Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Outrageous protesters

I'm on my phone again and won't be able to link up but something I heard tonight really got my blood boiling. Now I'm not normally a pot stirrer. But this issue hits way to close to home.

So many men and women die in Iraq and Afghanistan and other countries we have military stationed every day. And to hear of a group of people who would protest a funeral of a dead soldier makes me so mad and sick at the same time. My friend Mel said it makes her mad and sad at the same time so she's "smad" ha I love that.

You bet your life I will not sit by quietly if something like this where to happen to me. I think what this father is doing is amazing. And the will power he showed by not killing each and every protester is amazing. And how any court could deny this man some sort of compensation is beyond me. But to make him pay for the court fees for the people who ruined his sons funeral is appalling. And I am so glad someone has stepped up to help this man fight for his son.

I am not saying you shouldn't protest or be outspoken about your beliefs. In fact I think you should. But I think you shouldn't go about it so distastefully. Not only are they spreading evil and nonsense but they are protesting against the very people who fight for their right to be able to protest. And not only that but they are sick and twisted to protest a funeral. And that isn't the first time they've done that. They especially go after gays and military.

I'm not sure the name of the young man who passed who was gay they protested because it was years ago. But they have been known to do stuff like this before.

They need to be stopped. They are also putting children on the picket lines and having them hold signs that read things about how God hates gays and dead soldiers and thanking God for 9-11. Its sick. I know the Bible never says God hates a certain group of people. Yes he tells us marriage is between a man and woman but that doesn't mean he hates gays. He loves us all. No matter what we've done or how far we've strayed.

There is a link to donate to the fund for legal fees. None of the money will go to the lawyers representing him. And if there is money left over it will go to veterans groups for education scholarships. The website is www.Matthewsnyder.org

Sorry about the long rant and I'm usually not this vocal about things. But being an army wife has opened my eyes to a lot of things. And one of them is a great respect for men and women who serve our country.
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3 comments:

mjellis said...

That breaks my heart. Thank you for posting this. What is wrong with people??!!!

AKD said...

I wonder if these are those Westboro Church people - we had some picket a local soldier's funeral, too. It's just awful.

Amanda Negley said...

Yes it is. They seem to do this a lot. Its quite sick if you ask me. And sad. That is horrible that it happened in your hometown.