|Belleau Wood US Marines|
Memorial, Des Plaines, IL
From the Chattanooga Times Free Press:
Messages appearing to originate from the Westboro Baptist Twitter account indicate that the small church plans to picket the funerals of slain servicemembers killed in Chattanooga.Often the so-called church is a no-show for their threatened protests. We can only hope that is the case this time.
Claiming that God sent the gunman to the military installations in Chattanooga, Westboro Baptist on Saturday indicated that it planned to protest the funerals of the slain Marines and Sailor.
Blaming the killings in part on the acceptance of gay marriage in the U.S., the church said it would protest the funerals "with a helpful message."