Westboro Church says it will protest at Flight 3407 Memorials
Anti-gay extremists from Westboro Church (WBC), Topeka, Kansas, are planning to protest in the Buffalo, NY area on Sunday February 22nd.
Members of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., who are known for picketing the funerals of U.S. troops, are planing to protest two memorial services planned for the victims of Flight 3407, the commuter plane that crashed near Buffalo.
The group plans to picket a morning community prayer service at the Zion Lutheran Church in Clarence Center, and an afternoon memorial service for Alison Des Forges at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Buffalo. Both services are scheduled to take place Sunday.
Westboro Baptist Church is known for its anti-gay message and its picketing of funerals for members of the armed services killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The controversial church says God is punishing America because of what church members consider the nation's permissive attitude toward gays and lesbians.
WBC News Release, under the guise of "Religious Opinion and Bible Commentary on Current Events" can be read, here.
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