WOW! I think Digital Journal’s Opinion Piece just went from opinion to opinionated!
n. 1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof: “The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion” (Elizabeth Drew).
2. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert: a medical opinion.3. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing: has a low opinion of braggarts.4. The prevailing view: public opinion. o·pin·ion (-pnyn)
1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof: “The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion” (Elizabeth Drew).
2. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert: a medical opinion.
3. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing: has a low opinion of braggarts.
4. The prevailing view: public opinion.
o·pin·ion·at·ed // (-pny-ntd)
adj. Holding stubbornly and often unreasonably to one’s own opinions.
Michael Bearak really speaks out against Westboro Baptist Church. Why so angry? It’s not like they yelled at your mother or crashed your son’s funeral or something… wait, then again maybe they did? I guess it’s a possibility when you’re talking about Westboro… or as some have said, the “Westboro Wackos”. I hope they aren’t the next Waco, Texas! After all, as much as people want to hate on them… they have never incited any kind of violence against anyone other than themselves! I saw a video on YouTube where they have some little boy picketing for them, and he catches a Slurpee upside his head by some rednecks driving by in their Dodge Duster or something. I have to say, that was pretty evil as well.
Opinion: Westboro Baptist Church is EVIL
Westboro Baptist Church is a group that is no better than the KKK for their positions, beliefs and most of all their behaviors.
The Westboro Baptist Church, led by Fred Phelps out of Topeka Kansas has repeatedly been in the news for a variety of protests and activities. They have protested the state of West Virginia, as reported here at Digital Journal
, they have protested the funerals of our fallen soldiers because of the military’s stance on gays, they even went so far as to protest the funeral of President Obama’s grandmother back in November of 2008. Still, it doesn’t end there, and I will admit I have never been to a service at the WBC or one led by Fred Phelps, and ignorance in that respect leads me to only think the worst. Still, how many groups that call themselves a “church” post on their website
a list of future picketing events? There website, which is too vulgar to list, although if you click on the link above referencing their website it will take you there, or you run a simple Google search for the “Westboro Baptist Church” you will find plenty of information including their website. This group hides behind the cloak of being a “church” applying for and apparently getting non-for-profit status from the United State’s government. Essentially we are letting a hate group grow, and prosper because they feed of of tax payer’s dollars and law suits. The father of fallen soldier, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder was ordered to pay the WBO when Snyder sued them for protesting his son’s funeral. Albert Snyder sued and won $5 million in a verdict against the WBO for their protest at his son’s funeral citing emotional distress, and invasion of privacy. All of this stemming from his funeral in March of 2006. The ruling was appealed and the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
threw the decision out and then turned around the slapped Albert Snyder with a $16, 510 bill for WBO’s legal fees. The court said the signs and actions were protected by the First Amendment. This was the end of March of this year. Now Snyder’s attorney’s have turned to the Supreme Court, who has agreed to hear the case, if Snyder can get the money together for the court costs. Think about this as rational people. Why would a church, a true church of God disgrace and humiliate someone at their funeral? A true church of God wouldn’t. There is no wonder why as KJ Mullins
pointed out on Digital Journal that the Southern Poverty Law Center has declared them a hate group. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE
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