When the KKK Protests Westboro Church, Who Do You Root For?

The Westboro Baptist Church has made offending people an art, arriving at any public event they believe will have some media around, spreading their anti-homosexual message of hate.  One of their favorite spots has always been at the funerals of soldiers, targeting their families with signs stating that their loved ones died because of God’s wrath over gays in the military.

So it’s not much of a surprise that a contingent of the church showed up that the Memorial Day service at Arlington National Cemetery.  Slightly surprising, though, was who was there to meet them.

The Ku Klux Klan.

Via CNN.com:

Among those counter-protesting at the cemetery’s main entrance: About 10 members of a group that claims to be a branch of the Ku Klux Klan from Virginia called the Knights of the Southern Cross. They were cordoned off separately in a nearby area, but drew little attention as they gave out small American flags behind a banner that read “POW-MIA.”

They said they were there to object to the Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-troop message.

“It’s the soldier that fought and died and gave them that right to free speech,” said Dennis LaBonte, the self-described “Imperial Wizard” of the KKK group that he said he formed several years ago.

“That’s fine,” said Abigail Phelps, the daughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps. “They have no moral authority on anything.

Trying to decide who has more moral authority, the Phelps or the KKK is like trying to decide if you’d rather have someone shoot off your right foot, or your left one.

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Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

ElizabethM C.
Past Member 3 years ago

I'm rooting for the horses.

Warren Osborn
Warren Osborn3 years ago

Ditto to Kelly G!!!!

Kelly G.
Kelly G.3 years ago

Omg I loved that last line of the article! Lol

espen jorgensen
Espen jorge4 years ago

@Kavinda P:Thank God for Westboro Church ????? Both KKK and that pitty little ugly church shares the same values,that means hatred against people they don`t even know..And one cannot win against stupidity andlack of intelligence...Unfortunately!

Beth M.
Beth M.4 years ago

Both are loosers.

Mitzie W.
Mitzie W.4 years ago

All I can say is OMG.

espen jorgensen
Espen jorge4 years ago

Well as one writer further down wrote: It`s funny,and I would rather have the KKK in my funeral than WBC,I find that disgusting..BUT,I feel no hate, I feel pity for those who are willing to do what the heck they want with the Holy Bible in their hands...

jane richmond
jane richmond4 years ago

hard choice they both stink!

espen jorgensen
Espen jorge4 years ago

I discoverde that those socalled christians are planning to go overseas to Norway to protest under several funerals of the victims from the Norway massacre..
The policechief in Oslo said today that this is the worlds baddest idea for the moment..
If they actually come here to protest and parole that this was Norway`s punishment for beeing openminded in the politics regarding gaymarriage/gayrights I believe that they can put their own health in risk, and what signal is that to show to the world??
Nothing but hatred,and they for sure will trigger violence, it is a big big shame that they get fundings for doing things like this..
Almost as extreem people as Anders Breivik- the terrorist!
I feel sick when thinking of the killed youngsters and their relatives having to go through another disaster once again...
I will personally go a step too far I think if I see one of the babtists,well it is wrong to call them real babtists as they make shame over the REAL peaceloving and caring babtists all across the globe...