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dunerunner 11-08-2010 03:59 AM

Residents in Missouri Block Funeral Protesters
My hat is off to the residents of Weston, Mo.!! This guy Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church have to be enlightened!

Residents of Missouri Town Block Protesters From Picketing Soldier's Funeral -,0,3649584.story?hpt=T2

Neophyte1 11-08-2010 09:32 AM

Sir; thanks for sharing :)
what the community did; wonderful, responsible, kind, thoughtful, with a tremendous response to ignorance:)

cpttango30 11-08-2010 11:25 AM

This makes my heart fill with joy.

Members of a small Missouri town banded together Saturday to block a controversial pastor and members of his Westboro Baptist Church from protesting the funeral of a fallen U.S. soldier, reports.

Hundreds of residents in Weston, Mo. -- as well as people as far away as California and Australia -- rallied in support of Sgt. First Class C.J. Sadell, who died from injuries suffered during a surprise attack in Afghanistan.

The residents sought to block Fred Phelps, leader of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., and his followers from picketing Sadellís funeral, according to the station. See the full store below at Fox News dot com.
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Jay 11-08-2010 11:40 AM

I'm glad to see that the townfolks reared up and denied that scumbag access.

Greebo 11-08-2010 11:49 AM

Solider or not a funeral is never a time that should be picked for a protest. It's nice to see that good, right thinking ppl are prepared to stand together against these fanatics ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill)

Sometimes I believe too much is allowed in the name of 'freedom of speech', did you know it is not longer a crime to burn the American flag, now in case you don't know I am only new to this country being originally from Dublin, Ireland but even I think that is wrong. Nebraska tried to bring one of the members of the Westboro church up on charges for the same carry on but due to these changes were unable to make anything stick.

Anyhow, an argument for another thread there I think....for now though my condolences to the family and their loss.

DrumJunkie 11-08-2010 12:00 PM

You would think that you could inter a fallen soldier without crap from some really messed up zealots. Mad respect for the people that stood up to this tool group. I don't even want to imagine that bad karma those a$$hats are building up.

JonM 11-08-2010 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by DrumJunkie (Post 382636)
I don't even want to imagine that bad karma those a$$hats are building up.

no sht. karma at that level usually ends ya up in prison or worse.

spittinfire 11-08-2010 01:44 PM

Tango, that is one of the best stories I've seen in a while.

Neophyte1 11-08-2010 02:00 PM

Phelps; stay home
Their are several articles going around. A sicking moment; when you are laying to rest a loved one.
I admire this community; and those from far away; ''picketing'' 'Phelp's mob of misguided souls.
At any level; this is sad.

CA357 11-08-2010 02:01 PM

I love Small Town, USA.

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