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    Westboro shows up at yet another funeral.

    I thought these idiots had given up. I guess I was wrong.

    I love the soldiers solution to the problem. God Bless the Patriot Guard.

    I can empathize with the soldier as locally we had a young marine perish over there with two younger brothers, also in the marines, who were sent home to bury their sister.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199794,00.html

    Soldier's Diary: 'Church' Protesters Show Up at Soldier's Funeral
    Tuesday, June 20, 2006
    By Capt. Dan Sukman

    BAGHDAD Editor's note: U.S. Army Capt. Dan Sukman is serving a one-year deployment to Iraq. For previous entries and his bio, see the Soldier's Diary archives.

    16 June 2006

    I received an e-mail the other day from my soldier, whom I will call Specialist "Helmet." We sent Helmet on emergency leave recently to attend his brother's funeral.

    SPC Helmet's brother was stationed at Fort Hood, and deployed with an Infantry Battalion, part of the 4th Infantry Division that was placed under operational control of our brigade. SPC Helmet and his brother had not seen each other in nearly two years; they had planned on meeting up sometime but the meeting never came. We broke the news to SPC Helmet that his brother had been killed by an IED in a baited ambush. I would say it was difficult to break that kind of news to someone, but it was easy compared to the job of receiving it.

    SPC Helmet made it back to the funeral, and to his surprise, he and his family were greeted at the funeral by protesters from the [Westboro Baptist] "church" in Kansas. Approximately 15 or 20 protesters actually showed up.

    I cannot picture or imagine going through that situation. Serving in a foreign land, trying to spread freedom and democracy, having a brother doing the same, and sacrificing everything for the cause going back to bury your brother and having "members of a church" show up to protest in order to make a political statement.

    After the funeral, here's what SPC Helmet wrote to me:

    Hey sir, it's "Helmet." I just wanted to drop you an e-mail and I thought this would be the easiest way to do it. Well I buried my brother last week and you know me, if I can prevent someone from doing work that I can well do myself I will, so I handled everything.

    One thing that took me a bit by surprise were protesters! Yes, that myopic group of imbeciles from that Baptist Church in Kansas showed up at my little brother's funeral.

    They had the antigay signs that had absolutely nothing to do with Bobby. So I had the Patriot Guard show up just to stand in front of them with American flags (they are all Vietnam vets on Harleys). Over 600 of them lined the streets of my hometown at the service.

    Now I know you're from New York, sir, but try and picture a small Arkansan community, deeply rooted in God, a place where the embrace of patriotism has lost no potency, and have that town lose one of its sons fighting to spread democracy to another nation. Then throw in 15 to 20 protesters that think God is setting IEDs off to kill soldiers for an America that tolerates homosexuality. If you think that might be a newsworthy event, you'd be correct. I had to deal with every local news network in the state. Thankfully, it went down pretty calmly but you guys have no idea how close I was to seriously committing murder, in front of 50 police officers that might have just watched as I did it.

    One of these f***ers actually stepped on the American flag, sir.

    Well, other than that, it has been the hardest two weeks of my life trying to come to the realization that I'll never see my little brother again. And knowing that I probably would be of no use to you guys over there but still wanting to fulfill my commitment to the Army. I'll stay at Ft. Campbell and wait for you guys to get back. I'm actually going to try and do a 4187 to work the road but I'll still be waiting for my boys in the 502nd to return.

    Tell everyone I said hey and get someone to send my stuff back would you?

    Astonishingly, SPC Helmet


    Now, I am not an expert on the Bible, or a deeply religious person, and I don't know what Jesus would do in every situation. I do know that he would not show up to a funeral to make a political statement, nor would he celebrate someone's death and a family's pain.

    I think the 600 Patriot Guard members who showed up for SPC Helmet's brother's service tell the story. The protesters from the "church" in Kansas made a lot of headlines initially, but their numbers are dwarfed by the actual numbers of Americans who support the service members serving both at home and abroad.


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    Patriotism is a beautiful thing.
    And Shepards we shall be,
    for thee, My Lord, for thee,
    Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
    That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
    And teeming with souls will it ever be.
    In Nomine Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritus Sancti.

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    Squad:

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    Present Tasers.

    Ready.

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    Fire.

    Fire.

    Fire.

    Fire.

    Fire.




    Oh, and have a nice day, see you at the next one - please.

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    If anyone was wondering how they can support the Patriot Guard Riders, their website has all their info. http://www.patriotguard.org/
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    I agree kelly. I'm even willing to bet that Tazer Intl would donate as many as needed temporarily for the cause.

    I have a news story i'd love to see about this "church", but I don't condone the chuch bombings and burnings that have happened in the past here in the south. If they think an IED is God's message, I wonder what they would think to one going off in their church.

    But that's a very bad idea, no matter how much it would be nice. Please understand i'm not serious, and you should not take me that way, or take that to heart. I'm am only venting. Do not do this.

    Tazers, however, I think are doable.
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    Humanity - True Humanity is a wonderful thing.

    I've heard this group is also sue happy, so don't taze them too quick - they are hoping for that reaction.
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    I've heard that, too. Maybe they need more money to go to more funerals.


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    Too bad you can't aim a tornado...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Too bad you can't aim a tornado...
    Oh, but you can. We just need to build the worlds largest trailer park around their church, and invite them to live in the trailer park for free. Garunteed F5 tornado if we build a big enough trailer park.
    Here Speeder, Speeder, Speeder


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Too bad you can't aim a tornado...


    No, but we can Aim Thermo-nuclear weapons at them.

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    No other word for it: sick.

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    I think we should put their name on every hard core porn mailing list.
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    Im sorry. Im enraged at shit I just read. I seriously would kill them. I do go to jail if I was near something like that. I like what this group did though
    http://pkos341.home.comcast.net/

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCdT9dfrb-Q

    I love the news caster. Fuck the bitch shes talking to
    Last edited by Cheech; 06-24-06 at 03:46 PM.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZGKx...elated&search= better yet watch this gettin their asses shown up

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06AccordLX
    I'm sorry. I'm enraged at shit I just read. I seriously would kill them. I do go to jail if I was near something like that. I like what this group did thoughhttp://pkos341.home.comcast.net/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCdT9dfrb-Q

    I love the news caster. Fuck the bitch shes talking to
    I wouldn't want to, That woman is a seriously diseased mental retard. Damned fundamentalist twits.
    I would treat that newscaster like a Queen, though.

    I guess no church is immune to protesters. My denomination is one of the most misunderstood Christian denominations out there, so I'm sure we have seen our fair share, but How dare they protest like that at, in front of, or near one of mine. Freedom isn't Free

    I may very well be a Mormon, but I am also an American Patriot. If it wasn't for the Military, I would be out of a job. I work for AAFES. Those with military experience will know who that is.

    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.
    LEO's, FF/EMT's, Military, it does not matter. Its all the same to me.
    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9.

    I'd be willing to bet that the Patriot Guard was there and handed out the American Flags.

    I'd be also willing to bet that the scouts that were there might have been from the LDS Church as we are The BSA's biggest supporter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 06AccordLX
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZGKx...elated&search= better yet watch this getting their asses shown up
    And don't let the door hit you (the protesters) on the way out, or in this case, the glass break.

    Sorry for the long rant.


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    Perhaps we can start with a handful of M5 CapStun Grenades...
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