Tuesday, February 21, 2006

OUTREACH: Some people are so certain they're right

... that no one listens to their message.
As chief of the six-member police force in Newkirk, Okla., John Hobbs knows trouble when he sees it – even when it arrives in the form of a fax about a funeral.

The day before his town was to honor a local soldier killed in Iraq, Chief Hobbs received word that a Kansas church group would picket the funeral to promote its belief that the death reflected God's wrath against America's tolerance of homosexuality.

"It was hard to take," he said. "These people were just unbelievable."
Thanks a lot Fred, you and your zealots have caused the following to occur ...
Such demonstrations by members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., and the publicity-loving Rev. Fred Phelps have led at least 14 states, from Vermont to Mississippi, to weigh measures that would make it more difficult to protest at funerals.
So, anyone with a legitimate but controversial reason to protest at a funeral (e.g., a career child molesting priest being buried in a consecrated Catholic cemetery) might be prevented because of you and your ilk.

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HT: Christian Headlines

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