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Lampanelli -- Westboro Protest

= $44,000 for Charity

5/21/2011 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lisa Lampanelli counted 44 protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church at her show last night -- so, as promised, she's donating $44,000 to a gay rights charity in their name.

0915_lisa_lampanelli_Reg_TMZ_01Lisa said she'd fork over $1,000 to the Gay Men's Health Crisis for every protestor that showed up to her show in Topeka, Kansas -- home of the WBC -- as a way of sticking it to the anti-gay group.

After the show, she tweeted, "Thanks to these a-holes, $44,000 will be donated to the GMHC!!!"

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31.

MissAnn    

That's awesome.

1198 days ago
32.

Majestik    

Good for her, put your money to good use. Wonder how Westboro feels now knowing they just caused a donation to a cause they are dead set against. BWUAHAHAHAHA.

1198 days ago
33.

JW    

Now we should all call the WBC and thank them for their donation to the GAY men's health crisis!!! It would push them off the deep end!!! Start dialing everyone, it's the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KS. Maybe even a thank you note......

1198 days ago
34.

Superman    

Beckie 7 hours ago

Christ taught acceptance and love.
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Nowhere does it say Jesus said to accept the homosexual lifestyle or accept any other sinful act. Jesus appointed Paul to preach and spread the gospel to the Gentiles. And Paul clearly stated that homosexuality was sin! You are clearly misguided.

No doubt she lost money on that gig in Kansas.

1198 days ago
35.

Nay    

Good for her. She's pretty popular, but I don't think she's millionaire rich (she could be, I just have no idea), so this is incredibly generous of her.
And it's a nice F you to those WBC a-holes.

1198 days ago
36.

lizzimmer    

Hey Superman! The Bible also says :

DEUTERONOMY 22:13-21
If it is discovered that a bride is not a virgin, the Bible demands that she be executed by stoning immediately.
DEUTERONOMY 22:22
If a married person has sex with someone else's husband or wife, the Bible commands that both adulterers be stoned to death.
MARK 10:1-12
Divorce is strictly forbidden in both Testaments, as is remarriage of anyone who has been divorced.
LEVITICUS 18:19
The Bible forbids a married couple from having sexual intercourse during a woman's period. If they disobey, both shall be executed.
MARK 12:18-27
If a man dies childless, his widow is ordered by biblical law to have intercourse with each of his brothers in turn until she bears her deceased husband a male heir.
DEUTERONOMY 25:11-12
If a man gets into a fight with another man and his wife seeks to rescue her husband by grabbing the enemy's genitals, her hand shall be cut off and no pity shall be shown her.

Yes. WONDERFUL book with which to guide my moral compass.

1198 days ago
37.

nightraven    

If this does't wake them up and see the light on the true way of God's teachings then they are blind to the true way. And I mean peace and love of all people no matter who they are. Way to go Lisa you have my vote.

1198 days ago
38.

JW    

To lizzimmer: WAY TO GO!!!!

1198 days ago
39.

lizzimmer    

ALSO Paul never says anything about homosexuality. He uses the Greek words "malokois" and "arsenokoitai" along with his admonitions against idolatry, whoremongering, perjury, drunkenness, revelry, and extortion.

"Malokois" as best as Greek scholars can understand it means "male child prostitute". I think we can all understand why Paul might be upset my people frequenting child prostitutes. But the word "arsenokoitai" has never been accurately translated by anyone. In 1958 someone, not a Greek scholar of any type, decided that it meant "homosexual".

So really? Paul doesn't ever say anything about homosexuality being a sin. Nice try. Play again.

1198 days ago
40.

Superman    

lizzimmer 28 minutes ago

Hey Superman! The Bible also says :

DEUTERONOMY 22:13-21
If it is discovered that a bride is not a virgin, the Bible demands that she be executed by stoning immediately.

Well, clearly you are in the "let evil persist" category. God was to live among the Jewish people, so everything they did was to be HOLY. However, Jesus also did show mercy.

DEUTERONOMY 22:22
If a married person has sex with someone else's husband or wife, the Bible commands that both adulterers be stoned to death.

Again, this is purging the evil from the Jews while God is in their midst. And again, you are clearly in the "love of sin" category. And again, Jesus did show mercy and forgiveness of sin.

MARK 10:1-12
Divorce is strictly forbidden in both Testaments, as is remarriage of anyone who has been divorced.

WRONG. Moses permitted divorce in the Old Testament. But, Jesus and the apostles said that divorce was adultery and thus a sin, except for a couple of situations like unfaithfulness and, at the time, unbelief.

LEVITICUS 18:19
The Bible forbids a married couple from having sexual intercourse during a woman's period. If they disobey, both shall be executed.

WRONG. They were deemed unclean and had to do the Jewish ritual law and sacrifice to be clean again.

MARK 12:18-27
If a man dies childless, his widow is ordered by biblical law to have intercourse with each of his brothers in turn until she bears her deceased husband a male heir.

WRONG. Under Jewish law, the next oldest single brother was to marry the widow and, under Jewish law, the first-born son was supposedly the deceased brother's offspring. But, as illustrated in the Book of Ruth, this wasn't altogether practical since Obed was still considered Boaz's son. However, that was common custom by several nations at the time so that the widow would be provided for.

DEUTERONOMY 25:11-12
If a man gets into a fight with another man and his wife seeks to rescue her husband by grabbing the enemy's genitals, her hand shall be cut off and no pity shall be shown her.

Is it offensive to you that God intends for females to be modest? Obviously, it does, since your god is your own selfish appetite.

Yes. WONDERFUL book with which to guide my moral compass.

Pffft, yeah, I bet you say the same thing about the U.S. Constitution.

Clearly, you lack understanding in Christianity, but love to quote Bible verses as if you are saying something that disproves Christianity, probably because you're atheist and hate that people believe and are happy in the Lord while you just pine away.

1198 days ago
41.

Superman    

And the Bible is clear on homosexuality. It is sin.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10.
1 Timothy 1:8-11.
Matthew 19:4-5.
Leviticus 18:22.

And clearly, God is against homosexuality, because there is that whole procreation thing that they can never do.

1198 days ago
42.

lizzimmer    

Letting evil persist and murdering people who've had sex are very different things. Unless you interpret the Bible literally, which apparently you sadly do.

Divorce, in the Old Testament, was NOT divorce as we think of today. It was not a dissolution of marriage by two people who decided that they were no longer compatible, or even necessarily a wronged party moving on with their life. It was a way for a MAN to get rid of a WOMAN that he didn't want anymore. Because she was his PROPERTY, not a human being unto herself. It was akin to signing your car over to a new owner because you don't want it any more. It was NOT what we think of as divorce today.

You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is in her customary impurity. (Leviticus 18:19) It's considered an "abomination" just as homosexuality is. Unfortunately for you the Hebrew word TO'EBAH (abomination) means "something that offends religious people". It does NOT mean sin.

Mark 12:18-22

18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 19 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 20 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children. 21 The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third. 22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too. 23 At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”

Sure SOUNDS like people were marrying brother after brother to me! Or are you going to tell me that THIS passage shouldn't be interpreted literally? Only the ones that fit your particular agenda? And WHY should a woman have to marry her brother in law to be provided for. Why can't she just stay with his family and be a member of his household?

There is a FAR way to go from immodesty to defending your husband's life. If you'd rather die than have your pride hurt by your chattel, I mean wife, that's your problem.

And don't you DARE presume to understand how I feel about the constitution. OR the Bible.

But the United States is not a nation governed by the Bible. Our nation is governed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Our laws were created to protect an individual's right to disagree. If the Bible (or someone's view of the Bible) replaces the Constitution as the law of the land, we undermine the great foundation upon which this country was built.

1198 days ago
43.

lizzimmer    

So if it's lack of procreation that God hates he must also want infertile, old, and single people killed too then.

1198 days ago
44.

emerald    

She says she counted 44, great $44k but what if there were really more hm and she's just trying to cut down on the payout lol!!
The Bible is clear on homosexuality it's a sin, however I'm not prepared on this Earth to be such an enforcer, if God declares it a sin then it is up to him to make Judgement when they face him. I happen to know some very lovely, very nice men who are gay, they are lovely friends and I prefer the route of acceptance and tolerance since after all according to the Bible there is no man or woman alive who is not a sinner lol!!
In the end we will all be judged, and really I'm not sure going before God and saying I was a suicide bomber for your honor, I blew up abortion clinics and killed abortionists for your honor, I murdered gay men and women for your honor would really get you a pat on the back since two of the biggest no no's involved there are suicide and murder!! More likely to get you a fiery prong lol!!

1198 days ago
45.

joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Hi Emerald - at least you are accepting. So many are not. I am straight and have many friends of all backgrounds, who are outstanding human beings and the only thing I care about is how they are treated by those judge them in my presence. But my take is, if homosexuality is truly a sin (which I don't believe), there is going to be a helluva lot of Priests and other representatives of the Church in an extemely LONG line before everybody else!

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