They Are Back! Westboro ‘Church’ To Picket Beau Biden’s Funeral
The alleged church hasn’t picketed at any #blacklives matter funerals.
Via USA Today
A Kansas church, known for its strident opposition to homosexuality and picketing of soldiers’ funerals, has promised to protest the funeral of Beau Biden on Saturday.
The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., will picket outside Wilmington’s St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., according to its website. Biden’s funeral Mass starts at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony.
“As for Beau Biden, his life was cut short by the will of God to whom all glory is given and he has an eternity of answering to the Lord for his own words, thoughts, actions and sins,” the protest announcement said.
Biden, who died of brain cancer Saturday at age 46, served in Iraq for a year in 2008 and 2009 as a lawyer for the Delaware Army National Guard.
Wilmington officials said about noon Friday that the Westboro group has not sought the permit required to hold a demonstration.
The protest announcement also had harsh words for Biden’s father, Vice President Biden.
“Lord willing, WBC will zealously warn Joe Biden and the others at that time/place that God has clear standards, that He requires obedience, and that He curses those who refuse to obey, especially those who interfere with His people in their worship of and service to Him,” according to the website. “Our faithful warning: Repent or likewise perish!”
Westboro’s website calls “the modern militant homosexual movement to pose a clear and present danger to the survival of America, exposing our nation to the wrath of God” and boasts of holding more than 55,000 demonstrations since 1991. More than 400 protests were at “military funerals of troops whom God has killed in Iraq/Afghanistan in righteous judgment against an evil nation,” the website says. More