Woman Honor Thyself

When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Sgt. Rickey Jones

Things are going from bad to worse Police Gear Up For Expected Protest At Soldier's Funeral

"KOKOMO, Ind. -- Police will have a new legal weapon as they prepare for the Monday funeral of a Kokomo soldier killed in Iraq.

State lawmakers on Thursday enacted a law curtailing protests at funerals ahead of an expected protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Rickey Jones, 21. Jones died in a roadside bomb attack last week in Iraq.

Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the legislation late Thursday and it went into effect immediately. Disorderly conduct within 500 feet of a funeral, burial, funeral procession or viewing is now a felony offense."

"The protesters, from Westboro Baptist Church, claim soldiers are dying in Iraq because the United States supports homosexuals. The group plans to protest at Jones' funeral.

Vandals have targeted Jones' family's home and his family has been barraged with hateful phone messages within the past week.

Much as it is absolutely inconceivable to most of us to even imagine someone tormenting parents who have just lost their child..we must embrace the fact that dignity, maturity and discipline are not assets all humans possess.

While we can get hateful toward the haters, may I suggest we put our efforts toward easing the suffering of the family instead.

Visitation for Jones is Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Shirley and Stout Funeral Home. The funeral is Monday at 10 a.m. at Crossroads Community Church at U.S. 31 and State Road 26.

Letters of support and love would always be welcome.

Hat tip and curtsey to :Gribbit's World for the inspiration . Go there to get addresses you can write letters of support to the Jones family if you please.

For a memorial post of a completely different nature you must seeBig Daddy


  • At 7:58 PM, Blogger kevin said…

    Protest a funeral? Leave it to the far left...thanks for the heads up Angel, I'll do my part.

  • At 8:50 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    My pleasure..and thank u Kevin.

  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger Karl m said…

    I am getting this painful feeling that we are living in a world playing a sick game of "can you top this". This one leaves even me, speechless.
    What is next??? protest at births!! another soldier born. or at Baptisms!! oh no another religious person. please wake me i must be nightmaring..HELP!!!!

  • At 11:39 AM, Blogger American Crusader said…

    Supporting homosexuals? Where did they get that idea? How far below stupid can someone get?


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