Sigh. The sociopaths from the Westboro Baptist "Church" claim they're picketing the funerals of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
closeted homosexuals delusional "church" members claim God sent the fire because gay folks exist, or something like that.
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We understand the argument against giving the Westboro Baptist Church attention (however, maybe some good Christians will chip in with a prayer for a one-car crash off a cliff), but it's also nice for the community to have information about kooks coming to town to protest funerals.
The thing is, WBC threatens pickets a lot more than they actually show up.
You may recall that the loons also threatened to protest the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Greene, who was murdered by madman Jared Loughner during his shooting rampage in Tucson in 2011. They didn't end up going, purportedly because a radio station agreed to give them some air time.
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We'll spare you the bizarre rant about these fires from WBC, but we'll note that they somehow blame Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema for the blaze.
Whatever. To hell with 'em.