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Old 08-02-2005, 02:11 PM   #1
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Protesting a Marine's funeral...

Kansas group to protest at Marine's funeral


By KELLY MCBRIDE
For the Daily Tribune
The Rev. Jeremiah Worman, the priest who will perform Lance Cpl. John J. Mattek Jr.'s funeral Monday, isn't lending any credence to threats by a Kansas church that they will protest or otherwise disrupt the service.

Mattek, 24, of Deerbrook died Monday of injuries suffered June 8 when a roadside bomb exploded during combat operations in Iraq. The Marine was a former University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student.

Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., sent notice to area media outlets and the funeral home handling Mattek's services Wednesday, saying it will picket outside the service. The group has said the war deaths of U.S. military personnel are a punishment from God because the United States is a country that accepts homosexuality, among other perceived ills, said Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of the organization.

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Old 08-02-2005, 02:19 PM   #2
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Maybe now the military will support the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Phelps has this habit of making otherwise homophobic communities turn gay friendly.

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This fucker, and that is what he is did this at a funeral for a soldier here in MA.

I wanted to put my fist through the TV. Then the dead soldier's father came on and said that this A-hole had the right to do it, that his son died for the constitution, for good or bad.
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Re: Protesting a Marine's funeral...

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The group has said the war deaths of U.S. military personnel are a punishment from God because the United States is a country that accepts homosexuality, among other perceived ills, said Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of the organization.
I will never stop to wonder about those weird fanatic people in that country called U.S.A. It´s just too weird. A total freakshow. Don´t misunderstand me, we got our weirdos too, fanatics and everything, but Americans are definitely more creative (that Phelps Roper would never find any followers here.. let alone media coverage- everyone would think he´s just a clown).

That said, protesting on a funeral is really tasteless. Makes you wonder where our values have gone.
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What the hell! These people are serious nutjobs. They really need to be locked up.
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Aw, hella-classy.

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wow, I'm embarrassed to be a christian at times because of other people
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Re: Protesting a Marine's funeral...

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The group has said the war deaths of U.S. military personnel are a punishment from God because the United States is a country that accepts homosexuality, among other perceived ills, said Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of the organization.
What the...?

Okay, seriously, what in the hell are these people's problem? Where in the world do they come up with insane stuff like this? Get. A. LIFE.

Un-be-livable .

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and why the hell are they appointed in the supreme court?
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This is terrible. Protesting this guy's funeral? What a bunch of nuts.
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Re: Re: Protesting a Marine's funeral...

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I will never stop to wonder about those weird fanatic people in that country called U.S.A. It´s just too weird. A total freakshow. Don´t misunderstand me, we got our weirdos too, fanatics and everything, but Americans are definitely more creative (that Phelps Roper would never find any followers here.. let alone media coverage- everyone would think he´s just a clown).
I'm curious; what country do you live in?
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He lives in the Netherlands I believe.


I think this is rediculous. Regardless of the message, there are certain venues and occasions where ANY protest is inappropriate, funerals being the best example. We had some protesters at our May commencement (well, they aren't allowed on school property, thank goodness) and most people, even those who disagreed as well, found it pretty rediculous and distasteful.

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I'm curious; what country do you live in?
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That group was in MA last month doing the same thing, at a funeral of a Marine. They also "protested" at an elementary school because a girl wrote a report about Ellen Degeneres

They are sickos

It was frightening seeing her on the news w/ her little boy holding one of those sick signs along the lines of "God hates fags" "thank God for 9/11"
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