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

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Dr. Judith Sanders

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, agsinst the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12. It never ceases to amaze me what the Adversary will do to subvert righteousness.

Can you imagine what kind of people are taken in by this? Only those influenced by dark principalities. I feel sorry for them. What impoverished lives they must lead.

A convert of 11 years. I so love our Church.

Turn the other cheek

Best way to show your religion is to walk by these folks, give them a "good morning," and turn the other cheek. It's a waste of time calling them names.

georgiaonmymind

By their fruits ye shall know them. I loved Pres. Hinckley and with millions sharing my feelings his fruits were love and forgivness the way a true follower of our savior shoul have

Mis-informed

This group is nothing more than mis-informed.
They lack truth, and are prisoners of ignorance.
So we should only care that they are lost, nothing more. Its not a disrespect to Pres Hinckley because they don't know him or who he was. Let them be and hope one or all one day will understand.
Lets look to ourselves and the ways we disrespect the life he lived and the gospel truths he taught us and try to improve, because we know better and should be better.

Not a fan

Westboro Baptist Church is well known for their outrageous hate mongering and attention grabbing tactics. I am not a religious person but I have long been appalled at their strange and mean spirited behavior. They have been showing up at funerals of troops killed in action for a number of years yelling that God hates America and killed the troops as a judgment against America for tolerating gays. They have fewer than 200 members, they are just very effective at grabbing media attention via crass stunts like this.

BP

On the bright side, I guess it says something about the growing influence of the church. Does this mean that the church is as threatening to the Westboro Baptists as America? If so, that's a big step forward (in an assanine sort of way).

BTW- I've always wondered what judgment day is going to be like for over-zealous religious practitioners of any faith (especially violent or contentious groups). Man...I'd buy a ticket for that show (does that make me akin to those groups? I hope not...).

R.Kolk

At a time like this, I can more than understand and appreciate Porter Rockwell's approach. My life and family has been blessed by the leadership of President Hinckley.

Melanie

Why is okay to protest where people are mourning? I just think that is disrespectful no matter what you believe. What if someone were to say those things when one of their leaders died? They probably wouldn't like it very much. It's ridiculous people think they are exemplifying Christ when they do things like this.

Anonymous

Why even waste the space of your newspaper with this insignificant drivel? These people do not deserve a mention.

SurprizeAZ

Isa. 5: 20
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

NC mom

"By their fruits we shall know them." These poeple seem to be the most unchristian like I have seen. The acts of this congregation only goes to prove that Satan will lead good people astray. To protest at aonyone's funeral is repulsive. I hope those who are able to attend the funeral are blessed with peace and able to feel the spirit of the Lord despite the efforts of the protesters.

A modest suggestion...

I propose that no reporting (other than this article) be done on this group and their protest this weekend. Just ignore them. Give them no press. Don't argue with them, pretend like they are not there. These people typify what it is that I do not like about organized religion. They are definitely not Christians and need serious help and probably medication as well.

Good

Come and protest. Your wasting money in travel, your wasting quality time with your family, and really do you think it's actually going to be effective. Why are people so interested in devoting this much of their time and resources to dispute one singular church. Hmmmmmmmmmmm....let me guess. We'll see you in SLC on Saturday.

Not LDS or Christian

This extreme group is VERY small - somewhere between 70 and 150 people. They believe themselves to be Christian, but are anything but. I am neither Christian nor LDS, and these people offend me because they give Christians a bad name. To protest a funeral (military, LDS, or otherwise) is simply horrible. I do hope funeral attendees realize that most people respect and honor their mourning, and that giving these lunatics any reaction will only feed their fire. Go in peace.

California Reader

This particular Baptist church will provide a stark contrast to the Lord's true Church and what Christianity is truly about. They must be miserable and should have our pity. If any one of them had bothered to read about Pres.Hinckley's life, they would stand in awe of one of the most extraordinary men that ever lived. I am glad to have been influenced by Pres.Hinckley's loving, Christlike life.

Greg

Who cares? I don't.

Get Real

What a classless act. I just have to wonder who would want to participate in something like this.

GT

Where do they come from? Thy started as the KKK. The Southern Baptist Convention decided in the 80's not to allow it's followers to be the leaders of the KKK. So now they demonstrate with a unflaming cross but the same hatred. Sad!!

Lin

and we wonder why the 'christians' were fed to the lions !!!! any lions in Utah? God Bless President Hinckley

Anonymous

I second A Modest Suggestion's proposal. I think that this article is that last one we need to have about this scheduled protest. Any other press will be playing into their hands.

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