I hope the verdict does stand. Phelps and his kind do as much or more to hurt God's message than the most vocal atheist. The people Jesus protested against were the religious fanatics who stood in the streets to appear religious. It didn't mean that Jesus stopped teaching against sin, instead he taught against all kinds of sin - misguided religious pride included.
Regardless of what's legal, it's just wrong to disrupt any funeral. Ironic that this creep is abusing the right paid for by the blood of that MarineIf you're that upset with military policy, go protest outside the Pentagon. You'll draw all kinds of attention thereThis guy isn't just wrong - he's teaching a whole new form of hate to the rest of his familyAnd I wonder if those kids have to stay very close together while wearing those t-shirts. Otherwise, one would appear to be claiming what he is decrying. Plus, the photo makes it look as if the person in the middle is gay.Thinking you know what makes God laugh (or that He laughs at all) is presumptuous. If you claim to be that religious, do you really want to take that kind of chance?
Free speach is free speach, as much as we don't like his message he should be able to deliver it. Free speach is the most important of all of our rights and we should fight to defend it even for nutjobs like Rev. Phelps.
This is a horrible story. I feel for the family of that man killed in Iraq. Have some respect for a mourning family.I couldn't agree more with the above comment, that this man is abusing the right that the Marine fought for. I truly believe we are the nation that we are today because our military. I have a long list of military in my family and I love each and everyone of them for the sacrifices that they endured while being on active duty.
I heard about this guy and his tactics-which disqust me. I had also heard that a group of motorcycyle riders would go to whatever funeral he was protesting and stay close to him and rev their engines so he couldn't be heard.
Apparently he hasn't read the same Bible I have. God hates the sin, not the sinner. Phelps pulling these shananigans goes against what God teaches, maybe he needs to brush up a little on his reading. It's not a lifestyle I chose or advocate. In fact, it's one I can't comprehend. Regardless of my opinion, I refuse to sit in the "Judgement Seat", that's God's job, not mine.
All rights are absolute and the only consideration is consequence. So I am a little surprised someone hasn't beaten the Rev Phelps to a bloody pulp...can't say that as a juror I would see any crime someone could be found guilty of. After all jurors can judge the law, the person and the evidence...because there is no consequence.
Is Mr. Hat behind this???Double Fake Mr. Garrison
Free speech is overrated.There is a limit to everything.Anyone who doesn't believe that has never raised a teenager.That moron ought to be quiet
We shouldn't be so complacent as a society to allow this to happen. Somebody needs to take this guy out.
I'd bet Rev. Phelps has some pretty dark skeletons in his closet.
Isn't Rev. Phelps and his posse simply spreading a message about gays that the majority of Christians believe anyway. Is it safe to say the bible as taught in many churches does not condone homosexual activity?
Last night I was at the movies and some liberal weenie came in screaming fire but I respect his right to free speech so I stayed and watched the movie.
the bible does condem homosexual activity but offers redemption to the homosexual. this moron doesnt represent the One True God. hes a wacko but his right are as valuable as all you libs calling bush a nazi. i just wish he would do it at soldiers funerals.the whole thing makes me sad.
with free speech you will always find those who take it to the extreme and do things with it you and i would not like i have been to funerals were this self proclaimed blasphemous person and his followers showed their faces while it was horrible that they chose to do this it was their right i show up at the funerals were they say they will be at when i am able to to help the patriot guard with making sure that family dosent havge to put up with that jackass and his followers. what hasnt been brought up is the fact that they vandlize houses of family and try to get numbers to harrass family of the soliders the best thing that can be done is to make sure that you support the families of the fallen and pray that god slaps the stupid out of this cult he is no man of god but rather he is a man of satan also remember when we give a little of one right we have away the rest will follow and then we wont have that right and free speech is an important one we must protect
Weird co-inky-dink:I was at a firehouse last night and somebody came in screaming MOVIE!
I enjoy making comments on things I'm poorly informed about.
R & R start writing your blog again we miss you very much.
and "liberal weenie" is redundant.
R&R since roughly 78% of the country claim to be Christian I think you paint with an awfully broad brush. I see little difference between militant religious people and militant non-religious people...they are just pushing a different dogma that most people don't care about.
If Phelps is right and God really gives a rat's hind end about what people do while on Earth, Phelps and his posse of haters are in deep doggy poop and better be buried with a couple of dozen bags of marshmallows so they have something to while away their time in Hell.
Shouldn't he be out arm wrestling Satan or something?
Freedom is not the right to do what you please but the ability to do what is right.Someone needs to beat this idiot up.
The idiot preacher has a right to his opinion. However, I don't think he has the right to impose his feelings on a private affair (a funeral in this case). I hope the SC re-imposes the financial awards to the offended family.
4:49 this idiot has funded his mission by people doing just because once a person does this he sues them for violating his rights then some liberal obama supporting communist democrat jurors feel sorry for him and allow a verdict to be awarded to him so what ever you do dont lay a hand on him as that is what he wants to happen to defeat asses like him and his cult we must out smart them and not play into their traps as that helps them. to the comment about god hating gay people that is very wrong god doesnt hate the homosexual but he does hate the sin which they are committing remember we are told to as Christians to pray for those who stand against us not hate them
All you biblical experts: where does it say God hates homosexuals? Just askin'.
8:03pm... nowhere in the Bible does it teach that God hates Homosexuals, or any other people. It says that he loves all. And sent His Son to die for all. And by that, His Grace is freely given. It does call out sin and clearly says that God is offended by our sin. But not us sinners.Mr. Phelps is repulsive. I know I am not his judge, but I believe there is a spot reserved for him right next to those jackass televangelists who rob from singles and couples on fixed incomes.
I agree Mr. Mike Honcho. And these fanatical Christians are EVERY BIT as dangerous as a pit of rattlesnakes.They spew judgement and hate - maybe they protest too much because some might be hiding behind their religion to cover up their own homosexuality.
I AM GAY AND THINK HE IS HOT IN GAY WAY.JUST SAYIN DOUBLE FAKE MARK AT WAL-MAART
Anyone who thinks speech should be restricted to shut him up is a worse American than he is
Mr. Mike Honcho is Denny Crane
Great job 721 of working Obama in the comments. You couldn't work in Hussein anywhere? That would have been better.
One of the things about the First Amendment is that it gives you the right to be an idiot.
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