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Published: Wednesday, June 8 2011 3:20 p.m. MDT

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'The tiny, controversial Westboro Baptist Church, known commonly for an extreme anti-gay stance and picketing at funerals for war veterans, issued a call-to-arms after the NBA launched a campaign against gay slurs.
The group plastered images of David Stern, the NBA commissioner who started the public-service campaign, claiming that "God hates David Stern and the NBA"..' - Article

Wow.

So anyone who DOSEN'T use anti-gay slurs is...

'God hates (Insert here)'

Classy.

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

I really don't understand why the leaders of the Baptist Church haven't defrocked Fred Phelps. If he's not an ordained minister then it can't be organized as a church and a lot of the legal loopholes he's operating through will disappear.

This group certainly isn't winning over any converts, and I thought it was the mission of Christians to "Go and make disciples."

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

People need to stop being overly sensitive. At the end of the day the "F" word referring to gays is just a word. If someone chooses to be offended that is their decision.

As for the NBA commercial - lame. Can you see a bunch of guys on the basketball court getting mad at someone for using the word "gay" as a synonym for dumb or stupid? Funny to think of though.

George
Bronx, NY

who cares what Phelps his minions and chris b thinks? stop giving attention to their tiny little and shrinking platform and they will go away like any other bullies.

Vince here
San Diego, CA

Chris,

I disagree with you. It gives people the "liberty" to promote hate with no regards to consequences. Respect is of outmost.

True, when an offender uses a hateful word it speaks more of the person who uses it then the person who receives the offense. However, to use a hateful word in public (or not, as the case may be) has ramifications about what society will deem within the limits of socially-conscious respect.

I agree that a few people will find very few words offensive, "the old sticks and stones" etc. Most people, however, will find that outright offensive words, all the time, without consequences, will breed bigotry and ignorance.

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