Westboro Baptist Church To Protest In Harrisburg

Brett Blume

HARRISBURG, Ill. (KMOX) –  Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for protesting at the funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers, are planning to make an appearance in Harrisburg Illinois.

The tornado-ravaged town is trying to pick up the pieces after Wednesday’s storm that tore apart dozens of homes and businesses and left a half-dozen dead.

A post on the blog for the Kansas-based church reads “Hallelujah! God sent an F-4 Tornado Ripping Through Harrisburg Illinois!”.

The post doesn’t say when church members will be in Harrisburg, although it does mention picketing the funerals of those killed in this week’s storm.

Why Illinois, and why Harrisburg in particular?

That’s not clear, although the online message does say “You can blame your legislature who is again considering a law further criminalizing the gospel preaching of God’s servants at WBC!”

The controversial group’s last appearance in this area was outside Clayton High School the day after the Super Bowl, as they protested a group of students known as the GSA — the “Gay-Straight Alliance”.

 

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  1. Becky says:

    These people are doing nothing to spread the word of God. I do not know what they are trying to accomplish. Their goal is surely not to win hearts for God.

  2. stlmom4 says:

    Their hate has no bounds. God forgive them; too many people have difficulty doing so with all the pain the spread. Where is the love of God in their words? acts? and raising their children in such hate-filled surroundings. God have mercy on these wretched souls.

  3. GH says:

    Please do not give these people news coverage. It incites things further and let’s them get on with this money making racket of theirs. We here in Harrisburg will deal with them if they show up.

  4. Decent citizen says:

    PLEASE STOP PUBLICIZING THE WBC’S PRESS RELEASES UNLESS YOU FIRST VISIT THEIR WEBSITE TO VERIFY THEY ACTUALLY PLAN TO PROTEST. YOU ARE SUCKERING INTO SPREADING THEIR HATE FILLED MESSAGES WITHOUT FIRST VERIFYING THE FACTS…TO FACT CHECK, VISIT THEIR PICKET SCHEDULE ON THEIR WEBSITE BEFORE PUBLISHING. AS YOU WILL SEE, IT DOES NOT LIST THIS AS A SCHEDULED PICKET, SO THEY ARE JUST SUCKERING YOU INTO PUBLICIZING.

  5. harrisburg resident says:

    Its so easy for a TV station to pick up on the fact WBC wants to come to my town and protest but, you never will hear the thousands that have signed up and come to provide a human shield to protest the families from these people. We are a small community, everyone knows someone that was effected by the storm, whether it be loss of life or loss of property. The last thing we need is these wack jobs in our town, at this time, it is something we take personally.

  6. harrisburg resident says:

    that should say protect

  7. mm says:

    Madelyn Iris Munsell’s first original song — A high school student from Waterloo wrote it this week as a tribute to victims (her friends from Speech team) of the tornado in Harrisburg, IL. The lyrics are mature, the harmonies intricate, and she played and recorded everything.

  8. Highland G-ma says:

    I call it as I see it….the devil masquerading as a church. He has’nt changed his tactics, still works through people like he always has to accomplish his dispicable deeds in the earth.

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