Kan. Church Plans To Picket Child Funerals
Westboro Baptist Church Cheers Child Deaths
POSTED: 9:38 pm CST November 17, 2010
UPDATED: 9:58 am CST November 18, 2010
TOPEKA, Kan. — A controversial Kansas church is changing its protest plan after an incident in Oklahoma last week.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church said they want revenge after someone slashed the tires on their van during visit to protest a military funeral in McAlester. The group said it plans to now target funerals for Oklahoma children.
The group said it planned to picket the funeral of an 8-year-old Burneyville girl who died in an accident at the Love County Fairgrounds last week, although no protesters were seen near the services. The group said it would be in Owasso on Thursday to protest the funeral of a girl who died in a car crash.
The Westboro Baptist Church’s website now reads “God Hates Oklahoma” and “The Lord curses them by killing Oklahoma’s children and casting them into hell. Thank God for more dead children in Oklahoma.”