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mississippi handles wbc funeral

  1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
    OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago

    TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI HANDLES WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH AT MARINES FUNERAL.

    Congratulations to Brandon Mississippi and all the people who saluted Staff Sgt Jason Rogers, a Marine at his funeral. The Westboro Baptist Church out of Topeka Kansas was going to protest at SSgt Rogers funeral but the Mississippians took care of that. Apparently a few days before the funeral a member of the Westboro Baptist Church was at a Brandon gas station running his mouth. He got his ass kicked. Despite a large crowd in the area no one remembers seeing anything.

    On the day of the funeral Rankin County pickup trucks parked directly behind any Kansas licensed cars in the motels. Mysteriously the drivers disappeared until after the funeral was over. Some of the Kansas drivers called the Police but sadly all the wreckers in town were busy so that the pickups couldn't be towed.

    A few of the Westboro Baptist Church members made it to the funeral but were ushered away for questioning about a crime they might have been involved with. They were questioned for a couple of hours and let go.

    There is a video shot from the camera in a police car of the people along the funeral route. There are literally thousands of people with their hands over their hearts, American flags, firemen, flags on hook n ladders saluting SSG Rogers. A fitting tribute to a fallen Marine. Semper Fi

    I bet the Westboro Baptist Church doesn't come back to Mississippi for anymore military funerals. This is the way to handle these renegades. I would love for any truckers on the road if they see any Westboro Baptist Church vans to give them all the courtesies they deserve. A four way block in would be a way to safely escort them down the highway.

    Maybe it is time for people to show up in Topeka Kansas and give this group a taste of their own medicine.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      As much as I'd like to agree with you on that being what they deserve.......it's not right.  The WBC needs to be legally prosecuted for the harrassment they perpetuate upon soldiers and their families and other funeral attendees.

      But so far you won't see even very many liberals hollering for that, because they're afraid it will shed light upon the fact that it should also be illegal to publicly condone homosexuality.

      If you advocate physically beating up the WBC members, then it follows that that would be the way to handle other injustices.  Most conservatives including me aren't for physical violence, even if it's justifiable, and liberal activists aren't gonna even let justice get in the way of their agenda.

      1. Aficionada profile image89
        Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this


        Brenda, I didn't see that - but then I realized that maybe that's what OH meant about getting his butt kicked.  I assumed it was meant metaphorically, not literally.  If it's literal, I need to temper my enthusiasm somewhat.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey, I hadn't seen your first post as I was typing mine.  If I had, I probably would've asked Oly if the "kicking" was literal.
          You're okay woman.  smile

          1. Aficionada profile image89
            Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hey, thanks!

      2. OLYHOOCH profile image60
        OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        OK where did I go wrong this time?

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The article said that one guy who was running his mouth got his a_ _ kicked.   Was that a literal physical beating?

          I'm sorry if I referred to it as "you" promoting violence if none of the sentences in that article were yours.  (It's not clear where the writer's words end and yours begin, or if any of those even ARE your words!   I was using "you" as a term in response to the article.

          I firmly believe the WBC could've been handled long ago, legally, if it weren't for the liberal movement that says everyone is entitled to free speech no matter how horrid that speech is.   The liberal agenda succeeded in breaking well-established taboos, and now almost anything goes!

          I'm not for violence, unless it has to be used in self-defense or as a very last resort.    Even against hateful people like the WBC.  Even against a tyrant (unless absolutely necessary to ensure the timely cancellation of an on-going threat against our Nation's foundation and/or security.)    Or if, for instance, the WBC members were to be arrested, and they resisted arrest, then, yes, the arresting Officers might have to physically subdue them, etc.

          1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
            OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            This was an e-mail from a friend, a Service friend. His words, sorry if i or it offended you.

            I get real upset when ever things of this sort cross my desk. If I were to start deleting from the text, that would not be right either.

            Our Boy's and Girl's in The Service for our country, Talk the Talk and Walk The Walk

            Who am I to tell them to be politically Correct in the way they feel. I am on there side.

            OLY

      3. JOE BARNETT profile image59
        JOE BARNETTposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey brenda hi long time! those westbury people are gaming the system. they are wrong and this is an issue that i think we all agree on. right or left and you know where we both stand. something must be done , but what?????????????? i'm with you

        1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
          OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Let me be clear on what I said. I am on the side of our Fighting Boy's and Girl's. The ones that are out their fighting in a war, we don't even belong in.

          OLY

          1. DTR0005 profile image82
            DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Agreed Oly - right or wrong, you have to support them - they have no say in it.

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            Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oly, again I'm sorry if I took anything wrong.  I'm for our servicemen and women too.  And while I DO agree with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I feel for those soldiers no matter what, and wish it could be different, that they could all come home alive and well.  They're doing a job that I couldn't do and they're serving all of us.
            I consider the military action of our soldier to be necessary violence if that's what their orders are and that's what it takes to do their jobs.

            With that said, I still do not agree with the author of that article that advocated beating up a person physically unless he struck the first blow physically.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I don't know what can be done about it.  Except to petition and speak out about ALL of it.  Remember, I consider the liberal agenda to sanction homosexuality as absolutely wrong.  I consider the actions of the Westboro Church to be absolutely wrong too.  If I speak out against one, I speak out against the other.  The problem is that both issues hinge upon each other.  Both are, the way I see it, "gaming the system" as you put it.
          The bottom line of propriety and legality has been smeared so badly that it's gonna lead to a lawless society if we're not very careful.  All the basic moral issues (and freedom of speech is a moral issue too) are coming under controversy.  People can now boldly call an unborn child a "parasite" (I've heard that many times!); human rights have been re-labeled into categories of "rights" based on everything BUT basic individual human rights.  Our Nation's system of laws are messed-up.

      4. Maembe profile image59
        Maembeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're sickening, radical ideas aren't much different from those of the WBC.  Instead of fighting them you should be working with them.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No thanks.  I'll leave that up to your agenda, because that's what allows the WBC to spout horrid things and get by with it.

    2. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ping Pong Balls in the Gas Tanks is a fun revenge. They start the car, start driving and the fuel pump sucks the gas and the light weight pong ball down to the trap opening and thus it blocks the gas outlet opening and the car stops. The balls fit perfectly in the gas tank neck.

      get a mile down the road and the engine cuts off. After it stops, the ball floats back up again and it starts back up until it sucks the ball back down to the drain to block it again.  Off-on, off-on.... Would make for a fun ride back to Kansas!!!!!!!     lolol

  2. Aficionada profile image89
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    I LOVE THIS!  Way to go, Southern savvy!  I hope the ideas spread across the nation - but of course with appropriate local variations.  As despicable as the WBC people are, they will learn from this incident and adapt.  Let's hope each community will adapt as well and plan in advance.

  3. John Holden profile image60
    John Holdenposted 6 years ago

    Freedom of speech init?

    If it is OK for a pastor to publicly burn the Koran then it is equally acceptable for Richard Heads from Westboro to eff up funerals.

    1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
      OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You are from the U.S.A. I hope?

      If this was your Son or daughter's Funeral, and this took place at your Funeral,

      Just how would you respond.

      Just in case you have lost it, let me remind you.

      Us OLD TIMERS, were not raised that way. And, about that Koran. I have had a little Education, small taste of it, and I don't agree with any part of it.

      This is , The United States Of America and it is time that the World knows, We Are Back and We Are Taking Our Country Back.

      OLY

      1. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh indeed I'm not from the US Oly, can't you tell that by my clarity of vision?

        I thought you were a Christian, how can you not agree with any part of a book that is based on the Christian bible?

        I'm not against the idea of wopping the asses of Westboro Richard Heads, I'm against the hypocrisy that says freedom of speech allows somebody to burn the Koran but doesn't allow somebody else equal freedom to trash a funeral.

        Put another way Oly, you want the right to insult me, but you won't give me the right to insult you.

        1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
          OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If this is your way, fine with me. Sorry i jumped. I'm just an OLD TIMER set in my way, witch in today's society does not work any more. OK, sorry I brought it up.

          OLY

      2. DTR0005 profile image82
        DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oly, I can't see a man like yourself going out and burning a Koran or any book for the matter just because you don't believe it or buy into it - you don't seem like that kind of guy. And I certainly don't see someone like you protesting a soldier's funeral.  I think John's comment was meant to illustrate that two wrongs don't make a right. I can't see any decent person protesting a funeral. And I can't see any decent person burning someone else's scripture.

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          He's got it, in one!

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          There's a difference.
          The funeral protestors are personally attacking an individual and/or their family.
          The Koran-burning Pastor is burning a book that any person can own.  That's not a personal attack.  He can burn a Bible if he wanted to be blasphemous; that's his choice.  If however he steals someone else's property (Bible or Koran or comic book or Reader's Digest..lol) and burns it, then he's committing a personal crime.

          1. John Holden profile image60
            John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Then why does your pastor want to burn a copy of the Koran, why not a copy of The Catcher in the Rye or the American Constitution?

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              Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              My Pastor?   He's not my Pastor.
              I imagine he burns the Koran because he doesn't like its message.  So what?  And apparently he thinks the Constitution is a good thing.  No reason to burn that.

              1. John Holden profile image60
                John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                You aren't American then!

                Tell me, do you think if I came across and camped outside your Pastors church and burnt copies of the Bible because I objected to its constant references to stoning people and putting their eyes  out, he'd bring me cups of tea and cookies?

                1. DTR0005 profile image82
                  DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Good one!@ I think NOT!

                  1. John Holden profile image60
                    John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    lol

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                  Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  No.  But he might watch and laugh as the cops come and get ya for disturbing the peace.  'Cause where would you be?  If you were on church property, you could be arrested.  If you were out in the street, you could be arrested for doing something dangerous on public property.  If you were across the street, you'd most likely be on somebody else's property.   So...why not stay home on your OWN property like the Florida Pastor did and burn whatever the heck book you want to?!  LOL

                  1. John Holden profile image60
                    John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    So the Pastor owns property a thousand miles away from home just outside a Mosque does he!

              2. DTR0005 profile image82
                DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Brenda, I wonder if any Christian pastor would feel some regret at burning or destroying the Koran if they knew how prominantly Jesus Christ figured therein? Of course, I find anyone who would burn a book to be the last person to have actually read a book. And sadly, most Evangelical pastors I have heard preach, met, or have spoken with are anything but well-read.

                Tell you a true story. I went to a client's store. He and his brother are Palestinian and run a small carry-out in the city. One of the brothers is Christian, the other is Moslem. The Christian brother had bought his young son a copy of the Christian Bible written in Arabic. Some of the local white trash came in the store and destroyed the Bible and spray-painted obscenities (ethnic slurs) on the bathroom walls.

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                  Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Once again, they were damaging someone else's property.  That's against the law, isn't it?

                  And it matters not to me how Jesus is portrayed in the Koran. The Koran is not the history of Jesus.  The Bible is.

                  1. DTR0005 profile image82
                    DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Well you are wrong - a good portion of the Koran is the history of Jesus. Much more than you would ever guess, but if you haven't read it, you don't know... And you obviously haven't nor will you ever. In that case unless you are speaking with other Evangelicals, you might want to by-pass the topic as it honestly makes you look a little silly to deny something that is as obvious as black and white.

          2. DTR0005 profile image82
            DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Point taken Brenda. No decent person would do any of the above.

            1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
              OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Agreed on all replay's and points.

              BOY, i'll tell you, I sure have some kind of talent and how I do it, don't have a clue.

              I will get in sink with you guys, yet. If I say, YES, the answer is NO. If I say NO, the answer is, YES.

              If I say, Right, the answer is WRONG. if I say, WRONG, the answer is Right.

              If anybody can unscramble what I just said, Please let me know.

              In the mean time, I hope you all had a great day.

              ME, well, the wind is blowing 90 to nothing, Can't keep my signal for TV. have to keep playing with my antenna.

              And here comes MORE SNOW, rain , hail. Our short cut over the Mountain will not be open untill the end of June this year. Nominally it is open by now

              Gas is holding at $3.59, grocery's still on the up swing.

              Outside of that, I am having a great day.

              OLY

    2. uncorrectedvision profile image62
      uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree but god forbid he should sing "Kung Fu Fighting"  in an Isle of Wight karaoke bar.

      1. HattieMattieMae profile image66
        HattieMattieMaeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oly there you go again! smile You gotta luv oly! If it wasn't for Oly! Hubpages would be boring! smile

        1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
          OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thank You, and keep up you great writing's. Entertainment seems to be one of my better quality's, LOL

          OLY

    3. manlypoetryman profile image70
      manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Neither is OK!

  4. manlypoetryman profile image70
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of Staff Sgt Jason Rogers. Thank you Jason for your service and sacrifice...and for Always being Faithful-Semper Fi. It is a hard time to endure, especially with all the "crazies" adding in their opinions. God Bless all of you in your grief.

    As for WBC...their filthy, disregard for young and gallant and honorable volunteers...caught up with them in Mississippi...for a little of "down-home" justice. I hope it is a trend of things to come!

    Hey, WBC: "You Reap, What you sow!"

    1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
      OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This kinda reminds me, of, a little bit of Montana Justice.

      OLY

  5. Onusonus profile image86
    Onusonusposted 6 years ago

    I'm just glad to see people standing up for basic human rights.

    1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
      OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, we are a dying breed, but, there are still a few of us around. Every now and again, you will run into one of them.

      I be one,

      OLY

 
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