Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Sandy Hook Vigil

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    The Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group known for protesting outside funerals of slain U.S. service members, announced that it will picket a vigil for the victims of Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the second largest mass killing in American history.

    Shirley Phelps-Roper, a spokesperson for the group and, like most members of the organization, a relative of the group's founder, Fred Phelps, announced on Twitter on Saturday the group's plan "to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment."

    It is unclear when the group plans to protest, although a tweet from Margie Phelps implied that it would be during a vigil that will be attended by President Barack Obama on Sunday evening.

    Members of the Westboro Baptist Church say that America is being punished for its acceptance of gays and lesbians. In recent days, Phelps family members have sent tweets about the Connecticut shooting that have said "God sent the shooter."

    Not surprisingly, the group's announcement was met with resistance online. A Change.org petition asking for Connecticut officials to prevent the group from protesting has been launched, and users of the social news and link sharing site Reddit have been discussing ways to stage a counter-protest.

    Westboro Baptist Church Says It Will Picket Vigil For Connecticut School Shooting Victims
     
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    The WBC against the Secret Service?

    That should be interesting.
     
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    Too bad some loon doesn't shoot up that POS group of inbred knuckle-draggers.
     
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    I say let the police go on holiday that day........look the other way.
     
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    Those morons abuse the right to free speech.
     
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    the gun nuts are always bragging and posturing, saying they'd wipe out the bad guys.

    Well, if ever there was a bunch that wouldn't be missed ............
     
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    Again, the cops responsible for keeping the two groups apart should go on an extended coffee break.
     
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    It's bad enough the families have to deal with the madness that happened
    they have this as well....

    This is just too much....
     
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    Let's hope the media has the wisdom to give them zero publicity!
     
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    Here is a Twitter message that went up on the page of my most favorite singer James Otto today:

    "There's a special place in hell for Fred Phelps & the Westboro babysit church."

    God bless you and James always!!!

    Holly
     

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