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Published: Thursday, Jan. 31 2008 12:26 a.m. MST

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Lyle

The WBC protesters are clearly wanting their 15 minutes of fame. Otherwise, they would not be doing this. Popping up in a community to create controversy will do nothing for them in the long run. It is my hope that those in attendance of the Prophet's funeral heed the advise of the local leaders and pay no attention to them.

As a reminder, everything has an opposite. Light and darkness, truth and deceit...These things have always and will always be at war with one another. Light and truth will undoubtedly prevail.

Bob

I am sure that the "god" worshipped by these few deluded souls is NOT God the Father or his Son. They worship another hateful, vengeful god. A fallen angel driven from heaven.

BARRY

Just think our Prophet is with his Wife and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.He is also with all OF THE TRUE AND FAITHFUL PROPHETS FROM ADAM TIL NOW!
"Do what is right let the consequence follow"

Wendy Rojas

I think it's remarkable that President Hinckley's message was "Standing for Something." Today it will be evident what these protesters stand for. Let us all "Stand a little taller," as President Hinckley said, and leave them alone to gnash their teeth and clench their fists in attempts to draw anger out of us. When all is said and done, it will be our actions and our words of kindness what will separate us from the angry mobs.

Disappointed

Sad. Using the pain of others to get their fame. President Gordon B. Hinkley immulated the Savior in everything he did and, in my opinion, protesting his life is like protesting what the Savior stood for. They need to ask themselves, "What would Jesus Do?". Christ would never disrupt the mourning of others but have compassion for them and would not be pleased with others doing so in his name.

emma

I find the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church reprehensible. Even so, free speech should be allowed, even if offensive to some or even many. A good solution would be a group of Mormons singing hymns across the street or near this group.

Recently, a female in the group was interviewed on television and was questioned as to why she would be so judgmental when she was the mother of two illegitimate children. The hypocrisy was incredible. Most amusing was her rapid change in demeanor. You can probably google or youtube the interview.

Sharon

Although I personally feel disgusted with anyone that would protest at anyone's funeral, I can almost hear in my mind, President Hinckley telling us to not speak bad about any religion. He supported the First Amendment and everyone's right to speak their mind. I doubt that this protest would really even faze him. If anything, he would say that this will only end up being in favor of the church.

President Hinckley truly was the "People's Prophet;" he was the Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he was my prophet. I knew him - I shook his hand, and I was honored to stand in line for nearly 4 hours yesterday to pay my last respects. I love this man and I shall miss him greatly.

I hope that these protestor's will somehow be able to feel the strong spirit that will be in the atmosphere today as we bury our dear Prophet.

My love and sympathy, and my prayers are with his family this day as their lay their father, grandfather, uncle....to rest.

Anonymous

I usually don't care when these people protest at General Conference and other church events. I just ignore them. But to protest at this funeral is completely rude and ridiculous. How would they like it if there was protestors at a funeral for someone they loved and cared about? President Hinckley is truly a prophet of God. He lived a great life and blessed many people.

Mary

I checked out this group's website. They are also protesting the arrival of the Pope, events at the Catholic church in California, Hollywood award shows, and several more military funerals. What I also found interesting is that they have 4-5 protests all on the same day and at the same moment as President Hinckley's funeral. So, I would venture to say that their 'group' will be very small in size. Give them the respect that they deserve (none), and the attention that they deserve (none), and completely ignore all that they say. Their website clearly shows a group full of general hate for everything that they come across. Only Satan could instill that much hate into a life that only God could create.

Blake

I am by no means a member of the LDS faith, but stories like this make my skin crawl. Just so everyone knows, this is what it feels like for the soldiers families as well. This group constantly protests at gay pride parades, funerals and any other occasion.

Nothing comes close to the horrible thing they are doing today. However, next time you think of "protesting" someone else, either in your own head, or by voting for someone that doesn't support gay rights...remember how this feels.

cache

It's sad this group doesn't realize that their actions only reflect poorly on themselves, not the group or individual they are protesting.

A DEVOTED FAN OF PRESIDENT HINCK

IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS ALL BEEN SAID, AND I SAY "AMEN". I REALLY LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING THE R.S. SERVE OUR POOR ENEMIES. TOO BAD THEY DIDN'T BRING THEIR COMMENTS AND DOUBTS TO A MAN WHILE HE WAS ABLE TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
THESE ARE TRULY THE LATTER-DAYS, I LOVE PRES. HINCKLEY, HE IS A WONDERFUL MAN AND WE AS MEMBERS OF THIS TRUE CHURCH ARE BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN LIVING DURING HIS REIGN!

Carol Sue

I am proud to be a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, a forgiving Church. Sad that this Baptist Church is teaching thier followers to hate another. The Military...and the LDS church. I believe it is wrong to talk bad about any other church. I believe all churches have some truth in them. May our heavenly father open their hearts, and their minds one day...very soon. My heart sinks for our prophets passing..but it also sings, because I know he is watching and I feel him telling me to not be sad, to rejoice in his passing, for his work was well done. Blessing to All, LDS or not.

OIF Veteran SLC

I am a veteran of the war in Iraq, as well as a member of the LDS church. I lost many friends while I was deployed, and one thing that they all had in common was an overwhelming sense of pride and love for our country. A country founded on personal and religious freedom. And as for President Hinkley's funeral... The thought that people would feel the need to detract from a service in the memory of a man who dedicated his life to making the world a better place, helping those in need, and sacrificing all in the service of others and of our father in heaven is unthinkable. In a time when there is so much darkness throughout the world, I feel deep sadness for individuals who feel the need to attack people's faith. Surely there must be things more worthy protest!

CJ

As a vet and a non-Mormon, although I disagree with these people, I served so they might have the right to disagree. I hope I didn't make a mistake.

I think Mr. Hinckley would agree with me. He certainly taught tolerence to those of all faiths and those with none.

Helmsdeep(81)

They've had their 15 minutes in the light of day and I for one will not be bothered one way or the other. My prayers be with Pres. Hinkley, his family and to the church thoughout the world. We mourn his loss but will remember and celebrate the tremendous life of great service he rendered to all of mankind ....even to the least of these who did not know him.

Nonbeliever

This church has to be the most reprehensible organization ever. I am not a Mormon, indeed I'm atheist, but I happened to think a lot of Hinckley. I came a long way from agreeing with him on many things, but he seemed like a descent man who wanted to do right by his followers and the world. If there were a God, surely he would accept a man like that, no matter what religion he belonged to.

co

I would just like to say, that our Prophet was loved, kind, sharing and was a morman to not just mormans but to everyone. It truly shows you the true church of christ, a church that does no harm, but shows everyone the feeling of beening loved and have a wonderful, devoted prophet to lead the way. I know that 20 people protesting will never stop the love our nations to our prophet. They may try and take us down with them or slay us like david and glyath, but there is nothing you can do it you dont truly believe in what you are fighting for. I know that those people out there fighting and protesting at our prophets funeral really belive in god. I know that there are people that will be protesting that will be hiding in the back of the group ashamed. And our church will walk out with our heads held high knowing that our prophet is the TRUE word of god and no one will ever stop our gods army. Rest in peace our beloved president hinkley you truly are a gift from god, thank you for your dedication, your wife has been waiting!

russ

To No One of Consequence: couldn't have said it better. Thanks for laying it out there.

audra

Funny how as an LDS people we would NEVER stand outside the funeral of the Pope or some other Church's leader & chant and yell disrepectful things. Let's show some respect people! Believers or Not. Christians or Not. How about just Common Courtesy? So sad!

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