Anti-gay church protestors to march on two towns

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MAYWOOD, IL - APRIL 19: Shirley Phelps-Roper, and her son Isaiah both member of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, protest across the street from the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital April 19, 2006 in Maywood, Illinois. Members of the church are known for their protest outside military funerals but as many states have drafted laws limiting access near funerals they have begun to focus on Veteran's hospitals as a means of getting their anti-gay message heard. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

ST. CHARLES, Mo.  (KMOX) – Members of the Westboro Baptist Church plan to protest in two communities on Thursday.

Thats the group that lines the street with members at military funerals to protest gays in service. 

On Thursday they’ll be in Bethalto at the funeral of Lance Corporal Kenneth Corzine who died on Christmas Eve from injuries suffered earlier.

Shirley Phelps-Roper says that same day they will be in the city of St. Charles to protest the recent adoption of an ordinance against such protests.

“This nation in violation of the first amendment is trying to squish this little church like a bug” said Phelps-Roper.

Military veterans plan to confront the protestors at both locations.

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