Military Funeral Protestor Asks High Court to Protect His First Amendment Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court said today it will decide whether Kansas pastor Fred W. Phelps has a First Amendment right to travel the country and picket and protest at the funerals of fallen servicemen. Phelps, who says God is allowing soldiers to die in Iraq and Afghanistan because the military permits gays and lesbians to serve, has appeared at several funerals with members of his congregation holding signs with messages such as, "You're in hell" and "God hates you." The suit was originally...Full Story
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