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Published: Thursday, Jan. 31 2008 12:00 a.m. MST

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I'm embrassed for the Baptist following!

Robyn J

I am not an active member, but I must say that I am impressed with the way most of the devout are taking this news. Instead of pure anger at the seemingly direspectful protest, they are loving about it, even saying they deserve our love and prayers. Eventhough I am disappointed with up-coming protest against a man I love and respect, I am grateful to see how beautiful most of the attitudes about it are. You are all sweet and beautiful people indeed.


Just funny how if anything has The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints name on it or in it, it's a audiomatic drawn to. What would happen if this was done at their church? They wouldn't be too thrilled now would they? Why can't you so called baptist just live your religion to the fulliest and leave all the other religions alone. Besides that this is a time of mourning for a prophet who was amazing not only to the LDS religion but to those who weren't even a member. This man doesn't deserve any disrespect what so ever. Is all you are doing is making a fool out of your own self. How do you think that looks protesting at a funeral?? COME ON!!!!


the only thing that came to mind while reading all the comments was What Would Jesus Do.

Just ignore their comments, do what the Lord would do which is give them love and respect. Let's honor our president. I'm sure President Hinckley would have done the same. I'm grateful to know that President Hinckley was a true prophet of God.

Always respect others that's what President Hinckley used to say. Let's honor him by turning the other check.

From across the Pond

Definitely things that make you go Hhhhmmmmm. I feel so sorry for these people. How can you have so much hate in your heart and be totally unaware of how you are being manipulated by Satan? However, I'm sure our dear Pres. Hinckley would be the first person to extend a friendly hand to them, wouldn't he? It would be very difficult for me to, I guess, because I haven't yet reached that level of love yet! Will one day I hope and I'm working on it! Much love to you all from London, England Saints.


It is terrible to witness all the finger pointing, anger and hate demostrated by my Mormon brothers and sisters, you sound worse than those you are railing against. Go home and read your scriptures and work to bring light into the world. Our prophets will come and go, but our example will live on forever.

Human WALL

Just a suggestion that has worked very effectively in other towns. Those who can should take every effort possible to create a HUMAN WALL to shield this group from those who would like to attend the funeral of this great man. I would encourage you all to sing hymns as well to drown out any antagonizing retoric that these insensitive folks will mosy likely spew forth.

canadian comment

It was a shock to attend conference a few years ago and see protestors. At first I was offended but then you mostly feel sorry for them. They were really in our face. What a glaring difference with the spirit they had and what we felt in conference. We always have watched conference by satelite and had no idea people had to deal with this right out side the conference center. It made for great discussion with our children who had never seen anything like this before. Quite an eye opener. Thanks for the warning from the press. Now we can just feel sorry for them. We love and will miss our beloved Prophet. I can't be sad as I imagine his reunion with his beloved wife and loved ones!


Extreme Protest Makeover! I don't know if traffic will be stopped, probably, but with cell phones a signal could be sent for "move that bus!" right in from of the protesters.

But then really what would President Hinckley do?


It's important to remain calm and treat these losers with the respect they won't give us, or our prophet. The world will be watching... and maybe one of their children will leave and join the Church after sneaking away from the group and visiting Temple Square... you never can tell. Kill them with kindness.

"Whose funeral would Jesus picket?"

jmdspk speaks well

jmdspk, you are absolutely right! There is much more than hate involved. Money is the root! Yes, be kind and even love these "enemies" but keep your distance! And warn others to not get caught in their lair.


When our daughter was killed in a car accident a little over a year ago in a small rural town in Southwest Washington, the whole community surrounded our family with love and support. Ministers from several Christian churches spoke at assemblies and gatherings of students at the high school and even attended services at the LDS Stake Center. People have told me that the unfortunate event provided an opportunity for our community to "come together" in a way we had not previously. My family will NEVER forget the true Christian love and spirit shared and expressed especially by those not of our faith.

This group that calls themselves Christians is misguided to say the least. They think they are following Christ's example though I do not recall Christ teaching his disciples to use this tactic in sharing the gospel.

I'm confident those that attend the funeral services will follow Christ's example and the teachings of the prophet and turn the other cheek and walk away from these protestors. I also hope that people will be supportive to those that are mourning and allow your emotions to be filled with love and not anger. Don in Brush Prairie, WA


I can't recall the 1st or the last time I ever heard a story about members of the LDS faith protesting another's religeon or faith. It's simply not done. Shame on those who abuse the 1st amendment in the name of God. "let he who is with out sin" and all that.

A in LA

Wouldn't it be great if Saturday the members of all the non LDS churches in the SLC area came out and stood together in unity with the LDS church while these people are here. Maybe if this hate group saw that SLC is strong and united - even between faiths they might go away. Just a thought.


Prophetic Passing

I imagine he's running to Marjorie now,
Yes, running, not waving his cane.
I see him embracing his father and mother
While they keep repeating his name.

I see him now meeting his forebears,
Brother Brigham and Joseph are there.
Sweet reunion of prophets, united by service
That only such noble men share.

I see him embraced by the Savior
While Father says, "Good and well done.
So faithful in stalwart endurance, I welcome
My noble, most excellent son."

I then hear the ripples of laughter
As he says the reception's just fine,
But he hopes that he'll get an assignment or two
Since there's no need to waste any time.

I can hear his clear voice in the stillness
At the close of this sweet Sabbath day,
Have faith and move forward there's work to be done.
President Hinckley would want it that way.

Anna M. Molgard
January 27, 2008

Re: Jenny & Others

This Matt Johnson, Pastor of a baptist church in SLC. Jenny mentioned something that I think can be a misunderstanding. Unlike the LDS religion, most "baptist" churches (especially in SLC) are "baptist" because of what they believe, not because of an organization. Jenny mentioned that some in my congregations were rude to her family. We don't actually have ties with other baptist churches. I am only able to speak to the independent church that I lead. It is the same as the LDS president having no say as to what Warren Jeff's clan does. Most baptist churches in the West have little if any association with one another. I can assure you rude "baptists" are not a part of my congregation. I preach Truth, but I preach it with meekness and fear, not arrogance and strife. I hate the work of Westboro, because they profane the glory of God.


That's all I can say, these guys are the biggest losers, don't they have anything better to do? Get a freaking life!


These guys who protest the Mormon Church are NOT CHRISTIANS! True Christians would not do this. They do not practice Christ like behavior. They follow Satan and are very full of HATE! God help their very poor souls.


many a mormon can look in the mirror and witness their own actions. Funny how they have only looked one way until someonelse reveals their own ugliness. Organized religion is the cause of so much hatred. Believe in your heart and allow others also the same.


Too bad it's the middle of winter. Whenever there is a "protest" from this group, motorcycle groups attended the funerals armed with American flags to show the families of the fallen soliders that their loss is not forgotten or in vain like this group would led them to believe. I would think it would be kind of cool to see a bunch of men and women with their Harley-Davidson motorcycles along the funeral route hiding the "protesters" with American flags. I think President Hinckley would have gotten a kick out of that! :)

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