Fort Campbell, Tennessee – When the Westboro Baptists threatened to picket the funeral of Sgt William Bays, something marvelous occurred – the community came out to support not just Sgt Bays, but America and our troops. Westboro turned out to be a no-show.
Fort Campbell learned of the planned picketing at Gate 4, and advised their personnel to stay away from any confrontations and not show up to avoid any potential violence. It is unclear if any of their personnel actually paid attention to the directive, and it wouldn’t have mattered. Faced with a wall of people who were obviously against them, they didn’t bother to picket.
Screaming Eagle Ready Mix pulled their cement trucks up to block the way. Many true Americans came to make sure the cult could not disrupt the funeral. Even farm equipment helped block any potential disruptions.
They stood on the street in the rain with their American flags, and in spite of the threat of problems, they showed that Americans support America, our troops, and our fallen. Some held signs in direct contradiction to the Westboro hate message.
There were bikers, farmers, cement workers, veterans, spouses, ordinary citizens, people who came to stand against the hate with honor and respect.
Faced with streets lined with real Americans, the cult was unable to produce their hoped “peaceful preaching” of “god hates America.” Little g because their ‘god ‘is not the One True Living God. The only other so-called ‘god’ like theirs is the one that ISIS follows – a ‘god’ of hate. Different address, same spirit. Remember that.
If you ever have occasion to encounter one of these Westboro fools, ask them if they can read.
“For God so LOVED the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16,17
Remember: Hatred = blindness.
Photos provided by Dorothy Frame at Clarksville Events, Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children followers Kelly Leese, Delbert Brewer, and Dewey Santoro.