Connecticut bike riders pledge to protect families at funerals

In response to a the nationally known hate group Westboro Baptist Church, a group of Connecticut bike riders have renewed their pledge to come between

DARIEN - In response to a the nationally known hate group Westboro Baptist Church, a group of Connecticut bike riders have renewed their pledge to come between future mourners and protesters, when invited.

The church is an anti-gay, anti-abortion and anti-U.S. military group that travels the country protesting funerals.

The Connecticut Guard Riders would provide a buffer between the protesters and those attending the funerals.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 12 on Health: Foods that help fight diseases
2 Healthy Heart: Heart attack symptoms in women
Police believe it may have been a joyride 3 Jeep Wrangler ends up in the Easton Reservoir.
Officials say a Norwalk woman was killed in 4 Woman killed in Norwalk fire
5 Connecticut Sportscast, Feb. 20

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE