Community Action Stops Westboro Baptist Protest

WBC_protestWhatever a person may feel about the politics surrounding the multiple issues involved, lessons can be taken from the small community that found a way to beat Fred Phelps at his own game, legally and morally, with non-violent techniques. Via UPI.

WESTON, Mo., Nov. 7 — A small Missouri town turned out to keep Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church from protesting a soldier’s funeral.

The funeral of Sgt. First Class C.J. Sadell, who died Oct. 24 from wounds in Afghanistan, was held Saturday in Weston, Mo.

“I’d say probably half the people in Weston are here,” Marine veteran Eric Moser told WDAF-TV, Kansas City, Mo.

Sadell was in the Arif Kala region of Afghanistan when his unit was ambushed Oct. 5. He was 34 and leaves a wife and two sons.

“We got everybody here early so we could take up all the parking spots,” said Rebecca Rooney, who organized the supporters. “We did that so Mr. Phelps wouldn’t have a contingency that was really close.”

The Westboro protesters didn’t stay long once they saw the supporters…

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8 Responses to Community Action Stops Westboro Baptist Protest

  1. Anonymous November 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    see. all that is needed is a counter protest. they back down and run when confronted. we don’t need to pass any laws restricting freedom pf speech.

  2. samthor November 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    see. all that is needed is a counter protest. they back down and run when confronted. we don’t need to pass any laws restricting freedom pf speech.

    • VoxMagi November 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

      exactly…all it takes is people with the will to stand up…instead whining for legislators to do it for them

  3. VoxMagi November 9, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    exactly…all it takes is people with the will to stand up…instead whining for legislators to do it for them

  4. Liam_McGonagle November 11, 2010 at 12:51 am #

    HOLY TAP DANCIN’ JESUS: Did I just see social pressure actually work TOWARDS evolution rather than against it here?

  5. Liam_McGonagle November 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    HOLY TAP DANCIN’ JESUS: Did I just see social pressure actually work TOWARDS evolution rather than against it here?

    • VoxMagi November 11, 2010 at 1:37 am #

      I know right…it shocked the shit outta me too!

  6. VoxMagi November 11, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    I know right…it shocked the shit outta me too!

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