Tarry for the Nonce

February 21, 2006

Westboro Baptist Church

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 7:14 pm

Kevin Miller has a link to an article about Rev. Fred Phelps:

Wearing vests covered in military patches, a band of motorcyclists rolls around the country from one soldier’s funeral to another, cheering respectfully to overshadow jeers from church protesters . . .

Phelps believes American deaths in Iraq are divine punishment for a country that he says harbors homosexuals. His protesters carry signs thanking God for so-called IEDs — explosives that are a major killer of soldiers in Iraq . . .

At least 14 states are considering laws aimed at the funeral protesters, who at a recent memorial service at Fort Campbell wrapped themselves in upside-down American flags. They danced and sang impromptu songs peppered with vulgarities that condemned homosexuals and soldiers.

Huzzah for the Patriot Guard Riders. Honestly! How rude must people be?

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