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Ariston - I don't expect them to appreciate is, but it is interesting to quote them, and see how people respond. I won't last long, I am sure.

So far, the mouth-foaming is funny. They are just as crazy in real twitter life as anything else.

They are really enjoying the violence and death in Fergusson. It is enlightening.

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I have now unfollowed them. The amount of vile hatred in my timeline is diminished.

It is interesting to read their twitter. They are hideously vile and unprincipled. I responded to a number of their tweets - not expecting to get a response (they don't do engagement) or change their minds (ha!) but just to say that some people following them think they are vile bigots.

they have posted pictures from Fergusson with comments like "isn't this wonderful!" That tells me just how sick they are.

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so sad when sick is dressed up as faith. I mean I guess we're all sick in the sense of "I came not to heal the well" or whatever it is, but to take sickness and make it gospel. Sigh. maybe that's what that bizarre passage in 1 Samuel about the golden tumours is all about!

Grrrr. How dare they take love and turn it to hate.

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Y'all might like to know Adam Hills, an Australian comedian has challenged WBC to protest the beheading of Christians in Syria?Iraq, he's even offered to pay their airfares (I suggest he'd be able to crowdource the funding with ease)

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/169055-comedian-hilariously-rips-apart-westboro-baptist-churchs-plans-raid-robin-williams-fun eral/

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....but the offer has sadly had to be rescinded. Another missed opportunity.
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WBC responded by saying they were more than willing to go, and challenged Adam Hills to cough up the money.

I did hear his original offer, and it was brilliant. Although he always is.

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I find it absolutely hilarious that all their Bible quotes are from the King James Bible! Why would a group of 21st Americans want to rely purely on an old English translation from 1611? Boggles the mind. I switch between I believe 6 or 7 different translations myself. The 2nd most hilarious thing is their signs - just about every one of them starts with GOD HATES.....what!!?? Did they just put God and hate in the same sentence? The word hate isn't even in God's vocabulary, WestBoro heathens!

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But the KJV is the one truly inspired version. Other versions are works of the devil.

If anyone saw The Last leg on Friday, Adam referred to them again, concluding that he didn't want to give them any more publicity. Having looked into getting them plane tickets, he decided that he didn't want to send screwballs like them into a war zone.

He showed some of the signs they had sent him - "Immans abuse children" and "Mohammad was a paedo" (I think - at least as offensive as this). They also wanted to go, because "they needed preaching at". It shows the ignorance of WBC that they didn't realise they would be dead in 10 minutes of behaving like that. While they hate the US, they do seem to like the protection that it provides.

Adam also said - superbly - "no other Christians agree with you", which is pretty much true, and nice to have said occasionally.

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Adam Hills' response to Westboro's response to his offer I suppose one might say that the last thing the situation in Iraq needs is Westboro Baptist Church members; and the last thing they need is 'martyrs'?

The Last Leg is definitely one of my favourite programmes.

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ISTM the local Christians might wind up collateral damage.

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I'm sure no one is surprised that Westboro got into a flap over the recent referendum in Ireland.

I'm not sure all that foaming at the mouth justifies getting the Irish flag wrong in their protestations. Although, apparently, this particular cock-up is a sign that God hates the Ivory Coast as well.

Huffington Post Article

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More interesting than that is the link to God Hates the World dot com. It's like the CIA World Factbook, but instead of telling you stats about land area, GDP, and major exports, you can find out why God hates any specific country you can think of.

Seriously, Djibouti? God hates Djibouti? And that lot thinks that Robert Mugabe could really stand to be a bit more oppressive?

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
I'm sure no one is surprised that Westboro got into a flap over the recent referendum in Ireland.

I'm not sure all that foaming at the mouth justifies getting the Irish flag wrong in their protestations. Although, apparently, this particular cock-up is a sign that God hates the Ivory Coast as well.

Huffington Post Article

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I love the guy trying to figure out how to turn the flag the correct way (which of course can't work).

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quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:
Seriously, Djibouti? God hates Djibouti?

In their eyes, God basically has an excuse for crossing absolutely everyone off the Christmas card list.

Some of the comments on the Huffington Post article are hilarious.

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I hear Parody has given up, finally realising that it has no chance.

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Just putting this out there:

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/05/27/mischief-managed-jk-rowling-slams-westboro-baptist-chruchs-in-amazing-tweet/

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Turns out that not only does God hate the World, he hates all Worlds. Including fictional ones.

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I wonder if that extends to the creators of those fictional worlds. Tolkien, Lewis, you have mail.

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quote:
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Turns out that not only does God hate the World, he hates all Worlds. Including fictional ones.

Only a muggle would believe those are fictional worlds.

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*Registers godhatesnarnia.com as domain and vows to resist Westboro claims for it after next portal is discovered.*

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What a fantastic counteroffensive that would be. i mean, if we all bought a " god hates" domain.

I'd like to teach the world to hate...

[ 28. May 2015, 14:26: Message edited by: Kelly Alves ]

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Indeed.

* registers godhatesvolleyball.com *

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godhateswbc.com
godhateswestoborobaptistchurch.com
godhatesphelps.com
godhatesshirleyphelps.com

are all available, as of a few minutes ago.

godhatesfredphelps.com

is taken, however. [Frown]

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quote:
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What a fantastic counteroffensive that would be. i mean, if we all bought a " god hates" domain.

Just imagine if we were able to piss them off to such an extent that they tried to picket a Shipmeet.

It would probably be the best-attended meet in history!

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It's kind of like getting the Nobel Prize, isn't it?

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Can someone let me know how to register a domain free or for little money. Do it by PM and not clog the thread up.

godhatescyclists.com has a ring to it.

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quote:
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It's kind of like getting the Nobel Prize, isn't it?

It's how you know you're doing something right.

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http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/08/22/this-should-go-well-westboro-baptist-church-says-its-going-to-iraq-to-protest-isis/?f b_action_ids=10205921320528105&fb_action_types=og.comments

This'll be fun...

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quote:
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http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/08/22/this-should-go-well-westboro-baptist-church-says-its-going-to-iraq-to-protest-isis/?f b_action_ids=10205921320528105&fb_action_types=og.comments

This'll be fun...

That's from last August -- wonder what happened.

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I would bet any money that they just 'forgot' to go, and are counting on people to forget it was ever mentioned.

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Adam Hills did, in fact, withdraw his offer, on the grounds that the US already exports enough hate to the world, and this would not be a good example.

It does down after that. I think they said they would like to go. As per usual, everyone forgot what they had said. Their meaningless hate-talk means that broken promises are a mere nothing.

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While it seems a great idea to just export the lot of them to Iraq, proper Christians are likely to take the brunt of reprisals for any offence caused.
After all of the Phelps clan have been brutally slain , there would be plenty of people in those parts looking to find a few more to add to the total.

How about one-way tickets to Antarctica, instead - after all God hates Gay Penguins.

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There are very strict rules about pollution in Antarctica.

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They have it it be known they are going to picket the funerals of the Chattanooga victims.

Link here.

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Oh dear.
Rick-rolled!

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Oh dear.
Rick-rolled!

I saw a reference to this and thought "how awesome". This is the way to deal with them - making them a joke, not discussing.

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- making them a joke, not discussing.

MAKING them a joke? Sorry, I do not understand.

I'm looking forward to see how The Last Leg deals with this on Friday.

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I made the mistake of reading comments under those stories. WBC aren't the only demented misinterpreters of the faith. (And by what measure does Odin come out better than the god of the Old Testament?)
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quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
- making them a joke, not discussing.

MAKING them a joke? Sorry, I do not understand.

I'm looking forward to see how The Last Leg deals with this on Friday.

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OK, this is just too weird. Apparently the Westboro folks have decided that Kim Davis is to blame for gay marriage because of her four marriages which they are calling adultery.

Link here

I don't think it's a satire site, I think this is legit...

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They've really announced it.

Actually, it makes a twisted kind of sense: Davis has made a laughing-stock of the anti-SSM folks and the anti-gay folks.

Makes more sense than most Westboro edicts.

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Makes more sense than most Westboro edicts.

That is not a particularly high starting point.

The problem is that WBC hate everyone, even those who might agree with some aspects of their twisted belief. Making sense has never been a strong aspect of their approach.

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Makes more sense than most Westboro edicts.

That is not a particularly high starting point.

The problem is that WBC hate everyone, even those who might agree with some aspects of their twisted belief. Making sense has never been a strong aspect of their approach.

After what happened to Phred Phelps, they have no hesitation in discarding those of their own kind too. Isn't it going to wither away to a ultra-pure, one man and his dog brethren?

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Why do you need to drag a poor defenseless dog into this?
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Don't get too worried about the WBC announcing a picket in any particular place. They will always say they will picket a location or event, just to get folks riled up. Then they are no shows. People get upset and they didn't even have to do any work.

This happens at least half of the time.

A lot of their picketing is done in Topeka, Kansas, on Sunday mornings. Just this Sunday morning they were picketing outside the Lutheran church my mother attends, and where I grew up.

The WBC also pickets special local events, like high school or university graduations. The key to where they will go is as many eyes to see them as possible, with as little effort as they can get away with. They don't picket small events, or churches on back streets, they go for places with lots of traffic.

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Siegfried
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Now they're protesting the National Weather Service for blashpeming against God by daring to predict the weather!

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Do I detect a hint of desperation here?

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Hmmm...one might say that meteorologists are prophets of God, in which case Westboro should surely listen to them. OTOH, since they're not always accurate, they might be considered false prophets.

Inquiring minds want to know: will the Phelpses check the weather forecast before setting off for their next protest?

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Long Live the Queen!

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Oh. Hell. Yes!

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