Westboro Baptist Church Set to Protest Saturday at Sgt. Donna Johnson's Funeral

Anti-protestors can take part in "A Human Wall for Fallen Soldiers", an organized group whose goal is to assemble enough people to shield the family from protesters.

Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting SGT Donna Johnson's funeral at 10:15am Saturday Oct 13th at the Raeford Presbyterian Church, 128 Edinborough Ave in Raeford.

The group was reported to be picketing the three military funerals in North Carolina according to a WCNC news report. The group connects the deaths of soldiers to America's acceptance of gays.

Army Sgt. Donna R. Johnson
Died October 1, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
29, of Raeford, N.C.; assigned to 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, Winterville, N.C.; died Oct.1, in Khost, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by a suicide bomber. She has served our nation for 6 yrs. This was her third deployment. She leaves behind her wife, Tracy.

According to Johnson's sister in a LGBTPOV report, they had been together for years, before the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was repealed. Johnson’s family says she shouldn’t be judged by her sexual orientation.

An outcry of support via local Facebook pages has swept the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville area as many plan to gather alongside Patriot Guard Riders to 'protect' the family during the military funeral. There is a Facebook page established to 'Join' against this protest.

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Jesse October 19, 2012 at 07:54 PM
They may have the same bible as other churches but it seems there are many ways to interpret it. Where I live there are 23 churches over a six mile stretch of highway. The majority of them being Baptist. They all study the same book I believe but their understanding of what it says differs so much they feel they must have their own church. I am a Vet and spent 22 years in the service of my country so there can be 23 churches down the street but never did I serve so other people could interrupt a a religious service or invade someone's life to try to force their beliefs on others. I am a Vet and an American. I vote for what I feel is best for the US and completely agree with your quote.
Jesse October 19, 2012 at 08:02 PM
That is a great thought :-)
Jesse October 19, 2012 at 08:05 PM
They were there, with out a doubt, there were there.
Greymom October 19, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Were they there ? The Satans of Westboro ? I hope they weren't able to get near the Family. What does the other Baptist Churches think of these Devils.
kevin michael dellinger April 04, 2013 at 02:19 PM
MSG Arabinko, i doubt you remember me but i worked with you in germany. i was in the air force at the time but i am now SGT Dellinger(in the army) i am doing a report for WLC about an NCO who has made an impact on my career and i would like to do the report on you. you had informed me of a bits and pieces of your career and experiances but i would really like to get some more info from you if you have some time and are able to talk.


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