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Homophobic Church Group to Picket Navy Air Station
Members of a radical Kansas church who say God punished three Navy officers killed in the recent helicopter crash are planning to picket outside Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi.
Members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church believe God punished the officers because of the sins of the nation.
Picketing is set to start at noon Saturday at the main gate at SPID and NAS Drive in Flour Bluff.
I hope it rains like crazy all day long.
Originally posted by darkelf
This is so wrong on so many levels. I refuse to call these people a church or Christians since by their very actions they are the antithesis of Christianity.
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