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TUCSON, AZ - Arizona lawmakers have just passed emergency legislation to protect mourners from protestors during planned funerals in Tucson this week. The radical Westboro Baptist Church earlier announced plans to protest the funerals of the victims in the Tucson shooting from Saturday.
That bill was passed just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, and is expected to be signed by Governor Brewer, tonight. "The bill requires them to be at least 300 feet away from the funeral from an hour before the funeral starts to an hour after it ends and that way people can grieve and love in peace," Sinema said. The legislation is said to be similar to what 40 other states have currently adopted
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
Bad idea. The first amendment has to come first. There are enough laws on the books to deal with people like Phelps, we don't need any more. And, since Mr. Phelps has no problem sueing any and everyone, wanna bet he doesn't take this to court as well?
Originally posted by BubbaJoe
Having buried several friends and family members over the last few years, yes they are infringing on the rights of the families.
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I believe in everyone's first amendment rights, however these folks violate all that is decent. May they all experience hell here on earth, and then hell for all eternity. These are the type of idiots that give all christians a bad name. They are no better than Osama bin Laden.