Church Plans To Picket Outside Camp Lejeune

The murder of Maria Lauterbach has attracted the attention of a controversial church based in Kansas.

The Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket outside Camp Lejeune this Saturday and next Saturday. Westboro Baptist Church members claim the deaths of U.S. military service men and women around the world is God's way of punishing America for its tolerance of homosexuality.

Jacksonville police have rejected a permit request, saying the group did not apply within 10 days before the planned event. Camp Lejeune Base Commander Adele Hodges notified marines to stay away from the demonstration, saying the group may try to generate more publicity by provoking a confrontation.