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    alright i've been a lurker for a long frelling time but seeing this at this time just really pisses me off just need an outlet to vent god damn christians

    didn't think i'd be able to make it but if this happens i may have too

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    Those people are not Christians man they're lunatics. The same ones who've been protesting soldier's funerals... idiots.

    I'm a Christian but I wouldn't mind everyone of those "protesters" round up and ..... (fill in the blank)...

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    .....I normally dont get involved in religious debates of any kind but these sick people are the real deliverers of evil. Sick, twisted bigots the lot of them.

    I am glad I am not able to attend the memorial as these idiots would bring out the bad person in me and I wouldnt want to detract from what the day is about.

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    I don't know American realities, but this "organisation" seems to me as the "protest whatever can be protested" one. That's something like our Polish organisation by Ryszard Nowak, who sees sects everywhere (even in vegetarianism!) and satanic propaganda in every music heavier then Polish children's band Fasolki (eng. The Beans :D ). These are sick people...
    Maybe let's write an open letter from our community, to force Westboro BC to respect the dignity of the service?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master of Insanity View Post
    Those people are not Christians man they're lunatics...
    I've had my fair share of religious fanaticism from these "true Christians" whose faith system is "the only right way to God"...it makes me sick to even think about it. I don't have the time & energy to actually hate these people, I just despise & avoid them as best as I can. There's absolutely nothing I can personally do to change their morbid attitudes. The key question in my mind conserning these people is:

    WHO THE FUCK ARE THEY TO JUDGE OTHER PEOPLE?!?

    Furthermore, protesting against & harassing someone even remotely like Ronnie James Dio and his close people is an act of arrogance & abomination in my eyes. Those people should really take time with themselves and take a long good look into the mirror. But they won't because they don't want to and they just can't do it.

    I know God doesn't like & want that these people to persecute & decry other people in his name. Let alone a person like Ronnie James Dio.

    Blessings to Ronnie James Dio and his family. All the strength to his close friends and his beloving fans, hold fast & never surrender!!!
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    I can't really add anything to what Sabbathman has said, except I just want to record my sense of outrage.

    This kind of action by so-called Christians makes me feel desperately sad, as well as angry. A man has just lost his life, and people close to him are in mourning.

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    These people are not true Christians, they just want publicity and to be real honest they are nothing more then a bunch of stupid assholes. They try to picket all kinds of funerals and are sooooo homophobic its not funny. That fact that they don't even care about the close family and friends of Ronnie is pathetic. People are in mourning and they just care about themeselves. I know Joe doesn't want religion to be disscussed here, so all I will say is, wbc has no idea what God is all about and what true love is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxxxio View Post
    I don't know American realities, but this "organisation" seems to me as the "protest whatever can be protested" one. That's something like our Polish organisation by Ryszard Nowak, who sees sects everywhere (even in vegetarianism!) and satanic propaganda in every music heavier then Polish children's band Fasolki (eng. The Beans :D ). These are sick people...
    Maybe let's write an open letter from our community, to force Westboro BC to respect the dignity of the service?

    Your assessment of them ("Protest whatever can be protested") is essentially correct. They've gained notoriety mainly for protesting the funeral services of soldiers and homosexuals who've died as a result of gay-bashing activities. They're best known for their extreme anti-gay attitudes but that's only one of many things on their shit-list (which also includes several European countries, all non-Christian religions, and most, if not all, Christian demominations that are not their own). Ironically, the founder of the church was once a civil rights attorney.

    Anyway, I hope this does not lead to violence at the service. The WBC would most likely turn around and sue the city and Wendy Dio.

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    I'm a practicing Catholic Christian and I take my faith seriously but this is just ridiculous. It is very disrespectful and may I add blasphemous to disrupt a memorial service. To me, they're going against true Christian values and are worshiping their favorite verses in the bible rather than serving God. These Westboro Baptists are radical extremist bible-worshipers! Almost as bad as radical Islam because they're against all music and I have friends who are Muslims who are also against that kind of radical Islam who love heavy metal and Pink Floyd. There's radicalism in both, it goes hand in hand. I have friends who happen to be Protestant Born Again Rapture-believing Christians who are huge Dio fans and are just as sad as I am. These radical bible-worshipers are looking for attention and are stooping to a brand new low to get it.

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    [QUOTE=Master of Insanity;218352]Those people are not Christians man they're lunatics. The same ones who've been protesting soldier's funerals... idiots.

    I was just thinking of those assholes (the ones protesting at soldier's funerals) when I reading about those Westboro Bible-Worshipers. It's sick!

    Like I said, I'm a practicing Catholic Christian but I enjoy my metal and these Bible-Worshipers are going against God by committing themselves to sacrilege.
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    I can't speak for Dio, but I have the feeling that he would be very disappointed if violence broke out at his memorial service.

    The WBC asswipes - charading as Christians, which they are not - try as often as they can to provoke. You know, if grieving families that lost loved ones at war can refrain from kicking these people's asses, can't we?

    They WANT violence to occur at Dio's service. That way they can get in front of the cameras and say that their point - that we're evil and uncivilized - has been proven. If violence breaks out at Dio's service, THEY WIN. It'll be all over the TV and do nothing but make metalheads look like thugs.

    If you go to the service, ignore the WBC. Best if the victory be ours and their presence ignored as metalheads pay tribute to RJD, one of the best voices metal ever had.

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    I think they may be in for a surprise. That surprise may be an ass beating. Not trying to condone this stuff but it may happen when you get thousands of heavy metal fans together and these idiots with the intent to try and ruin Ronnie's memorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishtowner View Post
    I think they may be in for a surprise. That surprise may be an ass beating. Not trying to condone this stuff but it may happen when you get thousands of heavy metal fans together and these idiots with the intent to try and ruin Ronnie's memorial.
    That's just it ... it WON'T be a surprise, and the WBC wins, whether their butts are kicked or not. They want to prove that we're evil and unciviliZed, and no better way to prove their point than to kick their asses.

    If metalheads rise above the temptation and ignore this group, then metal wins. Plus I think it shows more respect for Dio to ignore this group and not resort to violence ... I think if it all goes off peacefully and the WBC is ignored, everybody will be proud. But if metalheads resort to violence they're actually disgracing Dio's memory, IMO, and handing the WBC a rare PR victory. let's not be stupid ... just ignore them.

    How disgusting would it be for Dio's friends and family if his memory were tainted forever because whenever his name got mentioned somebody would ask, "Wasn't it one of his fans who murdered that protester at the memorial service?" or something like that? But we can make his memory a proud one by ignoring this ignorant hate group. Don't give them what they want.

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    I would like to say that we should subscribe to that old adage from our moms,"if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all," but I can't do it.

    If the hell that these simpletons so love to shout that everyone else is going to burn in does exist, they will be the first ones to burn in its fires.

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    Probably they are the real Satan

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    For my sake they can protest against Dio's music as much as they like. Doing so at the man's memorial service is beyond despicable though. Hopefully the authorities will not let them go through with this.

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    Of all the stupid and disrespectful things to do...

    Tell you what, those of you who will be there... if it degenerates into violence, God forbid, punch one for me!

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    Those people deserve to be thrown in prison for their whole life!

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    I am a Christian, but this is downright stupid. They SHOULD burn for this.
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    I agree with racer, they just want us "stupid metalheads" to resort to violence. Hopefully all who go to the Service will look the other way and Metal and Ronnie's spirit will prevail

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    Racer, you are absolutely correct.

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    I'll be there but I won't even give the protesters the time of day. Let's ignore these fool. Oh, I know how the saying goes "If you listen to fools, the mob rules".

    Don't give them the satisfaction of a violent episode. RJD's memorial must be a beautiful day to be remembered not one of mayhem. We owe him that much.

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    That's so sad!!

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    Trying not to get to religious or anything, but in my opinion, they sickly warp God's message of love with their misguided and uneducated blasphemy. This group has been infamous for other outrageous and tasteless acts they have done. I know for a fact though that the number of Dio fans will surely out number them!

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    As a Christian (and Baptist) myself, this ticks me off like no other. I'm so mad I can't make a coherent forum post right now. Later.
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    What a bunch of low life scum. Ronnie has done more for humanity with his charity work alone than all these hate-filled derelicts. Boooo!!!! I'm boooing them. Booooo!!!!!!!

    If you want to do something for God, go volunteer at a soup kitchen or do some other kind of charity work. Standing there with signs that say "God hates you" is just so stupid it's not even worth commenting on, so I'll just continue to boo them...boooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Showing up and beating their asses will only help to further their cause, not just because of publicity, but because, from what I understand, a lot of their funding comes from winning lawsuits against attackers that they piss off at their protests. They have lawyers in the crowds with cameras ready to catch any violence directed towards one of their members.

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    These aren't real Christians. These are the people that Jesus referred to in the scriptures, when he said "Depart from me. I never knew you."

    I guess I'm no lawyer, but I don't know how they haven't been sued into oblivion. I'm sure they know all the loopholes, first amendment and all that, but DAMN, what a bunch of lowlifes.

    And it's a good thing I won't be there, because yes, I would do Time for Dio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrithlvain View Post
    alright i've been a lurker for a long frelling time but seeing this at this time just really pisses me off just need an outlet to vent god damn christians

    didn't think i'd be able to make it but if this happens i may have too

    http://www.bravewords.com/news/139360
    These are the people that make me mad, because they're NOT Christian. They make the rest of us look bad. This is a hate group masquerading as a Christian Church.

    I just hope that the metal heads out there don't act like metal heads usually do and do some dumbass shit. Leave 'em alone. They WANT you to attack them, and then it will end up like it always does. "Metal heads are stupid lowlifes... They don't care, they just want to destroy shit, etc, etc, etc..."
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    I am a Christian (Lutheran), and a veteran of the United States Air Force Air National Guard.

    I had hoped that this would somehow fall under Fred Phelps' radar, but it looks like it hasn't.

    Normally these pukes protest anything to do with homosexuality...and RJD never said anything on the subject, either lyrically or in interviews, that I know of.

    Joe is right. DON'T ATTACK THEM IF YOU SEE THEM. Phelps' daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, is a lawyer. If you attack them physically, they will sue the attacker.

    Believe me, I know a lot of my fellow military colleagues who would like to show them how it's done. They would shit themselves after just a couple of hours on the first day of Basic Military Training, after the sergeants have administered their gentle care to them.

    The flyer on this is not only bullshit, it's wrong. The porn star is Gen PADOVA, no relation to Ronald Padavona!

    These fools were kicked out of Canada and have been barred from entering the UK. They tried to get to Heath Ledger's memorial in Australia, but Heath's parents pulled a fast one on them and had a private service for him in Perth. I doubt that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd would have allowed them visas to enter Australia, anyway.

    I also echo Joe in saying that these people piss me off no end, because I am a Christian and what they preach is hate, not Christianity.

    I'm not encouraging nor discouraging this, but they do have an e-mail addy on their home page, if you can stomach looking at it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totentanz View Post
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    No more need be said.
    First rule of the internet is don't feed the troll. I treat the Westboro BC like the game. I try not to think about trying not to think about them.

    In a fascistically absolutist way they are very straight forward in their goals. There is a twisted nobility to what they do. It's best to think of them like that, instead of raising anger etc.

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    I'm not very religious, but I see a nutjob when I see one. Forget those losers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishtowner View Post
    I think they may be in for a surprise. That surprise may be an ass beating. Not trying to condone this stuff but it may happen when you get thousands of heavy metal fans together and these idiots with the intent to try and ruin Ronnie's memorial.
    And emotionally unstable ones at that, but thats what these freaks want. They want to get beaten down so they can say they where unjustly attacked during a peaceful rally. The fact is that the amount of people showing up for Dio will dwarf these nutcases. They'll get theres in the end, no need to get theirs during a celebration of Dio's life, if they get obnoxious and disrupt the proceedings the police will remove them anyway, ignore the signs and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MH1986 View Post
    And emotionally unstable ones at that, but thats what these freaks want. They want to get beaten down so they can say they where unjustly attacked during a peaceful rally. The fact is that the amount of people showing up for Dio will dwarf these nutcases. They'll get theres in the end, no need to get theirs during a celebration of Dio's life, if they get obnoxious and disrupt the proceedings the police will remove them anyway, ignore the signs and such.
    Yes. Remember what I posted about Phelps' daughter being a lawyer.

    They can, will and have hauled people into court who have attacked them.

    Believe me, there are a lot of veterans (myself included) who'd like a go at them but know it wouldn't solve anything.
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    another thing that really strikes me about these people as that their level of intelligence is next to none. Their statement contains a misspelling just about every sentence. They claim Dio has a niece in porn, last I checked wasn't he an only child? So how's an only child have a niece? Nothing adds up about these people. Its truly laughable.

    You know his name is Padavona not Padova. Its all very laughable.

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    Wendy Dio recently had this to say:

    "Ronnie hated prejudice and violence. We need to turn the
    other cheek on these people that only know how to hate someone they
    didnít know. We only know how to love to someone we know."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sn0wb1ind0zzy View Post
    Wendy Dio recently had this to say:

    "Ronnie hated prejudice and violence. We need to turn the
    other cheek on these people that only know how to hate someone they
    didnít know. We only know how to love to someone we know."
    Was just coming here to post that. Thanks so much for putting it up. Those that are going to the service, please ignore these hateful, spiteful people. I did a quick google search and this "church" is out there. There website address says it all. So much hate coming from "christians." I use quotes as I am trying to convey sarcasm.

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