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Those quacks from Kansas...you know who

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at 12:11 PM

Everyday when I get to work in the morning I peek to see what's on the fax machine and almost everyday is a flyer from the Westboro Baptist Church.

For those of you who don't know who these people are, they're using church in the most liberal sense of the word.

Located in Topeka, KS, they host several vulgar websites claiming to be supporting God by praising the deaths of American soldiers "for this country's fag sins" as they so humbly call it. I won't link to their websites as a matter of personal principal, but anyone curious can google them easy enough.

It's simply disgusting the way these people claim to be Christians. Being against the war is one thing. Peaceful protesting is encouraged in America, but these nuts have gone too far.

This week we received a flyer on how they will be picketing the memorial of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner. Now, I personally have never had much respect for Tammy, but this is simply sick.

They call her names that I won't repeat because I like my job and literally make fun of her.

Not very Christian of these people.

What are your thoughts on these people? Has anyone ever had any run-ins with them?

This is the only time I will discuss them. I don't feel they deserve the publicity.

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You are right, they don't deserve the time or energy from anyone.

-- Posted by D.W.B. on Wed, Jul 25, 2007, at 12:35 PM

Me doth think the Westborons(?) protest too much.

If I were really into some big, old testament sicko type of sinning, I'd do exactly what they are doing,condemn all others to take the heat off of myself and my "followers".

I sure hope the Topeka Zoo good security-(sorry, that was really sick, but still not as sick as what they've put out there in the past!)

-- Posted by Yellow Rose of Essex on Wed, Jul 25, 2007, at 12:54 PM
Corey Noles' response:
The flyers have slowed down a bit lately, but on average we would get 2 or 3 per week over the last year or so.

At an event at either the Stars & Stripes Museum or the Veteran's Cemetery I met a man named Pastor Jim (I believe). He's a member of the Patriot Guard Riders and was telling me how they find out which funerals the WBC whackos are planning to picket and they contact the soldier's family to see if they would like for the bikers to come and block the protestors so the families don't have to see them.

Certainly a noble cause. I believe in the right to protest and wish more people had strong enough emotions to stand up for things they disagree with, but these people are just whackos. They give free speech a really bad rep.

I actually saw pictures of a funeral of a young soldier where the bikers lined the entire route of the funeral procession to block the family from having to see those Westboro sickos. Most of the guys were vets. Rumor had it they were just hoping one of the wackos would give them grief over it. None did - they sick, not stupid.

-- Posted by Ducky on Wed, Jul 25, 2007, at 8:24 PM

way to go corey! i have heard of both organizations, but did not know the one was faxing their lunacy all across this great land of america. i support my soldiers in whatever fight they are in and my soul cries out for the ones who died. these nuts have no respect for God or country or even themselves.

-- Posted by tonneescgirl on Sat, Jul 28, 2007, at 12:55 PM

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Corey Noles, staff writer for The Daily Statesman and Editor of The North Stoddard Countian, is the author of a regular baseball/St. Louis Cardinals column and also uses his blog to sound off on various happenings in sports. He also operates a weekly baseball mailbag column.

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