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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Fred Phelps- Westboro Baptist Church

This just in via The Associated Press: The United States Supreme Court voted 8-1 Wednesday in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka.

The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment to the father of a dead Marine who sued church members after they picketed his son’s funeral.


I guess if Phelps' bunch stays in designated protest zones like have been set up for American politicians (presidents- Bush for instance) and follow local instructions- they're allowed to express THEIR 1st Amendment rights as much as we who dislike their message can.

After all- the SAME 'Supreme Court' allows corporations to buy their politicians freely now too....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ok then the rest of America needs to do this since the Supreme Court says gatherings at funeral is ok.

How about all the rest of us and I mean tens of thousands of us ascend upon the Westboro Church every Sunday morning very bright and very early clogging the streets and making it impossible for the Westboro flock to do what they want. Doubt too many police would step in to keep us away.