Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Horrifying and Disgusting
Ok, so I don't watch the news and am not the most informed person in the world. But has anyone heard of WBC (Westboro Baptist Church)? It is a group of crazies down in the south somewhere that is outraged by America's acceptance of homosexuality and because of that they go around and protest and military funerals with appalling signs and demonstrations. I guess they have been doing this since the war on started, but this is first that I have heard of them. Their slogan is "Thank God for IEDs" (Improvised explosive Devices). They believe that God has turned against America because of our lapse in moral judgment and therefore God is punishing our country by its soldiers. They carry signs that read "They turned America over to fags; they are coming home in body bags." HOW IS THIS LEGAL? Freedom of speech. One of the very rights that is being upheld by those soldiers that have died.
I just found out today that this group is planning on protesting at our friend, Bryan's, funeral. They have a flier that states that God Himself killed Capt. Bryan Willard and he died in shame - not honor. How disgusting. I am so saddened by this. These are the kind of people that make others Christians. Christianity is a message of love and not . Christ himself would be outraged at this misuse of His name. For anyone willing, I ask that you please pray for Bryan's family tomorrow during his funeral.
I have also just learned about the Patriot Guard Riders. "Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives. 1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities. 2. Shield the mourning family and friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors. We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means." They are a group of motorcycle riders that have decided to stand up for what they believe in and support our troops and our nation. Check out their website. Pretty cool.