Church protester tackled at military funeral

A member of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church has been tackled at a military funeral for an openly gay US soldier.

Army Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson was killed along with two others in Afghanistan earlier this month when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest while they were on dismounted patrol, according to the US Department of Defense. She was married to her female partner, Tracy Dice.

At her funeral yesterday, a Westboro member stomped on the American flag which led to a soldier hitting one of the protesters, Guardian of Valor reports.

As he was being arrested, two other soldiers rescued the flag — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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