Monday, July 16, 2012

Speaking words of hate

in the name of Christ? How does one reconcile that? The circumstances of the death are sad enough and I will never understand WBC but I do love the response of Texas A&M students and alumni...

Texas A&M alum Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale was killed on June 28 during a training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C. Tisdale was killed by another soldier who then shot himself.
In the days following the soldier's death, word spread that Westboro Baptist Church members were planning to protest Tisdale's funeral.
Ryan Slezia, a former Texas A&M student, heard of the group's plans and hatched a plot to foil their efforts. He called upon fellow students on a Facebook event page he created: "In response to their signs of hate, we will wear maroon. In response to their mob anger, we will form a line, arm in arm. This is a silent vigil. A manifestation of our solidarity."

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