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The Westboro Baptist Church
Society

unlabled00
Aug 22, 2007
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Should be allowed to picket soldiers' funerals, its their constitutional right.


gogopoet
Aug 23, 2007
2 convinced
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Rebuttal to: rhys Show

Which is more horrible though, their views or yours? I am terrified at the idea of a government being encouraged to regulate who I should respect and when or how I should demonstrate that respect.

 
gogopoet
Aug 22, 2007
1 convinced
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Provided they meet all the requirements of applicable ordinances (licenses, insurance, etc.) and neither violate any laws or interfere with the rights of others, then I would defend their rights to picket. On the other hand, I would have every aspect of their activity under a legal microscope.

 
blackkodiak
Aug 23, 2007
1 convinced
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I hate these bastards so much. But the government isn't/shouldn't be in the business of legislating good taste or morality.

 
unlabled00
Aug 22, 2007
0 convinced
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http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/122158/The_Most_Hated_Family_in_America_Full.html

Sorry I don't have a proper link to the documentary, it aired on TV. If you have an hour free, this is not a bad way to waste it :P.

 
gogopoet
Aug 24, 2007
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: rhys Show

You posted in the column supporting regulation and your rhetoric promotes regulation. What else was I to think?

 
donmega
Aug 24, 2007
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They should be allowed to picket funerals, as long as the mourners are allowed to beat the hell out of them.

 
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Should be banned/restricted from such funerals, it is morally wrong.


rhys
Aug 23, 2007
1 convinced
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no! thats horrible.
They should respect those who are grieving and leave them alone! they should consider other peoples feelings.
Its pretty simple.
GET IT RIGHT.



 
rhys
Aug 24, 2007
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: gogopoet Show

I never said the government should regulate anything.

i said they should have the ability to respect other peoples feelings. Especially since they are a church.

 
gogopoet
Aug 24, 2007
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That would be illegal, but it is certainly legal for people to picket EVERYTHING that church does. It would be great to have a thousand or so people there for Sunday services, weddings, funerals, Vacation Bible School, etc. etc.

 


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