ATLANTIC CITY — In the end, plans by a controversial religious group to disrupt Saturday's funeral of a local man killed while serving in Iraq were done in by an act of God.
Severe weather in Chicago forced the cancellation of a flight to Philadelphia for members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas congregation that believes U.S. casualties in Iraq are God's way of punishing America for tolerating gays and lesbians.
Church attorney Shirley Phelps-Roper said that while it was God's will that church members protest at the funeral of U.S. Army Spc. Eric Rivera, God also controls the weather.
“Once you get to the airport, and you can't get on a plane, that pretty much does it for you,” she said.
Don't you really wish God would stop sending mixed messages?
Actually there is no mixed message: The message is love. You figure it out from there. The Bible gives examples; it's not a codification of the law. I seem to remember about the end of the law.