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    Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Washington (CNN) -- A Kansas church that attracted nationwide attention for its angry, anti-gay protests at the funerals of U.S. military members has won its appeal at the Supreme Court, an issue testing the competing constitutional limits of free speech and privacy.

    The justices, by an 8-1 vote, said Wednesday that members of Westboro Baptist Church had a right to promote what they call a broad-based message on public matters such as wars. The father of a fallen Marine had sued the small church, saying those protests amounted to targeted harassment and an intentional infliction of emotional distress.

    "Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and -- as it did here -- inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker," the court's decision said.
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    Sometimes, and I mean sometimes free speech is a bitch.

    But it is free speech.

    I may not like it, but that's the way it is.

    At the end of the day, I actually feel nothing but sorry for the members of the WBC, to dedicate your life to this kind of hate, and to go out of your way to inflict this kind of pain on a grieving family shows a lack of happyness and fulfillment in your life, and for that, I truly feel sorry for them.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Those people are vile in my opinion, but the court made the correct decision.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    **** the WBC. Couple of my Marines have punch them in the face at funerals.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    How ****ed up do you have to be to piss off both Marines and gay people?

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    The people of WBC will get there's when they try to get into Heaven because...

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Third verse of the Marines' Hymn:

    Here's health to you and to our Corps
    Which we are proud to serve;
    In many a strife we've fought for life
    And never lost our nerve;
    If the Army and the Navy
    Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
    They will find the streets are guarded
    By United States Marines.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    The WBC is probably the only issue that can get people of all creeds to stand together united.

    The irony is probably lost on them.
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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Supreme Court rules for anti-gay church over military funeral protests - CNN.com

    Sometimes, and I mean sometimes free speech is a bitch.

    But it is free speech.

    I may not like it, but that's the way it is.

    At the end of the day, I actually feel nothing but sorry for the members of the WBC, to dedicate your life to this kind of hate, and to go out of your way to inflict this kind of pain on a grieving family shows a lack of happyness and fulfillment in your life, and for that, I truly feel sorry for them.
    I agree that it is free speech, which gives me a couple of great ideas.

    1) Every time someone from WBC dies, picket HIS funeral with signs that say he is going to hell. Make HIS family cry, and maybe they will see the light and leave the **cough** church **cough**.

    2) Next time they picket, somebody just kick their asses, and then a new case can go to the Supreme Court, seeking a ruling on whether inciting a riot is considered free speech.
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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    2) Next time they picket, somebody just kick their asses, and then a new case can go to the Supreme Court, seeking a ruling on whether inciting a riot is considered free speech.
    I don't think that's a good idea Dan...

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    Re: Supreme Court rules in favor of WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I don't think that's a good idea Dan...
    It was just my pathetic attempt at humor. If it had been anything other than pathetic, the humor wouldn't have been lost on you.
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