Monday, January 21, 2008

Hate traveled to Kansas City today.

Today, while out running errands, I passed the funeral home on Holmes by I-435. There were several men lining the drive holding flags. I thought maybe a veteran had died or something.

Across the street by the exit ramp, were protesters with the standard "god hates fags" protest signs. (we all know who they are, I refuse to name them)

I quickly deduced that the funeral was not for a veteran, but for an active soldier who has fallen. I almost turned the car around to attend the service, just to piss the protesters off (stopping to thank them for making me aware that this was a soldier's funeral). If my children were old enough to learn the lesson, I would have.

The only point these protesters make with their hate is how insane they are. Is it any wonder so many people turn away from religion?

I'm very much against this war our current Governor-acting-as-President has embroiled our nation in, but like many others, I realize that our soldiers are (usually) following orders. They don't really have a choice about where they're assigned.

Here's to hoping that our next President will get us out of Iraq quickly and safely. I'm not holding my breath or anything, but I am hoping.

9 comments:

Spyder said...

What assholes! Wish they would go back & crawl back under their rock.

Donna said...

From my prospective, it's hard to be a Christian (which I am) with "those" people around. Not to mention Huckabee.

I'm a Republican who will probably vote for Obama.

Waldo Oiseau said...

I've been hearing about these kinds of protesters across the nation. I'm pretty smart, yet no matter how I try, I cannot understand how protesting a fallen soldier's funeral makes any sense! These are sad, misinformed Americans.

I am certainly looking forward to the next President; I think she'll do a great job! :)

Ambitious Fledgling said...

I wish there was a hell so those people could rot in it.

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

How awful! It makes all Christians look crazy and war-mongers! I am a Christian and a republican and just don't appreciate these awful people making the rest of us look bad! I hate war...but I will ALWAYS support our troops...ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS! *elizabeth

thepaintman said...

you could of accidently lost control of your car and run those protestors over

Janet said...

I could have, but I was on the wrong side of the road, it would have looked funny. And my children were in the car. No accidents on purpose when the kids are with me!

Kanga said...

I wonder if those bozos will have the stones to protest Heath Ledger's funeral down in Oz. Those Aussies would stomp the living crap out of them. That would be fun to watch.

Amy said...

I am sorry that you grew up in a "religion" that was really a cult and that people in other "religions" don't get that what they do is not helpful and actually turns people away from religion. True Christians go by the old hate the sin love the sinner rule. I can't hate you for being an atheist just as I can't hate other people who call themselves christians for all of us being what we are-just imperfect people! :)