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Gov. Bobby Jindal to Westboro Baptist Church: We Will Arrest You

Bobby Jindal

WBC members face arrest if they try to protests the funerals of Lafayette movie theater shooting victims. 

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal went on Face the Nation this past Sunday and issued a warning to the Westboro Baptist Church: If you try to protest these funerals, we will lock you up.

The governor and Republican presidential candidate says that if members of the hate-mongering group protest the funerals of the two women slain in Thursday's shooting at a Lafayette cinema, he will have the police arrest them. The group considers mass shootings in the U.S. to be an act of God in retaliation for various sins, and the shooter was a fan of Westboro and its fanatical ways.

"If they come here to Louisiana, if they try to disrupt this funeral, we're going to lock them up," Jindal said on the Sunday morning CBS program. "We're going to arrest them. They shouldn't try that in Louisiana. We won't abide by that here. Let these families grieve."

Jindal is very much an anti-gay politician--he and his administration were some of the last remaining holdouts when it came to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples following June's Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality--it is always nice to see someone come out against WBC.

"They better not try that nonsense here," Jindal said.

Lafayette residents have pledged to form a human wall around the funerals to prevent any protests and thousands of people have reportedly promised to join.

Watch the clip below:

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