I just heard on the news the Westboro Baptist church won their battle in court to keep their right to freedom of speech. for those of you who don’t know who they are, I will gladly tell you.
they are a Baptist congregation from Kansas who call themselves Christian, and they protest at military funerals holding horrible anti-gay and anti-war signs & yell out cruel statements to those attending the funeral.
what they do hurts the already grieving families of fallen soldiers and not only multiplies their pain but is totally disrespectful to all involved.
where in the hell does doing something like this fall into a category of an acceptable thing to do in this country? I don’t understand how the supreme court can get away with supporting this group of evil-doers.
do you really think our kids would go willingly to war if they knew their demise would cause even more pain to their loved ones left behind because of these scumbags?
you might think no at first, but I think our soldiers probably would. they would be the better person and STILL go to war to protect even these scumbags’ freedoms which in my opinion depicts more of the meaning of a true Christian and is something those scumbags will never understand.
this opens up a whole other can of worms.. take for example if white supremacists stood on the white house lawn & called Obama the N word and said his children are going to burn in hell because they are black and god hates blacks. would they STILL get away with their oral defecation? it’s summit to think about, isn’t it.
I do believe in freedom of speech to a point. I think when your words cause pain to another person for no reason, then the line has been crossed.
the Westboro scumbags are simply evil, and they are NOT expressing freedom of speech in my opinion, they are harassing & assaulting innocent people.
to attend the funeral of a dead soldier who gave his/her life to protect these asshole’s rights, and further offend the family and friends the soldier left behind, is a sin.
AND they have gotten the permission & blessing of the supreme court to do so.
only in America.