Westboro Baptist Creeps Planning Florida Funeral Protest in Response to Proposed Bill

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Westboro Baptist weirdos.
It looks like the Westboro Baptist "Church" is interpreting State Rep. Pat Rooney's military funeral buffer-zone bill as an invitation.

The Kansas crazies haven't placed it on their public schedule yet, but the Palm Beach Post reports the "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "God Hates Fags" sign-wielding loons are planning to protest the funeral of 24-year-old U.S. Army Spc. Jordan Christopher Schumann, who died Tuesday in Afghanistan.

The funeral arrangements haven't yet been made, the paper says, but Schumann's parents live in Port St. Lucie.

Rep. Rooney, from Palm Beach Gardens, announced late last week that he's introducing a bill to create a 500-foot buffer zone between "funeral services of soldiers, first responders, political figures, and minors" and people like the Westboro Baptist goofballs who try to protest it.

He tried to pass the bill in the last legislative session, with the same exact language except for a 1.5-mile buffer zone instead. It died in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

Several states have been introducing funeral buffer-zone regulations in state legislatures since a U.S. Supreme Court decision in March that threw out an $11 million judgment to the family of a Maryland man who died in Iraq, and his funeral was protested by the Westboro weirdos.

The only current Florida law related to protesting funerals makes it a misdemeanor for anyone who "disturbs" military funerals in the state -- but that law may not fly given the recent Supreme Court ruling.

Unless the Legislature gathers for an emergency session -- as was done in Arizona when the Westboro wackos planned to protest the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who died in the mass shooting in Tucson at the beginning of the year, in which six people were killed and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was seriously injured -- they may have to allow the Westboro nuts to harass everyone.

Even though other states have laws similar to Rooney's proposal on the books, "Pastor" Fred Phelps -- the chief headcase of Westboro Baptist -- tells the Post it's still in defiance of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

"We anticipate filing suit if such a law is passed, as we have successfully done in other parts of the country," Phelps rants to the Post. "When a state, through its elected officials, lifts its middle finger against God's pronouncements and judgments, WBC gives such a state special attention."


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Z152zelda
Z152zelda

Please, people, stop referring to these slugnasties as Christians.  Just because that's what they call themselves doesn't mean they have the first clue about what it takes to be one.  They are wretched, publicity-seeking lackwits who should be shunned by every decent man, woman, and child in America. If the media stopped giving them publicity, they would rapidly move on to their next big Crusade: torturing bunnie rabbits, perhaps, or pulling the wings off butterflies.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Perfect. I say we put all the Christians in a ring and let them sort it out amongst themselves. The world would be such a better place without any of them.

Anthony Capo
Anthony Capo

cool, you morons will get sued by the wbc and fund even more pickets., why dont you just honor the first amendment.  and quit trying to pass unconstitutional laws. 

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Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

There go the Christians again... What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse?  I think he's just starved for attention.  I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...  

First Hand
First Hand

This is very simple and totally non partisan. Both Republicans and Dems who believe in and Love America should be on the same page with this. This is a matter of respect and human decency.  Regardless of party or political ideology, we should all agree that what these wesboro nutjobs are doing is wrong. A nice solution might be a joint effort by cons and libs coming together on obvious common ground and running off these wesboro whackjobs. Imagine one hundred bipartisan lovers of America showing up; strolling by the protesters and accidentally discharging cans of pepper spray in the direction of the westboro nutbags. I am not suggesting any such thing, just thinking out loud. Disclaimer: Do not do this, it was only a thought. ;)  

Wordsmithy
Wordsmithy

Maybe the Republican majority on the Supreme Court hates fags, too. We already know they hate poor people, Democrats, non-CEOs, blacks, and every woman who works for Wal•Mart.

8811081
8811081

This is not a church, this is a hate group. Westboro BaptistChurch says they hate the Gay-Community. But, they also hate African Americans,Dr. & Mrs. King, Canada, Sweden, the Fire Department of N.Y., victims of911, other Christian churches, the pope, Judaism, America, our American troopsand the list goes on and on.

This group spreads its hate through picketing in our streets,provoking attacks, with abusive language and flag desecration, attempting tocreate a confrontation. This is not about protesting, freedom, or God. They arein it for the money and the press; this is a family law firm. They are not a"church." It is a scam. They go after any thing that can get them inthe news.

The city of Topeka, the state of Kansas and the U.S. at large,its citizens and their churches, schools and events are all held hostage bythis "hate group” and always at the tax payer's expense.

First Hand
First Hand

Chaz, could you really be this stupid?Without the Christians, America would never have existed and you wouldn't have the freedom to make such stupid comments.You would make such a great Nazi chaz, then you could kill all the Jews, Christians (Tea Party), Gays, Sick, and Blacks that you want to with your Tax stamp weapons.

Chris Casey
Chris Casey

Those people cannot possibly be categorized as Christians!

Wordsmithy
Wordsmithy

The Supreme Court said they have every right to do this puke-inducing, anti-human display, and threw out the $11 million in damages the GI's father had won from the jury, so maybe the 5 Republicans also don't want gays in the military.

First Hand
First Hand

Hey Assclown, why don't you at least have some basic knowledge on a subject before you post and expose yourself as a know nothing partisan fuck tard.Is Alito a Dem appointee? No. How about those who joined him in the dissenting? Ooops, you fucked up and exposed your lack of education.

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