While there is nothing worse than an act of terrorism, the way people react following the disaster can go a long way in helping the healing process.
Nobody wants to think that what happened in Boston yesterday could bring out the worst in people in the future. However, it appears that this may be what is happening on many levels.
According to this article in the Global Post – Westboro Baptist Church threatens to picket funerals of those slain at the Boston Marathon – things are going from bad to worse in a hurry.
There are already reports that members of the church are going to picket the funerals of those killed in the recent terror attack at the Boston Marathon.
Rather than let the loved one’s of these people mourn in peace, the Westboro Baptist Church is going to bring unwanted attention to the funerals.
Those who are unsure of what the Westboro Baptist Church is all about, it is based in Topeka, Kansas and is a “virulently homophobic, anti-Semitic hate group that regularly stages protests or pickets institutions and individuals they think support homosexuality or otherwise subvert what they believe is God’s law.
In other words, they believe that the bombs had something to do with supporting homosexuality. Believe it or not, this same group has protested at tragic sites in the past, including the Newtown school shootings this past December.
Given the history of this church, it is really no surprise that they are going to take to the streets of Boston after this tragedy. For one reason or the next, they believe that this is the right thing to do.
According to the article, the church even sent out a tweet that sad the following: “God sent the Boston Marathon Bombs for the sin of Massachusetts passing same-sex marriage!”
That pretty much sums up what the church believes. They think that God sent the bombs to the city as a means of getting back at the state of Massachusetts for legalizing same-sex marriage.
If you care to read the other tweets that the Westboro Baptist Church about what happened in Boston, you can check out the end of the Global Post article.
There is nothing people can do about the Westboro Baptist Church and its beliefs, as they have the right to picket. Let’s just hope things don’t get any worse at the funeral’s for those slain in the attack.