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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    "If I believe in free speech is it wrong wanting them to shut the fuck up?"

    Nah, that just makes you human.

    "Not likely. I know many a metalhead who wears shirts like that. Especially in places where 'christians' like that might see."

    Stop ruining my paranoid delusions, dammit!

    Seriously, yeah, I can see your point.
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    That Jesus Was A Cunt shirt was likely from the band Cradle of Filth.

    I didn't watch the video, I've had enough of Phelps to last me a lifetime (approximately 5 minutes of visiting his website


      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    i think it's great -- let people get glimpse inside the minds of these sick fucks and who the hell would want to listen to them? they make themselves objects of ridicule by behaving the way they do.
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    For the win.
    Dare I say, methinks they doth protest too much?
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    I agree with Cat--Ares = made of win.
    • CommentAuthorDemarc
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    These people had planned to protest my high school graduation. They were on their way to San Francisco anyway and we would be little bit of a warm up. Apparently, they didn't much like the Gay Straight Alliance at our school.
    But they showed up a bit late and were protesting at the graduation for the school across town.
    Most the people in my town just jeered them for having such a piss-poor protest. Californians know what a REAL protest looks like. These guys were just pathetic.
    • CommentAuthorSpadiee
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007 edited
    We seem to deal with these people in Indiana on a yearly basis. They come to protest, we line up on the other side to protest them, they get what they want by getting media attention. Luckily, however, they've attracted far better attention than simple cameras and third-page notoriety.

    That is an article (I hope) from a Canadian newspaper regarding the eleven million dollar lawsuit that the group lost to the family of a dead soldier they protested.

    The article also talks about how free speech advocates feel such a ruling sets a dangerous precedent for what can and cannot be said or protested. Yet I don't think that is what the suit means at all. If anything it is an affirmation of the sort of shit we've heard from our mothers all of our lives. Mine used to turn to me after I'd said something particularly nasty and say, "Eric, watch your mouth,". I'd always considered that to be some sort of power play or a way of controlling my words so that I did not embarrass my parents. In reality it was a warning about humanity as a whole. Every person is born, regardless of the law set down by long dead men, with certain rights that cannot be taken without force or pain of death. Freedom of choice, of speech, of beliefs etc. What the suit is saying, just like what our mothers have been saying, is that while we have these freedoms for life we also have the consequences associated with them. Choose to kill someone and you go to jail. Choose to believe in something strange or obscure and face ostracism. If you want to protest the death of a soldier then be my guest, I will not stop you, but there should be no surprise when a lawsuit is crammed up your unlit hole with cold hands for doing so.

    Somehow I feel like I just had sex with human patriotism and that I am well spent from it.

    I suppose I went on this rant so that posting the article didn't become a debate about the right of the government to declare such a suit against free speech. I apologize profusely if I've failed in my endeavor and I hope the children of those bratchnies make it out in the end.

    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    I think the last 20 seconds would be more disturbing if it wasn't for the silliness of the 5 or so minutes before that. I worry about what kind of life that child might have, but considering that most of the teens in that video seemed barely able to stifle a laugh, I think she'll reach adolesence without being totally indoctrinated. As muse hick says, stunts like these serve to highlight just how ridiculous these people are. Particularly the references to God's 'Pent up rage'. If there's one reading of the bible I like, it's the 'God as a petty, passive aggressive little spinster who just loves giving you enough rope to hang yourself' reading.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    Is it wrong of me to actually wish we had more of these types over here in the UK, so I could get that lovely warm rush of rage that comes with going to stop them?

    I mean... I want there to be less of this kind of thing in the world, but protesting it is a wonderfully safe way to feel righteous and excited and like having achieved something.

    I suspect that this is more than a large part of the appeal to their side too.
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    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007 edited
    I love Louis Theroux sooo much.

    (Gah, damn HTML embed bullshit.)
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    Phelps is the finest existing example of someone trolling real life.

    Even if he believes his insane shit, he's a troll. He only thrives when people pay attention to him.

    Which is why my reaction to anything he or his clan of inbred fuck-troglodytes do is to say "That's nice, you bigoted shitbags, now go die somwhere" and then do something more productive.
    • CommentAuthorjona
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    The greatest arguement for mass, compulsory sterilisation
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    I read a claim somewhere that WBC is essentially a scam.

    They set out deliberately to provoke people into assaulting them then they sue them.

    They probably believe the nonsense they spout, but the law-suit money is probably a nice little additional sweetener.
    • CommentAuthorjona
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    just when you think it can't get worse:

    • CommentAuthorjona
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
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    In twenty years, their signs will read "GOD HATES ROBOTS."

    In thirty years, their signs will read "GOD HATES ROBOSEXUALS."
    • CommentAuthorlex
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    Hmm, they should try getting a decent fuck. Apparently it helps. But who would dare explain the concept to them, especially that relatives and kids are verboten?
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    hemlock_martini WINS.

    But for the record I hate those ROBOSEXUALS too. :P

    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    I want to ignore them, but I worry that ignoring them is tantamount to agreement. After finishing God is Not Great I'm wondering if we're not simply headed towards some sort of heated battle, legal or otherwise, as people of fundamental beliefs get more and more scared that their way of life is disappearing. Talk about alternative lifestyles...