Nationally-recognized hate group Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to protest the funerals of three fallen South Carolina soldiers.
The Topeka, Kansas-based group, known for celebrating the deaths of American soldiers, posted press releases on its website detailing plans to "preach" at a "lawful proxmitiy" outside the funerals of 1st Lt. Ryan Rawl, Spc. John D. Meador II, both of Lexington, and Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Bradford “Brad” Thomas of Easley.
The three soldiers were killed last Wednesday when a suicide bomber attacked their patrol in Afghanistan. Five other South Carolina guardsmen were also injured in the blast.
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