Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Newtown: Firefighters etal. form human wall to block Westboro

Via The New Civil Rights Movement:

Firefighters from Newtown, Connecticut, and elsewhere, have formed a human shield to block the promised picket by the Westboro Baptist Church, who call themselves “God Hates Fags.” The WBC promised to picket the funerals of the 20 children and six adults who were killed in Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

The Westboro Baptist Church announced they would be present in Newtown specifically to attend today’s funeral of Newtown’s beloved hero, Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Hochsprung.

Anonymous, the Internet hacktivist collective, took WBC’s websites down, and promised to help in Newtown also.

Stay tuned — we’ll have more soon.

12 comments:

Stan said...

These Westboro Baptist Church people are inhuman.

Wonder Man said...

wow

Tamayn Irraniah said...

There are few things as infuriating as people taking freedom of speech too far. Thankfully, we have the same right to strike back.

Writer said...

I completely agree, Stan. :(

Writer said...

Indeed, Wonder Man. :)

Writer said...

Tamayn, something I heard...or possibly imagined I heard...a while back is that my freedoms extend only so far as the next persons. This puts this particular freedom (and a few others) in the light that I can't just say whatever I please, if what is said will hurt/injure another person.

Loki's Log said...

I am constantly amazed at how ignorant people can be.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Ditto all. Truly loathsome individuals.

Writer said...

Loki, I'm sure the people of the Westboro Baptist Church are ignorant, but what surprises me is how willfully ignorant (and hateful) they are.

Writer said...

Indeed, Mitchell! :)

JamTheCat said...

I heard an interesting interpretation of WBC, once -- that even they don't believe their crap. It's all done for money and notoriety. Most of their members are lawyers and they sue at the drop of a hat, and often get at least a settlement...which they use to live on. Just another bunch of low-rent grifters.

Writer said...

Pretend Christians caring for only money and notoriety? Gasp. Shock. Sarcasm. You don't say. :(

I'm pretty used to this kinda creature. Here in Lexington, we have a shopping place called Hamburg: it's where the Christianist and the consumerist all come together. :(