New Law to Counter Westboro Protests

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New Law to Counter Westboro Protests
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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 10:33am

Last week, President Obama signed a law that includes language to protect our soldiers' funerals.  

I'm not sure how I feel about this.  On one hand, I'm glad that the Westboro "church" won't be able to be as disrespectful, obnoxious, and hateful as they have been, but I still think that this is a violation of the First Amendment.  

I wonder if the church will try to get this law overturned in the Supreme Court.

Here's the article link:  http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/08/06/new-law-counters-westboro-protests/


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Registered: 08-13-2007
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 1:05pm
I'm glad something is being done about it too. It just makes me sick every time I hear about this church. They are just so hateful. :smileysad: I do agree that it does seem to be a violation of First Amendment rights, though, and passing a law like this could be a slippery slope.

I'd love to see the high powered water hoses too. Wouldn't that make for a few good headlines? :smileywink:

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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 10:17pm

I think funerals are a private matter and protesting them is just wrong.  It will be interesting to see what happens with this law.