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.