funeral protesters Anti gay church protestors to march on two towns

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.

Copyright KMOX Radio

Comments (5)
  1. thanatosrises says:

    Vets need to beat them all bloody and fill ICU with them!!!

  2. keith krewson says:

    I see where this church is going to protest a nother fallen heros death and military vets are going to confront them i dont believe in violence but enough is enough you might disagree but please start respecting the loss of the families they give churches a real bad name

  3. moreofthesame says:

    There will be several hundred Marine Corps vets at the funeral.

    I hope that the vet’s remember their motto, “Semper Fi” ALWAYS FAITHFUL, and just pound those bastards from the wackie church in Kansas, preventing them from making a mockery of a hero’s funeral.

    I would love to see Marines demonstrating why they are Marines and not nursery school teachers.

    This Church group should be ashamed of themselves. LC Corzine is a hero, and should not be targeted for some lunatic church groups politiical agenda.

  4. mark says:

    i hope the police turn their heads while a group of people beat them half to death . i wish for nothing more than pain and suffering for that church .p.s pastor phelps go to hell you bastard

  5. sandman says:

    i rode my harley alone to salute lance corporal kenny corzine as he was flown into bethalto. i was waved into the middle of the freedom riders motorcycle escort. after experiencing this i can assure you that the freedom riders will shield kennys family from these insane, horrible people and i will be riding with them in the morning from cornerstone church to roselawn cemetary. please support the freedom riders as they’re mission is to rebuke these fanatics,

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