Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Picketing a Memorial Service


“Thank God for another dead college student – this one killed at N. Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill, NC. God Hates American Colleges. They are filthy, anti-God, arrogant, debauched, decadent & depraved. This victim was student body pres.” [link]

This is the press release from the very open-minded and tolerant members of the Westboro Baptist Church. I am sure you know these people by their signs that “God Hates Fags” or “God Hates America.” As people gather in the Dean Smith Center, these crusaders of God’s love will be outside paying their own tribute.

Now taking my tongue out of my cheek, I firmly believe in the right to free speech but it does turn my stomach to allow this type of thing to happen. A life was taken way to early and it is a stretch to think that a memorial service is a place to push Westboro’s agenda. I guess I have to be proud to live in a country that allows people to say what they think but I can still disagree whole heartily with them.

Cross-posted at RedBlueChristian

1 comment:

gavin richardson said...

i care not to click the links and give traffic. so i am intrigued to know what "offense" that a scholar, student body president did that she is being protested. did she have a gay friend? maybe she visited sweden.. or is it more apparent that these folks just hate people