1/10/09

ACLU Files Suit On Behalf Westboro Baptist Church

The ACLU is really scraping the bottom of the barrel by supporting the much-hated Westboro Baptist Church. From the Military Times:
A Westboro Baptist Church member has sued the city of St. Joseph over its ordinance banning protests at soldiers’ funerals.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, asks a judge to declare the ordinance and its enforcement unconstitutional.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri filed the suit on behalf of Shirley Phelps-Roper. She’s the daughter of Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps.
I'm sure giant picket signs at funerals about IEDs killing fag soldiers is just what the framers of the Constitution had in mind with the first amendment. More at Stop the ACLU.

4 comments:

Shea said...

They have a right to, but it is very UnChristian. It violates the golden rule. How would they feel if some people showed up at one of their close family, or friends, funeral, protesting, saying that the deceased was a horrible person, whether true or not?
This kind of behavior, and disregard of the teachings of Jesus Christ, is what gives Christianity, and Jesus a bad name. It brings to mind an old Rage Against the Machine song......Killin in the name of. To me what they are doing, is no different,
Here's an idea, do like the director Kevin Smith did at a protest of his movie Dogma, go and protest(although he did it as a joke and to make a point that no one recognized him and hadn't even seen the movie and weren't sure what they were protesting),incognito, find out who some of these people are, friend them, incognito, and when someone important to them dies, organize a protest, and show up at this funeral, Show them their wrong that they're hate has blinded them to,
What they should be doing is protesting the govt policies and actions that they disagree with,but that's dangerous, and there's no publicity in that is there? Just some thoughts
PS, my favorite Bushism ""I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008

Wek said...

Jeebus, these Westboro freaks are really going to come unglued if Obama really does end "don't ask, don't tell". But I'm not holding my breath for this to happen since I well remember how Clinton folded like a cheap tent on this same pledge.

Mezzo SF said...

W.T.F.

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