Nasty Free Speech

101008bokloresThe creeps who protest at the funerals of dead soldiers appeared before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. They were sued by the father of Matthew Snyder, a marine whose funeral they picketed. The protesters are led by a preacher named Fred Phelps. Their beef is with homosexuality and they claim that dead soldiers are God’s punishment. The thing is, unless the Supreme Being files a brief, they may be well within their rights. A 1988 court ruling, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, unanimously upheld the right to nasty speech unless it can be proven false.

USA Today has a complete story with video.

One Response to Nasty Free Speech

  1. peter1520 says:

    It may very well be withing their rights to protest and say nasty things, but it certainly violates all standards of good taste and judgement especially for a family that is grieving the loss of a loved soldier.

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