Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana
and a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, warned
the Westboro Baptist Church on Sunday not to try its “nonsense”
Jindal was referring to the Topeka,
Kansas-based church's pledge to protest the funerals of the victims
of Thursday's movie theater shooting.
John Russel Houser, who is believed to
have killed two people and injured nine before killing himself, once
praised the work of the Westboro Baptist Church, which is best known
for coining the phrase “God hates fags” and protesting the
funerals of fallen soldiers.
theater gunman John Houser praised anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church)
“The Westboro Baptist Church may be
the last real church in America [members not brainwashed],” he
tweeted two years ago.
Appearing Sunday on CBS' Face the
Nation, Jindal warned Westboro not to “try that in Louisiana.”
“If they come here to Louisiana, if
they try to disrupt this funeral, we're gonna lock 'em up. We're
gonna arrest them. They shouldn't try that in Louisiana. We won't
abide by that here,” Jindal said.
“They better not try that nonsense
here,” Jindal added.