News Item: IN OTHER NEWS: Support Our Troops?
(Category: Biker News)
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Friday 30 June 2006 - 13:26:42

Members of Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas are expected to protest at the July 1 memorial service for Oregon soldier Pfc. Thomas Tucker, who was beheaded in Iraq around June 16.

Phelps and Co.—well known for their anti-gay protests and "God Hates Fags" signs—have turned their attention to soldiers' funerals. Their twisted logic? They say the soldiers are fighting for a country that accepts homosexuality.

Gay rights groups and a new national biker club known as the Patriot Guard Riders—who have been mobilizing across the country to quietly shield funerals from Phelps' protests—plan to peacefully oppose the protest. AMY JENNIGES

http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/Content?oid=41960&category=22107


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