After Anti-Gay Insults, It May Be Felony To Protest Funerals

A Topeka Kansas-based church, if you can call it a church, has sunk to an all new level. Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for inflammatory anti-gay rhetoric, has sunk to the great depths of depravity by protesting funerals of soldiers that have died in Iraq, to push their evil message. The group, has gone as far as to shout insults at the widow and survivors at the Aug. 28 funeral for Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy Doyle, who died in Iraq.

The group carried a multiple of signs, that consisted of slogans like: “God Hates Fags”, “Thank God for IEDs”, “God Hates America”, “God Sent the IEDs” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers”. They have gone as far as to drag U.S. Flags on the ground. These protest at funerals of fallen soldiers, have led Oklahoma State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft to offer a bill to prohibit protest of funerals. Indiana state Sen. Brent Steele wants to make a similar proposal.

Here a a few quips from the story:

Indiana state Sen. Brent Steele said he would propose legislation in response to an anti-gay group’s protest at the Aug. 28 funeral for Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy Doyle, who died in Iraq.

Members of the Topeka, Kan.,-based Westboro Baptist Church dragged U.S. flags on the ground and shouted insults at Doyle’s wife and other survivors outside a mortuary in Martinsville, Ind.

Church Rev. Fred Phelps said American soldiers are being killed in Iraq as vengeance from God for protecting a country that harbors gays and accepts homosexuality. The church, which is not affiliated with a larger Denomination, is made up mostly of Phelps’ children, grandchildren and in-laws.

The church members carried signs and shouted things such as “God hates fags” and “God hates you.”

For those that are not familiar with these nutjobs, I recognized the name of the so-called-church, from stories in the past, when they came to our local area to protest at local churches and the local university. They decided to protest Nicholls State University, when the students formed a Gay-Straight Alliance. On the day that Phelps and his misguided misfits came to do their pitiful protest, art students dressed up as characters from the “Wizard of Oz” and counter protested.

Hundreds of Nicholls State University students were waiting when a handful of anti-gay crusaders from a Kansas church arrived on campus Monday to protest the formation of a gay-straight alliance at the college.

A group of art students dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” had been planning a counter-protest for a week. Carrying a poster stating “You’re not in Kansas anymore,” they paraded into the campus square ahead of the group from Westboro (Kan.) Baptist Church, prompting cheers from the crowd.

On the websight of these twisted animals, that even makes Pat Robertson and his 700 club look sane, they go as far as to give thanks to God for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Just to read the articals about Katrina and Rita, give you an insight into how twisted and warped these people are.

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10 Responses to After Anti-Gay Insults, It May Be Felony To Protest Funerals

  1. Sick people… I’ve read about them. I think I posted something a while back…

  2. It was cool the way the students handled it. It was in the news here when they came around. When I saw this new artical, it blew my mind.

  3. Here is more on these hateful creatures

    Bikers Disrupt Funeral Protest

    CHELSEA – People who knew Army Staff Sgt. John Doles and many who didn’t took up U.S. flags Tuesday in his hometown to honor his sacrifice and defy an outside group that sought to turn the slain soldier’s funeral into a stage for its message of hate. As Doles’ funeral procession rolled past the brick buildings of the small town where he grew up, men, women and children stood with tears in their eyes and hands on their hearts.

  4. Now I know that that is a freeper sight, but the story is the thing to look at. These idiots are going way past the point of hateful.

  5. Donnie

    It’s really despicable. There was an incident in MA a while back too.

  6. Ginny in CO says:

    We do grow some really unbelievable members of the human race. Sometimes I look at the really horrific things that happened in history and wonder just how we can still have this kind of inhumanity going on when there is so much more knowledge, education and information available.

    I can’t find the comment I read in one link that the church is mostly made up of Phelp’s children and in-laws. That explains a lot.

  7. Nancy in MO says:

    Fred Phelps came to my campus (University of Missouri – Columbia) a few years ago to protest a proposal to add sexual orientation to the University’s anti-discrimination clause (it didn’t pass then but has since been added). Phelps and his cronies set up with their usual offensive signs at a major intersection the day of a sold out home football game. Just to illustrate how little progress has been made in this particular fight for human rights – one of my fellow students in the counter-protest was threatened with arrest for merely crossing the street in their direction.

  8. I just had to post on this one, because if those idiots ever got next to my sister, and tried to play that game, I would explode!!

    Ginny in CO Says:
    October 27th, 2005 at 12:35 am edit

    “I can’t find the comment I read in one link that the church is mostly made up of Phelp’s children and in-laws. That explains a lot”

    That’s right Ginny. It consist mostly of him, his family, and their inlaws.

    Pamela Leavey Says:
    October 26th, 2005 at 11:51 pm edit

    These creatures have gone all over the place and disgraced the very ground they walk on.

    Nancy in MO Says:
    October 27th, 2005 at 3:22 am edit

    Nancy, that’s how they operate. The thing the students of NSU did to counter protest them, was a very nice touch. And to brain wash the kids like they do, and let them take part in those debacles, makes it that much worse.

  9. KJ says:

    Nancy in MO… just wanted to say hello to a sister in Misery. 😉
    (Misery is slang for Missouri)

  10. Ferfer says:

    It is sad how hateful this family is. They are hardly better than the Terrorist that we deal with in Iraq and Afghanistan, or what ever other country harbors them. Only think I can say is that at least they have not killed any innocents for their belief. They stand there and say it is G-d’s will. Who are they to say what is G-d’s will. Did he come down and talk to them directly? They protest the funerals of our brothers, draging the flag in the street. A flag that means so much to us, for a country that we will do anything for. If they don’t like it then maybe they should leave, I am sure they can find another country that does not harbor gay’s…oh wait…nope. I have seen the world, you are not going to find a place in the world that does not accept gay’s. Just narrow minded individuals that cant think past what their leader tells them is wrong. They believe in their cause so much they have forgotten what this country stands for. I don’t think it is right to be gay. I believe that it is wrong and I find it slightly disturbing that a man or women would want to be with someone of the same sex. I will say this to anyone that brings up the topic. But I will not belittle them for their choice or belief. I am a soldier, I fight for their right to live how they chose to live. If we start telling people how to live, then what makes us any better then the other dictators of the world that this country has deposed. This country harbors no injustice, instead it protects everyones free will. Alowing the individual to make the choice. The families of our soldiers do not deserve to have their sacrifice mocked in what is one of the hardest things they will ever have to go through.

    “I AM” I Cried.