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The Westboro Effect Triggers Embarrassing Counter-Protest

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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 01:22 AM
Sorry MOD's if this is in the wrong forum, please move it as you see fit.

Westboro Church faces counter-protest

It seems every time the Westboro Church protests, the real effect is a huge show of support for LGBT people. When protesters showed up today at Santa Monica High School in California to protest its accepting environment for LGBT students, the Westboro effect launched a huge counter-protest by the students themselves. Sign-waving supporters lined up along a sidewalk across the street, many times more in numbers.

Not long after, the protesters from Westboro Church left. Wahoo!

I think that every time Westboro Church goes out and protests something, there should be a counter-protest. Heck if you live in the same town as that church then you should organize a big protest against them "God hates hypocrites", "God hates people who say they know what God hates" or "God doesn't say love thy neighbor unless he is LGBT/muslim/etc" slogans like that.
edit on 27-2-2013 by knoledgeispower because: forgot detail

posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 02:35 AM
reply to post by knoledgeispower

I would prefer "God Hates Signs"

Other than that I agree with your notion!

posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 02:38 AM
I would counter protest the counterprotest.

My Sign would say "God hates haters who hate haters"-
-Sorry its late and I am tired =/

posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 04:11 AM
What needs to be done is finding out were their next picket spot is going to be and try and get a radical islamic protest near them then what need to be done is get a few people to join the west bros with pickets saying god hates Mohamed and Muslims are fags slash their tires so they cant run and watch them get lynched by a bunch of crazy radicals.
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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 04:33 AM
Fred Phelps "church" is neither Baptist or a church...

It's actually a MONEY-MAKING SCAM.

Many believe that they are a propaganda tool of the government.

It's a business. They travel the country, set up websites telling you exactly when they'll be there, and using the most inflammatory statements all over the place, just to get someone to violate their rights for profit. Then they sue the military, the police force that was to protect them, and everyone that is around them for money.

This is a sham, and it is a trap to get people sued. Every member of his family is an attorney. Phelps does not break the law. What he does is try to make you break the law by trying to punch your sensibilities about everything you hold dear, and then sue you and everyone municipality around him to the max.

This is a scam.

Whether he believes his posters or not is irrelevant.
He's using this as a moneymaking scheme.
Lay one finger on him, do one thing that violates him, and he will sue you, and more importantly, the city, the police department, the US Military, and any private property owner he happens to be standing on to make money off of it.

Scam of the Decade

"This cult of people, a family who claim religion to avoid taxes, has already got over 10 million dollars in court because people do exactly what this cult wants them to do. attack their members so they can sue for more tax free they continue to post up in the worst places imaginable in hopes that people will play into their hands."


"...they’re neither Baptist or a church! They are from Topeka, Kansas. Their web site,, does not list any service times, invite anyone to come and worship with them or tell anyone how to get to heaven. It is “pastored” by Fred Phelps, a former civil rights lawyer who was disbarred in 1979. The “church” consists of Phelps’ wife, some of his adult children with their spouses and their grandchildren. THEY ARE ALMOST ALL LAWYERS! The “church” meets in Phelps’ house.

They do what they do for one purpose only: SUE! They try to be as offensive as possible without breaking any laws and when someone takes a swing at them or they’re told by the authorities that they cannot protest here – they file a lawsuit.

IT IS ALL A MONEY-MAKING SCAM! They don’t believe anything that they say really.


posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 04:56 AM
reply to post by Murgatroid

Many believe that they are a propaganda tool of the government.

Umm, who believes that and why?

posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 12:51 PM

Originally posted by Murgatroid
Fred Phelps "church" is neither Baptist or a church...

Actually, they're a legitimate Baptist church, regardless of what they do.

Baptists are a Congregationalist polity, meaning that, in their structure, there is no over-arching hierarchy that sets doctrine or expected behaviours (the "Southern Baptist Convention" is the closest thing to an organizational structure, but that has no control over anything other than who belongs to it, and Westboro obviously does not.)

Because of this particular polity, the church's doctrine and theology are whatever the local pastor declares them to be, regardless of acceptability or even the qualifications of the pastor. Most Baptist churches, of course, hold to a pretty common theology, but goofballs like Westboro are as legitimate a Baptist church as any other.

Whenever you see a statistic battered about like "There are 30,000 Christian denominations!" that's a mis-representation of this type of polity, because technically, every single Baptist church (along with "Congregationalist" and some Anabaptist churches) is technically a separate denomination.

posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 02:15 PM
The Patriot Guard Riders do some anti-protest activities to ensure they are not heard or seen at funerals and such. Outstanding group of men and women.

I wish that some really smart person would hack their site, post a picture of Mohammed on the site, then shout about it all over the web. That group wouldn't last a week.

posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 02:56 PM
WBC are media whores whose 15 minutes of fame were up long ago. I heard this all started because fred phelps was denied Power top status at an all gay s&m luncheon way back in the day, he has never been the same.

posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 10:42 PM
The WBC is basically a cult, which does not even truly practice what it says it does. If it were truly a Christian organization, or composed of Christians, they would not discriminate against anyone in this manner. Granted, the Old Testament of the Bible says that man should not lie with man, but Christians, which they claim to be, practice the teachings of Jesus. Jesus taught tolerance, forgiveness, and submission, the exact opposite of what these cult members practice.

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