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Member of Westboro Baptist Church bull-rushed at demonstration in NC

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There was a heated counter protest at a Westboro Baptist Church demonstration in North Carolina.

The Westboro Baptist Church Members were picketing a military funeral.

But when a member started stomping on an American flag, a counter protester bull-rushed the Westboro member.

Police quickly broke up the scuffle.

The funeral was for Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson.

She was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.

Johnson was reportedly gay.

Westboro Baptist Church often links the acceptance of homosexuals to the death of American soldiers.