Westboro Baptist Loons
Update now with video
Normally I write about things that are pretty inconsequential to the grand scheme of things, but today I actually am going to report some news.
Westboro Baptist Church, lead by the infamous Fred Phelps, is planning to protest the funerals of the victims of a horrible bus accident this weekend. On Monday a school bus transporting Lee High School students, was involved in an accident that sent the bus off of an elevated highway 30ft to the ground below, killing 4 students.
A press release, issued by the Westboro Baptist Church this morning (warning link sends you to the Westboro Baptis Church site), states that they are coming to Huntsville Alabama to protest the funerals of two of the victims of this horrible accident, Christine Collier age 17 and Nicole Ford age 18.
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North-West Huntsville is a predominantly minority community. What’s more is that both students that the Westboro Baptist Church members plan to protest, are having funerals at black churches in a predominantly black neighborhoods. One church is just off Alabama A&M’s (a predominantly black college) campus. I would think, a couple of white bigots protesting in a black neighborhood, at a black church, where a black student, who has had nothing to do with any homosexual agenda, is a recipe for disaster. Although I’m all for Reverend Phelps receiving his just rewards, I’m not for any friends and family of the deceased being arrested for reacting to a bunch of assholes during an extremely stressful and emotionally charged event before the holidays. I’m pretty sure that
I’m emailing this story out in hopes to keep the neighborhood I grew up in free from the insanity of the Westboro Baptist Church. The repercussions of them demonstrating in North-West Huntsville will be costly to the community. It only takes one family member to be arrested for assaulting one of the protestors to light a powder keg of community rage.
UPDATE: The Patriot Guard have taken up the cause even though it's out of their regular scope.