This is probably the sickest thing I've ever read. This guy is organizing protests at our fallen soldiers funerals to show that God is punishing America.
This is an excerpt from an email I received from a biker friend of mine.
[i]We had a very good turnout!
Here's my take on the day.... I rolled in to Tonganoxie about 9:30. I'm not sure how I felt about this. All I knew was that I had to be here. The sign on the bank said 44 degrees. Big deal, I lost feeling in my fingers 20 miles ago. The original meeting spot was at Casey's, but our ranks were quickly outgrowing the parking lot, so we were relocated to a grocery store parking lot that could handle the 190+ bikes that showed up. We were grouped up and had a briefing, a prayer was said and we started lining up waiting for the call to head out. Our leader reminded us that we were there to show support for this family and community and we will not allow his memory to be desecrated (and I think he looked at me when he said "No Profanity").
11:40 we got the call, two abreast we rolled in, BIG flags in front. First were the American flags, followed by POW, American Legion, USMC, Navy, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard. Flags lined the streets and flags were on every bike.
As we're pulling out, I think about my kids. My kids that are the same age as this kid I've never met, never even heard of until 2 days ago. I think about his 20 year old widow. I feel for his parents whose son was shot on his birthday, and I think about how disgusted I am that these vermin-scum are here to taunt these grieving people. I have a huge lump in my throat and my vision's getting blurry. I wonder why this is necessary.
We arrived, parked and got off our bikes. We can see their signs. Now I'm mad again and, at this point, all I want is one swing at the bastards. The 200-plus of us gather across the street and for the first time I get a close look at the dickweeds. There's maybe 8 of them and most of them are freaking KIDS!! A couple were college age, most were younger, there's a young girl maybe 8yrs old and she looks like she's dancing, but there's no music...big smile, dancing, laughing and jumping around. I watched her for a bit before I realized, she's stomping on the AMERICAN FLAG (insert massive expletives here!!) !! I'm shocked! I can't F*CKING BELIEVE THIS! (for those who know me, you know how hard it was for me to go this far into the story without the "F word").
As a group, we turned our backs to the vermin-scum, they're not worthy of our time.
I'm quietly reminding myself that I didn't come here to fight, I'm here to try to help. I glance up on the roof...police sniper watching those freaks, cool!
About that time a woman starts singing. I can't tell who it is and I can't hear her very well, but it sounds like "God Bless America". It got kind of quiet & I realized that she's singing "God HATES America"!! ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME?? I can feel my face getting red, I spot a tire iron lying on the ground (just in case). Our group drowns her out with the Pledge of Allegiance.
My mind is kind of in a daze at this point. To me, it's very ironic to think that the man in the casket died protecting the FREEDOM of the low-life scumbags standing at his funeral STOMPING on the flag!!
That freaking lump in my throat is back and my vision is blurry again. I'm thankful for dark sunglasses.
I'm telling myself (again) that I'm not here to fight, but I can't stop feeling disgusted. It's one thing to express your opinion and/or religion, but this guy is exploiting this freedom of expression in some backwards ass attempt to piss on the grave of someone's child. If that wasn't low enough he sends CHILDREN, little KIDS, to do his dirty work.
Why is an 8 year olds holding signs that say "God hates Fags"? What does someone tell an 8 year old to validate this kind of behavior? What kind of reasoning are you using to tell your 8 year old that she needs to hate fags and "today we're going to drive to a funeral and when we get there, you're going to hold up this sign and 200 angry grown ups are going to yell at you!"
There is something obscene here, something so surreal that my feeble mind cannot fathom.
Stupidity breeding hate. Kids holding signs preaching hate. His stupidity is obvious, his hate is contagious, he must be eradicated. I'd be happy to handle the task.
I left home this morning on my bike with the sole purpose of lending a hand. I came to pay homage to 22 year old Spc. Lucas Franz. I somehow hoped that my being there would provide some amount of comfort to his young widowed wife, and his parents and family. I never met him, but I'll remember him and this day for a long time. I've never had a day like today where my emotions were run through the gamut. It's 3 am and I still can't stop the tears.
To get a real grasp on this sick individual go to: www.godhatesfags.com (BE ADVISED: DISTURBING)
Support our troops!! [/i]
There's not much I can add. I'm sick to my stomach that people like this exist. I feel for the families of our soldiers that have to worry about this asshole interrupting their time of mourning. If this guy and his group comes anywhere near Phoenix, you can bet that I'll be there supporting our troops and their families.