This just in from my friend Aline Poythress in Virginia:
A young man named Bucky Anderson in Broadway, a town very near us, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan and is being buried today. That alone is an awful tragedy for his family, but to rub the salt into their wounds, those horrible people from that church in Kansas are sending PROTESTERS here to protest the funeral. They claim that the reason each person is killed in Iraq or Afghanistan is God’s punishment for our allowing gays to serve in the military. My first husband died in Vietnam and they unloaded his casket at night to transport it to his home town because of protesters. Our people go to places they don’t want to go sometimes and they follow orders and they fight and die for us. HOW DARE those people disrupt the sanctity of someone’s son’s funeral and hurt the family even more than they are hurting now?