The controversial Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), a so-called Christian denomination known more for protesting soldiers funerals than for preaching the gospel, is at it again. This time, their disgusting protest plans are taking them to our nation’s national cemetery, just in time for Veterans Day.
According to the WBC’s website, the group is planning to take their “We Pray for More Dead Soldiers” and “Thank God for 9/11” signs and hate speech to Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day this Wednesday.
The group specifically targeted the day to send a message to those supporting our troops, and says honoring them on Veterans Day is akin to “worshiping the dead.” WBC has also declared that its protests are a warning from God.
The group’s announcement goes on to say, “Arlington National Cemetery is a giant middle finger to your creator. It is the exact opposite of what God instructs you to do. Now, put away your filthy imaginations and OBEY while you still draw breath.”
Veterans Day is the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918, and is celebrated across the country as a time to honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces.