The Phelps folks showed up at Arlington today to protest Memorial Day. (These people have no shame.) Opposing them was a group from the DC chapter of FreeRepublic.com. This leads me to wonder if the enemy of my enemy is ... on the flip...
Monday's observance at Arlington National Cemetery was not a funeral, so demonstrators were free to speak their minds at the site.
And several did.
Approximately 10 people from the Washington, D.C., chapter of FreeRepublic.com, a self-styled grass roots conservative group, held signs at the entrance of the cemetery supporting U.S. troops. A large sign held by several people said, "God bless our troops, defenders of freedom, American heroes."
They were faced off against a handful of anti-gay protesters who stood across a four-lane highway as people headed toward the national burial grounds.
The FreeRepublic.com group was trying to counter demonstrations by the Kansas-based group, led by the Rev. Fred Phelps.
There's so much wrong with this to story that I don't know where to begin: the law may be unconstitutional (not that such a thing would stop this administration); Fred Phelps is a misguided, hateful man; FreeRepublic has "local chapters" (that God they all stayed home from Iraq so that someone could counter-protest Phelps).