Counting down the days until Thanksgiving by stating one thing I am thankful for everyday until Turkey Day arrives.
11.15.2010 - Today I am thankful for proud Americans. A nationwide issue hit close to home today as the ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ targeted the funeral of 19 year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Terry Honeycutt, killed during duty in Afghanistan, this morning in La Plata, MD. To prevent you from googling this ‘Church’ out of curiosity, I will give you a short synopsis on the views of this organization. They consider themselves extreme Baptists who originated in Topeka, Kansas. They believe that God now hates America because we accept the homosexual lifestyle. And because God now hates America, he is taking his wrath out on our U.S. Soldiers. They then picket and protest at funerals for fallen soldiers with signs that read, “God Hates Fags”, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and so on…
But like I said, I am thankful today for proud Americans. Southern Maryland truly represented our country with dignity and pride this morning as a sea of red, white and blue lined the roadside of route 301 holding their American flags, protecting the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Honeycutt from the disgrace that is the ‘Westboro Baptist Church’.
Southern Maryland, you’ve made me proud and I’m thankful for people like you.