View Poll Results: Is protesting at funerals 'Free Speech'?

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  • It's harassment and should be illegal

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  • It's open to interpretation

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  • It's most certainly a form of protected free speech

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Protesting at funerals is propbably covered as "free speech" yet it is reprehensible and disgusting and morally corrupt and only engaged by the lowest forms of life such as bacteria and Communists, real Comminists.
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Depends on the state and person. Threatening to kill the President of the United States is punishable to up to five years in prison.
    It's also the only death threat I know of that is completely set in stone as illegal.
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Some people's moms ARE bitches.
    Yeah but most of the time you don't know it when you're making the statement.
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    What if someone like Hitler or Osama were actually caught and there was a funeral, would it be okay to protest?


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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    It's distasteful, but protected as long as they are not interfering with the funeral.
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    These people are exactly the reason why I would fully support re-legalizing dueling.
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    What if someone like Hitler or Osama were actually caught and there was a funeral, would it be okay to protest?
    No. . .If preserving the peace at my husband's funeral means that protesters should be banned from someone else's funeral then that's fine by me.

    No one has to protest AT someone's funeral in order to protest that person's actual actions or political reign - there is a time and place. Preferably the time to protest a vile dictator is WHEN they're in office. It does no good when they're dead.
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    I recognize that's it seems to be protected as Free Speech, but I'm sure there are legalities about harrassment, intentional infliction of emotional pain, hate speech, etc. I am quite sure we could open the floodgates with lawsuits; I'm surprised this hasn't been done before.

    For the record, I am quite familiar with this group. They are based in Topeka, which is about an hour drive from where I live now and 30 minutes from where I grew up. Throughout my life, I've seen the Phelps' protest at the mall, pre-schools, churches and even my own college graduation.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Yeah but most of the time you don't know it when you're making the statement.
    I'm guessing you don't know that many moms. It's usually written all over their face.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    They also have the right to have their asses beat.

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