SALINA, Kan. — People who attended the funeral for Father Kenneth Walker were dismayed at the presence of picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church on June 20 near Paxico, Kan.
As mourners filed into Sacred Heart Catholic Church, members of the hate group stood nearby holding signs and singing songs in order to broadcast their message, which is often vulgar.
A priest with the Fraternity of St. Peter, Father Walker, 28, was shot and killed while coming to the aid of Father Joseph Terra at their parish, Mater Misercordiae Mission, in Phoenix on June 11. Father Terra, 56, suffered several injuries but was released from the hospital on June 16.
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