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#1 dudeone

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:53 PM



"Left-Wing Westboro Cult" — that's how Fox Nation categorized the Westboro Baptist Church, thenotorious "independent" (hate) group that's notoriously been protesting funerals in Newtown of late. Fox used the description in a story about the funerals posted to its website last week, but it's getting passed around today. In honor of this Left-Wing Cult, we've collected visual evidence of Westboro's severe left-wing behavior to back up Fox News's bold assertion.
Here are those left-wing cult members furiously fighting for Obama:


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And let's not forget how they feel about women's rights and health care:


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And, of course, here are Westboro members furiously fighting for gay rights:

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Now if these people are "left-wing," just how far "right" is Fox News?


Battle of the Hate Groups: KKK Takes on Westboro
CAITLIN DICKSON
MAY 31, 2011

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/05/battle-hate-groups/38297/



Players: The Ku Klux Klan; Westboro Baptist Church.

Opening Serve: Monday's Memorial Day services attracted the attention of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas group known for its angry, and now specifically court-allowed protests of American soldiers' funerals. The demonstrators, who carry signs bearing hateful messages such as "God hates ????" and "Jews killed Jesus" are not well-liked. Not even, apparently, by the Ku Klux Klan. Members of the Knights of the Southern Cross, a Virginia branch of the KKK, gathered outside Arlington Cemetery Monday to protest the protesters. The KKK group's leader, "Imperial Wizard" Dennis LaBonte told CNN, "It's the soldier that fought and died and gave them that right to free speech."

Return Volley: The demonstrating WBC members seemed pretty unfazed by the KKK's counter-protest. According to CNN, Abigail Phelps, daughter of the Church's founder Fred Phelps, said, "That's fine. They have no moral authority on anything. People like them say it's white power ... white supremacy. The Bible doesn't say anywhere that it's an abomination to be born of a certain gender or race."

What They Say the Fight's About: LaBonte and the KKK counter-protesters object to WBC's stance towards fallen soldiers. Phelps and WBC argue that the KKK, a white supremacy hate group, hardly has a right to criticize, as their platform doesn't even have biblical support.

What the Fight's Really About: It looks like what we have here are two nationally recognized hate groups fighting over who's brand of hatred is more justified. The answer: neither. It's both comforting and disturbing to know that even the KKK denounces the Westboro Baptist Church, but this might be one of the more spectacular pot-kettle cases in recent memory. Though LaBonte insists that the Knights of the Southern Cross "are not about hate," KKK history makes that a pretty tough sell.

Who's Winning Now: It's hard to declare anyone a winner here, but if we have to, it's LaBonte and Co. for grabbing publicity and recognizing the ridiculousness of Westboro's protests. Still,according to the Supreme Court, it is within the WBC's First Amendment rights to rally at as many soldiers' funerals as it wants--KKK disapproval isn't going to do much. Finally, let's not forget: the funeral protests may be largely offensive, but Westboro at least doesn't have any lynchings in its organizational history.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

Left-wing no...Cult yes....
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Well I tell you what Heretic..if Tim Tebow becomes Terry Bradshaw I will shave off all my hair, convert to Christianity, go into the ministry and become a preacher.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

For somebody that copy and pastes a lot of crapty articles, you sure don't do it very well.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

"EAT YOUR BABIES" - WBC



Still don't understand the meaning of this one quote..

On a side note, I know a lot about the WBC and wrote a paper on them. All they are is a group of attention whores and sure they don't seem "intelligent" but most of them have law degrees so whenever they are assaulted, sued or have anything criminally done to them they'll figure a way how to profit off of you.

There's a famous saying for these people: "Don't feed the troll"

Edited by Armada, 31 December 2012 - 04:07 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

The one thing out of all that that I gathered without reading anything: Every single one of those people looks ???? insane..
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

I'm the consummate skeptic when it comes to religion but I've read The Bible...and something tells me this isn't the kind of **** that Jesus dude would tolerate...just saying...
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Well I tell you what Heretic..if Tim Tebow becomes Terry Bradshaw I will shave off all my hair, convert to Christianity, go into the ministry and become a preacher.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

Why does everything have to be left or right, there a bunch of morons. I don't know how those kids haven't been picked up by CPS.

Edited by key2thecup, 31 December 2012 - 04:33 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

I'm the consummate skeptic when it comes to religion but I've read The Bible...and something tells me this isn't the kind of **** that Jesus dude would tolerate...just saying...


Fully agree with you on that!

A "Christian church should be a reflection of Jesus' love, words, and deeds"...the people in it shouldn't be judging other people's hearts and minds nor condemning anyone.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

For somebody that copy and pastes a lot of crapty articles, you sure don't do it very well.


At the very least, add some opinion to it. All I see from the OP is topic after topic of the same crap, followed by some gun article.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

Petition urges White House to classify Westboro church as hate group.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 475,000 people have signed petitions asking the White House to crack down on Westboro Baptist Church after the group, known for holding anti-gay demonstrations at funerals, threatened to picket in Newtown, Connecticut.

Newtown was the site of a school massacre on December 14 in which 20 young children and six adults were killed.
Five petitions posted on the White House website since the shootings have asked the government to name the church, based in Topeka, Kansas, as a hate group or end its tax-exempt status. The requests were among the most popular on the White House site on Thursday.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization, has called the church "arguably the most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America" because of the anti-gay signs its members have carried at hundreds of military funerals. The protests reflect their view that God is punishing America for tolerance of gays and lesbians.

The church has successfully defended its right to free speech in court. The church could not be immediately reached for comment.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment on whether it would address the petitions.

The White House has a policy of responding to petitions that reach a threshold of 25,000 signatures but does not comment on certain law enforcement issues that are within the jurisdiction of federal agencies or courts, according to its website.

Obama last week asked Americans to pressure Congress to help tighten gun laws. He responded after several hundred thousand people signed a dozen petitions calling for tougher gun laws following the Newtown attack.

Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza used a military-style assault rifle to kill 20 elementary school children and seven adults, including his mother shot earlier at the family home, then he took his own life.

Obama has called for Congress to approve a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons and a ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips, as well as measures to ensure background checks for gun purchases at gun shows.

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Very nice to see all three petitions have reached the minimum threshold of 25,000 signatures to be officially considered. Hopefully the world will be rid of this filth soon.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

Damn .. I thought the "gun-toting crazies" on CDC would embrace these nut-jobs .. where is a loonie with an assault rifle when you need em, eh?
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

I suppose in some ways Westboro is left-wing - traditionally, government intervention is people's lives (finances or morals) is a left-wing.

But at least Fox can agree to hate the guys.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

I suppose in some ways Westboro is left-wing - traditionally, government intervention is people's lives (finances or morals) is a left-wing.

But at least Fox can agree to hate the guys.


Really? Moral government intervention (religion, homophobia) is LEFT-WING????
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Well I tell you what Heretic..if Tim Tebow becomes Terry Bradshaw I will shave off all my hair, convert to Christianity, go into the ministry and become a preacher.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

How is the KKK allowed to continue to exist?
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

If the WBC is left-wing then I'm Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:28 AM

Really? Moral government intervention (religion, homophobia) is LEFT-WING????

It's a FOX News-esque misdirection, much akin to:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:11 AM

Really? Moral government intervention (religion, homophobia) is LEFT-WING????


Politics is more than just left vs right, since either spectrum can be religiously dominated with heavy government intervention, or they can both allow individuals to be free and society to be free from religion too.

There's basically 3 separate spectrum on policies.
Atheism vs Theological
Individualism vs Collectivism
Liberty vs Authortative

Some overlap, some are mutually exclusive with each of the 6 attributes could be applied to both right and left-wing.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:43 AM

How is the KKK allowed to continue to exist?


The good, ol' US Constitution, TOM!

The same rag that gives the "...right to bear arms..." also allows "...freedom of speech...".

Also... Westboro left wing? No. Just "wing nuts" with nasty signs and guns.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

The good, ol' US Constitution, TOM!

The same rag that gives the "...right to bear arms..." also allows "...freedom of speech...".

Also... Westboro left wing? No. Just "wing nuts" with nasty signs and guns.


A revision of the Constitution, updating for instance the "right to bear arms" amendment, as what it originally was put in place for was to keep the Limeys out directly following the American Revolution...would be ideal in this case. Freedom of speech yes...freedom to spew "hate" speech...is probably not what the founders of the US had in mind.
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Well I tell you what Heretic..if Tim Tebow becomes Terry Bradshaw I will shave off all my hair, convert to Christianity, go into the ministry and become a preacher.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

A revision of the Constitution, updating for instance the "right to bear arms" amendment, as what it originally was put in place for was to keep the Limeys out directly following the American Revolution...would be ideal in this case. Freedom of speech yes...freedom to spew "hate" speech...is probably not what the founders of the US had in mind.


Agree with your post in its totality, Munchie. Constitutional Reform is not something that goes down well at the American dinner table, though. It'll never happen, especially with the 1st and 2nd Amendments. Taking away "rights" from people would be grounds for impeachment! And I fear it would be extremely difficult to get the 38 states necessary to agree to an amendment change. Guns and hate are hear to stay, unfortunately.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

Politics is more than just left vs right, since either spectrum can be religiously dominated with heavy government intervention, or they can both allow individuals to be free and society to be free from religion too.

There's basically 3 separate spectrum on policies.
Atheism vs Theological
Individualism vs Collectivism
Liberty vs Authortative

Some overlap, some are mutually exclusive with each of the 6 attributes could be applied to both right and left-wing.


I suggest you familiarize yourself with American politics...this kind of crap...the stuff WBC is doing...is EXTREME RIGHT-WING. Of course we can never expect Fixed Noise to admit that the conservative gun-toting rabble that makes up their constituency could EVER be guilty of these kinds of things...
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Well I tell you what Heretic..if Tim Tebow becomes Terry Bradshaw I will shave off all my hair, convert to Christianity, go into the ministry and become a preacher.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

~shrugs~ No words are needed.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

I suppose in some ways Westboro is left-wing - traditionally, government intervention is people's lives (finances or morals) is a left-wing.

But at least Fox can agree to hate the guys.


Being pro religion, pro gun, anti gay marriage, anti science, etc, etc are ALL conservative views.

ALL their views are conservative, they are just REALLY extreme conservatives.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

Politics is more than just left vs right, since either spectrum can be religiously dominated with heavy government intervention, or they can both allow individuals to be free and society to be free from religion too.

There's basically 3 separate spectrum on policies.
Atheism vs Theological
Individualism vs Collectivism
Liberty vs Authortative

Some overlap, some are mutually exclusive with each of the 6 attributes could be applied to both right and left-wing.


And then there is George Bush , who once said
''There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again.''
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

That whole KKK v. WBC issue was so sad I found it hilarious.
The WBC must just be the greatest trolls in history. I'm particularly fond of their "you have no right to criticize because your platform doesn't have biblical support" ideology.
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