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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:30 AM

 

Westboro Baptist Church tweets intent to 'picket' funerals of Arizona firefighters.

PHOENIX - The notoriously outspoken and often controversial Westboro Baptist Church has made several threats through social media intending to picket the funerals of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire near Prescott, Arizona.

Westboro Baptist Church posted several tweets from their Twitter account within the last 48 hours, connecting the firefighter deaths to punishment for the world's apparent tolerance of homosexuality.

In a tweet posted at 2:56 p.m. Monday, the church said, "Westboro Baptist Church THANKS GOD for AZ fires that killed 19 firefighters!"

In another post, they retweeted Arizona Senator John McCain, adding their intent to picket: "WBC to picket! "@SenJohnMcCain: The City of Prescott has released the names of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives yesterday."

In another tweet, "Arizona already starting their idolatrous procession of doom! Shame on you all! Stop worshipping MEN & worship GOD!"

On Tuesday morning, the Twitter account was announcing the names of those killed with the words "Roster of the Damned" before it.

The church is known for making these threats after national tragedies capture the world's attention. Whether they will make the 1,118-mile trek from their base in Kansas, a little more than 18 hours driving, remains to be seen.


Read more: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/national/westboro-baptist-church-tweets-intent-to-picket-funerals-of-arizona-firefighter#ixzz2XxB2tmIx


edited to remove link to WBO website.

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Reply Westboro Baptist Church tweets intent to 'picket' funerals of Arizona firefighters. (Original post)
Yavapai Jul 2013 OP
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2013 #1
Yavapai Jul 2013 #2
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2013 #3
Logical Jul 2013 #5
Incitatus Jul 2013 #10
Yavapai Jul 2013 #13
RudynJack Jul 2013 #24
Warpy Jul 2013 #6
Incitatus Jul 2013 #7
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2013 #9
TomVD Jul 2013 #22
alittlelark Jul 2013 #4
Rowdyboy Jul 2013 #8
MotherPetrie Jul 2013 #11
Safetykitten Jul 2013 #12
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2013 #14
kestrel91316 Jul 2013 #15
Kurovski Jul 2013 #16
Gravitycollapse Jul 2013 #17
jmowreader Jul 2013 #18
sibelian Jul 2013 #19
TomVD Jul 2013 #20
Kali Jul 2013 #23
bobclark86 Jul 2013 #21
jberryhill Jul 2013 #30
nyquil_man Jul 2013 #25
Bosso 63 Jul 2013 #26
MrSlayer Jul 2013 #27
Zorra Jul 2013 #28
phylny Jul 2013 #29
gopiscrap Jul 2013 #31
Recursion Jul 2013 #32

Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:33 AM

1. Come on down!

We will give a good ol' welcome!

We have a sheriff here I think you will want to meet! Finally, a use for Joe!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:35 AM

2. My thoughts exactly...

 

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Response to Yavapai (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:40 AM

3. I have been here a year now...

And I can tell you, this place does not like them. They will not put up with this. Feds may need to get involved. Some the police here may get... distracted.


As I said, they do NOT like them here!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:50 AM

5. Yea! Let them get beat to shit! Maybe killed! USA USA! n-t

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:06 AM

10. I'm not the type to root for such an outcome, but it one did happen

I would have more sympathy for a dead skunk in the road.

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:16 AM

13. You might just find skidmarks in front of the skunk.

 

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 11:46 PM

24. Agreed.

It's just a matter of time before some truck "loses control". And no jury would convict.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:55 AM

6. They were here in NM a few years ago to picket the university

for their gay friendly policies.

Two guys, who later said they barely knew each other, went into a prolonged soul kiss right in front of Daddy Phelps. That bunch couldn't get out of here fast enough and canceled the afternoon's planned festivities.

Sometimes I love this town.

Somehow, I don't think they'll be back here any time soon.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:02 AM

7. Oh, I didn't realize this was in Arpaio's territory.

I'm not a fan of the guy, but this could get interesting.

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:06 AM

9. Not quite, but..

If they are driving there, they will be in his territory! And he does have a bad habit of over reaching. The only time I would enjoy him pulling that stunt!

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 10:48 PM

22. It's No Arpaio's Territory

This is Yavapai County. Arpaio doesn't work here. Although, he might as well. He thought that the White House was in his jurisdiction.

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:42 AM

4. Oh Yeah... Do it.......

You'll have lotsa support!!! Come on down !!!!!!





Doubt any would make it back home.....

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:03 AM

8. This will definitely end well! Or not.....

I think "not"

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:07 AM

11. When was last time they actually showed up?

 

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:10 AM

12. I don't think they will show up in Arizona.

 

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Response to Safetykitten (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:27 AM

14. Not if they suddenly get smart.

But what is the chance of THAT happening?

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:28 AM

15. Please don't link directly to their website. It is an acknowledged hate group.

 

Also, we don't want to generate any clicks/hits for them to profit from.

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 03:27 AM

16. The dumbfucks who flat-earth the global warming issue.

would seem the place to start.

But everything WBC does is about THEM and the fully public acting-out of their deep psychological trauma. That is the reality all they do is based on.

Psycho daddy Phelps thinks he's an avenging god. As if god would be a cheap, abusive huckster.

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 03:42 AM

17. I will be there with more than my voice.

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 06:01 AM

18. Fred must be running low on cash

They make money by suing the people who beat their asses.

The way to shut Fred down for good is to get WBC declared vexatious litigants everywhere they threaten to go. If they can't sue, they have no reason to picket.

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:18 AM

19. "notoriously outspoken and often controversial"


I think that writer deserves a raise.

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 10:17 PM

20. We Have It Covered Here in Prescott and Prescott Valley

500 people created a human shield last Tuesday at a Firefighter vigil at Prescott High School. 300 of them were motorcycle clubs. Tons of people are ready to do it again on Tuesday at Tim's Toyota Center. There is a video of the latest human shield at [link:| (read the video description for more details). Organizing efforts for upcoming human shields are happening at [link:https://www.facebook.com/KeepWestboroBaptistChurchOutOfPrescott|

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Response to TomVD (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 11:43 PM

23. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 10:25 PM

21. Not going to lie...

but I wish I was so desperate for cash I would start my own fake cult and get my ass kicked for protesting stuff like that. Could be fun from a Trollolo point of view...

Too bad I'd probably crack up and blow it, though. How can these assholes keep such a straight face for this kind of shit? I may have a low opinion of humanity, but I don't think anyone could be THAT fucking stupid... can they?

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Response to bobclark86 (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:48 AM

30. It probably helps to be crazy

 

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 11:54 PM

25. Publicity. It's all they want and it's precisely what they get. nt

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:24 AM

26. Bottom feeding grifters

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:28 AM

27. They never even show up anymore.

 

They're cowardly blowhards. Someone is going to kick the shit out of these assholes one day. I look forward to it.

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:32 AM

28. Here's a related OP from earlier today:

Arizona law to keep Westboro away from funerals, Biden to travel to Arizona for memorial
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023191182

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:38 AM

29. This is not a knock against you, Yavapai,

but I really wish the news would stop reporting the doings of the WBC.

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 01:14 AM

31. Hope they get their asses kicked

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Response to Yavapai (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 01:16 AM

32. Yeah. Good luck with that, assholes.

That will go over great...

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