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Westboro Church Plans To Protest West Funeral

Updated: Tuesday, April 23 2013, 05:31 PM CDT

The Westboro Baptist Church says they will protest at funerals for victims of the West, Texas explosion.

The fundamentalist group praises god for the fertilizer plant explosion and says they'll picket the memorial for the firefighters who died in the line of duty.

The group often makes these kinds of radical announcements and then members don't show. And they may have added incentive not to show, because Tuesday afternoon the sheriff of McLennan County, Parnell McNamara, went on the offensive.

He says law officers will not tolerate any disruptions. "Make no mistake about it, any attempt by any group or organization to disrupt the funerals of any of our victims of this tragedy will be dealt with swiftly and prosecuted to the full extent of the law," McNamara said.

The church says they also plan to picket the funeral of woman killed in the Boston bombings

The church says the West explosion and the Boston bombing are the result of the U.S.'s tolerance of homosexuals.Westboro Church Plans To Protest West Funeral


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