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Thank God for the Patriot Guard Riders – Westboro “church” idiots drowned out at military funerals

A young wife says goodbye to her husband as he deploys overseas. In the back of her mind, like a nagging ghost she refuses to see, is the thought he may not return alive.

One day, a government vehicle pulls up in front of her home, and the uniformed servicemen and women come to the door with solemn expressions on their faces to deliver the news;

“The President and the Department of Defense regret to inform you…”

A life of worry becomes one of trepidation, angst, and then intense sorrow as one by one, family members hear the sad tidings.

Somehow they carry on, being visited by the Casualty Assistance Officers, visiting informational websites, and finally making funeral arrangements to say goodbye to their departed loved one/hero.

Then, the unthinkable. Some whacked-out supposedly “Christian” church is planning to protest at their loved one’s military funeral, with signs saying God supposedly killed their hero because “God hates fags“. When life seems to be at it’s lowest point for the survivors, a group of pseudo-Christians steps up to make bring more pain and make life worse.

In steps the Patriot Guard Riders;

The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.

We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

  1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
  2. Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.

We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you. We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.

Check out the Patriot Guard Riders website, you can donate to their cause here, and if you ride – whatever you ride, joining is free.

h/t LUR

Crossposted to TowDog

Erick Brockwayhttp://www.erickbrockway.com
Work seven days a week at two jobs, a newly RETIRED EO1 (E6) in the Navy Reserves (Seabees), blog when I can from cellphone and computer. @erickbrockway #catcot #tcot Currently living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a wife (20+ years) son, and two daughters.

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  1. God bless the Patriot Riders. These are men to greatly admire, and I support them and bless them with all my being.

    I can never join them, sad to say. It is good and right that they pledge to always use only non-violent means to do the service they do for the grieving families of fallen heroes.

    I can not in good conscience make that pledge, so I’ll never be able to join them. But I do understand why they do it that way.

  1. God bless the Patriot Riders. These are men to greatly admire, and I support them and bless them with all my being.

    I can never join them, sad to say. It is good and right that they pledge to always use only non-violent means to do the service they do for the grieving families of fallen heroes.

    I can not in good conscience make that pledge, so I’ll never be able to join them. But I do understand why they do it that way.

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