Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Glen Burnie Tells Westboro Baptist "Church" Thanks, But No Thanks

I found out about this just a little bit too late to make it there in time.  Glen Burnie is 40 minutes from where I live.  In fact, I once lived IN Glen Burnie.  Cozy little blue-collar city nestled between Baltimore and Annapolis.

For some reason, Fred and the gang thought that this would be a good place to bring their message of hate.  See, Glen Burnie High School's principal is a lesbian.  So, of course, their God sent them on a mission to come and attempt to traumatize the entire school in an effort to get her to step down.  That's their message:  "God Hates Fags!"  And, it's their duty to spread their message any and everywhere they possibly can.

Glen Burnie wasn't having it.

After learning about their planned protest last week, the city of Glen Burnie planned a counterattack.  A very effective counterattack.  Fred and his crew of haters, all 3 of them, were met with the surprise of their miserable lives.  Ordinary citizens, black, white, gay, straight, young, old, and everything in between showed up en masse to tell them that their message of hate is NOT welcome here in Maryland.  The school was surrounded by the counter protesters even before the prophets of hate made their appearance.  The County Police were there to form a barrier wall between the good guys and the evil ones.  Bikers showed up on their loud bikes specifically for the purpose of drowning out any nonsense Fred and company may spew from their mouths.  What an awesome display of complete rejection! 
“You cannot allow hate to come into your community without confronting it,” said Chris Panasuk, counter-protester.
Great quote, and even better point.  If enough communities would send them the same message, maybe they'd crawl back under the rock from which they came.  Then again, probably not.  Moot.  What's important is that, after a scant half-hour, The Hate Gang got the message, tucked their tails, and left town.

I could be wrong, but if God hates anything at all, it would be people who use His name to justify their own hatred and intolerance.  Apparently, their Bible doesn't include the first book of John.  Right there, 1 John 4:8, in plain black and white, it says "God is Love".  Maybe they just missed that part.

Awesome display of solidarity, Maryland.  Today made me proud to be a Marylander!

38 comments:

  1. Good job, Glen Burnie. I am so tired of the Westboro crew and their message of hate.

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    1. i am proud to say i am a practiceing christian westboro is not christians all they do is shame us who are

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  2. Thumbs up to Glen Burnie!

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  3. I will happily and proudly stand with anyone who stands against these people with their hate-filled message. Hate to say it, but I may need to start following them in the news just so I know if they're coming to my area. yuck.

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    1. Thankfully I don't have to do that since the leader is banned from my country. Pity you can't ban them from yours - though who would want them if they were?

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    1. Thank you, yes this town does! I was not able to attend, but would have been my honor to be there!

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  5. Glad to hear, what a great community :)

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  6. West Boro Baptist "Church" is a cancerous tumor in our society. I feel sorry for their children, growing up in such an atmosphere of hate and greed. All their protests are done in hopes that someone will push them or smack them so they can sue the individual and the city for not protecting them in their right to behave like complete asses. If I were God, I'd strike their church with a lightning bolt. (Lucky for them I am far from godlikeness.) Hurray for Glen Burnie! I wish they'd get the same reception everywhere they go. I like the idea of faxing them black cards to use up all their ink. LOL.

    Cho Chiyo

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    1. Their children, you don't even know the half of it. If they didn't have the best lawyers money could buy they'd be arrested for child abuse. Google some of the horror stories the escaped children who are now young adults have to say.

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  7. In Oklahoma they got there tires flattened and oddly enough, all the tire places withing 75 miles were either closed or didn't have the size they needed. In Kansas they got blocked in by city vehicles so they couldn't leave the hotel until after the funeral.

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    1. That is so Wonderful!! I'm glad people are getting around the red tape to stop these hate mongers!

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    2. That's funny! Also VERY appropriate!

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  8. I hope this starts a chain of more towns getting together an standing up to those haters!

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  9. now lets see if this so called "church" will try again and prob get arrested for Hate speach

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  10. I've said it before, I say it again - WBC is nothing but a bunch of bullies. And they suffer from the same affliction as all bullies - they are cowards, proven by the fact that when more than a few people show up to counter their so-called "protests", they very quickly disappear. Or, when they learn in advance that there's any plan for a large crowd to counter them, they don't even show up!

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  11. The Westboro Baptist Church needs to be surrounded by picketers every weekend from Saturday noon until Monday 1 AM. Carrying signs like "God hates bigots!"

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  12. Glen Burnie! as of today I am googleing your name and putting a pin in it and remember you for your courage!

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    1. Umm... It's a town in Maryland, not a person. But by all means go ahead, I might do the same.

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  13. Couldn't have said it better myself Chris. They are a bunc of Cowards and Bullies.

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  14. I like it, but I also think that WBC must be gleefully thinking, "look at all the attention we're getting! Look at all the people it takes to quiet us! We must be pretty powerful!"

    Still, doing nothing would be worse. I just wish there was a peaceful way to shut them up once and for all.

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  15. I have always thought that that if God hated gays so much there would have been an 11th commandment.

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  16. someone did try to burn them out several years ago

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  17. awsome everyone evrywhere should read this and follw thier lead

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  18. LIKE A BOSS :D

    Umad, Westboro Baptist "Church"?

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  19. Its sad to see them giving the rest of us Christians a bad name... I am gay, and also believe in God... My best friend of 15 years is my pastors daughter. Her whole family loves me and supports me, though they dont believe being gay is right... They believe that being gay is between me and God, no one else.

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    1. They're not really giving Christians a bad name, it's like saying Mao Zedong gave atheists a bad name.

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  20. YEAHHHHHHHHHH

    I linked here from my best friend's Facebook - she'd reposted from Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook. And... this is so amazing.

    Yay for someone finally standing up to those bastards!!

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  21. Nashville did the same thing last year when they showed up to protest a dead soldier's funeral. It was quite a sight!

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  22. I was told by one of the protesters that several area churches came out to take part in the counter-protest. It is past time that Christians stand up to evil committed in the name of Jesus. Take a look at John 3:16-17. I can't seam to find any reference in the Bible of Jesus hating anyone. Not even the people who crucified him.

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  23. These bigoted a-holes picketed my daughter's HS in California. Apparently because we parents encourage our children to be gay, or accept people who are gay, or some such crime against nature. Oh, and their flyer said that we eat our children (no, I am NOT kidding). Was happy to see a healthy counter protest here too. I'm sure there's a special place in hell reserved for WBC.

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  24. This is just another example how Maryland is for ALL it's people. HURRAY for GLEN BURNIE! Now if other cities and towns start standing up to these sad, uneducated, hateful people this would be just one of many GREAT VICTORIES for us all.

    RIck_®.j.®_Baltimore City, Maryland

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