1. RONTEX says

    Oh Sh*t, this new generation is NOT THE ONE to be f*cking with… It’s the 60’s all over again and the reign of so-called Christian Power in this Country is coming to an end. We CAN NOT let up the pressure or they will try to weasel their way back into power as it continues to slip through their fingers…

  2. SpaceCadet says

    Looks like this “Church” is about down to 5 members or so. They better get to interbreeding right away or pretty soon their protests will no longer merit mention.

  3. Gigi says

    The trial judge in the Loving v. Virginia case, Leon M. Bazile, wrote: “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.” RMoney’s message of gay intolerance is no different from Bazile’s message of racial intolerance. They both use the Bible, and their beliefs, to discriminate against a minority. It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now.

  4. Yeer says

    Please don’t link all Christians to that hate-filled Westboro Baptist Church bunch. Personally, I cheered when the students formed a counterprotest. The WBC is a blight on all the teachings of Christ.

  5. Francis says

    Well, Missouri is home to Republicans seeking to impeach Governor Jay Nixon for allowing couples who have married out of state to file joint state taxes so…this is more reflective of the generational divide on this issue. And really, social issues in general. The young generation simply isn’t anti-LGBT on the balance (same with pot, contraception, abortion). It’s the youth who are standing up and making a change on this issue, even in a red state like Missouri. Congrats to Michael Sam and thank you Missouri students.

    You’re right, Mike…WBC and really, the extreme haters in general have done more good for us than they ever could imagine.

  6. JackFknTwist says

    I will never understand why Americans bring religion into everything.

    You don’t have to be a Christian or be into religion to despise bigotry.
    Let’s get rid of these imaginary religions.

  7. EchtKultig says

    “It’s always seemed like the Westboro church and others of their ilk knew what they were doing—helping us.”

    Well, yeah, kinda in the same way it seems like the earth must be flat, when you’re on it…even though it isn’t. Yes, WBC has helped us, but it is in fact completely ironic that they have. It certainly isn’t their intention. Fred Phelps really *is* a homophobic nutcase. He’s always been an attention seeking drama queen, too. There was an article in Time magazine back in the early 60s about how he held a one-man protest against immorality on his college campus or something like that. (more worried about out of wedlock sex back then, presumably) A couple people who left the family have claimed he physically abused them, but he’s filed lawsuits against any media outlets that tried to print that story.

  8. Mikey says

    This brought a tear to my eye. I also feel bad that Mr. Sam has to carry this enormous burden. Hopefully, more players will come out and the media won’t be so focused on one individual.

  9. thom says

    …It’s finally happening. The WTB is imploding and crumbling…they are SO far out of the line of reason it would be humorous if was not so tragic. Tragic for them because their crazed family is fast becoming ashes on a filthy, reeking ash-heap of irrelevancy. Thye simply are in the margins of humanity.Their membership is failing and falling almost by the day and they know that their days are numbered. This peaceful and sane protest shone a brilliant light on them this time…they are just ghosts. Nothing more….. fade away sooner than later, please. God doesn’t love you for what you are doing. God is ashamed, I feel certain.

  10. andrew says

    Great to see that this large student demonstration, in favor of equality and tolerance, happened in Missouri, in the American heartland. This agnostic also says congratulation to the two young organizers who said their Christian beliefs were a motivating factor.

  11. ThomT says

    Westboro Baptist Church might just be the best thing that ever happen for gays and marriage equality. Every time these bigots protest the anti-protests grow larger and larger. Keep it up WBC and you’ll soon have no supporter whatsoever.

  12. bravo says

    Ah, this next generation amazes me.
    The young people of the
    60s fought for freedom
    70s fought for liberation
    80s fought for righteous justice
    90s fought for visibility
    00s fought for acceptance
    10s fought for inclusion

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