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Staff Sgt. Christoper Piper, 43, served in both Afghanistan and Iraq and was awarded a bronze star for his combat service. The Green Beret died when his convoy was bombed June 3 in Afghanistan and a right-wing Protestant Christian church group from Topeka, Kansas is planning to demonstrate at Piper’s funeral services at the Old North Church. They claim U.S. soldiers like Piper are dying because the country is being punished for its tolerance of what they see as immoral behavior, such as homosexuality.
For the record, Staff Sargeant Piper leaves a wife and children. This same group has been protesting for the past few weeks in different Massachusetts towns and police have been protecting their freedom of speech.
That doesn’t make it any less disgusting that they would protest at a soldier’s funeral.