This Saturday, The Westboro Baptist Church comes to Raleigh to protest at Elizabeth Edwards funeral. The Phelps and their band of idiots, will be here to causing pain and suffering to Mike Edwards and his family, because THEY believe she deserved it.
An excerpt from a Fox News article had this to say:
"The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church believes that the misfortunes of the U.S. are due to God's wrath for failing to follow a doctrine that condemns gays, Catholics, Jews and others, according to The Wall Street Journal."
(Read more at www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/…
It burns me up that they can come up to my state or for that matter, any state. Go to any funeral of people that they don't know and just preach their hate. What? Topeka was to bleeping small for you?! However there is a group of people who is banding together to block them from view of the grieving family. A human buffer so to speak. The government can't do anything to stop them because their message of hate is protected speech. The most the government can do is tell them that they have to stay at least 500 feet back. These people as of late have been fighting back. Flocking to the event early, and stealing all available parking spaces so they have a hard time parking, and then creating a human shield, and kept them from being seen from the funeral itself. The last funeral was at a small town, I can't remember the exact details. They brought large signs and banners that hid theirs, and their chants drowned out the hate filled chants of the Phelps, and they eventually gave up and left.
This Saturday, that group will arrive early to do the same thing, and I will be there to help. I want these people to shut the $#%^$ up and go away!
Rant over, and back to your regularly scheduled programming, already in progress.