Hopefully by now most everyone knows the hateful Westbrook Baptists Church of the spiteful Phelps family, that gang of hateful Christians that show up at the funerals of fallen soldiers to protest…….they have been covered by every news organization and Phelps and his ilk have been interviewed by numerous channels….and they always spew such hate and contempt that it is sickening…..personally, I think that they need to be silenced when around a funeral…there is NOTHING so dire that it should be permissible to stomp on a family’s time burying a child or father or mother or……These protests often include signs such as “God hates fags,” and “Thank God for dead soldiers,” as well as flag desecration.
By now most everyone knows that I live in the state of Mississippi and that I do not think much of our politicians and sometimes I am not too thrilled with the ideals of the majority….but that is a political thing…….but when I was surfing I found a story by Ryan Ebersole on a happening in a small town of Brandon, Mississippi…..
When they showed up, a few days before the funeral, they encountered a man who apparently was not too receptive to their message and he assaulted one of the members. When the police arrived, the beaten man was unable to give a thorough description of his assailant, and when the police interviewed the large crowd that had gathered, it appeared that no one remembered any significant detail of the incident.
The morning of the funeral, the Phelps clan discovered that several pickup trucks had parked behind their vehicles, blocking most of them in. When they searched for the drivers to ask them to move their trucks, it appeared that they were nowhere to be found. Naturally, they called the police and demanded that the trucks be towed. However, the police informed them that their wrecker was running behind, and that it would be several hours before the trucks could be towed. A few did make it to the funeral, however the police escorted them away – so that they could be investigated for a crime that they could have possibly been involved in. After a few hours of questioning (and the conclusion of the soldier’s funeral) the police concluded that they were not involved in the said crime. Thankfully for the Rogers family, Staff Sgt. Rogers was buried in peace.
Amazing! This sort of thing usually happens then it is some liberal or, God forbid….some socialist, tries to protest or organize in these small tightly woven towns……but to have Baptists attack Baptists is just outstanding……even though most Mississippians would agree with demonizing of gays, they adore their service people and hold them in high regard and will not allow anyone to crap on their memories….even a fellow Baptist!
I know I have not been kind to Mississippi or its voters….but I can say now that I am proud of their reaction to this hateful church and family……