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How to nullify the fanatics of Westboro Baptist Church

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5 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 10:43 am on Sun, Dec 23, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Sarah, please post your thoughts more often if you have the time. I enjoy your thought provoking submissions that clearly add value to the reading experience.

     
  • Sarah Elizabeth Tygert posted at 11:32 pm on Wed, Dec 19, 2012.

    Sarah Tygert Posts: 53

    The assumption in this article is that this group feeds off attention.... I don't know the authors beliefs or experience with religious fanaticism... but I would hope he would understand that attention is not at all the goal, and it's an awfully poor assumption to make.

    Although, yes, arguing with a fool is fruitless, ignoring such bullying behavior is irresponsible as a citizen. What we should do is what many have done, gathered in peaceful protection (rather than protest) of the funeral, vigil, whatever being picketed. Form a human line to keep them away from the mourners who are in too much emotional pain to deal with such senseless and brutal hatred.

    Serve and protect. Be a neighbor. Don't ignore a bully, and certainly don't ignore one who thinks they are righteously doing God's good work, because those are the type that never stop.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:18 pm on Wed, Dec 19, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Hardin stated...Drop in and let me know what you think!

    I thought it was a waste of time and not worth the click to view.

     
  • Brandt Hardin posted at 2:25 pm on Wed, Dec 19, 2012.

    dregstudios Posts: 3

    Where in Christianity is hate-mongering an involved practice? What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/03/fred-phelps-and-westboro-baptist-church.html Drop in and let me know what you think!

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:19 am on Wed, Dec 19, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    This article would not have been written if the suggested solution was serious.

    This groups is so off base it did not deserve one second of thought.

     

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