Westboro Baptist Church is known for their radical stance on the gay agenda. This is the group that pickets military funerals saying the troops were killed because the US is pro gay.
Missouri and other states enacted legislature barring picketing near funerals. The ACLU says that this infinges on free speech. Unfortunately whenever the ACLU is involved I am suspicious. At the same time, does it infringe on free speech? If we cherish free speech in this country does that mean that we have to accept the bad with the good, or have they crossed the line?
The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit Friday in the U.S. District Court in Jefferson City, Mo., on behalf of the fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church, which has outraged mourning communities by picketing service members’ funerals with signs condemning homosexuality…In the lawsuit, the ACLU says the Missouri law tries to limit protesters’ free speech based on the content of their message. It is asking the court to declare the ban unconstitutional and to issue an injunction to keep it from being enforced, which would allow the group to resume picketing. Read More.