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Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Fred Phelps is Targeting Walter Reed!

CJ at A Soldier's Perspective posted this:

The Topeka Capital-Journal

They have created a firestorm by picketing the funerals of U.S. soldiers.
Now members of Topeka’s Westboro Baptist Church plan to send their message to those wounded in action.
The church has scheduled a protest on Thursday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Church member Shirley Phelps-Roper said protesters will carry signs that read, “Thank God for maimed soldiers.”
“The issue is the wrath of God pouring out on your head,” she
said. “It’s a punishing blow. In some ways, death would be kinder.”
The new protest plan comes as 27 states, including Kansas, craft legislation to curb the group’s protests at military funerals. Westboro Baptist Church, led by pastor
Fred Phelps Sr., believes military deaths are the result of God punishing the
United States for tolerating homosexuality. The church’s efforts have been criticized by lawmakers and dignitaries across the country.
“A funeral is a solemn occasion to support those who grieve and to honor the life, service and sacrifice of the fallen. It is not a time or place to hide behind the First
Amendment and spout hatred,” Jim Mueller, commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., said Monday.
Federal legislation was introduced last week that would ban demonstrations one hour before, during and one hour after a military funeral at a national cemetery. It also would keep protesters at least 500 feet away from mourners.
A hearing on the bill is set for Thursday in front of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Westboro members will protest Thursday afternoon outside the Capitol before traveling to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
According to its Web site, the Walter Reed Health Care System provides health care to more than 150,000 soldiers, family members and retirees at 10 major treatment centers.
“The point is to warn them,” said Phelps-Roper. “People going in there are going to get the message.”

CJ writes:

If anyone is ANYWHERE nearby, please be there. I will not be able to make it, as I’m sure most of you won’t either. You see, we’re hard working Americans and have jobs to be at. We work for a living and don’t rely on suing people for insane reasons as valid employment options. These people sicken me.

So please, if you are near Walter Reed, try to make it there. This is so beyond wrong and I can't stand the thought of these people near our soldiers!! Christians - BS!!!!

(I so need to move back east!)