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Next fall, the U. S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Snyder vs. Phelps, in which it's possible the speech-related practices of an obnoxious group will be curbed -- but at the price of some new First Amendment fetters.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church picketed the March 10, 2006, funeral of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, a U.S. Marine who was killed a week earlier in Iraq. They displayed placards reading, "God hates you," "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "Semper Fi Fags."
The deceased soldier's father, Albert Snyder, sued the church and its founder, the Rev. Fred Phelps, in
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I may not agree with what they said, but I will defend their right to say it.
Freedom of Speech goes both ways. I hope the Supreme Court understands that and throws the case out.
Sure it's bad taste and completely un called for. That's America for you.
Originally posted by RestingInPieces
You should be able to say anything to anyone you want, even it it drives them to kill themselves of kill someone else.
The constitution gives us that right.
What un-American lib leftie Marxist military haters abusing the First Amendment to spew out their disrespectfully treasonous tirade.
The cardboard posters should read 'Fag Liberal in Hell', 'Thank God for Slain Liberals' and 'Semper Fi Hard Core Homophobes'.