Originally Posted by JB Rattlesnake
Tell me again because I know it has been discussed but I forget, what was your stance on the people from Westboro Baptist Church?
Those people are despicable. They're heretics and have no knowledge of Christianity.
HOWEVER, if we pass laws that can silence one church, then it's just a matter of time before that same law will be used to silence all churches.
The government has no right to step in and censor anybody no matter how hateful their speech is. That's why the KKK is still allowed to congregate.
In the case of the Westboro Baptist Church protesting soldiers' funerals, just have the police turn their backs and lets the soldier's family members and veterans groups in the area take care of them.
There's nothing unconstitutional about that.
Allowing the government the ability to legislate what speech is protected under Freedom of Speech and what isn't, is essentially erasing Freedom of Speech completely.