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Funeral for Fallen Hoosier Soldier Brought Some Unwanted Guests
WISH-TV-Indianapolis ^ | August 28, 2005 | WISH-TV

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wishtv.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiwarmovement; fredphelps; leftistagenda; leftistsedition; leftisttreason; liberalsunmasked; phelps; socialistbartrds; sorrybastrds; unfreakingbelievable
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Looks like the anti-war protestors have finally dropped all pretense of "supporting the troops". I know what they're doing is despicable but I'm also kind of happy they're being unmasked in the process...
1 posted on 08/29/2005 8:48:53 PM PDT by sam_whiskey
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What group was this?


2 posted on 08/29/2005 8:50:52 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: sam_whiskey

mark


3 posted on 08/29/2005 8:50:56 PM PDT by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: sam_whiskey
According to the group's website, it sees American deaths in Iraq as a kind of punishment for social misdeeds

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.

4 posted on 08/29/2005 8:51:46 PM PDT by msnimje
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To: sam_whiskey

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.


5 posted on 08/29/2005 8:51:57 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: oolatec

Some group from Topeka, KS.


6 posted on 08/29/2005 8:52:14 PM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: sam_whiskey; Earthdweller; LibertyRocks

Is this what were talking about??!


7 posted on 08/29/2005 8:52:25 PM PDT by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: sam_whiskey

Shame on their parents for raising degenerates such as these.


8 posted on 08/29/2005 8:52:32 PM PDT by msf92497 (My brain is "twitchy")
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To: sam_whiskey
Liberals are showing us their true colors. I hope they keep it up.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
9 posted on 08/29/2005 8:52:34 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: sam_whiskey

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?


10 posted on 08/29/2005 8:53:10 PM PDT by Americanwolf (I cannot believe a parent would prostitute her child's memory for her own political agenda. -AW)
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Hmmm... it's not those "God Hates Fags" guys is it?


11 posted on 08/29/2005 8:53:34 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: sam_whiskey
This is despicable beyond belief but at the same time it is good for us since the left wing liberals are absolutely self destructing. They are not only traitors but also extremely stupid.
12 posted on 08/29/2005 8:53:43 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: sam_whiskey
Some group from Topeka, KS

Fred Phelps et al

13 posted on 08/29/2005 8:53:56 PM PDT by delacoert
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To: sam_whiskey
The protesters were from Fred Phelps Westborough Baptist Church. They have the infamous website GodHatesFags.com.

They are a bunch of sickos.

Contrasting events converge on Martinsville

14 posted on 08/29/2005 8:55:02 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: misterrob

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...


15 posted on 08/29/2005 8:55:06 PM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: jveritas

When the left wing discoveres religion, all sensibilities go out the window.


16 posted on 08/29/2005 8:55:21 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Future Minnesota Refugee)
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To: sam_whiskey

It's that drooling imbecile Fred Phelps, who has earned and some day (God willing) may get the mother of all ass-kickings.


17 posted on 08/29/2005 8:56:06 PM PDT by dighton
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To: sam_whiskey

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.


18 posted on 08/29/2005 8:56:20 PM PDT by MarineBrat (We are taxed twice as much by our idleness. -- Benjamin Franklin)
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To: delacoert

There is not a "fag" on earth who will make it to hell faster than Phelps.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.


19 posted on 08/29/2005 8:56:50 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!)
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To: sam_whiskey; nuconvert

seen this?


20 posted on 08/29/2005 8:57:30 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: sam_whiskey

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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1472138/posts




ALSO OF INTEREST:

UPCOMING PROTESTS by this group planned!
Visit this FR Thread for tons of info...

Disrespectful Anti-Troop/War Protests Planned - 9/1 (MI) & 9/11 (DC)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1473084/posts


21 posted on 08/29/2005 8:58:28 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: delacoert

Phelps needs to be taken out first. Then Hugo Chavez.


22 posted on 08/29/2005 8:58:28 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming -- INDICTING HILLARY)
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To: msnimje
These aren't anti-war demonstrators they are certifiable lunatics.

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.

23 posted on 08/29/2005 8:59:16 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: sam_whiskey

I would've waded into these a**holes with a flailing baseball bat.


24 posted on 08/29/2005 8:59:27 PM PDT by jwh_Denver (The MSM, turn off, tune out, and drop it.)
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To: sam_whiskey

Some of our fellow FReepers were there - pics and an after action report

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1472138/posts


25 posted on 08/29/2005 9:02:21 PM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops and their CIC)
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To: FreedomCalls

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


26 posted on 08/29/2005 9:03:07 PM PDT by Borges
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To: oolatec
What group was this?

A marked one.

27 posted on 08/29/2005 9:03:20 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: FreedomCalls

Phelps apparently hosted a fundraiser for GORE back in '98... Details are on the other thread I linked to above.


28 posted on 08/29/2005 9:03:31 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: oolatec

One and the same oolatec...


29 posted on 08/29/2005 9:04:23 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: sam_whiskey

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?


30 posted on 08/29/2005 9:04:39 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: sam_whiskey
Here's their address.

Rev. Fred Phelps
Westboro Baptist Church
P.O. Box 1886
Topeka, KS 66601

31 posted on 08/29/2005 9:08:53 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (France is an example of retrograde chordate evolution.)
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To: sam_whiskey
She's a grieving liberal who has some issues and listened to talking points espoused by seriously out to lunch liberals and also by some paleocons actually. She simply doesn't want any more soldiers to die which is not bad intentioned, just seriously naive. These other folks are serious gay haters who are equating death of servicemen to just desserts for their being homosexuality on the U.S.
32 posted on 08/29/2005 9:12:01 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: FreedomCalls

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.


33 posted on 08/29/2005 9:16:53 PM PDT by ellery (The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. - Edmund Burke)
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To: sam_whiskey; All

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.


34 posted on 08/29/2005 9:19:54 PM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican)
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To: doug from upland

I like your thinking.


35 posted on 08/29/2005 9:21:30 PM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: sam_whiskey

"Funeral for Fallen Hoosier Soldier Brought Some Unwanted Guests "

Too bad it didn't also bring an overdue ass-kicking.


36 posted on 08/29/2005 9:23:04 PM PDT by flashbunny (Always remember to bring a towel!)
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To: misterrob

"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?


37 posted on 08/29/2005 9:33:38 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: sam_whiskey

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.


38 posted on 08/29/2005 9:33:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: sam_whiskey

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.


39 posted on 08/29/2005 9:40:59 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (Christian, Comedian, Husband,Opa, Dog Owner, former Cat Co-dweller, and all around good guy.)
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To: Theresawithanh

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...


40 posted on 08/29/2005 9:45:34 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: sam_whiskey

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. :)


41 posted on 08/29/2005 9:46:13 PM PDT by GovGirl (Newsweek lied, people died...can we make that into a t-shirt?)
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To: sam_whiskey; jwh_Denver

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.


42 posted on 08/29/2005 9:47:50 PM PDT by Sun Soldier
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To: GovGirl

Yep---wish we ould post artices from the Star on here too. Why they don't permit it---I'll never know.


43 posted on 08/29/2005 9:50:02 PM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: misterrob

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.


44 posted on 08/29/2005 10:04:56 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: sam_whiskey

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.


45 posted on 08/29/2005 10:06:33 PM PDT by GovGirl (Newsweek lied, people died...can we make that into a t-shirt?)
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To: doug from upland

Morris Dees before Phelps


46 posted on 08/29/2005 10:09:54 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (Texas Cowboy...you da man!!)
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To: sam_whiskey

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.


47 posted on 08/29/2005 10:21:56 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (Warning: Exposure to the SON may PREVENT burning.)
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To: sit-rep
"Is this what were talking about??!"

Yes..it's the same flag dragging cult.

48 posted on 08/29/2005 10:51:26 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Earth to liberals, we were not in Iraq on 9/11 so how did the war cause terrorism again?)
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To: sit-rep

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.


Do these look like any America/flag loving Baptists you know?

49 posted on 08/29/2005 11:02:00 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Earth to liberals, we were not in Iraq on 9/11 so how did the war cause terrorism again?)
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To: oolatec
What group was this?

http://www.GodHatesFags.com

50 posted on 08/29/2005 11:21:13 PM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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