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Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Memorial, Funerals For Colorado Shooting Victims

Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Memorial, Funerals For Colorado Shooting Victims

The Westboro Baptist Church’s leader has announced plans to picket a memorial and funerals for victims of Friday’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.

Taking to his twitter account, “church” leader Fred Phelps Jr. made a series of announcements that the caustic church is geared up to go to Colorado. Phelps Jr. is the son of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps.

The shooting in Aurora, Colo., at the midnight premier of “The Dark Knight Rises” left 12 people dead and close to 70 injured. The church has made a habit of protesting high-profile funerals and memorial events, using times of grief to get across its twisted anti-gay message.

Mass killings and large-scale tragedies have been a particular hot point for them, though some inventive counter-protesters have found ways to neutralize the Westboro Baptist Church. The Patriot Guard Riders, a group of dozens of motorcyclists, are dispatched to military members’ funerals to block mourners from seeing the protesters, and radio talk show hosts have talked the church out of protesting in exchange for free air time.

The event was not yet listed on Westboro Baptist Church’s “picket schedule,” which shows church members at First Baptist Church in Columbia, MO, on Saturday and at a trio of churches in Shawnee, KS, on Sunday.

Phelps Jr.’s posts, which were re-tweeted by other church members, made it seem as this might actually happen, though. He noted that members were already gassing up the cars for the 500 mile trip to the protest.

If the picket goes on–and there are doubts it will, as the Westboro Baptist Church has been known to announce visits that never materialize–the picket could conflict with another planned by the church. The church announced just days ago that it plans to picket the funeral of Sage Stallone, Sylvester’s son.

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345 Responses to “Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Memorial, Funerals For Colorado Shooting Victims”

  1. Patrick Cullen

    Could they maybe NOT do this just this once. Come and picket me at my house here in Crestwood MO. I will serve appetizers and beer and scotch and see that the local media is alerted!

  2. Maniel The'Fruit-sensation Krux

    REALLY?!?!?! WTF IS THIS CHIURCHES PROB?!?!?! I HOPE GOD OR KRAMA OR WHATEVER IT IS THAT THEY WANT TO BELIEVE IN TO BITE THEM IN THE ASS IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO WHERE THE PLAYING FIELD IS LEVELED OUT!

  3. Aaron Shotwell

    These people need to die. I can't believe how shameless they are. Do they really think their display is going to inspire anyone? I doubt it. I'm positive that they're going these simply to infuriate people.

  4. Kimberly B Stone

    I live in Aurora, Colorado. If those unspeakable filth mongers show up, they will find that they are not welcome.

  5. Chell Gee

    This is one sick cult….. People do the sickest sh*t then put God in it… Lord in heaven 4give them fool's.. Who's running this Cult Jim Jones's bastard son?

  6. Darryl Kniaz

    Westboro is mostly comprised of attorneys who picket these events hoping that people will violate their rights. Don't feed into it. They want you to harass and injure them so they can sue the police, the town and anyone causing them harm during their "legal" protest.

  7. Daylon Brock

    I feel reasonably sure this is not what the authors of the First Amendment had in mind….

  8. Michael Angelo Davey

    Hey!!! I agree with their views on special interest groups…. but don't disrespect the Colorado victim's or FAMILY'S of victims!!! -straight outta Denver!!!

  9. Brenna Dawkins

    They're not Christian's… they're just a blind hate group.

  10. Melissa Hansen

    Please help me I am organizing a resistance to protect our families in aurora! These people are not welcome to abuse our city & victims

  11. Christine Price

    And this is supposed to be a church , This kind of hate breeds hate, Yo u low scum of the earth, respect these people who have lost loved ones, you should all GO TO HELL!

  12. Therissa Johnson

    these people truly do not deserve to even live in this country, if "god" hates america in their eyes and they agree with that, simple solution get the F*** out! I put god in quotes above becuz idk what god they are worshiping!

  13. Kenneth Drake

    I wonder if it is against the law to shoot their signs with paintball gun as long as we don't hit the protesters. if so I know a lot of people that could have a blast with those demons.

  14. Brandon Pelton

    I'm surprised there hasn't been a massacre at one of their protests yet. But I would have to agree with you on that one!

  15. Claudia A Morales

    Let them come. Let them protest. Let them find out what Coloradons are made of. We will not stand for this nonsense.

  16. Donna Gray Regan

    Christine, you do not need to wish these people to hell because I am certain that they will all be going to hell and no, this is not a church; it is a very, very sick cult filled with people that only know hate.

  17. Donna Gray Regan

    Christine, you do not need to wish these people to hell because I am certain that they will all be going to hell and no, this is not a church; it is a very, very sick cult filled with people that only know hate.

  18. Dewayne Guyton

    Let me first say, I don't like the Inquisitor. I can't stand the filth this site supports. they are nothing more than puppets to the Liberal Media and hypocrites that spread more hate than most. But, I will say this. We do agree on one thing, Westboro Baptist Church is full of nothing but blind hate mongers who do NOT read their Bible. They FALSELY represent what Christianity is about and I can't believe the Baptist Association allows them to have the name "Baptist" over the door. this church does NOT truthfully represent what Christ's message is about.

  19. Jess Manuel

    fight hate with hate. these morons are asking for it anyway.

  20. Leo House

    I am praying that this is just a lot of smoke. There is always someone trying to smear the name of God and these agents of the enemy are trying their best to do that.

  21. Betsy King

    These people are trying to inspire hatred by expressing their hate. Don't fall for it. Pray for their rancid souls..just to piss 'em off.

  22. Melinda Hastings

    we are over in lakewood but if this filthy cult comes anywhere near aurora, we will be there to help block them from spewing their hate to innocent families!

  23. Melissa Hansen

    Send friend request if you are interested in joining me

  24. Jennifer Conklin

    The sad thing is when each of them dies at their appointed time they will each hear the words "I never knew you".

  25. Tina Slone

    What a bunch of pathetic, no class, no life people.

  26. Tish Mott

    Aurora Native here… We dont want your hate filled policies polluting our city any more than it already is… Back off or you'll have one Hell of a fight on your hands… You are not christians your a hate group biggest form of hypocrite there is… We will protect our city from more senseless acts of violence

  27. Dorothy B Kalkhoven

    I dont live near you but would donate funds to protect the mourners .Are you going to make a web page or a paypal acount to donate to?

  28. Jim Hoffman

    Makes me wonder if the nutjob who committed this atrocity subscribes to the message of Westboro Baptist. Wouldn't surprise me one bit, since WBC is actually run by Satan himself, spreading falsehoods about God's hatred.

  29. Cyndi Cumbee Tant

    They really need to leave these families alone. These families are grieving and missing their loved ones. The Westboro group is a cult. They find any and every excuse to picket. Always at a funeral. Especially MILITARY funerals. Thanks to the Patriot Guard Riders on helping to block them. My heart goes out to all of these families. God bless each and every one of you.

  30. Sherry Royer

    How are they allowed to call themselves a church? The Baptists should disband them! This is just want the Devil wants.

  31. Kevin G Barone

    I don't have a speck of violence in me, but I would beat the shit out of these twisted scum bags.

  32. Genevieve Cordova

    This group was on their way to Texas to protest there were people who stood in a circle outside the church wearing maroon color shirts hand in hand, the protesters did not show up, maybe this could be done for this sad sad ceremonie.

  33. Kevin G Barone

    Mostly attorneys??? You can't be for real. A congregation of attorneys makes no sense at all.

  34. Lea Halliwell

    Someone needs to just get rid of them once and for all.

  35. Paul Burris

    Message me.. If they show up, they will face VERY swift retribution.

  36. Paul Burris

    Message me.. If they show up, they will face VERY swift retribution.

  37. Paul Burris

    Message me.. If they show up, they will face VERY swift retribution.

  38. Paul Burris

    Yes it makes a LOT of sense.. they do it for money. They win all of their court cases because Kiicking the dickheads in the mouth DOES violate their basic constitutional right to peacefully protest.

  39. Kevin G Barone

    11 of his kids is not most of the congregation.

  40. Darryl Kniaz

    What matters is the main members of the church will sue the towns/municipalities where they picket if they have their rights violated. They would picket against pink unicorns if they were sure it would rile up the people in attendance. They want you to harm any of the people representing their church, and if anyone does, Phelps and his siblings will sue the people responsible for their safety.

  41. Kate Meyer

    IF THEY SHOW UP, SO WILL WE…IN FORCE. WE WILL NOT STAND BY AND LET THESE HATE MONGERS HARASS GRIEVING FAMILIES. ORGANIZE A COUNTER STRIKE OF PEACE, LOVE AND PROTECTION! PLEASE CONDUCT YOURSELVES WITH THE UTMOST CLASS AND RESPECT FOR THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES, WE WONT SINK DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL BUT WE WILL STAND UP TO THEM.

  42. Tish Mott

    Eissa are you guys going to the memorial tomorrow night@ 6? A while group of us are going & meeting@ kaiser permanent on the corner of expo & sable… You are more then welcome to join us

  43. Tish Mott

    Eissa are you guys going to the memorial tomorrow night@ 6? A while group of us are going & meeting@ kaiser permanent on the corner of expo & sable… You are more then welcome to join us

  44. Orville L Dean

    those church people aren't even americans no better then the german storm troups who murdered so maney jews need to picket that church an the homes of the members.

  45. Bootzy Edwards Collynz

    So horribly sad that they use "their" religion to defile the final goodbyes. Remember "only God can judge." All our final times will be here soon. I would be ashamed to have to me my Maker and have such actions to say "This is what I have done with my life to make you (my Creator) proud." Shameful………….to disrespect someone's final rest, says a lot to character. I might not like you, but I will pray the Lord ease the hateful anger seeded so deep in their hearts.

  46. Brandon White

    The fact that their church still stands amazes me. If it were my family and they showed up their would be ass whoopins a plenty. I bet if it was a low income minority neighborhood they wouldn't think of it. Nobody would miss them.

  47. Brandon White

    The fact that their church still stands amazes me. If it were my family and they showed up their would be ass whoopins a plenty. I bet if it was a low income minority neighborhood they wouldn't think of it. Nobody would miss them.

  48. Shazzy Graham

    What's next? Who's next? They have nothing better to do!!!!

  49. Dani Moore Bryan

    Could you imagine Jesus behaving this way when he walked upon the earth? Shameful. I think this freak show…I mean, ahem…"church" is just seeking attention.

  50. Garrett Lovell

    They certainly have the right to say what they want but those people are as disgusting to me as the evil bastard that went on his rampage.

  51. Jacqui Shepherd

    For gods sake what is wrong with these people protesting a funeral for the poor people who died before there time, the city of aurua should arrest those people before they get something bad started. I myself used to live in auroa colorado and it is basicialy a nice place, so these outsiders should forget about even trying to upset these folks more, god bless you all and may light and love be with you.

  52. Janet Lee VanBuren

    Those monsters need to pick up the "the real book" and REALLY read the message in there. God loves everyone even his enemies….But He truly can be a wrathful God against HATE…so these ignorant group of protesters really need to wake up and smell their own crap!

  53. Joe N Eissa Martinez

    We will have to see i will text u and let u know. I def. Want to stand up for whats right

  54. Sarah Rose

    I'm in to help!! Wtf dude that's just insane to me that they would do this. And people wonder why Christians get a bad name!

  55. Jerome Solano Jr.

    Hit me up on fb melissa im down and have people

  56. Jenna Briola

    If I believed in Hell, I think there'd be a special place reserved for these animals. I think we can be sure that the good people of Colorado will make sure that the grieving families are well shielded from them, as has been happening lately. I certainly would show up to help if they ever dared step foot within 100 miles of my town.

  57. Lisa Tharp Richardson

    Always thought there should be special pews in hell for Christians like these (extra crispy anyone?). I sincerely hope they find some small measure of decency and leave the city of Aurora alone to grieve in peace.

  58. Stacie Carlson

    They sound like a bunch of hypochristians to me. I don't mean to sound crass and I certainly do NOT intend any offense to the victims or their families, but I think this idiot gunman shot the wrong people… he should have shot people who deserved it, say, like members of the Westboro Baptist Church?

    Someone please keep us posted as to whether these jerks do intend to show up and when. If they do show up, I would like to join the group that prevents them from harassing the families of the victims. (Too bad we couldn't get a hold of a firehose… just thinking)

  59. Tish Mott

    Thank you for your support!! I have several friends that lost someone at the theater, if these people come to spread their hate… I think there will be more mass chaos!! Please let us heal from this before spreading more hate!

  60. Alan Dee

    These people regardless of religion or "God", should not be recognized as a church. They resemble more of a terrorist group. I have never wished death on anyone, but I'll be glad to see the day Fred Phelps meets his maker.

  61. K Alexandra Monaco

    I'm just waiting for one of these assholes to interfere with the bikers that are their to support the families having funerals. Then you'll see some serious effin beat downs.

  62. Karen Bradshaw

    no. dont wear masks. just form a human wall. let the police know ahead of time and have them on standby in case WC tries to move past it. stay quiet and respectful for the families

  63. Kim Gochie

    These people make me so sick. I know God is a loving , forgiving, compassionate, caring God not what these evil people say he is. I went to protect and support the families of a fallen Marine here in El Paso TX because these evil people showed to protest his funeral. The outcome of the people supporting the family was so amazing that this evil hate group did not show up. They were in El paso but did not show to the funeral just protested on Ft. bliss. People like this make me sick. I am a Christian it is not my religion it is my relationship with God and Jesus and I know the God I believe in is not what they say. So please people from Aurora and colorado in general go support the families when these evil people show up. I am from Aurora and would love to be there to help but the Army has me ten hours away.

  64. Karen Bradshaw

    mention it on the news and try to let the publicity stop them from coming

  65. Kim Gochie

    There is no date yet of when they plan on being there. I even just checked their web page and i guess since it is a sudden thing they have not put a date to be in aurora on their page either. if i hear anything i will update you all

  66. Melissa Hansen

    @Karen do you know who I could contact to notify the police?

  67. Rick Doll

    Fnfortunately, they are not part of an "organization", or "association", they are an indepenedent church that at some time in the past claims to have held to Baptist doctrine. There are many Independent churches of this nature, but none that I know of that spew poison like this one. This one is a cult.

  68. Jeanie Dobbs Clymore

    Who are those people? They are not Baptist or Christian.

  69. Rick Doll

    Dear Westboro, please stay away from Aurora, they already dealing with the aftermath of a sick soul, they don't need to deal with yours!

  70. Rick Doll

    Dear Westboro, please stay away from Aurora, they are already dealing with the aftermath of a sick soul, they don't need to deal with your perversion.

  71. Justin Helm

    These people were on the history channel or something before and I thought they were crazy then, this is really pushing. I almost wonder what would they do if one of their own was a shooting victim.

  72. Kim Gochie

    Because they are a hate group that claim to be christians. They think and preach that God hates homosexuals and because he hates homosexuals he hates America for supporting them and because soldiers fight for our freedom they claim he also hates soldiers for fighting fo the freedoms of a country that supports homosexuals. They are evil people.

  73. Kim Gochie

    Because they are a hate group that claim to be christians. They think and preach that God hates homosexuals and because he hates homosexuals he hates America for supporting them and because soldiers fight for our freedom they claim he also hates soldiers for fighting fo the freedoms of a country that supports homosexuals. They are evil people.

  74. Kim Gochie

    Because they are a hate group that claim to be christians. They think and preach that God hates homosexuals and because he hates homosexuals he hates America for supporting them and because soldiers fight for our freedom they claim he also hates soldiers for fighting fo the freedoms of a country that supports homosexuals. They are evil people.

  75. Kim Gochie

    Because they are a hate group that claim to be christians. They think and preach that God hates homosexuals and because he hates homosexuals he hates America for supporting them and because soldiers fight for our freedom they claim he also hates soldiers for fighting fo the freedoms of a country that supports homosexuals. They are evil people.

  76. Kim Gochie

    Because they are a hate group that claim to be christians. They think and preach that God hates homosexuals and because he hates homosexuals he hates America for supporting them and because soldiers fight for our freedom they claim he also hates soldiers for fighting fo the freedoms of a country that supports homosexuals. They are evil people.

  77. Kim Gochie

    and they protest a lot of different things not just funerals. Their web page is godhatesfags.com if you want to see what hey are all about it is a web page that might make you angry and sick but it shows who they are

  78. Patrick Hillis

    I do not advocate violence in any way, HOWEVER… if the vehicle(s) carrying these Godless inbred bigots were suddenly collided by a fleet of semis I can honestly say I would not shed a tear.

  79. Kayla Adams

    These people that say they are doing gods busniess are liars good people, gay, as I am, or straight, big little or whatever white black pink or purple, good people don't kill people or mess up funerals! GOD is the judge not anyone else this so called church needs to realize that!

  80. Barbie Swims

    That church just protested the funeral of a fallen soldier here today! Over seven thousand ppl showed up to circle the church to keep a barrier between them and the procession!

  81. Patrick Hillis

    I can say without hesitation that if my son who is currently serving overseas should fall in the line of duty and these clowns show up to demonstrate their 1st amendment rights, prison be damned…I will give Shirley "the skank" Phelps a up close and personal demonstration of my 2nd amendment rights
    and that or any pro WBC person can take that anyway they want, I will ask that they hold those signs high and proud… to give me a better bearing to my target ( and no I don't care if anyone else approves or disapproves of my post)

  82. Kayla Adams

    they threatened to do that here when there was a fallen soliders funeral in haleyville a while back but the freedom riders came and they didnt show up they need shut down or something they are wrong for what they do that isnt following god i mean im no saint but i do know right from wrong

  83. Shan Moore

    I grew up in aurora not too far from the aurora mall and I now live in colorado springs and plan on going up to block the sob's from doing what they do. hate mongers attention whores is all they are

  84. Audrey Hatfield

    I wish I could go. Going to the vigil tomorrow if I feel better

  85. Erin Jeff Curran

    makes sure ur sign says 'mongers attention whores'

  86. Ta'Ron Umbreox Reeses

    And this is PRIME example why I keep my religion to myself, this is the lowest people can go and its disgusting. People like this make me sick

  87. Mike Hanneman

    Those are the same damn people that try to disrupt funerals for people who were in the service fighting for our country. Whether a person agrees with what we are doing overseas or not, men and women still give their lives for our country and our freedom. God there are a lot of dumb and bad people out there man! WOW!

  88. Shannon Beasley

    How had they not been flagged as terrorists?! They need to use the NDAA on there asses!

  89. Erin Jeff Curran

    I bet none of them have the guts to fight either.

  90. Maurice E. Gilbert Sr.

    The so-called Westboro Baptist Church: I will make a prediction; if you show up to protest anywhere NEAR the Aurora, CO memorial services, YOU WILL REGRET IT! Enough said!

  91. Lance Harris

    What, exactly, is this [so called] church's malfunction? [Satan-infected?] May God continue to bless those victims, families and friends of those who died and/or suffered needlessly. Amen. †

  92. Paula Qualls Gurley

    These losers are looking for attention. They also want to protest the death of Sage Stallone. If they died I wouldn't protest one damn bit…………a little grave dancing maybe……….you know what beer does to a bladder. I don't like beer but I think I could rise to the occasion.
    This is not a church, it is a bunch of haters using what was once a church as a front. If they truly wanted to please God they would pray, not protest.

  93. Sea Kratz

    We need an army of vigilantes in Batman costumes to come out and throw smoke bombs during their protest. That would be poetic justice.

  94. Nancy Dobbs Fisher

    You've got to be kidding……….way too many nut jobs in this wolrd.

  95. Terri Nelson

    Okay so the minister is a twisted hate monger! That is a given. What I want to know is how his moral platform has anything to do with the tragic loss of life in Colorado? To what end does he and his blind followers think they are ultimately doing in infringing on the grief stricken families at a time when most "good Christians" would in fact lend their support, and love. They are truly the saddest and most fundamentally mislead congregation ever! And don't anyone dare say that his beliefs and free air time on a radio show is worth putting up with this injustice! Melissa Hansen, please post something on FB for contributions to ward off these most evel of people and you will have my support along with countless others. We should block these people from having any access to the memorials and funerals that are planned.

  96. 月影 艶やか

    I said it once and I'll say it again…Let's get biblical and stone these fuckers.

  97. Terri Nelson

    Dewayne, we probably would not agree on alot socially or politically, but I do believe that we are exactly on the same page morally, and that the Bible and the Baptist faith does not teach what this man is preaching!

  98. Heather Andres

    this is unbelievable! How can people who say they preach the word of god be filled with hate? Anyone who would protest this funeral deserves toburn in hell, they are hypocritical slime.

  99. 月影 艶やか

    This truly pisses me off. People in Aurora should just ban around their vehicle and shout, "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" We can all learn from Gandalf the great.

  100. Terri Nelson

    Joe N Eissa Martinez I personally love that idea, and fill it with the biggest group of cross dressing folks that there are around. If memory serves (and I know it does, used to live at 36th & Vaughn St) there should be enough folks down on Colfax to help out. Kidding, kidding…….don't need to turn something as solemn and grief filled with a social statement of that sort, I am just damn angry at what this guy has said and is doing. The more comments I read the more insenced I get. And after all "anger" is one of the 7 Deadly Sins, right? Apologies………….T

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  102. Hookknife Gutta

    They all are cults, I'm afraid to inform you. Religion is the root of nearly every war. Blind sheep follow their "shepard".

  103. Rick Doll

    And intelligent souls know how to spell! Some of them actually KNOW history. You, Hooknife, do not.

  104. Heather Zellmar- Howell

    This group is disgusting. My God teaches about love not hatred. You cult members ought to be ashamed of yourselves. Disgusting.

  105. Amanda Mcpherson

    Justin Helm they would not care,just like the interveiw she made a couple years ago,if one of my children,or family members got killed ,or got murderd ,it would be becuase god made it happen, :(

  106. Dena Ramsey

    Wow, glad it's those ppl that will have to face God one day for judging others and not me, thought that was Gods job, not mans?! God bless the families of the victims prayers sent for a quick recovery to those that were injured.

  107. Nancy Still

    I hope when eternity rolls over and God let's Jesus burst the skies, if these people have not heard the gift of GOD and changed their ways, I will hate to see anyone go directly to hell, but I hope and pray that someone gets to them before that and tells them the sweet story of Jesus Christ and his love. If not the wrath of GOD will shine down on them.. and GOD have mercy for this young man… during that time..Maybe he had not reached the age of accountability yet, WHO KNOWS.. he certainly did not act with accountability.. GOD Bless those families. All day today I have felt that something is entirely wrong.. I do hope that GOD gives mercy to those who have lost their loved ones and I pray for this young man's soul..

  108. Aaron Nemo Pettit

    I live in Arvada, no way theyre getting anywhere near those funerals

  109. Dede Pazour

    Which is exactly what the shooter wanted. Same class of people.

  110. Donna Brohman

    I am so ashamed to be from the same state as those people. He is the devil and has nothing to do what so ever with god. The state of Kansas would have been better off if he was in that theater. My thoughts and prayers go to the victims and families.

  111. Dede Pazour

    Seriously? Need to die? In light of the psycopathic murderer deciding that people "needed to die," well we've seen what happened. Westboro is made up of mentally ill people. Everybody knows that. Best thing to do is shun them. They want attention. Pretend they don't exist.

  112. Aaron Shotwell

    Yeah, perhaps death isn't the ideal situation. But it seems to me that these assholes don't intend to stop until that fateful day, and they'll have their successors. They always do. Pretend they don't exist? Tell you what, wait until they show up at the funeral of one of your loved ones. Or until they try to ruin a wedding in your family. Pretend they don't exist? They are retarding the children.

  113. Aaron Shotwell

    Yeah, perhaps death isn't the ideal situation. But it seems to me that these assholes don't intend to stop until that fateful day, and they'll have their successors. They always do. Pretend they don't exist? Tell you what, wait until they show up at the funeral of one of your loved ones. Or until they try to ruin a wedding in your family. Pretend they don't exist? They are retarding the children.

  114. Aaron Shotwell

    Yeah, perhaps death isn't the ideal situation. But it seems to me that these assholes don't intend to stop until that fateful day, and they'll have their successors. They always do. Pretend they don't exist? Tell you what, wait until they show up at the funeral of one of your loved ones. Or until they try to ruin a wedding in your family. Pretend they don't exist? They are retarding the children.

  115. Chelsea Trujillo

    I'm sorry Trish and well said… I'm out of town but will be praying and thinking about my neighbors tomorrow <3

  116. Evamarie Diehl

    what if there is no judgment PERIOD!! wouldn't that be nice. Nothing but love & acceptance & knowing that u r love & came from love & will always be love. Than what? ;)

  117. Clare Bowles

    "These losers are looking for attention." I agree

  118. Patrick Hillis

    @Noah, Shame ??? no I think that would fall under "cause for celebration", if they suddenly announced that Shirley Phelps and her entire family were found dead from massive gunshot wounds I wonder how many people would call that Karma / payback / the hand of God or whatever else you can think of, what you most likely wont see if an outpouring of sympathy from the general public

  119. Tyffany Lang-murphy

    I cannot get my phone to send the friend request but I agree with you and would be willing to help block these crazy people from making an already difficult situation worse.

  120. Patrick Hillis

    Justin, that nut case Shirley Phelps stated if any of her "family" were to suddenly announce they were gay, wanted to join the military they would be immediately downed and if they were to be killed in a senseless act of violence she would not shed a tear as it would be Gods will, she is one sick, twisted and Godless woman

  121. Patty Gibbs Wahlberg

    I'm with youi, Heather. God isn't about hate. People who talk about God yet spew hate are very very very sick. If anyone deserves to be hated, it's these idiots. How about a sign that says God hates those who hate others. :)

  122. Ruth Rowlands

    Unfortunately I'm a Kansan. One who is ashamed to have heard of the wbc. But there is one thing I have learned: PLEASE DO NOTHING TO PROVOKE THEM! They thrive on that form of attention. If anyone does anything to them, the wbc will enjoy the added attention from that. The best way is to form a wall of quiet protesters who will not respond to their voices.

  123. Brent Valente

    I was just talking to a friend about showing up in Batman shirts and shielding the families from this hate.

  124. Melinda Rolfe

    These people are not Christians! If so, they would not even consider "picketing" funerals. I don't understand what their deal is, but if they had read any of the Bible, they would know that God loves everyone. God only hates wickedness, which is what they are practicing when they do these things to hurt people. It is not up to us to judge others, that is supposed to be left to God. My prayers go out for the victims and to the families and all involved in this terrible, terrible tragedy. These people will need support right now and into the future, not these fanatics trying to harass them in their time of grief.

  125. Randy Cron

    These guys piss me off all the time. …cant wait for one of them to go i'll protest at their service and see how they like it

  126. Britton Caldwell

    These people are not Christians.They have too much hate in their hearts to be.Real Christians are taught to love not to hate.These people take what they want from the Bible and leave what doesn't fit what they want it to.They also twist what it says in the Bible.These people give Christiana bad name.They discus me.Hypocrites.

  127. James Lewis

    Those people should all be shot and give all there women abortion… And by the way phelps is gay and takes it in the butt

  128. Britton Caldwell

    I agree with you.They twist what the Bible says to fit their own sick twisted beliefs.

  129. Ana Izquierdo

    Due, with all this bs going on and now a second person of interest coming out and demanding the release of James Holmes or more violence….I'm ready to start kicking asses and poping skulls. This is straight up bullshit! We are supposed to live in fear as stupid ass people run with rights they don't have and picket memorial services, and not demand the respect that should be given to one another. You don't respect me, I will not respect you by knocking you down. EYE for an EYE! If this shit is gonna have my community living in constant fear….maybe it's time to start going Act of Valor on their ass!! DAM FEW!!!

  130. Jeremy Kissane

    These people make me sick. Pay no attention to their lies, these are not real Christians. Real Christians are not perfect and don't profess to be. We spread our beliefs through loving others. Take your hate and lies somewhere else like Iran. At least there you will be with people as crazy and radical as you…

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  132. David Skinner

    the reason there hasnt been any major altercations is nobody wants to lower themselves to that level! not even the 1% motorcycle clubs.

  133. Canyon Ward

    Theses people first of all are not christians, christians don't spread hate! second all the people were doing is enjoying a movie, not doing anything wrong! and theses HATEFUL people think they have the right to say their going to hell. I hope their stopped!

  134. Edwin G. Walls

    Why don't people picket Westboro Baptist Church?

  135. Elaine Toomey

    I live in Colorado leave these poor families alone they have been.thru enuff! This is NOT Gods way! This is a sick man starting problems n idiots following!

  136. Terri Nelson

    and after all there is really no reference to homosexuality in the Bible……………just sayin folks! I have looked, have alot of friends that have had that question here lately,

  137. Terri Nelson

    and after all there is really no reference to homosexuality in the Bible……………just sayin folks! I have looked, have alot of friends that have had that question here lately,

  138. Terri Nelson

    and hate (ie Anger) is one of the 7 Deadly Sins, right? Of course the bible didn't have the Sins the way they are written now, that was created by Pope Gregory in the 6th Century. Not speaking the word as it is written and sinning against God is a sin, and these people are sinners.

  139. Darryl K. Hays

    we need to get a can of red, white, and blue paint and throw it at them and forget to take the lids off. I dont understand it that men, women, even children can be shot for no reason and you have those people spread hate and no one has took a shot at them.

  140. Charity Jackson Springer

    barbie, that is so wrong them to do that. they need to leave family alone time like this. i do not think they would like it if we did the same when they died. and i go to church, i do not judge gays, people different color, and etc. i love all folks. and i go to baptist church. this so call church making church i go to look bad ugh

  141. Sandro Estrada

    What blows my mind into orbit, is how the local police don't give them any hassle. But holy shit if you dare get a crowd of people and protest the government, they bring out the riot shields and tear gas.

  142. Patrick Sullivan

    What most people seem to miss is just how used to negative attention the WBC are. If being unwelcome were going to stop them, they'd have disbanded some time ago. If we really want them to give up, as hard as it is for some to fathom, we should ignore them. When they know that their voices are not only unwanted – but utterly unheard – then maybe they'll realize it's time to find a better use of their time.

  143. Heather Andres

    Well said Aunt Patty! Have you seen what their website address is? I couldn't believe it when I first saw it. I only found out about this group today and I am just livid. The fact that they have such a sick and twisted point of view and that they hide behind their "church" to spread their messages of hate and bigotry is despicable. But then to use the funerals of innocent people as a platform for their bullshit propaganda goes beyond the meaning of evil. And yes everyone, I did say bullshit.

  144. Joan Atkinson

    Why on earth could their psycho logic make them want to picket their funerals? Ugh Makes me sick.

  145. Valerie Sparico-Ohler

    Shame on them, heath ledger in hell, God hates America, didn't.know mere mortals could speak on his behalf! I hope the residents can find support from local leaders and organizations to keep them out even if it means building a human barricade!

  146. Darius Newby

    This group is utterly disgusting. What they have been doing has been going on for far too long and it's about time someone does something about it. They have no excuse to picket the funeral of people when grieving family members, friends and more are trying to grieve for loved ones and are still feeling the effects of the ordeal. It's fucking disgusting. But I bet if someone picketed their family members funeral that wouldn't be ok and there would be uproar. Blows my mind how fucking moronic they are.

    "Your going to hell for being gay and watching Batman!"

    Fuck right off -_- Any bets on that they will drag up Heath Ledger playing a gay cowboy in Brokeback because they picketed his funeral after Dark Knight for the same reason, now because people are watching Batman oh we must support that act! First of all there is nothing wrong with peoples sexuality wether they are gay, straight, bi or whatever.But they take the bible so literally and even further. Even the Archbishop over here has said they take religion too far and just twist it. So even a head of the church has sat down and said they're not right! So glad they're banned over here in the UK they would probably be beaten to death over here with little no no remorse.

    Fucking blows my mind how fucked in the head these people are and come up with any bullshit excuse to create more pain for those effected. Whats even worse is theyre protected pretty much by freedom of speech. Ok there is freedom of speech and to say what you think, but then there is purely abusing that privilage causing harm and pain to those effected. They don't have a right to free speech because they abuse it and get away with it.

    Honestly no words can describe my hate for this group. I'm gonna stop ranting now -_-

    Fred Phelps is one guy that truely deserves to be hit by a fucking bus and reversed back over multiple times.

  147. Missy Black

    That's fucked up. I want to bitch slap those kinds of Christians. What the hell is going on in Colorado that"s making people so hostile? First Columbine and now this, only 15 miles away.. I wonder if the land is cursed? Hmmm?

  148. Patrick Cullen

    Lest anyone think I look for trouble (I don't — it usually comes my way) — I make the invite to Westboro for them to picket my house and leave the grieving families of the shooting victims alone in Colorado. I would serve them (Westboro) appetizers and beer and sctoch — the media would attend — they would get plenty of notoriety which is what they really want anyway — they would have their signs — photos would be taken — news coverage — nobody would get hurt — then they would leave. All the while the grieving people in Colorado would be left alone in their grief. A "win win" for Westboro and Aurora Colorado. But then I know that won't happen!!

  149. Scott Anthony

    Exactly who is this evil killing God they worship? I mean the way the speak of thsi idea of this "God" pants an image of darkness, evil, destruction, hate, and human ignorance an arrogance. They soudn liek a cult of drug users. This is what happens when huanity confuses human writings and the way of life of a primative past, with what is true spirtuality.

  150. Desiree Piper

    I say we raise money for the victims and their families for as long as they picket. When they see the money pouring in and know that they are indirectly helping raise that money maybe they will stop. If they don't at least we used their evil for good. They can't be stopped so let's use their stupidity to our advantage!

  151. Rhiannon Misty O'Neil

    they wont stop Patrick, they'll either scream louder or find a new topic, they just want hate put on them so they can cry like little babies & be persecuted for their church, total assholes that they are

  152. Ray Rachel

    There is a human wall being organized via Facebook events, HOWEVER it is a peaceful gathering to protect the mourners from Westboro. It has grown so large that I think depending on who gets there first, it may take space away from Westboro's protest.

  153. Catherine Cook

    Wow, this so-called church is satanic! They are only agreeing with satan and pleasing satan. They will also reap his fate..

  154. Leslie Carter Brabandt

    Disgusting! My daughter tells me that this is mostly comprised of one family, The Phelps Family. They don't deserve non profit status.

  155. Scott Amundsen

    Blah. Really I wish that whole crew would just go somewhere else.

    Hell would be good.

    (YESGODDAMMITISAIDIT)

    roflol ><

  156. Scott Amundsen

    Blah. Really I wish that whole crew would just go somewhere else.

    Hell would be good.

    (YESGODDAMMITISAIDIT)

    roflol ><

  157. Debbie Willam

    These hatemongers will be the downfall of this country. Wait and see (if we're still alive to see). It's disgraceful that these low lives are allowed to carry on with their hate and the media treats them like celebrities. Shame then and they will crawl back into their holes.

  158. Scott Amundsen

    I would tend to agree. Ignoring them, and I do mean REALLY ignoring them, is the one thing that has not yet been tried and the one thing that just might have a hope of working. These people are attention junkies who earn their living from the litigation that arises from these "protests." Time to remove the stinger from the bee. If you know about insects you will know that that kills the bee.

  159. Scott Amundsen

    About the only upside of the WBC is that they are a tiny group and they aren't exactly out there winning new converts; the whole "congregation" is related to the "pastor" either by birth or by marriage (though who would marry into that bat-shit crazy family is a story I could write a whole column about), and if you look at the next generation coming up there are definite signs of inbreeding IMHO.

  160. Pat Melton-Stark

    These people do not follow any Christian principles that I was taught. It seems to me that they are hate mongers seeking attention for themselves and not praising God in fashion. I cannot believe how crass they are to have NO concern for those innocent victims in Aurora! God will be the final judge of this group – hope they are prepared for that sentence. Prayers to all those in Aurora – <3.

  161. Debbie Willam

    When the US keeps allowing hatemongers, they will never diminish in numbers. The kkk murdered over 10,000 Blacks, some Jews and Whites yet they're still allowed to flourish and since this President was elected, their numbers have increased dramatically. Ask yourselves why hate flourishes in this country!

  162. Rigoa Aairdre

    No no. Let them come into colorado. We shall have a welcome party that they will not only not forget but will be scared by for the rest of their useless scum dirt lives.

  163. Rigoa Aairdre

    No no. Let them come into colorado. We shall have a welcome party that they will not only not forget but will be scared by for the rest of their useless scum dirt lives.

  164. John Jurgensen

    I would love for the National Guard to show up with a couple of tanks. Just two. WBC still want to play intimidation games?

  165. John Jurgensen

    @Debbie Willam: This is part of our freedom of speech. In Germany, the swastika is banned under law, as is the publication and/or ownership of Hitler's "Mein Kampf." The law regarding the swastika is still being challenged to this day by neo-nazi groups. Anything displaying this symbol can be confiscated, however.

    So, what price for freedom? How far should it go? How far would it go? We've already seen congress trying to pass laws to get around Roe v. Wade as they consider jobsbortion bills. I wouldn't give this congress the opportunity to even visit freedom of speech/expression. That would be a truly dangerous road.

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  167. Jose Cruz

    Now this is adding insult to injury, why are we going to allow a church to go to funerals and or memorials to protest a message that's based on hatred? People have lost their lives either by death or just the tragic scene of it all. Lives are affected from this horrific event, and yet that particular church is going to use it as a platform for bigotry. As a minister myself I am outraged at how instead of uplifting those that are grieving right now, that pastor of that church is leading the charge to protest anti-gay messages? Really? We understand the bible and understand that homosexuality is not of Christ but this is not the time nor the place for such an act of insincerity, and disrespect to those that are in the midst of a storm right now. I pray that their Baptist Commission of pastors disallows the event and removes that pastor from any and all other duties. He is a farce in my book and should not be leading the flock down a pathos destruction.

  168. David Hurst

    Satan's tools of the trade include sowing doubt amongst God's people, and setting up his earthly army in positions of power. My opinion of WBC is that "These men and women are NUTS!!

  169. Errol Saunders

    Pete Fiske (Pete this great USA is not Bankrupt this country is the richest in the world )
    On paper only! We owe China trillions in trade and other bond-related/ war-related debt (thank u GW Bush!), and what's more, our wealth is not measured by what we have in resources Errol, but how the system is set up to manage and handle those resources. And YES, WE ARE BROKE!

  170. Constance Kennedy

    Last I heard God himself said he would judge us all for our sins… So what gives man/woman the right to judge a person

  171. Jason Bear Shotwell

    This is why home schooling children should be illegal. When you have an ignorant individuals educating their children and brainwashing them into thinking its ok do this– It just makes our society look bad.

  172. BrucenLiz Le Mond

    This is Bruce – I ditto your comment. I don't agree with that kind of preaching. God hates the sin in America, but he loves the people.

  173. Barbara Jean McAtlin

    They threatened to show up at the funerals of the Tucson victims — especially nine-year-old Christina Green's funeral and Judge Rolls' funeral. Besides dozens of people wearing large angel wings to block the family's view of WBC, there must have been 600 bikers from all over the state and southwest at Christina Green's funeral and we planned on being there the next day for Judge Rolls' funeral if they showed up. They didn't show. If they know there are people there — especially bikers — they have a tendency to stay home. You CAN scare them away. Unfortunately though, you can't touch them.

  174. Melissa Ford

    I am a Baptist Christian and am ashamed that this "church" could even dare to call themselves Christians! I'm sure it breaks God's heart to see people associate themselves with Him and exhibit such shameless behavior. It breaks my heart that they could treat grieving people in such an insensitive way!

  175. Ella Atchison

    don't these people have any respect for the families who lst loved ones. how would they feelif someone picketed their loved ones funeral.

  176. Chika Payeur

    The Denver Comic-Con committee has already startedorganizing a human "wall"in the event that they shore up. Go to their FB page to join.

  177. Melissa Hansen

    Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 5:00 p.m. (TODAY)

    The Vigil itself starts at 6:30pmAurora Municipal Center – West Side Steps15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012Parking on east side or in garage.

  178. Kelly McCabe

    If they are truly scholars of the Bible then maybe they need to remember the Gospel of Matthew 7:1-7:2.
    "Judge not, that yes be judged.
    For with what judgment yes judge, yes shall be judged: and with what measure yes mete, it shall be measured to you again."
    If this scripture is true then since they judge with hate then they will be judged by God with hate. Just a theory, but not something I would want to test.

  179. Kelly McCabe

    Sorry for the yes' in there. Apparently I have auto correct. Here, let me put the real quote:
    "Judge not, that ye be judged.
    For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

  180. Leo Oram

    What kind of sick religion are these people a part of? What kind of twisted minds protest a memorial? Shame on all them.

  181. Meredith Mathews Blair

    So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. (John 13:34 NLT)
    Westboro is clearly choosing hate over love, and doing it in the guise of Christianity. This is absolutely sickening.

  182. Lauren Hart

    I live in Colorado and I would have to agree that if these filthy, innappropriate bigots dare show up they will not be welcome! They are not a church they are a cult a dangerous one, they should not be allowed to harass these grieving families. These are absolutely disgusting!

  183. Gary Elmstedt

    True beleivers, as in 1951, Dwight Eisenhower, addressed in a speech, release of True Believers Book, FANATICS are and ever will be the greatest danger to our country = AMERICA ==.

  184. Gary Elmstedt

    True beleivers, as in 1951, Dwight Eisenhower, addressed in a speech, release of True Believers Book, FANATICS are and ever will be the greatest danger to our country = AMERICA ==.

  185. Diana Morales

    i AGREE Why does the media give them the time of day. sick, sick

  186. Diana Morales

    i AGREE Why does the media give them the time of day. sick, sick

  187. Jami Michelle Myers Selzer

    There is going to be hundreds of people there forming a human shield. If you live in the area, please please attend. The victims' families do not need this and this man who committed these terrible acts should not be supported.

  188. George Dobbins

    god is good he made us if anyone is against him get off the planet go live on mars lol

  189. Anonymous

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  190. Scott Anthony

    My God is good. They worship evil. Webster needs to get brave and put in the dictionary. Anti-Christ………. See: Westboro Baptist Church.

  191. Mich Landen

    Lol last month you were spot on at the church discussion on the WBC. If they spent half the time doing real charity as they do their evil works, 1000 mouths would be fed weekly.

  192. Scott Anthony

    Amen. The are so hell bent. Yet they don't understand hebrew and what Sheol is. The tiem will come they will know the pain they cause others and will feel it and weep.

  193. Brittany Kienbaum

    The more people feed into the fire, the heat grows more intense. Let Nature take care of that problem and let it be. We don't need more fighting going on and I'm sure there will be guards and squads guarding the memorial and mass funerals. Although I those people should be buried in the mountains where it is peaceful.

  194. Brittany Kienbaum

    The more people feed into the fire, the heat grows more intense. Let Nature take care of that problem and let it be. We don't need more fighting going on and I'm sure there will be guards and squads guarding the memorial and mass funerals. Although I those people should be buried in the mountains where it is peaceful.

  195. Brittany Kienbaum

    The more people feed into the fire, the heat grows more intense. Let Nature take care of that problem and let it be. We don't need more fighting going on and I'm sure there will be guards and squads guarding the memorial and mass funerals. Although I those people should be buried in the mountains where it is peaceful.

  196. Carrie Steptoe

    So disrespectful.You know if something bad was to happen to these people they'd be getting what they deserve.I'd like to know exactly what bible are they supposedly living by? When did Christianity stop being about drawing people closer to Christ.I grew up in the church(literally) Preachers kid and all.I'm now Agnostic, still believe in something higher than myself, and I have much respect for religious faiths all around.What gives one religious belief the right to even think it can trump another.That's the problem I have with the Christianity faith, some believers act as if their beliefs overrule everyone elses.

  197. Dwight Thompson

    I live in Aurora too, we will not let them cause a problem. We will block them. Does anyone know where they plan to stay? We should protest at their hotels until they get kicked out. If they camp, lets make their lives miserable with loud music and drive them out like the cockroaches they are.

  198. David-Amy Aymond

    I cannot believe these people call themselves a Church. This is not how a tue church would act. Where is their compassion for the innocent? It truly is completely EVIL of them to protest the way they do and the places the choose. To all the folks in Aurora, REAL Christians all over are praying for your community, the victims and their families, we really are. Make the wall and keep them out. I hope and pray they do not show!

  199. Laurie Vaughan

    What on earth is wrong with those people? Good God.

  200. Ethan Colvin

    If they come I'll pull a Bane from TDKR. "Ah I was wondering what would break first….your spirit or your body!!!!!!"

  201. Melissa McSween

    Why do we even mention WBC anymore? They are nothing more than a joke. No one takes them seriously, they are a cult of brainwashed people who try and speak for God and for the son of God as if they are him. I think we should all stop talking about them. Who cares what they think or do or if they picket, let them, anywhere they go they will quickly be ran off so its not an issue. They are irrelevant to the world.

  202. Juust Saying

    Call the Local chapter of the Patriot Riders they take care of those who like to offend and dishonor. They are an incredible group of humans. They work with local Law Enforcement, carry a big flag and drown out their babble with lines of motorcycles, the flags they use are massive. They cover the scums view. They are true Patriots, Vets and great people, doing it for honor.

  203. Tish Mott

    <3 <3 Everything went beautifully!! Thank the Lord above for giving us peace today!! Now the healing starts, and Our community can make the steps to normalcy United and stronger then ever!! Aurora Colorado we are all here to support or fellow neighbors!! "WE WILL REMEMBER" <3 <3

  204. Susan Savageau

    I think they are just as bad as the guy who did the shooting. He did not care about hurting people that he did not know and neither do these people. They are all the same.

  205. Michael Musicman Garceau

    Why do the media gives these Spawns of Satan any coverage? This is exactly what those freaks want! Ignore them…They will go away eventually…nothing wrong with them that a good fourth-class funeral couldn't fix…

  206. Murray Wentworh

    No Joe PA actions were more shameful. I doubt the WBC ever allowed boys to be raped in their churches showers.

  207. Paul Burris

    spread the word that westboro DOES NOT show up to anything! they are trolls who sh00p themselves into pictures!

  208. Paul Burris

    spread the word that westboro DOES NOT show up to anything! they are trolls who sh00p themselves into pictures!

  209. Matthew St John

    This is rediculous. I'm going to be keeping a close eye on these developments and possibly making a trip to Colorado. This is absolutely pathetic.

  210. Aurora Donovan

    I hope that these hatemongers are prepared for reaping what they have sown! It puzzles me, as a Christian, why there is a sweet, innocent 6 yr old girl dead, and these racists, who do nothing but cause others pain, are still alive? And I wonder if any of Phelps’ followers have thought about the parts of the Bible that talk about false prophets and what happens to those who stop listening to the Holy Spirit and start listening to the false prophet? It isn’t good!

  211. Jaden McClintock

    There are no words, I have no comprehension to any person putting God in the same sentence with these people, I can only think about the pain God must go through everyday watching his creation damage each other in such a dispicable fashion, I don't understand what do they honestly think they are achieving except the spread of hatred and mean heartedness. The only thing we can all do is to pray for these families that God will shield them from this burden as well.

  212. Jodeen Flaten

    Read Matthew 5:44-46 "He, God, causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous." pray for Holmes and the victims. Westboro organization, if you are a church as Jesus commissioned the church, please understand everything about His church. Truth through love. People will identify us as His children by our love and readily follow where the Holy Spirit leads

  213. Dale Lois Ulmer

    Westboro Baptist Church will be judged by their creator for their selfrightousness. Their hearts have been turned to stone and they are blind to compassion. They are the exact opposite representation of Jesus and God.

  214. Dale Lois Ulmer

    Westboro Baptist Church members can't see the truth of God's love because they are bending their ears to leaders / elders in this organization rather than listening to ALL of the written words in the Bible. Pray for the children in this hate filled church because they are victims of their parents teachings___this is the message you should put on signs when W.B.C. arrives to protest…"We pray for W.B.C. children because they are innocent and know not the truth of God's love."

  215. Tawnya Doyle Mitchell

    I would love to see the faces of these hate mongers when they die……and find themselves in the firey depths of Hell! What they do is nothing short of evil. I would have a hard time restraining myself if I ever saw them disrupt anyones funeral with their disgusting, crazy delusions.

  216. Tracy Goings

    A church who are supposed to be people of god protesting a funeral in Co this is the sickest thing I have heard in a long time. These people are not christians that's for sure. I am praying for each and everyone in the Co shooting. God Be with you all. This is the reason why assault weapons must be banned. too many of our people and children are getting killed. Banning these weapons is common sense and will stop this terrible tragety.

  217. Kathy Dashley

    As far as I have been taught, there is only ONE unpardonable sin. All other sin , God will forgive, but the one that He WON"T forgive is blasphemy. These people are blasphemers of the worst kind. They presume to know God's mind. They use His name to spread hatred. The only thing God hates is sin. He is a God of LOVE, and He is patiently waiting for us to come to Him by our own choice, not because we have been scared or threatened into it. We are supposed to strive to be like Jesus and I don't remember reading anywhere in the Bible that he ever picketed funerals. In fact, unless these people can raise the dead, they need to stay home!

  218. Brian Scott Mercier Jr.

    Except for the fact that he is correct. At least 98% of all human conflicts throughout history have been religiously motivated. One could even say that WWII was religiously motivated, at least by the opposing faction.