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

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cd

I am proud to be LDS and have a sense of morals unlike people who have none andcannot respect other people's time of mourning!! How sad Heavenly Father must be for them.

MDM

Get a life...what a bunch of mean spirited, insensitive losers. These people are one step away from putting anyone that doesn't agree with them in a concentration camp if they could. That much hate will cause them to eventually explode and cross the line of legality or end up having a Jim Jones cool-aid party somewheres. The Saviour would never act this way, nor condone such behaviour.

Rick

Having spent over half my life in Nashville, the buckle of the bible belt, I have a lot of experience with and not much love for baptist preachers. Westboro is just another disgraceful, demon possessed hate group, that makes the money grubbing, mormon bashing trash I know here, look like angels.

Girl from the South

The Guy from Out West is too nice. Let's pray for a huge snow storm on Saturday.

UsedtobLDS

::extends olive branch:: I'm with you guys. What the WBC is planning on doing is reprehensible, horrible and worthy of a Danite extermination order from Brigham Young. However, they ARE a hate based organization. Any attention they receive whether negative or positive will only fuel their fires.

If you are going to Gordon B Hinckley's funeral please ignore them, don't feed them (literally or metaphorically) as it will only encourage them or open up opportunities for them to spew their hatred in different ways.

Good luck to all of you and sorry for your loss.
j

Matt

Is it legal to surround them (but not restrain/detain) and hold up sheets so no one can see them?

First Amendment

Huckabee claims to be a Baptist.

Anonymous

For those of you still beating the dead horse, WESTBORO CHURCH ARE NOT TRUE BAPTISTS. they are a bunch of zealot fundamentalists.

elisabeth

Wrong audience, wrong time. It amazes me that people stage protests that hurt their cause. A protest in and of itself means absolutely nothing unless opinions are swayed to your own.
Cutting off their noses to spite their faces. Disadvantage yourself in order to do harm to an adversary.

Bills


a Bible worshipping church claiming to be followers of Christ but act like the devil should make all of
us suspect. President Hinckley deserves better. I hope the media exposes these religious fanatics for
what they are -- un-American Bigots!

Ello

I dont agree with the protest, but all these self rightous people going off on how "true" the church is and how it is the "only" true church is the reason that they want to come and protest. LIVE AND LET LIVE. That goes for all of the Christians out there, including you mormons.
I am a fan of Gordon, I think he was nice enough, and I think it is stupid that people will protest his funeral, but at the same time, i see the same traits that the protestors have in many of the post here. WHO CARES? We fight over a definition of God, no level-minded individual would ever care enough about anything to treat people poorley. I hope that we can all one day put religion on the side and look at each other for what we are, in this life togther, and we are never going to agree with every one, so we might as well smile and have some.

President Hinckely's Words

We do not have to wonder what President Hinckley would say about those who oppose the Church and those who would protest at his funeral. President Hinckley addressed this issue in the last General Conference. I would encourage all people who love President Hinckley and who love the Lord to follow his prophetic counsel.

"Now, my dear brethren, in closing I plead with you to control your tempers, to put a smile upon your faces, which will erase anger; speak out with words of love and peace, appreciation, and respect. If you will do this, your lives will be without regret. Your marriages and family relationships will be preserved. You will be much happier. You will do greater good. You will feel a sense of peace that will be wonderful.

May the Lord bless you and inspire you to walk without anger, without bitterness of any kind, but to reach out to others with expressions of friendship, appreciation, and love. This is my humble prayer, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

President Gordon B. Hinckley
October 2007 General Conference

Cathy Inscore

My Father has a saying; " If you have to ask is someone is Christian or not...perhaps you need to ask yourself the same question." We, as members of this beautiful Christ-ian church, should take the most vital commandment of our Savior and put it out there for the rest of the world to see..." This commandment I give to you, love one another as I love you, love one another." We are fortunate to have a Living Prophet to guide us and direct us with the spirutal love of Christ and our Holy Ghost. Our beloved Prophet, Gordon B. Hinkley, set a beautiful spirit-filled example as to how we should live-- We live as Our Savior would; He lives within each and everyone of us. When we see these protesters, smile, wave, and say: " The Lord, Jesus Christ, loves all His children...Tell them that they are beloved children of our Heavenly Father, and that because of that profound statement--we love them as well--for that is what our Savior wants for his children.

N in Kansas

We have been tolerating this group, since with the first amendment we dont have a choice. This is a church consists of members of one very ignorant family led by a senile old man. They have been protesting soldiers funerals throughout the country, making a very traumatic and mournful time for families even worse. But I know that Pres. Hinckley was a true prophet and leader of the only true church on the earth today and he will be missed.

IRONY

I find it quite ironic that one of the issues they have with President Hinckley is his soft stance on homosexuality- I guess they haven't read the proclamation to the family, or seen some of the specials about homosexuals in the Mormon church and how they feel that they're being wronged by the church for their lifestyle. President Hinckley has stated that we extend love and fellowship to these brothers and sisters, but cannot condone any immoral acts by them any more than immoral acts from others.

I guess that stance isn't strong enough for this group- it has to be pure hatred or it's not enough.

As for anonymous@12:07- I'm sorry if you've had members of the Mormon church inform you that you're going to hell because you don't believe the same way. If you've ever heard anything from President Hinckley, he would never say anything remotely related to that or even imply it. I hope here that you're not making assumptions about the Mormon church's beliefs. As for where you're going after you die, that's up to God-(the only one who can properly judge you), and most Mormons wouldn't attempt to judge you prematurely or wrongly.

Humm-Mumm

As tempting as it is I really don't want to have a casserole chucked back at me..kindness is in need here and it takes a bigger person to be Kind under such actions being planned out to be on public display...however I do agree with President Hinckley's words..be less quick to anger, put a smile on our faces and show the world (who will be watching by the way) what true genuine Christians the LDS faith consists of and is founded upon..after all we are followers of Christ and he too would walk on by, and yes with a smile on his face..lets just be like Jesus and do what is right as we ALL know what that consist of.

wrz

"It would be awesome if a couple area Relief Societies got together and made them some hot food (Mormon women do make a mean casserole) and hot chocolate (SLC in Feb.? burrrr) and brought them some extra blankets in case they get too cold."

They'd throw it back in their faces. These protesters have no dignity, grace, or manners. They are haters of the worst kind.

an idea

If I were a Baptist leader, I think I would organize every local Baptist to fill the corner so full of bodies there would be no place for the protesters to stand that would be legal. Then the Relief Society could serve them hot food, everyone could sing together, and President Hinckley could smile at all of us. I think other churches would be surprised at how kindly the LDS feel about them.

frank

Someone should ask the former Baptist minister, Mike Huckabee, if he approves of the protesters' conduct. Would be an important piece of information on which to judge a political candidate.

PS to the monitor: What is so distasteful about this post?

RADDAD

Mormon's, despite how we feel, aren't considered "Christians." If this group claims to be "Christian" I am proud not to be a christian.

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