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    Federal appeals court upholds funeral picketing law; Westboro Baptist Church vow

    By Paul Hammel

    LINCOLN — A federal appeals court has upheld a state law restricting picketing at funerals, ruling that mourners have a right to grieve privately “in a respectful environment … free from unwanted public exploitation.”

    The law was enacted in response to picketing of military funerals by the controversial Westboro Baptist Church.

    The law bans protests within 500 feet of a funeral service from one hour before the rites begin to two hours afterward.

    The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that it wasn’t unreasonable to limit the time and location of picketing because of “vulnerable physical and emotional conditions” of funeral mourners.

    FULL story: http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/federal-appeals-court-upholds-funeral-picketing-law-westboro-baptist-church/article_440ccc84-7eb5-11e7-9265-ffb431efffaf.html

     

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  • Marym625 (23443 posts)
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    1. Good

    Thank you for posting this. This is great news

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  • Satan (2295 posts)
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    2. Hard to believe those tools have kept going without their leader.

    Fred says “HELLo”, by the way…..

    Fuck Kamala Harris. Fuck Borey Crooker. Fuck Joy Reid. And FUCK Hillary Clinton & her husband for destroying the Demoncratic Party.
    • nevereVereven (2731 posts)
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      3. I no longer have any doubt that they are making MONEY from their hate.

      Fred’s gone, but the group is still going? Money.

      A hologram of a magnifying glass will also function as a magnifying glass, but a hologram of Sherlock Holmes won't solve anything.  
  • Major Hogwash (2492 posts)
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    4. Those jerks came to Boise a few years ago for a funeral protest.

    And they were met with an anti-protest ad hoc group formed by regular, average citizens of all ages who didn’t appreciate their form of hatemongering. Then the local chapter of Vietnam veterans formed a motorcycle brigade to escort the soldier’s family from the funeral service to the cemetery to prevent those phony Baptists from causing any more grief for the family than they already had to endure. Several hundred Vietnam vets, as many as 500, participated in that brigade, escorting the soldier’s body to the cemetery. I’ve never seen anything like it ever before. It was a clear, visible, and honorable way to get their message across, “let us bury our dead in peace”.