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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. UPDATE: 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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2 comments

  1. In other similar situations where these wackos have been showing up at the funerals, local biker gangs/clubs have been contacted and are showing up to support the families. They have been making a human shield between the anti-gay protestors and the soldiers families. There has been no report of violence and is reported to have been a successful tactic.

  2. Clifton Palmer McLendon

    Those who have attempted to stop WBC’s hatred are going about it the wrong way.

    Here is a plan that would get the job done:

    FIRST: Pass the following laws:

    (State law)
    1. Any person who strikes, hits, shoots, or otherwise assaults a protester at a funeral shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than one dollar nor more than two dollars.
    2. No other liability or penalty, whether civil or criminal, shall attach to such assault.

    (Federal law)
    1. Any person who strikes, hits, shoots, or otherwise assaults a protester at a funeral shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than one dollar nor more than two dollars.
    2. No other liability or penalty, whether civil or criminal, shall attach to such assault; nor shall such assault be construed as an attack upon, or violation of, the protester’s rights, civil or otherwise.

    SECOND: Publish the law.