Westboro Baptist Church Plans Yarnell Trip (Cross Your Fingers for Terrible One-Car Crash)

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Sigh. The sociopaths from the Westboro Baptist "Church" claim they're picketing the funerals of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

The closeted homosexuals delusional "church" members claim God sent the fire because gay folks exist, or something like that.

See also:
-More Hotshot Crews Among 448 Firefighters Battling Uncontained Blaze
-Granite Mountain Hotshots: How 19 Firefighters Died Battling the Yarnell Hill Fire
-Yarnell Hill Fire: Time-Lapse Video of Fire's Spread

We understand the argument against giving the Westboro Baptist Church attention (however, maybe some good Christians will chip in with a prayer for a one-car crash off a cliff), but it's also nice for the community to have information about kooks coming to town to protest funerals.

The thing is, WBC threatens pickets a lot more than they actually show up.

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You may recall that the loons also threatened to protest the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Greene, who was murdered by madman Jared Loughner during his shooting rampage in Tucson in 2011. They didn't end up going, purportedly because a radio station agreed to give them some air time.

We'll spare you the bizarre rant about these fires from WBC, but we'll note that they somehow blame Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema for the blaze.

Whatever. To hell with 'em.

UPDATE: Yarnell Hill Fire 8 Percent Contained; Westboro Baptist Creeps No-Show at Vigil for Firefighters

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Larry
Larry

Just saw about five of their vans (WBC,s) on hwy 69 in prescott valley az, so yes they are here and they are not welcome

Judy Tarpley Kirk
Judy Tarpley Kirk

So they could be called off with radio time? Apparently the publicity hounds of hate are basically attention seekers whose parents did not like them best.

Jukes
Jukes

They were planning to picket Taylor Swift next month.  Isn't that a more appropriate use of their time?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

lol maybe the IRS needs to check their tax-exempt status.

WBC ought to remember what Jesus said: he who is without sin cast the first stone.

eric.neitzel
eric.neitzel

Did Ray Stern invite them or is he driving the bus?

scottsdalebubbe
scottsdalebubbe

Perhaps they will be hit by lightning in Prescott -- lightning that doesn't hit anyone else.  Or spontaneous combustion in the heat.  

By the way -- a couple of memorial services have already been held. One led by Cong. Trent Franks -- he of the "reduce the size of government so you can drown it in a bathtub" Teathuglicant party.  Thus, reduced funding for forest thinning, fire suppression, acquisition and repair of equipment including planes and helicopters, etc, etc.   Ugly, ugly irony.  Franks should have been on his knees begging his imaginary friend for forgiveness.

wherewasi
wherewasi

The WBC will not show up for the funeral.  They are just a crazy inbred cult that likes to make headlines by talking shit (kind of like our trusty shurf).  On the slight chance that they actually would put their money where their big mouths are and attempt to crash the funeral(s), you know full well that there will be 100 or more people on hand for each one of them to stand between these fruitcakes and the mourners and protect the family members of our fallen heros from having to hear the vile nonsense these morons spew from their forked tongues.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Now this is an article I agree with.

pacman7293
pacman7293

I've not seen the WBC advocate violence, so the commenters below are in fact worse than the WBC...

pacman7293
pacman7293

  WBC is really activating yall's animal base drives, frankly I don't see how any of these commenters below are any different from WBC except that they are probably pro-gay, if you all are superior to WBC, show it by being compassionate, not violent and full of rage.

dragon19984
dragon19984

fuck the wbc there nothing but inbreed hicks  I say  hate brees hate but someone should burn thetre church im wiccan so I know there thoughts on me  but those firefighters are heros and should be honored not picketed

I hope if they show up there forced to leave the state  lets see who puts out the fire at thetre church

Michael Twigg
Michael Twigg

Gee, what a Christian thing to do....by the way, majority of the firefighters were married idiots...

Eric Funderburk
Eric Funderburk

I thought it was supposed to be the godless liberals who hated everything, with no pride or sense of duty.

Jeffrey Davis
Jeffrey Davis

It really is time to stop helping these people by advertising for them. They say they are going to protest everything, and they do show up sometimes, but the motivation is publicity. They are attention mongers of no relevance. They hope that, if they do show up, that someone will lose their cool and they will have someone else to sue.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

You pansies dont have the testicular fortitude to do damn thing. And joe kennedy can stfu and shove a angel hell dick up his ass then down his throat.

Sue White
Sue White

Oh, yeah, that'll go over GREAT here in AZ with our gun-happy yahoos. Heh heh. Bring it WBC asshats. For once, I would welcome the yahoos - to "escort" them to the State Line. The Old West is not dead!

afdhm
afdhm

Fucktards of Westboro couldn't pass 1 hour of day 1 of the PHX FD fire academy. Its a 17 week academy and these pussy farts from Kansas have the gall to say they are special in the name of God. Proves one thing: cowards like Christians. Fuck them.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

I think I'll talk to some Hells Angels to stop them in their tracks. They won't make it into town.

Leslie Jones
Leslie Jones

This 'church' is made up of mostly family members. They have a lot of lawyers in the group. They sue people and win. That's how they fund their church. I think they inbreed, a lot. Hope I don't get sued for saying that. oops.

Anthony Kirlew
Anthony Kirlew

You have got to be kidding... It doesn't get much more un-American than that... not to mention un Christian. It's an embarrassment that people refer to them as a church.

Jessie Garcia
Jessie Garcia

A little lighter fluid and a match might change their dumb ass minds.

Ry Gavin
Ry Gavin

Wouldn't it be sad if they got "lost in the desert"?.

Ri Cooter Brown Senn
Ri Cooter Brown Senn

I hope they get beat the fuck up and there women and children get raped let them tell it that would b Gods will

Kathy Ferneau
Kathy Ferneau

Stop giving them what they want.. The publicity

Bill Lynch
Bill Lynch

I think Sheriff Joe has to put up another tent.

Chelsea Erin Alongi
Chelsea Erin Alongi

Well yeah, New Times is a business, they have to do what they can to be a part of the media and make an impact, can't blame them, we should all be backing up the media with the truth when we can

stephendowney13
stephendowney13

I find this group very offensive.... Wade Parker was a very good athlete and very good hotshot, as well as a wonderful, always have your back kind of guy...

He was to be married soon... Too bad I will never get to see his face again...

This church needs to be disbanded.... and punished for blaming my friend(as part of his hotshot crew) for the blaze.....

Christopher Brennan
Christopher Brennan

Didn't our state ban legislation to keep them out after the Tucson shootings or something?

Sabz Kaotik
Sabz Kaotik

those bastards will someday get what they deserve for fkcing up!

Jason Williamson
Jason Williamson

These people don't care about the situation, people involved or seemingly anything except their cause. Only to further their agenda and make the world aware of their presence. There are other, more effective means to getting your point across besides attacking dead people.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@scottsdalebubbe Nice troll on that comment.  Franks may well have advocated for s a smaller government, but that is not exactly a bad thing.  If Barry had not tried to hurt everyone with his Sequester bullshit, things may have been different, too.  Either way, Franks, and Barry, did nothing to make this any better or worse.

Smaller government might mean less monitoring of our phones and emails.  Surely those would be a priority ahead of funding critical fire and police needs. But, do not let facts or logic stand in the way of a good anti-Republican moment.  Use CAPS for your kind of off the wall comments if you want support.


Larry
Larry

They are here

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Marco Cruz FYI Biker clubs have become well known to stand against westboro anytime they try and protest. 

tina.yarbrough
tina.yarbrough

@Joe Kennedy It's already been done. They are cooperating with Prescott PD in the effort to protect the families with a Wall of Love. Isn't that awesome!!!

britchey1961
britchey1961

@John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt  Nothing like a nice piece of hickory!lol love this post jjjs

getmeouttahere
getmeouttahere

@Kathy Ferneau This. I am starting to think that the WBC is the biggest troll going. They certainly talk it a lot more than they walk it these days. They said they'd show up at the Christina Greene funeral - they didn't. They were going to picket the Newtown funerals - they didn't. They promised to picket the memorial for Jeff Hanneman (the guitarist from Slayer) - they didn't. Either they really are just a bunch of cowards who are afraid to show their faces once they hear about all the opposition that will be there, or they just get their cheap thrills these days by announcing they are going to picket some high-profile funeral,  just to watch everybody blow them up on message and comment boards (like this one.)

Time to start treating them like all trolls should be treated -- starve them of what they crave the most (attention and publicity.)

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@stephendowney13 It is that crazy assed "Freedom of Religion" and "Freedom of Speech" that gets them a pass.  

Much the same as the Muslim Mosques and the CAIR get a free ride

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@Jason Williamson You cannot get money thru lawsuits by doing things your way. They are just like most attorneys: bloodsucking leeches

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