Saturday, August 23, 2008


I watched the funeral services this week for Mr. Gwatney who was the Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman. He was gunned down at party headquarters by a man who apparently had absolutely no connection with Mr. Gwatney at all. It was a random act of violence.

The part that totally disgusted me was held outside the funeral services. Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka Kansas came down and protested outside of the funeral services. You might remember them as the protesters of soldiers that have given their lives in service to the USA.

They had signs that said:

"God hates You"
"Don't Worship the Dead"
"God sent the Shooter"

I found this so outside the pale that it still makes me angry.


mid-life rookie said...

Un-be-liev-able. But sadly believable. Now we know why Jesus wept.

mid-life rookie said...

I read this about the man who shot him. "After the shooting, Johnson walked into the Arkansas Baptist State Convention building a few blocks down the street and pointed a gun at workers there before leaving." I wonder if he had shot people at the Baptist building would they still believe he was sent by God?