Those crazy Westboro Baptists are at it again.
In a particularly vile move the group plans to protest the funeral of fallen Marine, Adam Galvez this afternoon.
The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas
is known for their extreme hatred of homosexuals and such silly-by way of -revolting catch-phrases as, “Thank God for September 11, 2001,” "Thank God for Katrina" and “God Hates Canada.”
The group has of late been focusing their energies protesting the funerals of fallen soldiers. According to an article in the Deseret Morning News
the group “attribute military deaths in Iraq to God's punishment on America for its tolerance of homosexuals,” creating a new catchy little phrase, “Thank God for IEDs.”
There is no word as to whether the city will be providing extra security for the Galvez family at this time.
WBC protesters thankfully failed to make an appearance at the funeral of Marine Cpl. Adam Galvez. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders showed up just in case. According to the Deseret Morning News
"An estimated 130 bikers who served of currently serve in the military showed up in force to block out any possible protest by members of the Westboro Baptist Church."
For the WBC's part, they say that soldiers are dying so "fast and furious" that they can't possibly divide their energies. WBC member Shirley Phelps-Roper said, "We would love to be at all these funerals to help people connect the dots," she continued, " You've got the wrath of God pouring out on your head."
I suppose when it comes to respecting the privacy of military families in their time of grief, we'll take whatever ignorant reason the WBC gives for deciding to stay home.
Westboro Baptists Plan to “Protest” Funeral of Fallen Salt Lake City Marine, Adam Galvez
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