Think if Trump get elected how much resistance he will face with in all phases of our country from people to military to politicians. He must not win.
1. I have no love for Westboro...but then again, I have no love for the KKK.
2. Citizens have the right to petition their government, so I have no heartburn with any of the people who have signed the ones mentioned in the article.
3. The government should not rescind the tax exempt status for Westboro unless they are willing to rescind that status for every other group that now has it because, as far as I know, Westboro has not broken any laws that affect its status.
4. Mob rule does not...nor should it...have a place in our society.
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
As odious as their message is and as suspect of their "church" status may be, it seems to me that trying to shut them up is suppression of freedom of speech. Removing their tax free status as a religious institution is abrogating the constitutional right of freedom of worship.
BUT, they should be allowed to demonstrate, as long as its far enough away to respect the rights of the mourners. their in your face hateful messages and protests can and should be viewed as an assault on innocent mourners rights and religious freedoms and as such their protests should be removed/confined to a space far enough away from the cemetary that it has no impact on the ritual. And if they break the rules they should get their arses thrown in jail.
I watched one of those clowns in an interview and I must say she was an arrogant, self righteous, rude, pinhead, totally oblivious to reality.
My Karma ran over your Dogma.