Westboro Babtist Church at Elizibeth Edwards Funeral

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    "Hundreds of family, friends, and admirers filled a North Carolina church today to bid a final farewell to Elizabeth Edwards .

    On Tuesday, at the age of 61, Edwards lost her battle to breast cancer.

    But while many, including Senator John Kerry and estranged husband John Edwards mourned inside the church, protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church, stood two blocks outside the church. The Westboro Baptist Church is notorious for heckling mourners." From Foxnews.com

    Why can't someone prosecute these mofos for being a public disturbance, disturbing the peace, or something else to get these a******* locked up.
     
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    Well, they use the 1st amendment a lot, and to be honest, it does give them the right to free speech. The only issue is, they are infringing on other's rights also. A judge that has the opinion of stopping them isn't that hard to find, finding one who can stand up to the media and other forces is.

    I personally, think Westboro needs to be stopped, they are very disgraceful, and if I die in combat and they show up at man, I really hope they are stopped in their tracks.
     
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    I would wonder about the chances of getting a restraining Order, to keep X number of feet away, so as to not disrupt mourning services would be more than fair minded.
     
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    Again, what would have been better is if Fox News and other outlets never even reported about those freaks.
     
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    The best response to the Westboro Baptist Church:

    Home

    I have a bunch of friends that ride with them.
     
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    What would it take to keep John Kerry from showing up at your funeral?
     
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    How do these miserable wastes of oxygen find out when and where our fallen heroes are going to be laid to rest? Do they have a network of supporters searching all of the local newspapers in the country looking for info?

    I can see how they would know about high profile funerals such as Mrs. Edwards, but it's their finding out about private funerals that bothers and baffles me.
     
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    I think they should all be charged with "inciting a riot" because that's what it would be if they showed up at the funeral of any of my friends and family.
     
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    It's a good response, but I still want to beat the crap out of the WBC goers. They really give Christians a bad name. Yeah I know, not very Christian of me. So glad I don't have to be perfect.
     
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    I, who believe in the right to protest, think it's wrong for anybody to protest at funerals. They are burying their dead, give them some respect. It's a hard time for anyone. Perhaps we should go protest at the funerals of anyone from the WBC? See how they like the tide turned against them.
     
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