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Westboro Baptist Discovers Cool iPhone Camera Effects Just In Time For Elizabeth Edwards’ Funeral

OH SNAP — Having been granted a permit to protest outside Elizabeth Edwards’ funeral today in Raleigh, the Westboro Baptist Church did just that. We spotted this TwitPic uploaded by Megan Phelps. Isn’t it nice to see strong women supporting each other?

Megan is also celebrating the legal analysis of Anderson Cooper‘s guests, who predict the church will win in a 9-0 Supreme Court vote. But the best part of the below clip is where Andy discusses the definition of “muckraking news prostitute.”

By:           Max Simon
On:           Dec 11, 2010
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  • 31 Comments
    • Gregger
      Gregger

      I hope people flung shit on them.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scribe
      scribe

      Elizbeth Edward was a beautiful, kind, person. I pray for her children, wish them the best. Ms. Edward lived and believed in peace. During her whole life, even when life was the toughest for her, she never struck out against the people who meant to do her the most harm. In her memory, I won’t say what I want to say about this church, won’t do to them what I want to do.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill
      Bill

      I hate the Westboro Klan. I wish nothing but harm to each and every one of them! Does that make me a bad person?

      Dec 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Comixbear
      Comixbear

      @Bill: No, it makes you human. And at that, you are one up on everyone in this so-called church.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edgyguy1426
      edgyguy1426

      The more people that see these people the better in my opinion. The Elizabeth in Hell signs and the God Hates Fags signs might make people rethink on who they want to align themselves with.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Using a delusional interpretation of gODD is psychotic. This Kansas inbred nutclan are not alone and therefore untouchable.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Suzygoo
      Suzygoo

      mmmm-Anderson Cooper, muckraking, news prostitute-I wonder how much he charges!

      Dec 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ginzu
      ginzu

      why is the media giving these assholes press coverage? all you are doing is helping them spread their hateful message. stop giving them airtime.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathan
      Jonathan

      Take your “imprecatory prayers” and your Hate filled Bible and shove them up your old tired ass, Fred. Your inbred clan, especially that ugly daughter, I hope the hell you wish for others is what you find here on Earth. After all, you reap what you sow, pig people.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mac McNeill
      Mac McNeill

      I think if the media would just totally ignore the Westboro group they would move on to something else. They’re only in it for the publicity not anything else. So if the news media and the talking heads would just forget about them, then they would fade away, far far away.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh but wait, there's more
      Oh but wait, there's more

      For once I don’t mind seeing yet another rabid thread on this site. The Westboro freaks are disgusting, and the bad karma they generate is beyond comprehension. However, not one of these comments have really nailed where this hatred is coming from, yes I know, icky ugly small minded bible thumpers, but if you look deeper, it leads to somewhere much more shocking…….this isn’t your garden variety right wing agenda, it’s not even right wing at all. ;0(

      Dec 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon
      Jon

      This is one group that brings the majority of the left and right together in unity. Perhaps we can build bridges over our disgust for Westboro Baptist.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott
      Scott

      ‘Thank God for breast cancer.’

      God, really? The hell? These people really suck.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 7:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greenmanTN
      greenmanTN

      OK, hear me out. Yes, I think the Westboro Baptist “Church” nutballs are batshit crazy, evil, and hateful. I was also sort of hoping they’d at least get beaten up while protesting soldiers’ funerals.

      But I also think they may be the most effective gay rights campaigners in the last 10 or 15 years. They are SO stupid, evil, and hateful they make other homophobes temper their rhetoric (in the US anyway, Africa’s a different story apparently) and put them on the defensive.

      You could have Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Lambert, and Ricky Martin ALL go on tour speaking to High Schools and it wouldn’t result in mass protests supporting gay people. But when the WBC takes their act on the road protesting at High Schools and Colleges for whatever reason, student protests like that DO result- students make their own signs and scream back at the hate of the WBC. They teach by negative example, much like the hate-filled faces of whites protesting desegregation in the 1960s made people across the country look at themselves ans their attitudes toward race.

      Not that I support the WBC in any way. I just think the net effect of their insanity has been positive for gays.

      Is that crazy?

      Dec 11, 2010 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brentinpdx
      Brentinpdx

      This vile piece of shit church gets to spew its hate for others under the 1st amendment rights of free speech and still maintains a tax exempt status.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron in Honolulu
      Aaron in Honolulu

      Why do crazed gunmen kill geniuses like John Lennon and John F. Kennedy and not scum like the West Borough Baptist Church?

      Dec 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • quasarmeister
      quasarmeister

      http://fckh8.3dcartstores.com/

      suicide prevention

      Dec 12, 2010 at 4:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      Fred Phelps and his Westboro Bigot Church are nothing more than attention whores. If people would start ignoring them they honestly would go away.

      I also love this “cure it with love” bull shit concept. The people wanting to “cure it with love” are as big of media whores as the Westboro Bigot Church.

      Lets be honest here, the WBC is nothing more than slow news day material. They are old and outdated. No one gives a flying rip about them. The story has gone from them to the reaction to them. If there is no reaction, there is absolutely no story.

      Taking these freaks off the front page would be the true affront to Fred Phelps and his roaming band of biggts.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 8:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      Fred Phelps and his Westboro Bigot Church are nothing more than attention whores. If people would start ignoring them they honestly would go away.

      I also love this “cure it with love” bull shit concept. The people wanting to “cure it with love” are as big of media whores as the Westboro Bigot Church.

      Lets be honest here, the WBC is nothing more than slow news day material. They are old and outdated. No one gives a flying rip about them. The story has gone from them to the reaction to them. If there is no reaction, there is absolutely no story.

      Taking these freaks off the front page would be the true affront to Fred Phelps and his roaming band of bigots.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 8:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      @edgyguy1426: By that reasoning, the “Thank God for Breast Cancer” sign probably does the most harm. After that one, I’m not sure how any Baptist woman can hold her head up. The Baptist Church is who really needs to come out and shut these people down because in the end they get the worst publicity from them.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      @Mac McNeill: Who the hell do you think they are? Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin?

      Dec 12, 2010 at 8:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      @greenmanTN: Where your example starts to fail is that when the whites examined their own views on race as compared to the bat shit crazies of the time they simply decided that it was ok to be racist just not ok to be outwardly racist. What resulted was a hidden separatism and segregation that last till this day. Just ask any black family how welcome they feel in small town America, even in the north. Look how many black people are in the Tea Party Movement. Look at the disproportionate number of black men in prison for mostly non-violent drug crimes.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 9:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jesse
      Jesse

      SO proud to live in Raleigh, and to be able to call Susan Burcham a friend. Thank God for Susan and Ben!

      Dec 12, 2010 at 9:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chpinnlr
      chpinnlr

      Telling thw media to ignore these idiots so they will go away, just doesn’t work. The media DID ignore these Idiots for years while they were Protesting out side of Gay mens funereals, and they are stll here. In fact the media didn’t begin to take notice of these assholes until they started picketing the funerals of fallen service members, then and only then did the media begin to find their actions appaling and reprehensible, aka. newsworthy!

      Dec 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IonMusic
      IonMusic

      I don’t see how anyone could want to be religious and in some form or another be related to religious dogma when you can just as well be “spiritual” grounded, appreciate mother nature and earth, be open to POSSIBLY something beyond this but honest enough to admit not knowing but kind enough to lead your life on this planet with respect for all. THAT’S hat religion fails at doing adn especially it’s followers fails at advocating hence my proudly saying I am neither religious nor part of religion.

      Dec 13, 2010 at 3:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      It boggles the mind that a grieving family member has not yet snapped and taken this entire band of inbred savage scumbags out……..They have been torturing familes of Gays, soldiers, and now breast cancer victims for decades…..

      And alls it would take would be a single juror to do the right thing………..

      Dec 13, 2010 at 9:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      I know what you mean Plays. I’ve been angry and bitter at funerals before and I think I would one of those people who snaps if they were there. And I would serve any time that I had to for assault.

      Dec 13, 2010 at 10:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @Soupy: I wouldn’t even be too concerned about anyone serving any time…….. I am fairly certain there isn’t a pool of 12 people in this country who wouldn’t have at least one person so outraged at the vile disgusting antics of these scumbags that an not guilty verdict would almost be a guarantee……..

      Dec 13, 2010 at 11:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mac McNeill
      Mac McNeill

      Daez, then you must be straight and anti gay. And by the way, the only News outlets that posted anything about the Westboro Church was the gays sites. No major News network that I saw said anything about them

      Dec 13, 2010 at 11:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mac McNeill
      Mac McNeill

      Daez, I apologize, I mis-read your comments. I thought you said something else.

      Dec 13, 2010 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @Mac McNeill: Unfortunately most of the major news programs had at least a quick shot of those scumbags……Saw on local news, CNN, and even FAUX News……

      (I really do need to get out more……. :P )

      Dec 13, 2010 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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