Bikers Turn Out to Protect Newtown Mourners from Left-Wing Westboro Cult

Bikers descended on the town of Newtown yesterday and linked arms blocking the hate group protesters of Westboro Baptist Church from disrupting the funerals. (Free Republic)

Conservative bikers turned out yesterday to protect Newtown mourners from Democrat Fred Phelps and his Westboro cult from protesting.
The Cochrane Times reported:

Bikers seem to have thwarted attempts by the Westboro Baptist Church to protest the funeral of Newtown, Conn., shooting victim Principal Dawn Hochsprung.

The vocal right-wing Christian group, whose website is, produced a video called “God Sent the Shooter,” and has blamed the massacre on gay marriage. It put Hochsprung’s funeral on its online “picket schedule.”

But there was no sign of the church group, as local newspaper the Newtown Patch live-blogged throughout the day with updates, and reported that people had arrived from as far away as Massachusetts to protect the mourners — just in case.

Bikers from New York formed a formidable-looking wall of motorcyles.

Late in the day the Patch wrote: “Applause erupted in the crowd … as it was announced that members of the Westboro Baptist Church were not coming to protest at the wake.”

(GP Correction: Fred Phelps is not a “rightwinger”, he’s a Democrat. And the Westboro Church is not a Christian group – It is a sick cult.)

It is well known that Fred Phelps has run for office as a Democrat several times.
Shame on the Cochrane Times for labeling him rightwing!

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  • Patty

    I just cannot tell you how wonderful the bikers are in our community. They do things without publicity all the time. Great to see this is getting some traction.

    God Bless Them.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Shame on the Cochrane Times for labeling him rightwing!

    I guarantee you they feel no such thing.

  • Patty
  • Locutisprime

    FYI…..these are not ‘bikers.’ These are Patriot Guard Riders and American Legion Riders and Christian motor cycle clubs who stand between the Westboro freaks and the families of honored dead.

  • TeachX3

    Lot of bikers out where I live… I LOVE THEM. In general, they are upstanding, strong people (and the males are MEN!) who stand for freedom. That has been my personal experience with many a ‘trucker’ too. There ARE good, honest, loving, people throughout America. God BLESS each and every one of them for standing up for what is right and against what is wrong. AMEN. Merry Christmas!

  • Kenny Solomon

    Thank you Locutisprime.

    Beat me to it.

    I’m honored to be a member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

    The organization was founded specifically to counter the WBC. The expansion to a national thing was – to me – not unexpected at all.

  • Campfollower

    If anyone has a moment, write a letter to the editor and encourage their reporters not to be so lazy with the facts, especially when this is so important in their little town. There is no excuse for a reporter not to know who the Patriot Guard Riders are. I’ve been writing about them for years.

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  • Justin

    I agree that Westboro Baptist Church is a cult. However, they are NOT anywhere close to “left-wing” at all.

  • DogLover

    I thought that the PGR respectfully declined going to CT because it didn’t fit into their mission statement. I think they are an awesome group of people…it is a shame we even need them…but they always step up. Just curious if they changed their minds or if this is misinformation.

  • Ghost

    Anyone of US who has witnessed these ‘Patriot Guard’ or ‘Sons of Liberty’ Riders in action knows what a Wonderful Inspirational Motivational event it is.

    I’ll go out of my way to be there if I’m anywhere near and know they’ll show- they’re the 21st Century Cavalry, nothing bad will happen when they’re there and it’s All Good.

    I especially love the Sounds of Freedom, next best moment to seeing Fighter Jets overhead.

  • lincoln’s widow

    Westboro church = left wing?

    It is to laugh. Your choochoo has jumped the tracks.


    Someone explain to me why NO ONE is bringing this “fight” to the WBC front door? Why arent these biker groups not traveling to the Phelps Church and setting up camp protesting them? This is the problem with this country. Always re-actin to an attack by the left, always on the defensive. Lack of offensive action is and will be “your” undoing AmeriKa!

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  • Linda

    It’s pretty sad some people cannot even have a funeral in peace.

    But the Patriot Guards are such a Blessing during a very difficult time!

    God Bless each and everyone of them…Kenny Solomon…YOU MAKE US PROUD!

  • srdem65

    While I believe the crazy churchers have the right to be as ignorant, rude and stupid as they want to be, the rest of us have the right to stand in front of them and make more noise then they can.

  • vityas

    Torrington CT is not in NY last time I looked. It’s written on their vests.

  • bg


    God Bless Bikers!!

    we can always count on them..


  • dork lungfish

    The WBC is not “left wing.” nor is it “right wing.” It is in the “sick and twisted wing” of the ideological spectrum.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    The WBC is horrible, and Fred Phelps might once have run for office as a Democrat, but he is not left-wing or right-wing. He’s a whacko. By the way, I just read that Newt Gingrich now says that he considers gay marriage inevitable and he’s fine with it. The times they are a-changin’.