Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Pick...

Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket In Springs At Soldier's Funeral

There are 6 comments on the KKTV story from Sep 8, 2010, titled Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket In Springs At Soldier's Funeral. In it, KKTV reports that:

A controversial Baptist Church group from Kansas says they'll be in Southern Colorado to protest at a funeral for an army chaplain who was killed in Afghanistan.

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Army Wife

Denver, CO

#1 Sep 8, 2010
This absolutely sickens me! They are picketing the wrong people. Soldiers are required to follow the orders of the Commander in Chief...which at this time is Obama! This soldier died for your right to free speech. What makes it worse is that this is church group that is preaching hate!

This country is going completely to the dogs. We have no pride in what once made us a great nation.
bwjw1997

Colorado Springs, CO

#2 Sep 8, 2010
I'm going to speak out against them before and after the memorial service. The members of this church are and absolute disgrace to themselves.
Retired Military Guy

Mountain View, CA

#3 Sep 8, 2010
These people have the right in our country to protest but if I were them I would pick a more appropriate forum to express their opinions. The sacrifice of an individual's life in the service of our nation is the ultimate sacrifice that anyone can give. Chaplain Goetz was in Afghanistan to bring peace to those who were there in very difficult circumstances. Jesus Christ himself said that greater love hath no man than this, that he give his life for his friends. We know he was speaking of himself but also of others too. I think this group of supposed Christians should read their Bible more carefully so that they don't miss out on the truly important things they should and could be doing.
Dont mess

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Oct 14, 2010
It's a good thing they didn't see me. Althought I usually take the "mature route" they woulda got it from me..
lakerfan

Murfreesboro, TN

#5 Oct 14, 2010
Retired Military Guy wrote:
These people have the right in our country to protest but if I were them I would pick a more appropriate forum to express their opinions.
I agree. They have freedom of speech but I hate the way they abuse the privilege. They protest the very people who are willing to die to protect their rights. It's a sick thing to see somebody outside a funeral with a sign that says Thank God for dead soldiers and other hate like that. I remember thinking that when they protested outside my nephew's funeral.

To Capt. Goetz's family and friends you have my sympathy for your loss.
Storm Warning

Fort Atkinson, WI

#6 Oct 14, 2010
quit sniveling and do something about it

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