Westboro Baptist Nuts Coming to Protest Soldier's Funeral Tonight

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How to identify the creeps that will be showing up in Fort Pierce tonight
The Kansas crazies are coming.

Westboro Baptist "Church" Pastor Fred Phelps tells New Times that the church's minions are coming to Fort Pierce tonight to protest the funeral of 24-year-old U.S. Army Spc. Jordan Christopher Schumann, who was killed July 5 in Afghanistan.

Schumann and his fellow soldiers were in a vehicle when they drove over an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan's Paktia province.

Two other soldiers were also killed in the blast, according to the Department of Defense.

There was a viewing yesterday for Schumann that was undisturbed.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office says there will be deputies at the funeral tonight to maintain the peace, and it's been reported that people were already planning on trying to counter the Westboro kooks in case they show up.

The funeral is at 7 p.m. at the Westside Baptist Church in Fort Pierce.

Phelps says they will begin their protest around 6 or 6:30 p.m.

The Westboro Baptist loons had planned the protest after State Rep. Pat Rooney announced he was introducing a revised version of his military funeral buffer-zone bill next legislative session.

Rooney, from Palm Beach Gardens, announced a few weeks ago that he's introducing the bill to create a 500-foot buffer zone between "funeral services of soldiers, first responders, political figures, and minors" and people like the Westboro Baptist goofballs who try to protest it.

He tried to pass the bill in the last legislative session, with the same exact language except for a 1.5-mile buffer zone. It died in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

Several states have been introducing funeral buffer-zone regulations in state legislatures since a U.S. Supreme Court decision in March that threw out an $11 million judgment to the family of a Maryland man who died in Iraq, and his funeral was protested by the Westboro weirdos.

Even though other states have laws similar to Rooney's proposal on the books, Phelps still thinks it would be in defiance of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.


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8 comments
Klb700
Klb700

2 sons in Afghanistan . This is a warning to WBC if something does happen to one of my sons and you show up I'll come to your church and kill everyone of you!

Gunny
Gunny

I drove up from the Ft. Lauderdale area to help the Patriot guard if needed, thankfully, the westboro scumbags didn't show and I went inside and joined in celebrating Jordan's life.  It was a beautiful service and I was glad to see all the support.

joanne reinke
joanne reinke

I am so upset that i could not be there to stop these horrible inhuman pieces of garbage.I wanted to be there with my daughter and grandchildren to support this family that wants to bury this brave soldier with dignity and to grieve for their loss.My grandson came home safe and whole from aghanastan by THE GRACE OF GOD.He is still serving our country.God Bless our military and keep  these creatures away from our fallen heros.We have to stand together  and make a stand  with our government to stop this  atrocity.HOLD OUR FLAGS HIGH AND GET BACK  OUR  HUMANITY.DISHEARTED GRANDMOTHER.RIP TO ALL OUR FALLEN

Phoenix Lee
Phoenix Lee

go wbc best bible warriors in the land  pure heathen tamers

8811081
8811081

It is not a church, this is a hate group. Westboro BaptistChurch says they hate the Gay-Community. But, they also hate African Americans,Dr. & Mrs. King, Canada, Sweden, the Fire Department of N.Y., victims of911, other Christian churches, the pope, Judaism, America, our American troopsand the list goes on and on.

This group spreads its hate through picketing in our streets,provoking attacks, with abusive language and flag desecration, attempting tocreate a confrontation. This is not about protesting, freedom, or God. They arein it for the money and the press; this is a family law firm. They are not a"church." It is a scam. They go after any thing that can get them inthe news.

The city of Topeka, the state of Kansas and the U.S. at large,its citizens and their churches, schools and events are all held hostage bythis "hate group” and always at the tax payer's expense.

Armyscotty40
Armyscotty40

fuck them,go to your hillbillie ass country side and pray for shit.

stupid says what...
stupid says what...

Lunatics...no one will protest when those Westboro Baptist members die...it will be more like a celebration!

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