So I’m sitting on my freezing cold bus this morning (seriously. We could see our breath almost.) when I decided to began my usual morning cover-to-cover read of the PG*.
I spent a bit of my ride shivering while I read this article about a funeral for a young dude that was killed during his second tour of duty in Iraq. Seems like he was a pretty cool dude who loved being in the military. Death sucks and as someone that plans to live forever, it touched me.
My point is that the article mentioned that there were some protesters attending the funeral. You’ve heard about these people that show up at military funerals to make total and complete asses of themselves right? Me too. What I did not know was what they were actually protesting. I assumed it was the war. Boy was I wrong:
By the end of the Mass at St. Mary, a small group of sign-waving protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., had departed. They showed up beforehand, as they have at military funerals across the country, to denounce U.S. government tolerance of homosexuality.
What the effityeffeffeff?!? Feel however you want about homosexuality because this is a free country and you are free to do so, but bringing your issues to funerals where people are mourning?
You people at Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas really couldn’t suck any more if you swallowed an Oreck and turned it on full power. Protesting homosexuality at military funerals? That is scary shit. In fact, if someone gave me a choice of attending the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas or the Greater Pittsburgh Church of scientology, or death, you would find me that very week sitting in the front row of the scientology center writing a check for my life savings, hooking my own ass up to the e-meter all the while dedicating my life to Xenu and Tom Cruise.
*A note: I do NOT read the PG over the Trib for any reason other than they gave me the a good deal on seven day delivery. It has nothing to do with political bent and I am an intelligent enough girl to know when the news or headlines are being skewed. I simply read through and filter out the bias. So please don’t send me emails about how the PG is a leftist newspaper that is currently brainwashing me into believing that Rick Santorum is the devil. This footnote brought to you by Blog of a Good Time.