Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church are going to stage protests at the funerals of the Virginia Tech shooting victims.
If you live in the Augusta area, I encourage you to join a group that will be standing in silence against this hate group outside Ryan Clark's funeral on Saturday. If you can't be there, I encourage you to make a donation to the Patriot Guard Riders, a group of bikers who work to protect the families of soldiers who died in the Iraq war and whose funerals Phelps and his family choose to picket. The bikers stand between Phelps' group and the victims' families as a human shield. If necessary, they drown out the shouts of the WBC protesters by revving their bikes. They will only be involved at the funerals of members of the VT corps of cadets, but that will help in taking a stand against people who are full of hate.