Monday, January 17, 2011
Just a question this morning. I saw the above photo posted at Watergatesummer.blogspot.com this morning. A line of "angels" protecting the funeral of the youngest victim of the Arizona shooting, nine year old Christina Green.
I am not following the news closely, and just know what I read on Allie's site. Apparently the Westboro Church plans to protest outside the funeral. She reports this line of angels will protect the funeral, separating the expected protestors from the mourners.
This is in response to a hate-filled press release from the Westboro Baptist Church, whose inflammatory statements have upset people far and wide. The press release says, in part , that the shootings "are part of a divine plan. Thank God for the shooter", and far more sickening statements.
A law was actually passed to protect the funeral. The wall of angels and local citizens plan to form a protective wall to keep this ugliness from disturbing those in mourning.
My question? What kind of world do we have, when mourners must be protected from such inflammatory behavior in a time of grieving? And how on earth can people spout such gibberish, in the name of God and religion, and believe they are in the right?
The expression "good grief" came to mind, and I looked more closely at it. Good grief is grief that cleanses and helps heal..............hatred, bigotry, inflammatory statements, have no part in it.
Bless the angels and the citizens of Arizona, who will stand for love and decency and the rights of grieving people to proceed into the funeral of an innocent nine year old girl, untouched by such a display of mental and moral aberration.