On Tuesday, 10-year-old Hailey Owens was abducted from her home in Springfield, Missouri. She was found dead the next day in the home of middle school football coach Craig Wood, who is currently in jail without bond for her murder.
There's going to be a candlelight vigil for her tonight at 8 pm Central on Commercial Street and Campbell Avenue in Springfield. But as if Hailey's family hasn't had to endure enough already, Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket the vigil.
This is just one of a series of absolutely disgusting tweets that the Phelps clan has blasted out since Hailey's death. Most of them blame Hailey's death on Michael Sam's recent coming out, as well as Governor Jay Nixon's public support of Sam. Here's a sample:
These people truly have no shame. Not long after word got out that Westboro was coming to Springfield, someone started a page on Facebook to organize a human shield around the Phelps clan. If you live in southwest Missouri or northwest Arkansas and can make it to Springfield, click here to join the human blockade.
(h/t to Firebrand Progressives)