Westboro Baptist Church Will Demonstrate at Beau Biden’s Funeral

Westboro Baptist Church Will Demonstrate at Beau Biden’s Funeral June 6, 2015
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Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by Sylvar https://www.flickr.com/photos/sylvar/

The church that Christian-bashers try to equate with all 2 billion Christians plans to demonstrate at the funeral of the son of the  America’s Vice President.

Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden died recently of brain cancer. He will be buried after a funeral mass in the Catholic Church.

Vice President Biden will attend his son’s funeral, and according to the Westboro Baptist Church’s press release, he will pray the Rosary. This is the “reason” that Westboro Baptist Church has given for their planned demonstration at Beau Biden’s funeral.

I can’t remember what reason they gave when they showed up a few miles from my house to demonstrate against the May 20 Moore tornado victims. I only know that they didn’t stay around.

They also announced plans to picket Steve Jobs funeral, but were foiled by the fact that it was totally private. I think they began these demonstrations by picketing the funerals of American soldiers killed in combat. They usually carry signs proclaiming that God hates homosexuals. You can find a list of their future pickets here.

I don’t think the reasons they give for picketing are their reasons. I’ve read that they do this to provoke attacks so they can then sue for damages. I don’t know. Maybe they are just addicted to the notoriety. All I do know is that it takes money to move even a small group of crazies and their signs around the country for these demonstrations.

My sympathy goes out to Vice President Biden at the loss of his son and I pray for Beau Biden’s soul. God be with Joe Biden in this time.

From Religious News Service:

Westboro’s protest apparently is targeting the Bidens’ Catholicism and the Catholic practice of praying the rosary. The site says:

WBC to picket the funeral of Beau Biden, son of Joe Biden who holds a position of power in today’s Doomed America with a very public platform with which he could give the glory to God for this event.  Rather, news reports indicate the elder Biden will be praying the rosary.  The Lord Jesus Christ plainly said to keep yourselves from idols at 1 John 5:21.  Yo, Joe!  Start reading the Bible and OBEY and get rid of the goofy beads.  They are an idol made with hands and cannot save you, Beau or anyone!

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7 responses to “Westboro Baptist Church Will Demonstrate at Beau Biden’s Funeral”

  1. They are anti-Catholic, but it is lower on their list than other things. In a S.C. case from a few years ago where a soldier’s family tried to sue them for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress because of WBC’s protesting at his funeral, part of WBC’s reasons for protesting the funeral was that the soldier was Catholic. The S.C. found that their speech was a public concern that was protected by the 1st Amendment so that WBC was not liable for IIED. I agreed with Justice Alito’s dissent in that opinion, but I obviously don’t make the laws.

    The opinion contains some of their anti-Catholic messaging:

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-751.pdf

    Oh and as for their source of funding, they probably have some well-off supporters who secretly donate funds. In a country of 300 million, it would only take a few hundred people to support them. For example, 200 upper-middle class people donating $5,000 each to create a $1 million dollar travel budget.

    • AND to make money … they sue… EVERYONE… I am sure the Good Delawarean who tossed a cup of coffee on them will sue… but don’t worry… lawyers here in DE will line up to defend him against them… Note to Coffee Guy… I got your next cup covered!!!

  2. At Matthew Shepard’s funeral, volunteers shielded the Westboro protesters from the gaze of Matthew’s parents by wearing large angel wings and standing around the funeral the family and friends. I hope someone can similarly protect the Biden family.

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