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Sunday, March 6, 2011

387. Westboro Baptist Church

The First Amendment protects a fringe church's anti-gay protests at military funerals, a nearly unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a powerful opinion that spoke to the nation's tolerance for even hateful public speech.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that Westboro Baptist Church's picketing at fallen soldiers' funerals "is certainly hurtful and its contribution to public discourse may be negligible." But he said the reaction may not be "punishing the speaker."

"As a nation we have chosen a different course - to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate," Roberts said. (read more:

(tags: Political Series, Religion, Westboro Baptist Church, Devil, Satan, Gay, Gay Rights, Fred Phelps, Phelps)

1 comment:

  1. God hates cartoonists! Mr. Green, what is your address, we have a ... ummm ... package we want to deliver to you.

    Big Daddy Phelps