Volunteer 'Human Shield' to Protect Marine's Funeral From Crazy Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

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Standard Westboro Baptist Church Lunacy
One of these days, the Westboro Baptist Church is going to find something better to do with its time than protest funerals and harass the grieving. Unfortunately, today isn't looking like that day. But they better prepare themselves for the Human Shield that will wrap itself around the funeral of a fallen Marine on Saturday.

More than 2,600 people have already pledged their support for the family of Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Price who died July 29 during combat in Afghanistan. A giant mass of humanity will stand between the group that spews hate and the people who head to the church in Holland, Michigan to say goodbye to a man who made the greatest sacrifice for our country.

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If there's ever been a greater representation of good vs. evil in one place, I don't know what it is.

Here is a man who had six tours in Afghanistan, who laid down his life for his country. And then there's the Westboro Baptist Church.

The people of the Westboro Baptist Church have made a name for themselves with their hate-filled signs at funerals, where they rant about their hatred toward gays. They claim the deaths of soldiers symbolize God punishing the country for accepting homosexuality. Their beliefs are misguided ... at best.

But it's their methods that truly fly in the face of their supposed faith. They quite literally torture people like Rachel Price-Baila Cardio, this Marine's widow, who took to Facebook this week to thank the people who are standing up for her late husband. She has the double burden of mourning the loss of her husband at just 27 and dealing with a bunch of raving lunatics during his funeral.

The poor woman. I want to go hug her.

But get this. She's a Christian. In fact, she even used a Bible quote in her note of gratitude:

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in Heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. - Matthew 5:44-45

So the Westboro Baptist Church hasn't given up yet? Oh well. If Rachel Price-Baila Cardio can wrap herself in kindness even in the darkest days, if nearly 3,000 people can give up a Saturday morning to send a fallen Marine on his way with honor, then the crazies of the WBC have already lost their battle. Good is still out there.

What would you like to do for this man's family?

 

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