Senior Managercompletely lost their minds, will unsurprisingly picket the funeral of recently deceased poet and activist Maya Angelou. 2MBTDC organized last year in response to the barely attended "Million Muslim March" in D.C. Make no mistake about it; these bikers have no love for Angelou, her teachings or those of us who prescribe to her demand for equality. Instead, they intend to protect Angelou's funeral simply because they believe it is the right thing to do. Founder Belinda Bee stated that, "We are riding to protect her funeral from WBC. If we allow WBC to protest her funeral what will stop them from protesting one of our funerals?" That kind of makes this whole thing feel like a backhanded compliment, don't you think? Bee partially redeemed herself by stating:
No we do not agree with her beliefs, but we agree with her freedom to have & voice those beliefs. That is what freedom is about! If we attempt to shut up all those who disagree with us are we not doing the same thing as them?The consensus among the bikers seems to be something along the lines of: "We do not agree with what she stood for, but we respect her right to stand for it and to be laid to rest peacefully." I can certainly get on board with that. And while I find it disheartening and downright sad that we still have to worry about every notable equality advocate being the victim of Westboro Baptist "Church"'s Godless, despicable vitriol and attention; the fact that this gruff group of bikers has the ability to put their differences aside and do the right thing gives me warm fuzzies. I also cannot wait to see photos of the weak and, let's face it, probably gay WBC members facing off with the bikers of 2MBTDC. As a supporter of Angelou and all that she stood for, I'd like to personally thank 2MBTDC for having the sense and strength to put aside their differing opinions and protect the integrity of the funeral of someone who meant so much to so many. Maybe there is hope for us after all. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!