Sunday, August 28, 2005

It's Just Wrong

"God hates fags" "God hates you."

To private funerals they came carrying signs and chanting those words. The Westboro Baptist Church led by Reverend Fred Phelps came to protest. The families came to grieve, remember, pray, and bury two men killed in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Asbury Fred Hawn II, 35, of Smyrna and Spc. Gary Reese, Jr., 22, of Ashland City were killed in Iraq serving their country aiding the Iraqis gain the freedoms we so much take for granted.

God is punishing American soldiers. God is punishing America. God is punishing us because America harbors homosexuals. That was the message of Phelps and his congregation of mostly his children, grandchildren, and in-laws. The Westboro Baptist Church has no affiliation with any larger denomination; Phelps' church is strictly in-bred hillbillies.

At the Smyrna United Methodist Church, some ten Phelps people protested. Another group of 20 demonstrated in front of the Ashland City National Guard Armory. They have often disrupted the funerals of soldiers all across this country.

Amid cries of "get out of our town" and "get out of our country" Danny Cotton, 56, said, "If they were protesting the government, I might even join them...But for them to come during the worst time for this family - it's just wrong."

What the hell is wrong with Americans? I can understand this behavior when the country was young and raw, but shouldn't some kind of civilizing affect have taken place by now? Funerals are for grieving, not policy statements. Even state officials have barged into requiems slandering the fallen, berating the Washington administration, denigrating America from the very time of discovery. There is a time for everything the Bible says. Funerals are neither the time nor place for personal indulgences of personal policy disagreements and anti-social behavior. It's just wrong. It's just wrong.



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5 comments:

Tom C said...

Not on my watch! We would be going to the hospital. They because it hurts and I to get my shoe back.

dcat said...

People are dumb what can I say!

Indigo the soldier was a hero in my book! I like my book of shadows better thank's. ;)

Soldier's Dad said...

Somewhere I saw a post where the "God Hates Fags" movement is actually a scam for civil suits. They go around hoping someone beats the living crap out of them so they can sue.

Indigo Red said...

Ok, Students Dad, that I can understand. Good old American entrepreneurial spirit at work.

Rob Douth said...

Somewhere I saw a post where the "God Hates Fags" movement is actually a scam for civil suits. They go around hoping someone beats the living crap out of them so they can sue.

Yeah, most of Rev. Nutsack's family has studied "annoyance law" - how to file liens and make someone's life miserable. If there's a living example of "abuse of process", it's those inbred wackadoos in Kansas. (As you can guess, I'm not a fan.)