermarket?

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quote:
Hmmm...noting the pic in the upper right corner of that page, I wonder if the Beatles could sue them?
The picture on this page is even better ...
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Apparently these vultures are headed to Buffalo to picket the funerals of the plane crash victims.One of our Lutheran Churches just near the crash site is holding a community service on Sunday and they are targeted to be picketed.

Just what these poor families need.

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Lord Jestocost:
The picture on this page is even better ...

An odd illustration for an article on "buggery" -- but a great picture.
[Killing me]

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Golden Key
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quote:
"Unless they intend to begin checking the bare backsides of every person coming into that country to find that tattoo that says 'Property of WBC' - they will have no way of identifying who is from WBC."
Wouldn't this make a great Monty Python sketch?
[Snigger] [Killing me]

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
quote:
"Unless they intend to begin checking the bare backsides of every person coming into that country to find that tattoo that says 'Property of WBC' - they will have no way of identifying who is from WBC."
Wouldn't this make a great Monty Python sketch?
[Snigger] [Killing me]

Especially if they come across someone with three buttocks.

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My Basingstoke frieds tell me that there were no protests on Friday.

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Anyone know if the Phelps tribe were the ones picketing the Oscars? Sean Penn was almost gentle with the protesters. He just said they they were sad and ought to trade in their hate cards.

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leo
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quote:
Originally posted by leo:
My Basingstoke frieds tell me that there were no protests on Friday.

Correction - one turned up according to http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/7903344.stm

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According to our local paper today, yes the clan were present at the Oscar ceremony yesterday. It was reported that the clan did not think that Sean Penn had much understanding of the bible. [Disappointed]

[ 24. February 2009, 02:32: Message edited by: Frustrated Farmer ]

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These people bring disgrace on the Christian community, for all of 10 seconds .People KNOW they aren't representative of the believing community . Unless you are narrow minded prig.
I used to be and had to grow up!!!!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
Anyone know if the Phelps tribe were the ones picketing the Oscars? Sean Penn was almost gentle with the protesters. He just said they they were sad and ought to trade in their hate cards.

"...for those who saw the signs of hatred as our cars drove in tonight, I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that way of support."

Tough words, but you're right, his delivery was very gentle.

Boy. Who'd 'a thunk little Sean Penn would have grown up to be such a mensch? [Tear]

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You know, the Westboro people are probably the only people on the planet who can have Basingstoke and LA in their diaries in the same week. Surely some kind of achievement?

A nice picture at punditkitchen.com sums it up well.

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I see (from their site) they are planning pickets after the shootings in Germany and USA.
Could someone buy them a speel cheker.

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No, leave the misspellings. They give us something to laugh at in Westboro's work. The rest is sickness and tragedy.

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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:

... Some countries, like Iceland, don't have anything yet. Perhaps Iceland is pure in God's eyes? [Biased]

I'm sure it is, but the Phelpsists won't think so when they read this.

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So, the fundy we all love to hate is threatening to come to the UK next Friday, so that he can picket a primary school. This is despite being banned from entering the country a month or so ago.

Just thought any locals'd like to know. [Smile]

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Golden Key
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Hmmmm...perhaps he'll be stopped at the airport as a security threat?
[Big Grin]

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I don't have a link for this but I've been told that somewhere in their press releases Fred and Co. say they are planning on picketing Nataha Richardson's funeral. Because she was a supporter of gay rights.

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quote:
Originally posted by Nicolemrw:
I don't have a link for this but I've been told that somewhere in their press releases Fred and Co. say they are planning on picketing Nataha Richardson's funeral. Because she was a supporter of gay rights.

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Golden Key
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# 1468

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Perhaps Phelps & co. could be put on a tiny, uninhabited island somewhere? They could raise their own food, etc., and not have to deal with the rest of the world.

Alternatively, give a working light saber to Liam Neesen, Natasha's widower. He played Q'uigon in one of the "Star Wars" movies...

[Votive]

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[Disappointed]

Boy, am I sorry I read that flyer.

No pun intended, but by their fruits shall you know them. Anybody who could work up that kind of hatred and verbal abuse for that graceful woman is just really looking for ways to poison the good things God has given us.

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What I have noticed about the Phelps MO is that they have built up a reputation such that they only have to threaten to show up (and perhaps still make some half-hearted plans to do so) and they get tons of publicity, which includes photos of their members holding signs with their "God hates Fags" message and also links (or at least enough info) to lead people to their websites, etc.

The bottom line is that they maintain an incredible level of name recognition. And as many a politician can tell you (including me - I just got elected Town Treasurer without doing anything except putting my name on the ballot), name recognition is important.

Unfortunately in this day of Google-type searches, even this thread adds to their public presence and serves their purpose.

And the Devil's win is that by posting to somthing to oppose them, you keep it active and by ignoring it you can't pass along accurate or useful information.

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According to http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-11826.html , 'Members of the US Westboro Baptist Church, who chant slogans such as "fags burn in hell", have unintentionally raised money for a gay rights group.'
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