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 I'm riding with the Blue Knights and Patriot Guard on Saturday here in Raeford NC for the funeral of a Fallen Military Police Sergeant who was killed in Afghanistan. The sickos from Westboro Baptist Church are planning to protest the funeral. While I am certain our interaction with these guys will be minimal at best, I was curious if anyone else here has had to deal with them, and how it went. 


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Thank you for your service Scjonk and stay cool. 


Theirs is a diabolical mission.


Under cover of right to assembly comes a double-pronged attack.  Attack our protected rights AND attack mourners funerary customs by means of cruelty . 


Should change their name to Westboro Taliban.

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I had one dealing years ago and they were restricted to an area approx 100' away. Even though they are scum they are highly intelligent. Fred Phelps and a couple of his children are disbarred attorneys from Kansas.

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We have had threats by them to show up and never did. There was one time I believe it was from where I live last year where they were supposed to show up within a couple of hours and the Patrtiot Guard and others all showed up and they would never had been seen if they made it. Fortunately for the family but unfortunately for them they had two problems...one was the permit was for the wrong location and best of all they were pulled over for a traffic violation and I forget what exactly the problem was but whatever it was the Agency that pulled them over had to impound the vehicle while they were clearing things up which went past the funeral and the burial.


I have a friend who is a Patriot Guard ride. Thank you and all Patriot Guard Riders for taking on this endeavor to ensure those who are grieving from individuals who claim to be Christians but we all are not are going to be having alot of explaining when they are standing before God.

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Lots of honest informative posts here.Right on uncledennis and cops1521.They are disbanned attorneys and yes,sometime they don't even show up.I believe they are a collection of disgruntled loosers and are cognizant that 99% of the patriots and thinking people of this country are way passed being sick and tired of their satanic and juvenile conduct.I am a Baptist minister myself and do NOT claim them whatsoever.I have challenged them on Police Link and their own link ,to debates,so far,no takers.I sincerely doubt if they have doctrines,tenets or even a church charter.They are in essence the Great Pretenders of the religious community.They obvioiuslky have given themselves the power to judge.I believe the real judge is going to be VERY displeased with them when their time comes.

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They are lost. I've lived within 30 minutes of their church. They do, however, have the right to assemble and protest. Best you can do is try to ignore them, which is hard. I feel for the families and friends of the fallen, but there isn't much you can do unless they overstep their boundaries.


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We fight and die for their rights. We may not agree with them, we don't have too. Others don't agree with our beliefs.  It is what we believe in that counts.  Our honor, our dignity. They are without both.


""Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes"
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 They threatened to come to protest here when an Oklahoma was killed. We had a hudge turn out of supporters to scare them away. But what they do if terrible. We are trying to honor a hero and then this group shows up. It makes me so mad. 

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VFD there is not scaring this group away. They are committed. Anybody who thinks they can scare them away or use violence plays into their game which is exactly what they want.


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That's true. What I meant is we had a great turn out with supporters that maybe pushed them back where we didn't notice if they where there or not. That is great advice just agnore them. 

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Exactly, Romans.  Violent encounters would forward WBC's mission  to publicly embarrass their targets AND swing public sentiment against Constitutional protection of expression of unpopular ideas. 


I think the disbarred lawyers in Phelp's family aim to undercut the Constitution as 'payback.' These miscreants hate the U.S. 


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VFD there is not scaring this group away. They are committed. Anybody who thinks they can scare them away or use violence plays into their game which is exactly what they want.


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Yes. We deal with them on a regular basis, as they are from my town and still stir the pot every opportunity they get. I will tell that they film everything and do their utmost to get people stirred up, they walk on , stand on and generally disrespect the flag, but they have yet to burn it. We generally ignore them because they want attention and to get you stirred up so that they can sue you and support their hate campaign.

At funerals or events in Topeka we generally have a big show of you guys and they along with the fire departments and sometimes the public will rev their motors and or do the best to drown out their hateful annoyances. The patriot guard in our area will park close to them to block their view of the fuenral service and or obstruct their position close to the church and then they play loud patriot music and or rev their motors to drown them out. Fire trucks like to show up and run their engines loud or honk their horns too.

Just be careful they don't get you to respond negatively. We had an organized group called "Not today Fred" for awhile that would stand beside or across from them and pickett against their presents, thus peacefully giving it back to Phelps and his crew, but I have not heard anything from them recently. At one city down south the population parked their cars behind them at the hotel forcing them to not be able to leave to drive their cars to the funeral location. If this were to happen they have Kansas tags and a little SN in the upper left corner, sooo, jus sayen. Good luck and be safe...

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I believe that all US troops who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country deserve the highest honors.You will be doing a very commendable thing.Be safe.Why are the people from that church going to protest?Please let me know after you have finished the ride if you had any trouble with them.Thank-you for honoring one of our fallen military members.


God bless you and have a nice day.
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 I have had to deal with these people a lot when I worked Security for Kansas State University.  They give Kansas a bad name.  Most of them, especially the little kids have really have no idea what they are saying or protesting for.  All my encounters were under control because they have a special protest area at Bramlage.  They are well organized though, the video tape everything and have lawyers in the family.  


Thank you for your service with the patriot guard.  I believe your mission is really in god's plan.

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 Service went very well. We had about a thousand folks out there who all put their arms around this grieving family. Some photos are in my albums titled Blue Knight stuff for anyone interested. 


WBC did show, but only 5 of them and the local cops did a great job keeping the crowd from killing them. Kudos Raeford PD and Hoke County SD for a job well done.


In a world where there are Sheep and Wolves,
I am the Sheepdog.
Ranger Up!

I am NOT a hero
but I know a few