Showing posts with label Westboro Baptist Church. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Westboro Baptist Church. Show all posts

Monday, July 25, 2011

Slutwalk in Kansas City, Saturday July 30th

The Slutwalk came about in response to a Toronto Policeman stating that dressing slutty encouraged a man to rape women. The old idea that she was asking for it. These Slutwalks have popped up all over the US and Canada after the first one was held in Toronto on April 3rd of this year.

I have mixed feelings about Kansas City's version of the Slutwalk. I am a huge fan of sluts, and who isn't really, so I should be ecstatic about hundreds (or, dare to dream, thousands) of sluts congregated in one place. And part of me is, after all, participants are encouraged to dress as slutty as they want and there is sure to be photos aplenty taken for Internet distribution. It is also for a good cause. The purpose is to raise awareness about rape victims, and stop blaming those who are raped. It's also irritated the Westboro Baptist Church to the point that they will be picketing. God hates sluts, I suppose.

Where the problem lies for me is the organizers. What a bunch of whiny, feminist, communist crybabies, and a Cornhusker Fan -which is probably the worst of all. A lot of the women participating in the Slutwalk will probably be lesbians and, or hairy arm pitted Berkenstock wearers. We'll just have to wait and see what kind of turnout we get.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

FBI Embarrassed by Westboro Baptist Church Meeting

Earlier this year, Westboro Baptist Church was invited to the FBI Training Center in Quantico, VA. NPR reported last week that the meetings were for training purposes, but were discontinued this spring after the Assistant Director of the FBI found out about the program and voiced concerns about having the church on their property. There has also been some public outrage since the news broke as well.

Other controversial groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, have been invited to help with FBI training in the past. Law enforcement tries to learn as much as they can about the group and their point of view to be able to effectively deal with them and similar extremest groups in the future. This is not endorsing anyone's views, it's training. Much like learning about a serial killers thought processes to help stop the next one.

The bottom line is that the FBI trainers thought this might be helpful, and probably was. It would be better left out of the public eye, and WBC certainly doesn't deserve any more attention. But let's face it, they have not broken any laws, and their idiotic speech is protected by the First Amendment whether you like it or not.


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