At the request of some Medford residents, Teamsters Local 25 will be forming a human shield at the funeral of Krystle Campbell to block a planned protest by the Westboro Baptist Church.
In a press release the Westboro Baptist Church announced they would protest the funeral of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell,
GOD SENT THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBS!
WBC TO PICKET MEMORIAL FOR KRYSTLE CAMPBELL AT ST. JOSEPH, 118 HIGH STREET, MEDFORD, MA ON MONDAY, APRIL 22 FROM 9:15 – 10:00 AM Antichrist Rebel-in-chief Barack Obama comforted you in the sin of same-sex marriage when he announced his support for it. He declared himself to be a fierce advocate for fags and told of his eagerness to kill his own grandchild if it should be a burden to one of his daughters. He fast-tracked this train of DOOM when he – the most powerful man in the world – threw his presidential hat into the fag marriage ring! He is chiefly to blame for bringing down the wrath of God on Boston, on Massachusetts and on USA. He vows that those responsible for the Boston Marathon Bombs would feel the full weight of justice. Hello, Mr. Pervert-in-chief! GOD SENT THE BOMBS!And guess what, Antichrist? You can’t fight against God! You will lose! You & your father the devil will lose and be cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. (Rev. 19:20.) Your callous, defiant sin now leaves 3 dead & more dying, with dozens wounded and millions terrified in its wake. HEAR YE THE ROD AND WHO HATH APPOINTED IT, USA! (Mic. 6:9.) WBC will remind you at every opportunity that God is your enemy & fights against you!THANK GOD FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBS!
Teamsters Local 25 was contacted by some residents of Medford who were concerned about the Westboro Baptist Church’s planned funeral protest.
Local 25 President Sean O’Brien asked all off-duty Teamsters to participate:
Teamsters Local 25 will be out in full force tomorrow morning at St. Joseph’s Church in Medford to form a human shield and block the Westboro Baptist Church from protesting the funeral of Krystle Campbell. The Campbell family and friends have already endured immeasurable amounts of heartache and tragedy this week, and deserve a peaceful funeral with time to grieve privately.
Westboro Baptist Church should understand that we will go to great lengths to make sure they don’t protest any funerals of the victims of the past week’s tragedies, and that those we lost receive a proper burial.
If the Westboro Baptist Church thought they had it tough when 300 bikers showed up to stop them from protesting at the funerals of the Joplin tornado victims in 2011, they are in for bigger problems if even a fraction of the 11,000 members of Local 25 show up to help.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has referred to the WBC as the most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America. However, their hate is no match for the strength and power of a unified community determined to overcome the heinous act that took the life of Krystle Campbell one week ago.
If the Westboro Baptist Church wants to spread their vile hate, they are going to have to go through Teamsters Local 25 first.
Hate is hate, whether it is spread by two bombers, or ugly bigots warping and hiding behind religion.
No matter what package it comes in, hate will never win.