Theodore's World: Phelps & "God Hates Soldiers" to Desecrate Funeral of SSG Matt Maupin

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April 17, 2008

Phelps & "God Hates Soldiers" to Desecrate Funeral of SSG Matt Maupin

Army SSG Matt Maupin

We have all heard and read about the church of Phelps and his signs that says, "God hates Soldiers" protesting the funeral of hero.

From Phelps' own website, which I won't link to, because I don't want to give him traffic, comes this gem:

"Great American Ball Park 100 Main This is for the funeral of Army Staff Sgt. Keith M. Maupin. Thank God for another Dead Soldier! Whoohoo! That is some goodness right there! "

One item that I noticed only recently comes from Matt's family, and is information they received early on about Matt's capture. In addition to the disturbing threat of someone being executed, and the military's inability to actually confirm that it was Matt was a message that the executioners permitted Matt to make. In it Matt said that all he wanted was to return to his wife and child.

The truth is that Matt had no wife or child.

Matt was signaling that he was being tortured and forced to speak. It was important for him to let his nation know that anything he said or did should be discounted.

Also significant is that Matt was taken prisoner in the Abu Ghraib region of Iraq. The media, which made a big deal of a phony, torture-atrocity at Abu Ghraib prison, in which prisoners were stripped of their clothing, has not mentioned the real atrocity of Abu Ghraib, the torture-death of an American Prisoner, SSG Matt Maupin.

This young hero deserves our support as he is laid to rest. His last known words were an attempt to uphold the dignity of his nation. What can we do for him?

Cincinnati, Ohio, Great American Ball Park, Sunday, 27 April, approximately at noon.

President intends to attend the visitation with family on 26th April.

If you all are in the vicinity, PLEASE don't let these vermin desecrate this funeral.

The PGR have been invited to attend the services for SSG Maupin. Here's a link to the mission thread:

Patriot Guards and Maupin Funeral:

From PGR email:

' It is indeed truly sad to think of people so heartless that they must try to inflict more emotional torment at a time when the emotional pain is already great.
Many of our members don't ride bikes, the only prerequisite is respect. '

The Maupins have given much for the WOT. Not only have they been instrumental in sending almost 10,000 care packages to Iraq, but they helped raise scholarships for students in memory of fallen servicemen and women. And even more significant, they will endure another son continuing his service in the war.

Matt Maupin's Brother Re-Enlists In Marine Corps on the anniversary of his brother's capture.

Thank you everyone. If you know of anyone in the area could you please email them this post or tell them about it. They do not have to ride a bke or have one to attend.

~ Wild Thing

Posted by Wild Thing at April 17, 2008 03:45 AM


Excuse me, Mr. Phelps, you worthless shell of a village idiot in desperate need of a smack upside your fool head, didn't it state, emphatically, in the new testament, out of Jesus' mouth himself, that we were to "LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS I HAVE FIRST LOVED YOU?" And what about the Sermon on the Mount?
You sir, are a flatulating butthead. You are no man of God.
These soldiers, more man than you will EVER hope to be, are fighting for you--because they LOVE you, no matter what you do. They want to make sure you sleep well at night and have the right, even though it's very wrong what you are doing, to protest all you want. Just wait until you get to meet our maker and he tosses you aside like last weeks leftovers for a soldier who died for you.
Isn't that what Jesus was? A soldier who died for you, for me, for the world?
I'd rather be friends with a soldier than any one of the members of your blasphemous church.
There is a very warm place in Hell for people like you!

Posted by: Lynn at April 17, 2008 09:49 AM

As Emeril would say "Kick it up a notch".

Posted by: Jack at April 17, 2008 11:08 AM

It is difficult to read this post . I had been praying for Matt Maupin since the day of his capture. That this funeral may be disrupted by the Phelps bunch is beyond any words I can think of now.

I wish I could go. I would accept arrest for the actions I would take. My big wish now is that the Cincinnati Police Chief sends no uniformed officers and lets nature take her course. That would allow PGR, and veterans and citizens to deal with Phelps as is truely needed.

It is great that President Bush will attend the visitation.

This funeral needs to be pure. It should be nationally televised. Phelps need to be neutralized.

God Bless the Maupin Family.

God protect Kent Maupin in his service to America.

Posted by: TomR at April 17, 2008 12:32 PM

Lynn beautifully said.

This was hard to post about without sitting here crying. It hits hard to see this kind of thing happening.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 17, 2008 01:50 PM

Jack, thanks for the video link. I hope and pray they stop them like that this time too and maybe before they even get near the area so no one at all sees them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 17, 2008 01:52 PM

Tom, when I did this post I was cryhing, I had to take a break while doing it just to be able to put it together. I agree with you so much, I wish I could go, be there, give my support so many things.

"This funeral needs to be pure. It should be nationally televised. Phelps need to be neutralized. "

Yes oh yes with all my heart.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 17, 2008 01:56 PM