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Post by TexasBlue on Fri May 21, 2010 3:45 pm

Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Ronnie James Dio's Public Memorial Service

Blabbermouth.net
May 20, 2010


According to the official web site of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) — an independent Baptist church and hate group known for its hatred of homosexuals and its protest activities (which include picketing funerals) — WBC is planning on picketing Ronnie James Dio's public memorial service on Sunday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. at The Hall Of Liberty located at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, California.

What will presumably one of WBC's standard "peaceful sidewalk demonstrations" is meant to "remind you who worship that old Serpent, Satan, that your time is very short," according to a post on the "Upcoming Picket Schedule" page of the web site. The post continues, "You know 67 year old, Satan-worshiping (or at least one of their enablers) Ronnie James Dio (of showing his devil horns to the world each time he goes in public) Black Sabbath fame is dead, right? We'll be there! Just because the chances of any of God's elect being amongst this group of heavy metal sycophants is slim to none does not mean they should not get some good words."

The post goes on to say, "Yes, it is true that Ozzy Osbourne did 'accidentally' bite off the head of a bat, but that is the least of their sins (little nasties!), they currently do not do that, but they throw raw meat to the audience and encourage violence of every form!"

The WBC web site then proceeds to list "admitted sins of this now dead and in hell pervert: 1) He hates his neighbor(s) starting with Ozzy Osbourne, and continuing down to his pornography star niece Gen Padova! 2) He hates God. Pay especial attention to the fact that he changed his original sir name from Padova to Dio, which means God in Italian. 3) Ronnie the simpleton enabled, and encouraged Sorceries: everything he was about including the little finger horn thing (he got this from his mother which is an incantation to ward off the 'evil eye') to the drugs, bloody raw meat and his fellowship with those pentagon necklace wearing freakish band members."

The post concludes: "Yes, Ronnie James Padova (not Dio) is currently residing in hell. When all those who worship him and his false gods meet him in hell it will be just like this: Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: Isaiah 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. Praise God all ye, His people. The Great Day of the Lord draws nigh. Amen!"

According to CNN.com, the members of the Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church filed a legal brief with the high court last year indicating that they "believe it is their duty to protest and picket at certain events, including funerals, to promote their religious message: 'That God's promise of love and heaven for those who obey him in this life is counterbalanced by God's wrath and hell for those who do not obey him.'"

The congregation is made up mostly of pastor Fred Phelps and his family. The pastor has 13 children, and at least 54 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He described himself as an "old-time" gospel preacher in a CNN interview in 2006, saying, "You can't preach the Bible without preaching the hatred of God."

For more information on the Westboro Baptist Church, read this entire CNN.com article from June 2009.
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Post by TexasBlue on Fri May 21, 2010 3:46 pm

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Post by The_Amber_Spyglass on Fri May 21, 2010 3:54 pm

All these people want is attention - a reaction, any reaction - and the media keeps giving it to them.
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Post by TexasBlue on Fri May 21, 2010 4:03 pm

They might get their asses handed to them by the US Supreme Court. Here's the case;




O'Reilly Pays Legal Bill for Fallen Marine's Father

David A. Patten
Newsmax.com
Tuesday, March 30, 2010


No. 1 cable news host Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that he will personally write a check to cover $16,500 in legal costs for the father of a fallen U.S. Marine who sued the members of a church who picketed his son's funeral.

According to news reports, the members of the Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kan., believe that God is punishing the United States because of its acceptance of gay people. The church garners attention for its views by protesting high-profile funerals.

On March 3, 2006, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder died in a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar province in Iraq.

"He was a hero and he was the love of my life," said Albert Snyder, Matthew's grieving father.

During the wake that was held after his son's funeral, family members turned on the television to view coverage of the massive procession involving over 1,500 persons. They saw the church members waving signs and protesting the funeral.

"I just stood there in shock," Albert Snyder told O'Reilly in November 2007.

"I couldn't believe that somebody would do that to somebody else. I mean, I didn't know what to say.

"Finally, somebody yelled, 'Turn off the television.' But I just stood there in shock. I can't believe there's somebody that would actually do that to soldiers."

Albert Snyder filed a federal lawsuit against the church, and a jury awarded him nearly $11 million dollars for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. But the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the verdict on the grounds that the church's First Amendment right to free expression must be protected.

Adding insult to injury, the court also ruled that Snyder would have to pay $16,500 to church members, to defray what they spent to defend themselves in court.

It was a tough blow for the father, who was already trying to raise the funds needed to appeal the Court of Appeals verdict to the U.S. Supreme Court.

On Tuesday's The O'Reilly Factor, however, the host stepped forward.

"That is an outrage," he said. "I will pay Mr. Snyder's obligation. I am not going to let this injustice stand."

O'Reilly added, "It's obvious they were disturbing the peace by disrupting the funeral. They should have been arrested, but our system is so screwed up, so screwed up, that loons are allowed to run wild. Snyder is fighting the good fight, and he is taking his case to the Supreme Court as he should. We are behind him 100 percent."


Snyder's attorney, Sean Summers, says people can contribute to a legal fund established at MatthewSnyder.org. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Snyder's appeal during its October term, with a verdict likely to be announced in mid-2011.
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Post by TexasBlue on Fri May 21, 2010 4:06 pm

Bill O'Reilly vs. Megyn Kelly and the Westboro Baptist Church court ruling

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Post by TexasBlue on Fri May 21, 2010 4:27 pm

What gets me is how the hell do these morons at that church know whether Dio got right with the Lord before he died? Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath said that the hospital chaplain was there when Geezer and his wife left Dio to be with his wife Wendy in his final hours.
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Post by The_Amber_Spyglass on Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:40 am

Funny thing is, for these people... if they followed their bible... they would know that it isn't their place to judge, that honour is reserved for their god only.
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Post by TexasBlue on Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:10 am

And like i said, how do the morons know that Dio wasn't right with God before he died?
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Post by The_Amber_Spyglass on Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:03 am

Because Jesus would have told them personally of course.
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Post by TexasBlue on Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:42 pm

If my memory serves me right, these people aren't people of religion. Nothing but hate. In fact, with everything i've read about them, i can't even place them in a "wing". They're in a class all their own.... nutz.
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Post by The_Amber_Spyglass on Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:12 am

You know what their main website is, right?

http://www.godhatesfags.com/

They have a number of sister websites too. I don't think there is an end to the list of people and groups that they think their god hates.
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Post by TexasBlue on Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:16 pm

Yeah, i've seen it once. They're a group of loons. I don't know of any Christians that support the kind of hate that comes out of these assholes.
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Post by The_Amber_Spyglass on Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:18 pm

EE_EE?
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Post by TexasBlue on Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:51 pm

The_Amber_Spyglass wrote:EE_EE?

Yeah, that goon would be in line with them.
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