As is usual, their three-person group attracted a crowd of counter-protesters. More unusual, however, were 10 people representing the Knights of the Southern Cross... a Virginia branch of the Ku Klux Klan.
"Among those counter-protesting at the cemetery's main entrance: About 10 members of a group that claims to be a branch of the Ku Klux Klan from Virginia called the Knights of the Southern Cross. They were cordoned off separately in a nearby area, but drew little attention as they gave out small American flags behind a banner that read 'POW-MIA.'
"They said they were there to object to the Westboro Baptist Church's anti-troop message.
"'It's the soldier that fought and died and gave them that right to free speech,' said Dennis LaBonte, the self-described "Imperial Wizard" of the KKK group that he said he formed several years ago."
While it may not be too surprising considering their previous statement of non-support for the Tea Party and WBC, this still makes me scratch my head. Who knew that there was someone so hateful even the classic example of hate groups in the US would disapprove of them?