Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Protest Clark Military Funeral

Group plans to gather for Cpl. Kevin Reinhard's funeral Monday.

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.

Coreena Foresee January 28, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Contact yoir local Veterans. They have a nation wide Harley Club that will bring in hundreds of War Veterans that will ride with and surround the funeral party and protect them!.
Jennifer Creran January 28, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Patriot Guard has been invited by the family and they ARE attending all services. http://pgrny.org/missions/missions/783-r7-cpl-kevin-j-reinhard-25-usmc-edison-nj-sun-mon-129-a-1302012
J January 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Baseball bats !! That's all it takes !! But unfortunately in this tree hugger world that we live in now everyone has something to say without having to be held accountable for it.
David Brown January 28, 2012 at 06:55 PM
I would hope St. Agnes church would take this wonderful opportunity to preach the message of God's love, even for those less fortunate souls who seek to provoke us. I would also find it uplifting if the church assembled some volunteers from amongst its congregation to reach out to these people, engage them in a spiritual conversation lovingly bringing up the examples like someone has mentioned "Ye shall know them by their fruits." Confronting them with a counter emotional attack or protest will have no effect!
Holly Walker January 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM
@david brown. I share the sentiments in your post, but I doubt that this group would listen. Confronting them would only give them the attention they want. Peacefully ignoring them while shielding the family is key.


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