• Andy

    I don’t feel sorry for those kids, I read that the kid in the picture is actually in control of the whole organization. He pulls the strings, the adults just follow.

  • Lyn Weichert

    I was so happy to see anti-protesters. I am from Topeka, KS the home of WBC. Guess what we don’t want them. They represent a very minimal part of Topeka and the world in their views. But guess what we have to deal with them 24/7 in our town. I am unable to drive down a main road without my children being subjected to the graphic images and words they display on their picket signs. What joy it brought to me to finally see them in the minority and the majority being peace loving people with the true message from God, Love, not HATE. West Virginian’s, please, you are welcome to come to Kansas and picket our hater’s right on out of this town. Too many followers of money and intimidation for most people in our town, so we never have enough people that WILL take a stand against the Phelps. BTW, to the man screaming with the orange tape on his pants, I wholeheartedly agree with everything you yelled BUT WE TOPEKANS DO NOT WANT THEM BACK, so maybe we could all agree to another protest by the water and slowly back them over the edge. I know not christian like of me but I truly believe what lives in the Phelps is NOT God, but Satan himself. And no the children are not in charge it is the older Phelps. My children go to school with some of the kids and those children really do not want to be apart of this but have no other options. Sad.

  • http://www.kvlive.net Allen

    Appreciate that you posted this, it was part of what helped it go viral, but wish you would of gave credit to the people that reported it and filmed it. The Gazette was not even there, they pulled the info from the story on kvlive website. It’s a hard fight to be taken seriously and not to be called a blogging site.

    • http://ecopolitology.org Timothy B. Hurst

      Hi Allen, Thanks for your comment. We’ve added a link and a credit to KVlive and we regret the error on our part. It is our standard practice to provide proper credit whenever we borrow, reproduce or embed images or text that have been made freely available on the web at sites like YouTube and Flickr. But with the KVlive.net production credit at the outset of the video and the watermark in the corner throughout, perhaps I thought it was redundant, or simply overlooked it. Regardless, a credit has been added.

      Now, taking off my editor’s hat, I’d like to suggest that it’s quite possible to be both taken seriously and a blogging site. If people want to call kvlive a blogging site, so be it. What does that even matter? Let the quality of the content speak for itself.

      Thanks again for your comment.

  • http://www.kvlive.net Allen

    Thank you so much Mr. Hurst, and I truely hope you didn’t take my comment as an attack in anyway. I hope for the continued success of your site and vision. If in anyway we can benifit each other please don’t hesitate to contact us. I beleive thtat it’s though quility sites like these that the voice of our generation is heard. Thanks again!

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  • http://scientificdictatorship.blogspot.com Ian

    This is truly disgusting. I don’t even live near your state, but I saw the videos and the way the “”Local people peacefully overwhelmed the Westboro group. ” That’s a quote from your own report on the incident. The KVLive.net footage shows otherwise. Specifically the 6:13 minute clip on YouTube. IT shows a gang of wolves waiting for the 3 adults and 3 small children of Westboro Baptist Church to show up and then the crowd attacked them instantly. The KTLive footage begins before they arrive. As soon as they walked by after just arriving, the crowd immediately began after them. Chasing them down and screaming in their faces. There’s no “overwhelming peace” at all! You people are way worse than Westboro Baptist.

    IMHO, They did us a service by showing how hateful you are. NO matter what their message is, to attack them like that in mob fashion and then call it “peaceful” is a bald faced lie.

    • PJ

      You are as idiotic as those Westboro freaks of nature. I live in West-By-God-Virginia, and we do not tolerate people coming to our State, uninvited, to celebrate the deaths of our coal miners. To bad they did not actually go down to the mine site to do their ‘protest’. Next time those freaks come to our State, why don’t you come and join them, if you feel so bad for them. I bet you voted for Obama, didn’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Westboro Baptist Church spreads its hate through picketing in
    our streets, provoking attacks, with abusive language and flag desecration,
    attempting to create a confrontation. This is not a church, this is a hate
    group.  This is not about protesting,
    freedom, or God. They are in it for the money and the press; this is a family
    law firm. They are not a “church.” It is a scam. They go after
    anything that can get them in the news. This is a family of lawyers using this
    “god hates you” thing to make money. It is time for this scam and the hate to

    church has received money from lawsuits and legal fees. For example, they sued
    the city of Topeka several times in the 1990s. WBC received $16,500, and is
    pursuing another $100,000, in legal fees for a case won in court. The WBC is
    considered a nonprofit organization by the federal government, and is therefore
    exempt from paying taxes!

    of the Westboro Baptist Church is shown
    admitting on camera that her oldest son was born out of wedlock. Hypocritical
    Phelps-Roper’s vocal condemnation on strangers having sexual congress outside
    of marriage while she herself was guilty of the same. They are NOT what they
    say they are!! THEY ARE NOT A CHURCH!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000401244674 Mathieu Hubin

    Loved the video!