Originally Posted by white cat lover
OK, so here's the scoop. I am going to call the picketers the meanies because this is a child-friendly site. I would like to call them something else, but I will keep this post .
The meanies showed up AT THE FAMILIES FARM the day after the family was notified to tell them how AWFUL their son was. HOW GOD HATED THEIR SON!!! (I heard the dad of the soldier was brandishing a shotgun at the meanies & his wife was too devastated to even move, she just collapsed when she saw the meanies. that may just be gossip, though)
Now, they are going to picket the funeral AND VIOLATE A MN STATE LAW by not staying 500 feet away from the funeral. The bikers guys(Patriot Guard) will try to protect the family from seeing the meanies.
Only 500 people can fit in the funeral home, the rest will line up along seveal roads, wearing red shirts & carrying flags in support of the fallen soldier's family. I couldn't bring myself to go to the viewing, & I think there are others who should go to the funeral more than I should, so I steered clear. I sent my own personal sympathy card to the family, though.
I do so hope all of the meanies get arrested! Have you seen what some of the signs say???? One they showed on the news said "Your preist is a " I cannot think of a way to even put a different word in there that would be appropraite. There are going to be 50-75 police officers there. There are what, 15-20 police officers for my county? Some of the farmers around here will not be ashamed to defend this family by breaking the law....everyone around here is one big family....we grew up with or raised the fallen soldier. Everybody knew him.
Mods, let me know if I did not censor my post enough. I tried to keep it all OK. Sorry if I didn't.