"All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families."Again I ask, just WHAT is the reason for all these soldiers being picketed, no matter where they're from? The Westboro picketers are always claiming homosexuality, terrorism, and a host of other sins. They forget that the armed forces, the soldiers themselves, are the first line of defense against those who wish to do evil against us. Now apply this soldier subject to law enforcement. Why isn't Westboro going after them? Why aren't they picketing every law enforcement officer who has died in the line of duty, especially the annual event at the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial in DC? Many police officers were with the armed forces.
Again, here's a verse that shows how soldiers have protected people, in Acts 21:31-35:
"While they were trying to kill him, news reached the commander of the Roman troops that the whole city of Jerusalem was in an uproar. He at once took some officers and soldiers and ran down to the crowd. When the rioters saw the commander and his soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
"The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done. Some in the crowd shouted one thing and some another, and since the commander could not get at the truth because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks. When Paul reached the steps, the violence of the mob was so great he had to be carried by the soldiers."