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The Westboro Baptist Church plans on holding a protest outside the Pentagon on June 9. Church members have picketed service members funerals for years, claiming that the deaths of U.S. troops is Gods punishment for the United States tolerance of gays and lesbians. The upcoming Pentagon protest will be no different, said church member Margie Phelps. If you put the uniform of America today, youre an enemy of God, Phelps told Military Times on Friday. The military today of this nation is not fighting for anything righteous: Theyre not fighting for freedom; theyre not fighting to protect any kind of civil rights; theyre fighting for sin. And the No. 1 sin that the American military uniform represents today is same sex marriage. The church has protested at the Pentagon several times before, Phelps said. Church protests typically last between 30 and 60 minutes, she...