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    Members of a radical Kansas church who say God punished three Navy officers killed in the recent helicopter crash are planning to picket outside Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi.

    Members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church believe God punished the officers because of the sins of the nation.

    Picketing is set to start at noon Saturday at the main gate at SPID and NAS Drive in Flour Bluff. Church members are expected to carry signs that read "God Hates the Nation," and to thank God for the Jan. 16 helicopter crash that claimed the lives of three sailors based here.

    The church issued a press release, which reads "Thank God for navy copter crash in Texas, killing three."

    Shirley Phelts-Roper, a member of the church, said protestors are coming to Corpus Christi because the nation has made god its number one enemy.

    "When you see your military weapons of might being dispatched to the ground and trauma and drama all around, (it) is the promises of God being delivered to you," Phelts-Roper said.

    The Topeka, Kans., church group is known for disturbing protests. In the past, they have targeted the funerals of U.S. military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The group's core belief is that every tragedy in the world is linked to society's acceptance of homosexuality.

    Military installations like NAS-corpus Christi are also targeted by church members because they believe the U.S. military has declared war on Westboro Baptist Church members.

    About a year ago, the group planned to protest outside a local church during funeral services for John Paul Barta, who died in Iraq. Church members did not show up.

    Dan Creswell of the local Patriot Guard Riders said his group plans to stand shoulder-to-shoulder, with flags in front of protesters to keep people from seeing and hearing their messages.

    "They are the furthest thing from a Christian organization, I think, as one can get," Creswell said. "It's a perverted interpretation of the scripture and it's disgusting."

    The closest protestors can get to the base is 500 yards from the main gate.

    A base spokesman asked for a comment about the protest said he would "not acknowledge a hate-filled group that preys on service members."


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    I am going to put this in off topic, tho I know there is a mil' connection - but yeah - we have discussed this banal group in the past.

    Faceless treasonists come to mind.
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    Military installations like NAS-corpus Christi are also targeted by church members because they believe the U.S. military has declared war on Westboro Baptist Church members.
    If the US Military "declared war" on Westboro Babtist Church Members, there wouldnt be any Westboro Babtist Church members.

    They flatter themselves by that statement.
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    Regardless of what you believe in regards to America's morality or the Iraq War, or anything else for that matter, to celebrate the death of our military is just plain disgusting. How can someone call themselves a Christian and act like this?

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    Anybody can call themselves anything. That doesn't make it so.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    I have read the bible. I do not recall anywhere where God punished 3 mighty men of valor for the policies of those in charge. Maybe they should reread the book.

    Unlike them, I cry when I hear of our military losing men/women. Those fallen did so protecting us. They have families, people who will miss them. It is a sad day.

    Those people are morons.
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    ...and here I thought this thread was going to be about congress.
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    Nope. Some of them are about the same caliber though...
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    Next week I'd like to see these church members protesting all of their teeth that were knocked out of their heads this week by angry family members, and shipmates!!!
    I havenít heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.

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    These miscreants have been around for awhile...the real problem is the media gives them a forum to pass on their hate. They just lost a mult-million dollar lawsuit to a father whose son died in the war...their turn is coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    Those people are morons.
    That about says it.

    Please support the Patriot Guard Riders , they make every attempt to shield friends and family of our fallen soldiers from these idiots.

    Remember, their right to spew garbage like this is no less protected than our right to demonstrate our beliefs. Ignore them, trivialize them, drown then out, make sure those who their bile is aimed at are protected from it... but IMHO, making laws intended to limit the free expression of their beliefs is a bad idea. Remember, there are those who believe we are no less offensive in our beliefs who would be happy to use any legal maneuvering created to silence these idiots against us!
    Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. It's worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Faceless treasonists come to mind.
    Staggeringly accurate.

    If I recall, one of our members here is a member of the Patriot Guards.

    I think there was just a thread here in the OT section about how some of their members were spilled off the coast of San Francisco.. Oh wait. No that was raw sewage. My mistake. So easy to get those two confused.
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    they were here this week in Dayton protesting at the funeral of the pregnant marine that was murdered. We used to hang out when we were younger she was a great girl. I was happy to see the freedom riders black these people out at her funeral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    If the US Military "declared war" on Westboro Babtist Church Members, there wouldnt be any Westboro Babtist Church members.

    They flatter themselves by that statement.
    if only 1 Soldier declared war. in fact, it's a testament to their discipline that it hasn't happened yet.
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