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The members of the Westboro Baptist Church are known for sparking anger and counter-demonstrations. Eight of their members spread their anti-gay message on the streets of DuPont.
The demonstrators used repeated slurs and claimed soldiers died because God is angry with America over gay marriage and tolerance of "gay lifestyles."
Across the street from the Westboro protestors were counter-demonstrators who supported soldiers, and many of them dressed up as zombies after a Facebook campaign.
“I think that their message is very hateful, and Jesus was not a hateful person. He loved everybody,” said counter-demonstrator Ashley Winslow.
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News spoke with another counter-demonstrator, Ashlee Nerad, who said her group came because of family ties to the military.
“I come from a long line of military, including my husband, so when they protests my troops, I’m going to protect my First Amendment rights and protest them,” said Nerad.