The Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest Monday in an effort to spread its belief that God is killing the troops because America accepts homosexuality.
“Cpl Reinhard gave his life for the constitutional right of Westboro Baptist Church to warn America,” according to a statement from the church. “To deny us our first amendment right is to declare to the world that Cpl. Reinhard died in vain, and that America is a nation of sodomite hypocrites.”
The funeral will be held at St. Agnes Church on Madison Hill Road in Clark at 9 a.m.
The Westboro Baptist Church, headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, has been protesting military funerals, claiming God is killing the troops because of homosexuality in the United States.
The church’s message is that God is against America for allowing the continuation of sin, according to the church’s statement.
“Military funerals have become pagan orgies of idolatrous blasphemy, where they pray to the dunghill gods of Sodom and play taps to a fallen fool,” the statement read.
Check back to Patch for updates about security measures from Clark police.