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Teamsters to form human shield for bombing victim's burial as Westboro Baptists plans a protest
Teamsternation ^ | April 21, 2013

Posted on 04/22/2013 9:08:59 PM PDT by Rennes Templar

Local 25 was contacted by some concerned citizens of Medford asking for help to keep members of the Westboro Baptist Church from protesting the funeral of Krystle Campbell, scheduled for tomorrow morning at 10 AM in Medford.

Local 25 President Sean O’Brien asked all off-duty Teamsters to participate:

"Teamsters Local 25 will be out in full force tomorrow morning at St. Joseph’s Church in Medford to form a human shield and block the Westboro Baptist Church from protesting the funeral of Krystle Campbell.

The Campbell family and friends have already endured immeasurable amounts of heartache and tragedy this week, and deserve a peaceful funeral with time to grieve privately. Westboro Baptist Church should understand that we will go to great lengths to make sure they don't protest any funerals of the victims of the past week’s tragedies, and that those we lost receive a proper burial."

Teamsters Local 25 represents 11,000 hardworking men and women from the Boston area.

According to information sent out from the Westboro Baptist Church, the protest will happen from 9:15 - 10:00 AM.

(Excerpt) Read more at teamsternation.blogspot.com ...


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1 posted on 04/22/2013 9:08:59 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

Wonder if this is the first time they have tried to be like the Patriot Guard Riders


2 posted on 04/22/2013 9:10:48 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Westboro Baptist Church—UGH! these people make me sick


3 posted on 04/22/2013 9:15:35 PM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: Rennes Templar

First time I’ve sided with a Union.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 9:16:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: k4gypsyrose

Me too, I’m with the teamsters on this one.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 9:16:59 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: Rennes Templar

Westboro Baptist Church? What could they possibly be protesting? What’s their excuse?

Oh that’s right! They’re just jackasses with no purpose.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 9:20:11 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Rennes Templar

I would be happy to stand alongside the teamsters for this!


7 posted on 04/22/2013 9:21:49 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Rennes Templar

Why? What are these guys protesting?

Yes, sic the Union on them!


8 posted on 04/22/2013 9:24:30 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Rennes Templar
It would be awful if Local 25 broke a few heads.
9 posted on 04/22/2013 9:35:55 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Ray76

And where do they get funding to travel all over the US to spew their BS? Also considering the intense hatred they have for homosexuals, they were quite conspicuous by their absence during the pro gay marriage rallies. I would’ve thought they would load up the van with their G-D hates fags signs and high-tailed it to DC faster than Jeff Gordon on steroids. Did someone order them to stand down? Frankly if any of them were caught in the act with a transvestite hooker, it would come as no surprise.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 9:43:29 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: BigCinBigD

I really hope the Wesatboro freaks go full steam ahead!!!

If only a few % of the Teamsters show up Westboro will be vastly outnumbered.


11 posted on 04/22/2013 9:46:57 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Rennes Templar

Wonder what they are getting out of it? Unions don’t do anything for nothing.


12 posted on 04/22/2013 9:48:20 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, I’m against the sickening displays that WBC puts on.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 9:58:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Impala64ssa

Gak! Chuckle. They probably are.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 9:58:18 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: hoosierham

No one was really sure which WBC member started it....


15 posted on 04/22/2013 9:59:53 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I’d bet the rank and file would.

Sometime we loose sight of the people paying the union dues. With some exceptions (teachers unions) the rank and file tend to agree more with us. than them.

I should know. I am a dues payer to the IBEW.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 10:07:27 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: BigCinBigD

“It would be awful if Local 25 broke a few heads.”

If they were to do something so senselessly violent and distasteful, they would be wise to break the cameras first. These people thrive on lawsuits.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 10:31:30 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: VeniVidiVici

That’s a terrible comment. What are you saying, that these beastbarrow freaks should be able to disrupt the funeral? I don’t see you getting off your you-know-what and offering to help.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 11:36:16 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

How could these people be so disgusting? Do they have a phone number. I feel like getting sued by them.


19 posted on 04/22/2013 11:47:29 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

This is one time a drone would come in handy.


20 posted on 04/23/2013 12:49:55 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

As to the second question, start here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/westboro-baptist-church-topeka

As to the first...do you really want to know? Honest question; I can explain their organization, theology, and attitude to you, but it would probably be a long-ish post.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 3:53:54 AM PDT by Droso_Phila
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To: Droso_Phila

Hope the teamsters wear purple shirts (signifying union). Sure wouldn’t want to disappoint the media when a union steps in to show force. Maybe the union goons will even resort ot a little old fashioned ass-whoping. That’d be cool!


22 posted on 04/23/2013 4:06:54 AM PDT by Progov (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Droso_Phila
But what are they protesting with this funeral? Is the victim gay? Makes no sense.
23 posted on 04/23/2013 4:08:28 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Doing the right thing, this union.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 4:16:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: spotbust1
But what are they protesting with this funeral? Is the victim gay? Makes no sense.

"Making sense" and "Westboro Baptist Church" are a contradiction in terms.

25 posted on 04/23/2013 4:22:30 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Droso_Phila

Can you give me the short version? I promise I’ll read it. Actually real interested to hear this.

On the phone number, just called it. The line is busy.


26 posted on 04/23/2013 3:46:38 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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