Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Westboro Baptist Church

msnbc.com

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals.

The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. 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.

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3 Comments

  1. admin says:

    For the record: CoudyNews does not condone the behavior of the Westboro Baptist Church.

    Personally, I find the picketing of any funeral appalling.

  2. Bryan says:

    First amendment right, but common sense would say not to do this.

  3. Show Some Respect says:

    God bless Justice Alito. Some principles and rights supersede others.

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