Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I'll excercise my right to Free Speech

if there's a protest at the funeral of any soldier and I'm there.

States Eye Picketing at Soldiers' Funerals

By CARRIE SPENCER GHOSE, Associated Press Writer Mon Feb 6, 3:15 PM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio - States are rushing to limit when and where people may protest at funerals — all because of a small Kansas church whose members picket soldiers' burials, arguing that Americans are dying for a country that harbors homosexuals.

During the 1990s, the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., went around picketing the funerals of AIDS victims with protest signs that read, "God Hates Fags." But politicians began paying more attention recently when church members started showing up at the burials of soldiers and Marines killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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