They’re despicable, ugly and gross and they have a right to protest. Now what we need to do is get them away from the funerals of our soldiers–far enough away–so they can grieve in peace without these disgusting opportunists there to using the funerals to sell their cult.
I agree with the court on this as a rights issue. I don’t like their message but they have the right.
**UPDATED But there’s plenty to wonder about regarding the narrow information the court used to arrive at its decision regarding whether the father of the fallen soldier, Al Snyder, was purposely being singled out by Westboro. The “epic” written by the Westboro folks online singling out Matthew and Al appeared after the funeral. This was not taken into consideration about Westboro’s singling out the Snyders in the original case so the Supremes couldn’t deal with it here. Alito profoundly disagreed says the case should have been remanded to sort through those issues.
The decision was 8-1 with Alito dissenting saying, “Our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for the vicious verbal assault that occurred in this case,”
This is a tort case of intentional infliction of emotional distress case. They found that the Westboro nuts didn’t do anything extraordinary to single out Al Snyder. They mentioned him but in the totality of their signs etc they believed it wasn’t an extraordinary display against him.
They’re talking about it at the American Legion’s burn pit blog. burnpit.legion.org
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