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Friday, August 08, 2008

A human wall...

Just reading a bit of news before I have to get ready for work (first shift in over a month! Things *really* slowed down after grad. season ended). I felt this story deserved its own post.

Church members enter Canada, aiming to picket bus victim's funeral

I'm chuckling over their reaction to the negative response their getting from official sources.

However, Phelps-Roper said the reaction the group has raised from some police and public officials has her questioning whether the planned protest will go ahead.

"The question to my mind [is] whether or not we ought to get them the heck out of that country, because that's some crazy stuff when you've got your officials talking like they are in a back-alley brawl and not government officials who took an oath to obey the law and so forth."

Phelps-Roper said she would advise church members not to go ahead with the protest if there is a concern they might be arrested or harmed.

Aww... gee, I feel sooo sorry for them. *eyeroll*

I like this part...

A counter-protest against the church's picket plans was launched on the social networking site Facebook on Thursday.

More than 700 people have since joined the group; postings indicate they plan to form a "human wall" around the family to shield them from the church protest, if it takes place.

Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin said the group should be "sent packing," and should not try to show up in Winnipeg "for their own safety."

"We're not going to allow these people to compound the tragedy of the McLean family loss, and Canadians simply won't tolerate these lunatics disrupting what should be a respectful service," he told CBC News on Friday.

"Your freedom to swing your arm in the air ends when it touches the end of my nose," he added. "What these people were going to do was hurtful, harmful and disruptive to the peace, order and good government that we guarantee to our citizens, so they have no place in this country."

If I were still living in Winnipeg, I'd be part of that "human wall" too!

To the members of Westoboro Baptist Church - you are not welcome here and, as a country, we don't have to allow you into our country to spread your disgusting hatred. The group that made it through? Leave. Don't come back.

1 comment:

  1. Those people make me so ill. It'll be an interesting day for them when they find themselves burning in hell, won't it?

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall in Satan's chamber!


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