Today, We're All Together: Good Protests Make Good Neighbors

by
Abby Zimet

A great story out of a small town in Kansas: Starting before the cold dawn,
thousands of well-bundled farmers, workers, seniors and students (with parental
permission) showed up
from surrounding towns to line the streets for the funeral of 20-year-old Army Cpl. Jacob Carver, killed
in Afghanistan, in order to keep from shouting distance Fred Phelps'
hateful Westboro clan. Phelps' seven relatives ranted their rant, but they
were almost a half mile away and nobody heard.

"It wasn't a fire, but a burning sense of what was the decent thing to do for one of their own who had given his all."

 

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