Wednesday, June 22, 2005

True Wisdom

Westboro Baptist Church is a place most Christians wished didn't exist. They have, long ago, gone off the deep end. Now they have crossed new lines.

A radical Midwestern hate group plans to protest at the funerals of two local soldiers killed in action, claiming the slain heroes ``were cast into hell to join many more dishonorable Americans.''
The Westboro Baptist Church, proclaiming ``thank God for IEDs'' or roadside bombs, claims the 9/11 attacks and American deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan are God's vengeance on a nation that is tolerant of homosexuality.

However this angers me, there is a light:
...when told about the group's plans, John Maloney, the father of slain Marine Capt. John Maloney, said his son died in Iraq to protect free speech, no matter how offensive.
``He fought and died for their right to do what they do,'' he said. ``I may not agree with what they do. This is still the United States of America, isn't it?''

Rest in Peace, Captain, you have a wise father.

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
-Francois Voltaire


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