Thursday, October 07, 2010

Where does the Westboro Baptist Church get the money for their protests?

I've never seen an explanation.


My impression is that they win lawsuits regarding their protests and are awarded attorney's fees. And the costs in the fees are extremely high (e.g. for photocopying costs).

IIRC, some blogger types even claimed the group is more about making money than promoting a twisted ideology. I can't recall for sure, but I thought I read that the lawyers are part of the group.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/07/2010 10:44 PM  

How much does what cost? It was only 8 protesters. They get their publicity for free courtesy of the press. What are their expenses? Motel rooms? Gas money?

You seem to be suggesting something you aren't saying explicitly.

By Anonymous jms, at 10/07/2010 11:33 PM  

Wow...jms is defending the scum of the Earth. I don't know why that doesn't surprise me.

By Anonymous Screamin' Demon, at 10/08/2010 7:20 AM  

jms blithered incoherently, What are their expenses?

Well, time spent "protesting" has an opportunity cost.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/08/2010 10:32 AM  

good question. i once saw a propaganda piece that clumsily tried to tie the group to al gore. if anything, this group is funded by the right.

on another tangent, was it me or did the anti ground zero mosque hoopla die down a bit after pelosi threatened to investigate who was fanning the flames.

did she uncover something?

By Anonymous omen, at 10/08/2010 6:04 PM  

I thought they were a family of lawyers who make their money by suing or counter-suing.

By Blogger gmoke, at 10/08/2010 8:58 PM  

What makes you think I'm defending them? Oh, never mind. Just a baseless smear. You guys are so classy.

I'm not. They are scum. I'm just baffled by the idea being floated here that they are being paid by an external party. Why would a right wing group fund someone who casts such a noxious pall over social conservatism? If anyone was funding them, it would be a left wing false-flag operation designed to make conservatism look bad.

As for "opportunity cost", yes, it is gob-smackingly obvious that they are spending/wasting their own time and lives on their misguided protests. I don't know how that relates to external funding. Are you sure I'm the one blithering incoherently?

Yes, the media began to deemphasize the ground zero mosque after Nancy Pelosi made an ass of herself. No interest whatsoever in investigating the foreign terrorist-connected funding behind a $100,000,000 mosque on ground zero, but she wants to investigate the people who take to the streets protesting it. The media backed off because they were poised to step in a giant pile of steaming shit and, for a change, noticed it.

By Anonymous jms, at 10/08/2010 10:19 PM  

No interest whatsoever in investigating the foreign terrorist-connected funding behind a $100,000,000 mosque on ground zero

they haven't even raised that amount of money yet.

check out what happened to the guy who first made the (false) claim about a terrorist connection:

tain't pretty.

By Anonymous omen, at 10/09/2010 8:07 AM  

the foreign terrorist-connected funding behind a $100,000,000 mosque on ground zero

One baseless allegation and two outright lies in one clause. That's pretty impressive.

It's not a mosque (though it has a prayer room)

It's not at ground zero.

Please present evidence for "terrorist-connected funding"

Oh by the way, those well-known Islamic terrorists in the Bush 43 administration seemed to think that Imam Rauf was OK and and funded some of his speeches.

By Anonymous joel hanes, at 10/10/2010 11:50 AM  

It's not a mosque (though it has a prayer room)

The project has a "prayer room" with a capacity of 1,000 people. That's bigger than most small cathedrals, so yes, it is a mosque.
It is not a community center because there is no Muslim community in the area. There is no community at all. It is purely a business district.

It's not at ground zero.

The building occupying the site was vacated following the September 11th attacks when the landing gear from the plane that struck WTC2 continued through the building, smashed through the roof, and broke out floor beams in the top floor of the building, thus rendering the building structurally unsound. The mosque site is part of ground zero because the building occupying it was struck and destroyed by one of the hijacked airplanes.

Please present evidence for "terrorist-connected funding"

Imam Rauf.

Do you have any reason for supporting this project other than that you consider the enemy of your enemy (Islamic terrorists being the enemies of American conservatives) to be your friend?

Because they're not.

By Anonymous jms, at 10/12/2010 5:32 PM  

Yes, omen. I am aware of what happens to people who stand up to Islamic totalitarianism. That's why I use a pseudonym.

Just because liberals are piss-pants scared of them doesn't mean they have to suck them off at every opportunity.

By Anonymous jms, at 10/12/2010 5:34 PM  

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