Westboro Baptist Cult May Protest Jenna Bush’s Wedding?

Even Cindy Sheehan concedes this would be too tacky…but the Westboro Cult has never let something small like tact get in the way. I’m not sure how these attention whores twist a heterosexual marriage into an appropriate place to protest homosexuality, but then I don’t see how they twist any of the funerals they protest at as appropriate settings either. Anything that will make a headline, I guess.

The crowd from the Crawford Texas Peace House may be sitting this one out, but the sanctity of President Bush’s daughter’s wedding Saturday won’t necessarily stop anti-homosexual protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church from trying to crash the blessed event.

Shirley Phelps Roper, daughter of the leader of the Topeka, Kan., church whose members picket at locations where they believe homosexuality is being encouraged, said eight church members will picket near Jenna Bush’s wedding Saturday night.

The protesters will set up at Prairie Chapel Road and Farm-to-Market Road 185 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Roper said.

Meanwhile, peace activist Kay Lucas, caretaker of the Crawford Texas Peace House, says the organization plans no protests of its own Saturday but will staff its headquarters at 9142 Fifth St. in Crawford, several miles east of the president’s 1,600-acre ranch.

“We just felt that she (Jenna) doesn’t have anything to do with her father and his policies,” Lucas said. “And this is a woman’s one-time dream of a wedding day. Protesting would just be tacky.”

It’s a rare concession by the peace activists, who have mounted local protests of President Bush’s war policies since 2003.

They were pivotally involved in Cindy Sheehan’s massive anti-war protest near the president’s ranch in August 2005.

Roper’s group, however, trailed the president last week as he toured tornado-ravaged areas of Kansas, she said.

Hat tip: Jammie Wearing Fool

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