I don't care much for the wars that we are fighting these days but I
do think our service men and who follow orders and pay the ultimate
price should be given some protections as their families deal with
such a personal tragedy.
Those people in that Church are the Christian Taliban.
Here in the UK, someone would burn their church down......
There was a near riot when a bunch of muslims tried to protest at dead
soldiers funerals here. They only tried it once.
On Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:55:05 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
Some Baptists are wing nuts and then you have the decent ones.
Southern Baptists don't handle snakes (rattlers/vipers) or drink
I can just see *ALL* Baptists being blamed for this bullshit.
"When you find the perfect church, don't join it. It won't be perfect
any more" Dr. Emit O. Ray
I'm not religious, and have little use for organized religion in
general. But disrupting a funeral is the height of bad manners. It
doesn't matter if you agree with the organization the deceased served
with or not, the war they were fighting, or think their death is some
sort of divine retribution. Their family and friends are in pain, and
should be accorded a little space. Along with the various volunteers
that form a perimeter to keep these nutcakes away, the local media could
do a service by basically ignoring them (ie, say there were protesters,
but don't say who), and for heavens sake don't show pictures of them.
Shun them, essentially.
What is the old common-law expression? Free speech stops at another's
nose? I think disrupting a funeral ethically qualifies as assault. Go
downtown and picket on a street corner- leave the families alone to deal
with their grief.
Maybe soldiers should attend other soldiers funerals. And,
in honor of their comrade in arms, they should attend while
heavily personally armed. A warrior without weapons is like
a politician without a microphone.
First, you must suspect that there will be demonstration at the funeral.
If it happens unannounced at a funeral it will be too late to call them.
I will attend any local funeral for a military member, but I live in a
rural area and there aren't that many funerals for military members.
Besides, NYS has a law that prohibits the disturbance of any religious
services and is punishable as a misdemeanor.
The presence of the local police department members, a paramilitary
organization, at a military funeral, should be a requisite.
I don't know if it's true but I was told that they went to West
Virginia to protest during a funeral and the daddy of that bunch was
told that if they protested it could be arranged for him to fall down
a mountain as many times as it takes for him to die of the accident. I
guess they lit out of town swearing that West Virginia had more demons
than Las Vegas.
Like most bullies, they are just a bunch of cowards.
I have no answers that don't involve violence.
Perhaps we need a federal law to prevent such demonstrations at military
funerals, either at the funeral site or anywhere near the cemetery, or
within site of the .
Talk to your state senators.
It's not "we", it is "they". I can't imagine a more cruel demonstration
of one's political issues. They give God a bad name :o) They may call
themselves a church, and there are monsters in most religious
bodies...wolves in sheep's clothing. There was a bunch of Nazi
skinheads who liked to demonstrate in Jewish neighborhoods. Just
another form of bully.
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