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Posted: 2/23/2006 3:19:59 PM EDT
Burt Wolf is going to have a segment on these scum on CNN.

If it's a dupe, just post a link to the old one and lock please.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:21:43 PM EDT
I keep seeing this group mentioned here....who are they?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:23:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 3:24:38 PM EDT by dolanp]
They go around saying 'God hates fags' and blame this country's problems on gays (like some arfcommers ironically). They have taken to protesting military funerals lately. They run a little Baptist church in Kansas.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:26:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dolanp:
They go around saying 'God hates fags' and blame this country's problems on gays (like some arfcommers ironically). They have taken to protesting military funerals lately. They run a little Baptist church in Kansas.



ohh great so they're making Christians look like Cindy Sheehan....great....
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:49:27 PM EDT
www.cnn.com/2006/US/02/21/funeral.motorcyclists.ap/index.html



Bikers roll to military funerals to oppose anti-gay protests

FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky (AP) -- Wearing vests covered in military patches, a band of motorcyclists rolls around the country from one soldier's funeral to another, cheering respectfully to overshadow jeers from church protesters.

They call themselves the Patriot Guard Riders, and they are more than 5,000 strong, forming to counter anti-gay protests held by the Rev. Fred Phelps at military funerals.

Phelps believes American deaths in Iraq are divine punishment for a country that he says harbors homosexuals. His protesters carry signs thanking God for so-called IEDs -- explosives that are a major killer of soldiers in Iraq.

The bikers shield the families of dead soldiers from the protesters, and overshadow the jeers with patriotic chants and a sea of red, white and blue flags.

"The most important thing we can do is let families know that the nation cares," said Don Woodrick, the group's Kentucky captain. "When a total stranger gets on a motorcycle in the middle of winter and drives 300 miles to hold a flag, that makes a powerful statement."

At least 14 states are considering laws aimed at the funeral protesters, who at a recent memorial service at Fort Campbell wrapped themselves in upside-down American flags. They danced and sang impromptu songs peppered with vulgarities that condemned homosexuals and soldiers.

The Patriot Guard was also there, waving up a ruckus of support for the families across the street. Community members came in the freezing rain to chant "U-S-A, U-S-A" alongside them.

"This is just the right thing to do. This is something America didn't do in the '70s," said Kurt Mayer, the group's national spokesman. "Whether we agree with why we're over there, these soldiers are dying to protect our freedoms."

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a daughter of Fred Phelps and an attorney for the Topeka, Kansas-based church, said neither state laws nor the Patriot Guard can silence their message that God killed the soldiers because they fought for a country that embraces homosexuals.

"The scriptures are crystal clear that when God sets out to punish a nation, it is with the sword. An IED is just a broken-up sword," Phelps-Roper said. "Since that is his weapon of choice, our forum of choice has got to be a dead soldier's funeral."

The church, Westboro Baptist Church, is not affiliated with a larger denomination and is made up mostly of Fred Phelps' extended family members.

During the 1990s, church members were known mostly for picketing the funerals of AIDS victims, and they have long been tracked as a hate group by the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project.

The project's deputy director, Heidi Beirich, said other groups have tried to counter Phelps' message, but none has been as organized as the Patriot Guard.

"I'm not sure anybody has gone to this length to stand in solidarity," she said. "It's nice that these veterans and their supporters are trying to do something. I can't imagine anything worse, your loved one is killed in Iraq and you've got to deal with Fred Phelps."

Kentucky, home to sprawling Fort Campbell along the Tennessee line, was among the first states to attempt to deal with Phelps legislatively. Its House and Senate have each passed bills that would limit people from protesting within 300 feet of a funeral or memorial service. The Senate version would also keep protesters from being within earshot of grieving friends and family members.

Richard Wilbur, a retired police detective, said his Indiana Patriot Guard group only comes to funerals if invited by family. He said he has no problem with protests against the war but sees no place for objectors at a family's final goodbye to a soldier.

"No one deserves this," he said.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:35:19 PM EDT
anyone want to take bets CNN spins the story of these Ah---s to reflect negitively on christians in particular and conservitives in general?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:38:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By redpine:
anyone want to take bets CNN spins the story of these Ah---s to reflect negitively on christians in particular and conservitives in general?




Beat me to it. CNN will make them seem like run of the mill Republicans.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:50:08 PM EDT
God hates CNN
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:15:34 PM EDT
I bet they refer to them as right wingers. Even though they are demoncraps.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:21:48 PM EDT

How many times will they show Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson's face in the background while lumping them all together with the GHF group as being "Christian fundamentalists"?

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:34:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JoeyP:
I bet they refer to them as right wingers. Even though they are demoncraps.



Maybe they are associated with the Dem party (??) but they in no way can be described as Liberal or progressive. They are ultra religious , hate Homosexuals, and basically blame all of Americas problems on gays. Whatever they are they cannot be described as Liberals.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:42:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By t-stox:

Originally Posted By JoeyP:
I bet they refer to them as right wingers. Even though they are demoncraps.



Maybe they are associated with the Dem party (??) but they in no way can be described as Liberal or progressive. They are ultra religious , hate Homosexuals, and basically blame all of Americas problems on gays. Whatever they are they cannot be described as Liberals.



Really?

"But in the 1980’s Phelps won several civil rights-related cases, earning him three awards from civil rights groups, including a local chapter of the NAACP. He also supported the 1988 presidential bid of Al Gore, whose campaign used Phelps’ family office space. Son Fred Phelps Jr., who had hosted a fundraiser for Gore, attended the 1993 Clinton-Gore inaugural. When invited to the 1997 inaugural, the Phelps clan came to Washington, but this time to demonstrate against the Clinton-Gore administration for betraying them. The Phelps family would also demonstrate at the funeral of Gore’s father in 1998. In 1990, 1994, and 1998 Phelps ran for the Democratic nomination for governor of Kansas, getting 15 percent of the primary vote in his last try. In 1992, he ran for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, getting nearly 31 percent of the primary vote. He also ran for mayor of Topeka in 1997."

And

"Phelps celebrated the 9/11 attacks and the more recent al-Qaeda strikes in London as the just recompense of Western decadence. He supported Saddam Hussein and has been appreciative to Fidel Castro. Phelps is probably more appropriately described in psychiatric than political terms. But his political roots are in the Democratic Party, having run for office in Kansas five times, and actively supported Al Gore in 1988 and 1992 before turning against him."



www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=435723
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:48:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
How many times will they show Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson's face in the background while lumping them all together with the GHF group as being "Christian fundamentalists"?




Probably about as many times as people here will lump homicide bombers in the same group as mainstream muslims.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:46:09 PM EDT
These are the pricks that came here, to WV, "protesting" the services for the coal miners that died recently. They were holding signs like: Burn in hell, miners, God hates miners, etc..
I'd like to crucify every one of them.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:36:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By t-stox:

Originally Posted By JoeyP:
I bet they refer to them as right wingers. Even though they are demoncraps.



Maybe they are associated with the Dem party (??) but they in no way can be described as Liberal or progressive. They are ultra religious , hate Homosexuals, and basically blame all of Americas problems on gays. Whatever they are they cannot be described as Liberals.



We all know that leberals are the most hate filled people in this country, they usually hate christians but this time they hate gays. They are closer to the Nazi side of the democratic party.
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