***Update: The Commanding Officer of our base has made an announcement that the Marines are NOT allowed to go to these crazies' demonstration, due very much to him wanting to keep the peace and not letting any of his Marines get into trouble in the "heat of the moment". Without Jason, I don't feel like it would be smart for me to go alone, but I will be keeping up with it through the news. My friend's dad is part of a motorcycle group that follows these people wherever they go, parks their motorcycles so close together from end to end that you can't even see these people, they also hold up our beloved American flag in front of them and play their radios so that their chants can't be heard, so hopefully they will be here as well!***
These people are psycho. I can't imagine what is going through their tiny brains. They totally take Biblical scripture out of context. If you have never heard of these people, they are mean, spiteful, hateful people that protest at funerals of military members, screaming and holding signs that say horrible, horrible things. I can't imagine being a family member who just lost a loved one and then seeing these people at their funeral, it breaks my heart, and makes me so angry everytime I see them that tears spring to my eyes. And now, they are headed this way to protest over the horrible death of Maria Lauterbach and her unborn baby. This was sent to me from a friend, and I wanted to share with you, I'd like to see them come to Camp Lejeune...they will have a crowd full of military members and military supporters waiting on them...it's gonna be a rude awakening for these terrible people, and I can't wait.
The Westboro Baptist church is planning a protest at Camp Lejeune. This is straight from their picketing schedule on their website: 01/19/2008 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jacksonville, NC Camp Lejeune Lejeune Blvd & Hargett St. That is the church that protests at military funerals. We are going to protest their church by showing our support for the troops. Tell your friends and neighbors that they are welcome to come join the ranks of the Gathering of Eagles and Eagles Up. Bring your flags or signs, but be there. You will not be in harms way, you will be surrounded by veterans, their families, and patriotic Americans from near and far.

This is on their website http://www.godhatesfags.com/

"WBC to picket Camp Lejeune. God Hates the U.S. Marines. The wonderful, spit-and-polish Marine is over eight months pregnant and she says another wonderful Marine raped her, and now on the eve of his court martial where she is the star witness against him, she turns up dead, and he is a fugitive from justice. Wonderful. The few. The proud. Based on our extensive experience with Marines for over a decade, we can testify that these are typical Marines. WBC will picket the filthy, lawless Marine Corps - at noon next Sat., Jan. 19 - at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; in religious protest and warning: "Be not "'deceived; God is not mocked." Gal. 6:7. God Hates Fags! & FagEnablers. Ergo, God hates the Marines. The Marine Corps is saturated with vile fags and dykes. It matters not to them that they are violating the laws of God and man. Our leaders know of the problem, but they refuse to fix it, due to pressure from political leaders, because fags have enormous political influence - called in Scripture "The power of the dog." Psa.22:20. And the phenomenon is called by Tocqueville, "The worm in the American apple." "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination. " Lev. 18:22. "Let no man deceive you with vain words; for because ofthese things cometh the wrath ofGod upon the children ofdisobedience. " Eph.5:6. " The Gathering of Eagles and Eagles Up groups are planning on being there on Sat to show their support. Many of them are members of the Patriot Guard.


Anonymous said...

sAs we know, we wrestle not against flesh and blood. As God fearing Christians this mind set is so far removed from us. The enemy has so blinded the minds of these people that they believe their ways are just.

Although it is horrible that a family has to endure people like this in their time of grief we can rest assured that God is and will continue to be the final judge.

Cast your cares on Him for He cares for you.

Ash said...

These people make me sick to my stomach. I wish I could be there to protest them. They have no idea what kind of place this world would be with our armed forces. Kudos to you and your friends for taking the time to show support for that poor woman and that sweet little baby. Love you guys. Let me know how the protest goes.

Heather K said...

Hi Christie..
I can't blame you..unbelievable! Christians--hmmm that's really sad that someone would spread hate in the name of Jesus! dispicable! I'm glad to hear that you all will be there to meet those ridiculous protesters.
take care

Mimi said...

I can't be there... but I will pray in support of you that you will be able to stand firm and make a strong stand for the military!!!
someone needs to put these people in their place once and for all!!
Be careful...Be strong... and Be safe...

Karen said...

As I was reading this, all kinds of things ran through my mind. I think Ginger is right on the money. They are blinded.
BE CAREFUL! You're not just battling *people*. Our prayers are with you, as always.
Love you,

~ Amy ~ said...

O*M*Gsh!!!! A funeral is hard enough without this kind of harassment. How can they get that info out of scripture? Loonies!!!

Will you be there to support the family? If so, be careful.

Jennifer said...

This just sickens me.

I wish I could be there with you that day. Let us know how it goes.

Tiffany said...

This breaks my heart and angers me soo much as well! I will be praying for you and all that go w/ you. May God our Father send His mightiest angels to form a hedge of protection around ya"ll! Lets us know how it goes and be carefil!

Gena said...

They call themselves Christians? They are sadly deceived.

I have to agree with your mom and others - you are battling against powers and principalities. My prayers will be with you.

Ruth said...

That is just sad and ignorant. I agree with the fact that this is a principality and not just flesh. That poor family.

College Gal said...

this is horrible; and so sad. our military has given these people freedom and life from horrible deaths, and this is how they repay them. we need to pray for these people, and pray for God to come quickly.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

The poor family...my heart just goes out to them and all others that have had to endure this kind of treatment!