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PartyFree October 20th, 2013 4:30pm

Would you participate in a peaceful counter-protest of the Westboro Baptist Church at a soldier's funeral?

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cowboy Dawns Highway
10/21/13 7:25 pm

No. I don't give them the attention they so desperately seek.

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
10/20/13 9:14 pm

Apparently the counter-protest/show of support worked well. WBC showed up for a few minutes and left without a scene.

ishady 86451132020
10/20/13 12:31 pm

I couldn't hold back. It's best I'm not there.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/20/13 10:58 am

You bet! If we had stayed the night in Dallas I'd be in Corvallis today.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/20/13 10:47 am

No. That would just further soil the occasion.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/20/13 10:16 am

Which answer means I would protest?

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susanr Colorado
10/20/13 10:05 am

I think what's most effective, & what's usually done at places where they are protesting, is not counter-protesting, but forming a human wall of compassion between them and the people they have come to protest against. Just... being there, to shield.

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susanr Colorado
10/20/13 10:05 am

And yes, I would do that in a heartbeat.

DavesNotHere where am I
10/20/13 9:44 am

Why can't they be arrested for disturbing the peace at a funeral?

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susanr Colorado
10/20/13 10:02 am

Free speech. They're careful not to engage people in arguments & to observe any stipulated boundaries. Or so I've read. They're into goading people into reacting, engaging them, & being aggressive toward them. And then they sue. That's their thing.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
10/20/13 9:44 am

I support any protest of any hate group, especially a religious hate group.

eLucidate writing
10/20/13 9:38 am

I cannot stand WBC and would gladly support a public demonstration to support the victims of their hate.

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 10:07 am

Do you know if they've ever come here? I know they threatened to come to a couple events near Denver (not sure they showed up, though), but I haven't heard of them being here. I would go in a heartbeat... although not to "demonstrate" (see above).

rlands
10/20/13 9:33 am

They had one right near where I live a couple years ago, and I really wanted to go. Some of my friends went to the counter protest and they said it was sooo great.

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
10/20/13 9:32 am

Westboro "Baptist Church" (I use those last two words loosely) is protesting at a soldier's funeral on the Oregon State campus this afternoon. Some friends are going to be there holding up some signs in support of the family and people in general.

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
10/20/13 9:33 am

I'd be with them if I weren't headed back to Phoenix this morning.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/20/13 10:48 am

I hate they they protest soldier's funerals.