Skip to comments.Funeral for Fallen Hoosier Soldier Brought Some Unwanted Guests
Posted on 08/29/2005 8:48:50 PM PDT by sam_whiskey
Emotions ran high for an army soldier's funeral in Martinsville Sunday.
Sgt. Jeremy Doyle's sacrifice, brought many out to honor him but also sparked a standoff on a city street.
People arriving to say goodbye to a hometown hero, met an altogether different scene in Martinsville. Demonstrators dragging American flags on the ground and holding signs opposing U. S. troops.
"The thing that got us here is that Sgt. Doyle died for us to give us our freedom and then you have people like this to come and it's ridiculous. It's absurd," one funeral attendee told News 8.
Tension grew before the demonstrators finally left their location, right across the street from Army Sgt. Jeremy Doyle's funeral service.
According to the group's website, it sees American deaths in Iraq as a kind of punishment for social misdeeds. Martinsville residents said the protesters picked the wrong time and the wrong town to express their views.
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What group was this?
These aren't anti-war demonstrators they are certifiable lunatics. At these funerals they yell that the soldiers are being killed because "God hates Fags" and the US supports homosexual behavior.
These are the anti-gay hysterics who link the deaths of US soldiers to punishment for sodomy that happens in the US. Cyndi Sheehan makes these clowns look tame.
Some group from Topeka, KS.
Is this what were talking about??!
Shame on their parents for raising degenerates such as these.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
I appricate their right to speak freely in this county, but with that type of attitude and actions do they still have the right to call themselves americans?
Hmmm... it's not those "God Hates Fags" guys is it?
Fred Phelps et al
They are a bunch of sickos.
Is that because it's much more rational for her to blame President Bush and a 'jewish cabal' for her son's death?? I think they're birds of a feather...
When the left wing discoveres religion, all sensibilities go out the window.
It's that drooling imbecile Fred Phelps, who has earned and some day (God willing) may get the mother of all ass-kickings.
I see that the "protesters" aren't actually identified in the story. Pity...
I'm not a violent man, but I'm pretty sure I'd have gone to jail over that situation.
There is not a "fag" on earth who will make it to hell faster than Phelps.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
Here's a link to a FR thread about this which includes a report on the activity in Martinsville from FREEPER Earthdweller who attended - includes PICS!
Anti-War protest at Soldier's funeral - TOMORROW
Phelps needs to be taken out first. Then Hugo Chavez.
Just like FR has its share of lefties pretending to be Republicans but really aren't who say "I'm a life-long Republican who opposes the war and blah, blah, blah ...", I'll bet if you dig deeper you'll find out that these are lefties just pretending to be anti-homosexual agitators who are there to discredit the people they are pretending to be.
I would've waded into these a**holes with a flailing baseball bat.
Some of our fellow FReepers were there - pics and an after action report
Phelps is for real. He has a long list of such activities. His children have talked about his twisted take on Christianity a long time before this. He's a kook
A marked one.
Phelps apparently hosted a fundraiser for GORE back in '98... Details are on the other thread I linked to above.
One and the same oolatec...
This group is despicable! I guess they have a right to their beliefs (gaaaack, it sure was hard to say that) but to do this at a soldier's funeral?
Rev. Fred Phelps
Westboro Baptist Church
P.O. Box 1886
Topeka, KS 66601
I don't think so -- these guys are the same crazies who protested Matthew Sheppard's funeral (gay kid who got killed). They've been around for a long time.
Protesting at a funeral -- anyone's funeral -- is horrible beyond words. Prayers for these brave soldiers' loved ones.
Now we know why the left argued under FOIA for the release of immediate info./photos pertaining to the deaths of our Fallen Hero's.
This absolutely disgusting behavior by the left is beneath contempt.
I like your thinking.
"Funeral for Fallen Hoosier Soldier Brought Some Unwanted Guests "
Too bad it didn't also bring an overdue ass-kicking.
"She simply doesn't want any more soldiers to die which is not bad intentioned, just seriously naive."
Not hardly! Her goals are much loftier. Have you read much about her at all?
Has anyone noticed that these scum don't pick a town that has a Major Military Retiree population and/or Active military base. Think there might be a little fear in the reason why they don't pick one of those.
Hmm...I smell Bovine Scat.
I have never met any Baptist who would protest the death of a hero. We Baptists love this country and our military.
It seems like some on here are plants from DU, trying to get us to get mad at an anti-gay group.
I know enough about her to know that she has no clue about what she is talking about. She recites talking points fed to her by leftist groups and shows complete ignorance of the issues. That being said, however, I do think that she doesn't want anyone else to die. Not too realistic when your enemies are hell bent on killing you...
This group is not a part of our tent. The Phelps whack-jobs are straight D's, you know...from the bright yellow and red tent that houses the clowns and side show acts.
The article I read from the Indy Star was pretty good. Mostly, the story focused on how Martinsville turned out to show their respect, lining the streets with flags and everyone standing along the roadway saluting, taking off their hats, waving signs saying thank you, etc.
Citizens of Martinsville really turned out to show their support. And the Indy Freepers really got organized. :)
I think those paying their respects to this fallen soldier should all recieve a Nobel prize for self control...
"I would've waded into these a**holes with a flailing baseball bat."
My sentiments exactly. Some things are worth getting arrested over. Free speech my a$$... a sign that reads "thank god for dead soldiers" displayed at a soldier's funeral is inciting a riot as far as I'm concerned. And yet the mourners tolerated it... that's really something.
Yep---wish we ould post artices from the Star on here too. Why they don't permit it---I'll never know.
She has been an anti-war activist since before her son went to Iraq. She is part of the "Impeach President Bush" tour. She may only be being fed "talking points" because she has trouble expressing herself coherently. Ms. Sheehan is far more than a naive, grieving mother who doesn't want other's children to die in war.
The Star will not allow us to post because they've gone lib. When Dennis Ryerson took over we lost all hope of fair media coverage. The few conservative writers/editors left in a The Great Gannett Exodus. Nobody likes working for Gannett but the Ds, because all they do is filter the AP stories and get to sit at their desks playing solitaire all day.
I miss Andrea Neal, she was great. The Star used to represent Indianapolis and Indiana in general. Remember when it had opinions that matched your own, and those of other Hoosiers?
The Stars numbers are down thanks to blogs and forums like FreeRepublic. So, I say we just keep getting our news elsewhere and the problem will solve itself.
Morris Dees before Phelps
I am very happy they are being unmasked for the hate filled turds they truly are.
Eventually someone is going to lose control and pop one of these a$$holes in the face.
Somone ought to have a fund set aside for bail for the hero that finally does this.
Yes..it's the same flag dragging cult.
The wackos from Kansas protesting in front of the Mortuary in Martinsville In. 8/28/05 during the funeral service for a soldier who was killed in Iraq a week ago.