All they could muster up was three protestors...man they are feirce!!!
Marine Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf was killed in Afghanistan on May 12th. Tragic to say the least. The death of any servicemeber is tragic. While in country/deployed, when one of our Marine dies, a small piece of you is taken away as well. It’s the price those that have volunteered are ready to pay. However, I don’t care what organization you are from, when you decide to protest at this or any other American’s funeral be ready for what awaits you.
The Westboro Baptist Church (which has 100 members – 80% are all family members...nutjob family memebrs) plans to protest at Marine Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf funeral Monday June 13th in Nashville, Tennessee.
Some of those that know the Balduf family have built a Facebook site to organize and support the warriors funeral “Say NO to the Westboro Baptist Church in Nashville”
Additionally in TN it is against the law to interfere with a funeral.
39-17-317. Disorderly conduct at funerals.
(a) A person commits the offense of interfering with a funeral or burial, funeral home viewing of a deceased person, funeral procession, or funeral or memorial service for a deceased person, if the person acts to obstruct or interfere with such commemorative service by making any utterance, gesture, or display in a manner offensive to the sensibilities of an ordinary person. Picketing, protesting, or demonstrating at a funeral or memorial service shall be deemed offensive to the sensibilities of an ordinary person.
(b) The provisions of this section shall only apply to acts within five hundred feet (500¢) of a funeral or burial, funeral home viewing of a deceased person, funeral procession, or funeral or memorial service for a deceased person.
(c) A violation of this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
I can almost guarantee another organization will be at the funeral, The Patriot Guard Riders which I happen to be a member of and would love to attend this event if I was around the area. These people at this church are nutjobs. They are so delusional and confused on the simplest right & wrong views that they are more like a cult than anything else. If they were in Afghanistan and they protested at a funeral the locals would simply just shoot them and probably everyone you were with. It’s amazing the one who has paid the ultimate price and protects a country where you can say what you want, is the one to have those he serves come back and disgrace his funeral. Man are we screwed up.
The above reminds me of a certain “Rolling Thunder” where another nutjob infected organization “Code Pink” (100% against the military) made the statement that they would spray paint several of the National Monuments in Washington DC with their logo before the Rolling Thunder event. Myself and about 500 bikers took a little offense to that and many had 4-6 man teams of bikers around each monument 24/7 with their bikes as shall we say a “welcoming party” to those that thought of desecrating the monuments. As I was speaking with one fellow Marine from the “Leather Necks” a bike club made up of only Marines across the nation we chatted with a couple other bikers from an entirely different club. One of the gentlemen we talked with had a limp and used a cane to assist his walking as he wore a long trench coat. I wondered if it was difficult for him to ride until I noticed the fairly large caliber shotgun barrel sticking out of his paint leg and realized he really didn’t have a limp....we didn’t have any monuments tampered with all night...hmm go figure.
It’s tragic we have to keep an eye on our own American people that desire to do disgrace to those that provide the very blanket they sleep under. If you belong or protest with the nut job church at funerals, remember yes, you can protest and so can anyone else so watch your back. Nothing screams “kick my ass” like a bunch of nutjobs trying to Fk with a Marine’s funeral. You can stand by!
I’m confident the Westboro Church will not be successful. They are sick people that will never “Get it” because they never had it together in the first place. God Bless you Marine Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf and your family. No matter how any organization tries to disgrace you or your efforts, remember, the streets of heaven are guarded by US Marines and you will never be forgotten. You are a hero!
Time for a Cgar!