posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 08:18 AM
Why do people not realize that emotional violence is more damaging and more dangerous than physical violence? The group holding the signs and
antagonizing were practicing violence. They were being emotionally abusive to the other group and the other group responded with physical violence
against the emotional violence that was taking place. The group that were there holding their signs and shouting on the bullhorn (that they had to
stop using) were the first to become violent. It wasn't in a physical sense so people ignore that.
Emotional violence and verbal violence are much more aggressive, much more damaging and much more inflamatory than physical violence is, but it is
overlooked. That is where the issue is. The people holding the signs shouldn't have been there to start with. The Constitution guarantees their right
to PEACEFULLY assemble, but they weren't being peaceful, they were being emotionally and verbally violent. They were not practicing their rights,
they were abusing the other group.
I am a Chrisitan. That applies to the things that I do, not to the things that other people do. I do not have a right to go to an assembly of another
group and disrupt their activities.
The Westboro bunch and the ilk like them are not Christians, they are opportunistic trolls and nothing else.
They like to shout and scream about their "right to peacefully assemble" but what they are actually doing is taking away someone else's right to
peacefully assemble. They are taking the PEACE out of the assemblies of other groups, so they aren't being peaceful at all. They are antagonizing and
trying to cause turmoil. There is absolutely nothing Christian about that!
They set themselves up to be attacked, then they take it to court. That's how they "make a living" and that's how they bring in all the funds that
support their hatred. I look for the day when one of the judges tells them flat out "You weren't peacefully assembling and you were interfering with
the other group's right to do so. You were emotionally and verbally violent so the Constitution doesn't apply to what you were doing" and fine them
as much as is legally possible. They have manipulated the constitution for way too long and have harassed and bullied people for way too long.
As a Christian, I am AGAINST the Westboro bunch and all groups similar to them. They do not speak for me, nor are they Christian at all. They are
nothing but opportunistic bullying trolls and deserve to be attacked. I hate that it turned to physical violence, but can completely understand why it