This Is Repugnant
Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3745) 11 years ago
Marine's father ordered to pay Westboro's court costs
http://www.baltimoresun.c...6909.story

This is just infuriating. These procreateing poopheads can disrupt a family in their time of grief and then hide under the guise of "Free Speech" when they get sued for such disruption and then expect & sue for legal fees?

I'm waiting for somebody to defend this horsepoop.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 11 years ago
Don't look at me! I think Westboro "Baptist" deserves to be locked away in some nice cell in Afghanistan.
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 11 years ago
Agree with Amorette...
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Posted by Kender Beeler (+67) 11 years ago
diddo
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 11 years ago
1) The Westboro baptists embody everything bad that was discussed in several of yesterday's religion thread.

2) Sadly, even useless thugs have certain rights to free speech.

3) These rights are not absolute, and therefore must be adjudicated in a court of law.

4) Sometimes court decisions are legally correct but still suck.

5) Welcome to America.
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Posted by john w caylor (+89) 11 years ago
Thanks once again kyle. Thats 100% FUBAR.
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Posted by Heath H (+641) 11 years ago
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3745) 11 years ago
Heh heh. Right on cue, enter Bridgier.
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+272) 11 years ago
i wonder how the westboro folks would feel if people held a protest at one of their funerals?! how utterly disrespectful to the deceased and their grieving loved ones.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 11 years ago
Which of my statements would you disagree with Kyle?

I numbered them for your convenience...

[This message has been edited by Bridgier (3/31/2010)]
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 11 years ago
Bridgier, you are correct in all the things you outlined...These decisions can be repugnant, but unfortunately to uphold the constitutional right to free speech sometimes disgusting decisions have to be dealt with IMO..If their rights are withheld due to the repugnancy of it, then our rights could possibly be affected in the future as you cannot pick and choose which American gets the right...As much as we all would love to kick these people to the curb, their rights have to be respected as well...which is why so many disgusting groups thrive like the Nazi party etc etc...
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3745) 11 years ago
I disagree with none of them Bridgier but the fact that you're asking indicates that you don't get it.

Let me put it this way:

When you or one of your loved one's die can I sing & dance on their grave and throw a party?
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 11 years ago
So we agree that you're a dumbass who would sing and dance at a funeral?
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3745) 11 years ago
Try sticking to the topic at hand Bridger instead of your usual bait & switch bullpoop.
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1350) 11 years ago
There is no bait and switch Kyle, you just have to try and actually think when you read sometimes.

The Westboro folks do what they do because it is both "legal" and because they are complete "arseholes". This is not an OR statement, both are true and so their actions occur.

You're challenging Bridgier on whether you can sing and dance at the funeral of his loved ones then naturally leads to identifying the status of the 2 things predicating that action:

"Is it legal?" Well yes, obviously it is.
"Are you an arsehole?" That's the question he has posed to you.

I'm going to assume that if you answer "no" to question 2 then he doesn't need to worry about whether you can or can't, as you wouldn't. If you answer "yes" well then...
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 11 years ago
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1671) 11 years ago
LOVE this video Bridgier. Thank you for posting it.
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Posted by Alicia Miller (+55) 11 years ago
That was a beautiful video! I wish more places and more people can be that accepting.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 11 years ago
I'm very proud that my daughter will be fomenting unrest at her middle school on April 16, which is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) annual Day of Silence. By not speaking for the entire day you support the protest against harassment that non-straight people often endure. Since she usually plays by the book, she will be contacting the school administration to let them know about it so that she won't be subject to discipline for not responding to her teachers.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1671) 11 years ago
Three cheers for your daughter Wendy! You should be very proud.
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