God Hates and Hates and Hates.............
Let me preface the following by stating that I love a good protest. Let's gang up and hurl shoes at the prime minister -wooohooo! Let's go round to Roy's house and call his cat an imperialist- yipeee! Let's denounce a bowling ball -hurrah and down with balls. In short you can't whack an argument that takes to streets. Apart from riots. I do not approve of riots, they are unruly, violent and almost without exception devoid of humour. You never see anyone laughing during one, it's all everyone hates me, let's firebomb a small business.
However I frown the deepest of frowns at the recent protests at military funerals in America. There are of course numerous reasons one could stage a protest at a military funeral assuming one was ill mannered and thoroughly evil enough to do such a thing. You might be a hardcore pacifist or against a particular war, that sort of thing. Or alternatively you might take the view that fighting in the American army is fighting for tolerance of homosexuality. Though you'd be a nutter if you did. That's like calling someone a racist for wearing shoes. The two things have nothing to do with each other.
Not being a parent I can only imagine how terrible it must be to bury your child. I can only asume that it must be a million times worse when your child has died a bloody, horrible violent death. It's one of these things it's hard to find the words for. However I cannot even begin to imagine the total fury the families of dead U.S serviceman who have had their funerals disrupted by these alleged Christian protesters must feel. As far as I'm aware there has not been any violent response from any of the military families who in turning the other cheek have shown more Christianity than the protesting scumbags. They've certainly had plenty provocation in the form of the protesters placards; 'Thank God for Dead Soldiers' and 'God Hates Cripple Soldiers'. Surely no sentient jury would convict if they opened fire on these morons.
There is of course the free speech argument and I do not dispute the protesters right to be virulently anti-homosexual loons. Not even in public with placards and everything. That is because I am not a mentalist. However all families have the right to mourn their dead and I mean that down to the last unsympathetic character you may wish to name-no exceptions. There is nothing to stop protesters timing their protests to coincide with military funerals but holding them away from the venue of the funeral, banning them from funeral venue does not infringe their right to be loathsome. Given that the dead soldiers these maniacs are so busy denouncing would have fought to the death defending them if the order came, allowing them a decent burial is the least they could do to reciprocate.
Bizarrely, considering their lunatic agenda they also disrupted the funeral of Matthew Shephard, a gay man who was beaten to death. I'd have thought the violent death of a homosexual would have been cause for celebration on their part or are they seriously asserting that gays should be denied funerals. The mind boggles.