Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby raisindot » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:55 pm

Dotsie wrote:You'd certainly be speechless.


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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:24 pm

Hehehe, you lot crack me up.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:36 am

Jayden Sink set up a lemonade stand in Topeka, Kan., to raise money for charity.

She had seen the "Equality House" there, says her father, Jon. "She saw pictures of it and thought it was the most beautiful house in the world," he said, and the organization who owns the rainbow-flag-painted house said sure: she could set up her stand on its lawn.

That presented the organization across the street, the Westboro Baptist Church, "a great preaching opportunity," said Jonathan Phelps, son of WBC founder Fred Phelps Sr. "Because every time you tell the story about the lemonade," he continued, "you have to tell about the eternal hatred and wrath of God towards the impenitent sinner, and the popular sin of the day is the sin of sodomy."

Jayden was attracting a crowd so Church members harassed her to get her to leave, but she wouldn't budge from her goal to raise $500 for her charity. "She was right in front of this hate group," said a neighbor who witnessed the harassment. "She was unfazed and unafraid, and they are so very vile and rude to people."

Jayden, who is 5 years old, is not promoting sodomy. Rather, she is raising money to educate children about bullying. So far, she has raised more than $22,000.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby pip » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:02 am

Lunatics. Its amazing how they try to enforce one of their ideals while ignoring everything else they are supposed to believe in
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Dotsie » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:04 pm

They believe in the bible. That's not the same as believing in good! They choose to follow a book full of crazy talk.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby pip » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:10 pm

They choose which bits of the crazy talk to follow and ignore the rest
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:34 pm

Rather apt that she was raising money for children being bullied.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby raisindot » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:55 pm

Well, if she had been doing this in Pakistan or Afghanistan she would have been shot in the head.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby pip » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:12 pm

Just because someone else is worse it doesn't justify the behaviour though.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby raisindot » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:11 pm

Absolutely true.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby janet » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:26 pm

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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:29 pm

Well nobody can understand the people in t' North East of England apart from themselves. ;)

Only kidding Janet, I read this on the BBC website and it is ridiculous :roll:
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby janet » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:10 pm

Funnily enough Mad, when I was a tour guide at Shipton Hall someone said I had a nice Shropshire accent but I was born and raised in Consett.
Seriously though, doesn't it just go to show that some people will try to bully anyone for whatever stupid f***witted reason they can find? It's mostly jealousy there as Steph is brilliant at what she does (point of reference being sometime last year before I gave up watching telly) :shifty:
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby janet » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:13 pm

PS 'In t'north' is somewhat closer to Yorkshire than here. . . .possibly Teesdale :lol:
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:44 pm

My accent is all over the place. I was born in Cheshire but have lived in 6 very different counties in England along with America and Sweden :roll:
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