Nice to see these schmucks get what-for:
Tulsa World — Members of a Kansas church that protests at military funerals may have found themselves in the wrong town Saturday. Shortly after finishing their protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, a half-dozen protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., headed to their minivan, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed. To make matters worse, as their minivan slowly hobbled away on two flat tires, with a McAlester police car following behind, the protesters were unable to find anyone in town who would repair their vehicle, according to police. (H/T HotAirPundit)
I certainly don’t condone the slashing of tires (although I’m glad that the article doesn’t mention anything about the vandals being caught and sued), but I wholeheartedly agree with anyone and everyone who legally declined to assist them in replacing their tires or repairing their vehicle. (I thought it was odd that the picture with the article showed their license plate, although the vehicle might be a rental.)
This isn’t the only trouble the so-called “church” has had of late; recently in Missouri they were blocked from reaching their target.
IndyPosted — Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church … has claimed free speech and freedom of assembly to protect their “rights” to taunt the families of fallen soldiers with picket signs and slogans. But in Weston, Missouri, citizens of the “Show Me” state showed the Phelps family that “freedom of assembly” is a sword that cuts both ways. Fox news reports that protective and loving citizens converged upon Weston to erect a human blockade around the funeral of Sgt. First Class C.J. Sadell. In the small town of 2000, well over half the town was reportedly joined by visitors from as far away as Australia to pay their respects and to make it impossible for the Phelps family to get anywhere near the funeral for a fallen soldier. “We got everybody here early so we could take up all the parking spots,” [Weston resident Rebecca] Rooney said. ”We did that so Mr. Phelps wouldn’t have a contingency that was really close.” Protesters didn’t stick around long once they saw the supporters.
Again, no word in the article of there being anyone involved in the counter-protest that Fred Phelps (Democrat) and his brood could sue.
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