Westboro Baptist Crossing The Line in Joplin

26 May

Westboro Baptist Church Plans Protest in Joplin.

Church members plan to protest when President Obama visits tornado victims.

The controversial Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest President Obama‘s visit to Joplin, Missouri Sunday. On its website, the church writes, “Thank God for 125 dead in Joplin.” Church members claim Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has attacked them by promoting laws banning them from protesting at soldiers’ funerals.

President Obama is planning to visit the tornado-ravaged city this Sunday. A memorial is also planned that day for the 125 people who lost their lives in the tornado.

From their website…


2 Responses to “Westboro Baptist Crossing The Line in Joplin”

  1. Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural May 26, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    My Mom is a native Topekan and I spent half my childhood in Topeka along with a few of my adult years and I’ll tell you they are not popular with Topekans.

    • earthmonster May 26, 2011 at 6:37 am #

      I don’t think using Joplin as a platform to voice their opinion is a good choice. I don’t think they will be welcomed with open arms. Frustration is high, mixed that with emotion and there might be some resistance from the locals as to them being there.

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