Kelly - posted on 01/06/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )
I live in Simpsonville SC. It is a smallish town on the outskirts of Greenville, and while we are growing rapidly, we still have a very close sense of community and belonging.
Recently, we lost a soldier in combat: Army PFC Justin (Jamie) Whitmire. It was a tragic loss for our small town, so early into his deployment.
Westboro Baptist Church is traveling here to protest at his funeral tomorrow. In counter protest, all of our churches and clubs have come together to build a human wall around the service so that his family can grieve in peace, but even our wall will be a great distraction from the service.
I am so furious. This horrid "church" if it can even be called a church, has chosen to take ONE excerpt form the Bible and seemingly ignore every other passage in it. This family deserves to lay their son to peace IN peace. It is not Westboro's right to pass judgment.
They come under the guise of "warning" us, but that is a thin, thin veil.