I don't know about you but in this house, today, everyone seems emotionally spent. I left the computer for a little bit, and a thought crossed my mind "will Westboro Baptist Church picket these funerals?"
So I came back to the computer and looked:
Less than 48 hours after the Connecticut school shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, which took place on Dec. 14, the Westboro Baptist Church is already making plans to picket. The Westboro Baptist Church is known for picketing and protesting at funerals across the country.
Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.
(tweet at about 11am EST)
even encouraging others in CT to put up signs
Get a sign"God H8s Fag Marriage" & put it up in CT. #WarnNeighbor #YourDuty MT @DAVIDMDRAIMAN: @mopdog666 @margiejphelps NEED PROPER SOURCE.
If you go through their tweets and others in the WBC you'll find that they distrubingly sound much like Mike Huckabee
and Bryan Fischer
One begins to wonder if they will be there in spirit with the WBC.
This is a powder keg ready to explode. There will be police officers charged with keeping order who walked inside that school and saw the carnage, who knew those families, those children.
There will be friends and families, nerves raw, grief hot, knowing that certain presents under the Christmas tree will never be opened.
And there are the rest of us who are processing this, who look at our kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighborhood kids, and those of our friends -- these were children, those emotions are different, more raw, deeper . . . I've heard police often say that a crime scene featuring a murdered child never leaves them.
Before reading that they would be there, I had made a decision that if I found out they were going to be there, I would one of those lining the streets so that the vile Westboro Baptist Church has no place to stand and picket. With cane and folding chair if I have to. Newtown, CT is only 3 hours away.
I know I conceived New England Kossacks as only a social group, but I hope that some of you will join me on the line too, along with any kossack.
If it is all I can do to help someone with their grief, then it is what I will do.
As soon as I know WBC planned day I will post it.
Please join me.