48 States Slam Westboro Churchby Michael Patrick Brewer on Jun. 16, 2010, under Media, Politics, Veteran Legislative Update
48 States and the District of Columbia have filed legal complaints to the Supreme Court in support of the Father of a young Marine who died in Iraq. The father sued anti-gay protesters affiliated with the Westboro Church Baptist Church in Kansas, who believe that the death of Cpl Matthew Snyder is a result of God’s punishment for the Untied States Armed Forces tolerance of gays in the military.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case to determine whether or not the protesters are protected by the First Amendment. The brief that was filed on June 1st, 2010, indicates a compelling interest in protecting the sanctity of funerals.
Are not the Westboro Baptists mocking God? How can they prop themselves up into the throne of judgment and declare the source of killing? Is there not some queer form of idolatry of belief here?
If they are intractable in their belief and need to protest, I would be happy to raise the money to purchase some tickets to Iraq, so they could go to the source of the war- and meet their creator at the source of the action.