Family Braces for Funeral Protest
POSTED: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 5:26pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 7:35am
Notorious Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest Ohio soldier's Tuesday funeral.
Members of the Kansas based Westboro Baptist Church plan on protesting the funeral of Army Specialist Jesse Snow in Fairborn, Ohio Tuesday.
The Snow family says the protesters should be "ashamed of themselves."
According to Westboro Baptist Church, God hates America and soldiers like Snow are dying because of its sins.
However, John Snow Sr. said there are dying for the freedom all Americans experience.
"Thanks to my kid they have that opportunity," he said.
Snow was killed on November 14th in Afghanistan.
Members of the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders will attend Snow's funeral to make sure nothing goes wrong.
"If there are any uninvited guests we will take care of it," Robert Woods of the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders said.
The Patriot Guard Riders will also get help from local law enforcement.
Snow's funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at Mary Help of Christians Church in Fairborn.