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Uncle Pete

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And with that last comment could we chill the partying and let this thread get back to its stated function of registering the latest outrages of the Phelpses?


I thank my dear little Hellions for their contributions to funerary fantasies. But all good things come to an end, geddit?

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malik3000
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How much of the Phelps church's budget goes to travel expenses?

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PaulBC
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NEWS FLASH according to CNN Westboro Baptist Church is going to stage a protest at the funeral of Mrs Elizabeth Edwards when that happens . For UK readers she was the wife of
Senator John Edwards and she passed away this week from cancer. [Angel] [Frown]

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by PaulBC:
NEWS FLASH according to CNN Westboro Baptist Church is going to stage a protest at the funeral of Mrs Elizabeth Edwards when that happens . For UK readers she was the wife of
Senator John Edwards and she passed away this week from cancer. [Angel] [Frown]

I can see demonstrating against her creep of an estranged husband, but what did Elizabeth do that they didn't like?

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mousethief

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
I can see demonstrating against her creep of an estranged husband, but what did Elizabeth do that they didn't like?

Since when do they only protest at the funerals of people who do something they don't like?

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
I can see demonstrating against her creep of an estranged husband, but what did Elizabeth do that they didn't like?

Since when do they only protest at the funerals of people who do something they don't like?
Because there's just SO MUCH they don't like.

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mousethief

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
Since when do they only protest at the funerals of people who do something they don't like?

Because there's just SO MUCH they don't like.
They don't like anyone or anything that's not them.

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Pigwidgeon

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Just found this in my local paper:
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Westboro's announcement of the picket also claims that God hates Edwards and that she is dead because she thought she could control God.

[Confused]
Because of her fertility treatments? Her cancer treatments? Or just because the Phelps clan are insane?

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Niteowl

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
Just found this in my local paper:
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Westboro's announcement of the picket also claims that God hates Edwards and that she is dead because she thought she could control God.

[Confused]
Because of her fertility treatments? Her cancer treatments? Or just because the Phelps clan are insane?

All of the above along with a desperate need for attention.

And to answer the earlier question of how much of the budget goes towards travel expenses, the answer is too much.

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Spiffy
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The most annoying thing about the latest press release is that it's getting a lot of attention from people who have never heard of him. I'm having to explain that a) He's not representative of, well, ANY Christians, most especially not me and my parish and b) the likelyhood of his crew actually showing up is very low.

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Pearl B4 Swine
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This news report contains The flyer text from Westboro "Church". (Not worksafe, T)

Make sure you have a throw-up container handy when you read it. And tissues to mop up your tears.

[ETA link warning.]

[ 09. December 2010, 23:50: Message edited by: Think² ]

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Nicolemr
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Hey, these are the people who threatened to picket the funeral of Mr Rogers. Once you've sunk _that_ low, is _anything_ else you do surprising? [Roll Eyes]

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Golden Key
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If John wants to make up for some of what he did to Elizabeth, perhaps he could tell Fred & Co. off? And possibly deck Fred?

The latter wouldn't be good, for several reasons. But...

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malik3000
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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
If John wants to make up for some of what he did to Elizabeth, perhaps he could tell Fred & Co. off? And possibly deck Fred?

The latter wouldn't be good, for several reasons. But...

As lacking as John has been, in several ways, i don't think he sinks anywhere as low as Fred's crew.

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PaulBC
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Phelps & Co are beyond sick I would say they are insane . No one chooses the feath of a loved one or cancer . These people disgrace the name of Christian IMHO . [Mad] [Mad] [Angel] [Smile]

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Niteowl

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What really bothers me is news organizations that are publishing stories about the funeral are devoting a good share of the space to Phelps planned protest. Please, the focus should be on Elizabeth Edwards and the family and friends. Phelps doesn't deserve a single word of publicity. [Mad]

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Rossweisse

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quote:
Originally posted by marmot:
Sounds like a job for the Legion of Bad Monkeys.

Indeed. You up for it, Marmot?

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Rossweisse

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Some friends and former colleagues of mine have started a new group to sing at military and other targeted funerals, and drown out the haters: Opera Singers Against Hate.

(We don't need no stinkin' amplifiers.)

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Lamb Chopped
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Oooh! Ooooh! And WHAT precisely would you choose to sing?

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jlg

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A good rousing dies irae (preferably the Verdi) of course!
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Rossweisse

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Dies irae would be the perfect thing, jlg.

I think the big Easter chorus from Cavalleria rusticana would be good, in the other direction, as would the final scene from Gounod's Faust.

On the other hand, hymns and spiritual songs could be sung a cappella, with big voices to lead the way. The Taizé song "God is love" is a natural.

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jlg

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The Verdi really does need the orchestra.

I broke down and joined Facebook for this group. I see they are planning on traditional hymns and songs that will be likely to seem supportive to the mourners and I have to agree with them.

I hadn't thought of Taize. a capella, easy for bystanders to pick up the underlying monotonous 'chant' part and join in, harmony parts for any sight-singers (if some printed music is provided), and the lovely solos (for those who volunteered ahead of time) drifting in and out over it all in various languages. Why do I suspect the Phelps family wouldn't like it?

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Spiffy
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quote:
Originally posted by jlg:
Why do I suspect the Phelps family wouldn't like it?

Too reminiscent of the Kingdom of God?

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Rossweisse

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quote:
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...Why do I suspect the Phelps family wouldn't like it?

It's comforting to people? It uses Bible verses they don't endorse?

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basso

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quote:
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Why do I suspect the Phelps family wouldn't like it?

It uses Latin? [Eek!]

Ross, I thought of the Gounod too.

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Golden Key
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Because Taize' music is at least quasi Catholic?

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Lord Jestocost
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The all male chorus of "Go West" would sound good being belted out by an operatic group. In fact, the whole song would work on so many levels.
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