Westboro Baptist members realize their speech has consequences

Free speech is just that, free. But the Westboro Baptist Church wackos recently found they do not have the right to be heard. I’ve always thought it best to ignore this hate speech, and car mechanics in McAlester, Okla. did just that when church members couldn’t find anyone to fix their minivan.

TulsaWorld.com has the original story, but I’ll snag the text from Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin’s site this morning since TW is down for maintenance.

Shortly after finishing their protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, a half-dozen protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., headed to their minivan, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed.

To make matters worse, as their minivan slowly hobbled away on two flat tires, with a McAlester police car following behind, the protesters were unable to find anyone in town who would repair their vehicle, according to police.

Sweet. I certainly would not encourage property damage, but if we could spread the word and have gas stations across the country refuse to sell them fuel, we’d be able to make some additional progress.

Don’t feed the trolls either.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Dimsdale on November 15, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch!

    Maybe pest exterminators could offer them free service. In reverse.

  2. GdavidH on November 15, 2010 at 5:10 am

    AMEN !!!

  3. ctrefugee on November 15, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Ain't karma a bitch. We're still dealing with what they caused here in south central Pa.  Protecting your children isn't free.  http://www.matthewsnyder.org/help.html

  4. VictimsRevenge on November 15, 2010 at 6:06 am

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    Generally Baptists have a very good system of ministry, and even though there are a handful of congregations that have been exposed as being radically convoluted in their beliefs, and are then publicly displayed as the typical extremist evangelical Christian, it is the exception not the rule. I noticed that Steve M didn’t bother to make that distinction. Steve, are you by chance Catholic?

  5. Steve M on November 15, 2010 at 6:45 am

    @VictimsRevenge: I was quite clear in the post, specifically referring to the Westboro Baptist Church three times and included their church's location. Everybody knows these fools have nothing in common with Baptists or Christians, at least the ones that I know. Suggesting I have some hidden resentment towards Baptists because of my post is ridiculous.

  6. Wayne SW on November 15, 2010 at 7:27 am

    That is Capitalism at it's best!  (Such a nasty stroke of bad luck about those tires)

    Three Cheers for Oklahoma!

  7. Anne-EH on November 15, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Well, as the saying goes, "what goes around, comes around!"

  8. PatRiot on November 15, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Westboro Baptist Church needs to redirect its furstrations to the real source – Congress.

  9. Lynn on November 16, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Love American ingenuity, hope other states develop tactics like this


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