Westboro Baptist to picket local fallen Marine's funeral

ASHFORD, AL (WSFA) - The Westboro Baptist Church out of Topeka, Kansas has declared its intentions to picket the funeral of fallen Alabama Marine, Lance Cpl. Jason Barfield.

A release on the group's website states:

"Military funerals have become pagan orgies of idolatrous blasphemy, where they pray to the dunghill gods of Sodom & play taps to a fallen fool."

They say they will preach this message "in respectful, lawful proximity to the memorials of Doomed America's fallen soldiers," and they list the date and location of Barfield's funeral.

Barfield is scheduled to be laid to rest on Saturday, November 5 with a memorial planned for 10:15 a.m. at Ashford High School at 607 Church Street, Ashford, AL.

The release on the website ends with the sentence, "Thank God for IEDs."

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