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    Westboro Protesting Rights?!?!?!


    I just saw the breaking news: Supreme Court says Westboro Church can protest military funerals. ARE YOU INSANE?!?!?!?!?!?!?


    I am sorry, but in my opinion, this is beyond wrong. How can our military members, who have fought for our country in the past, the present, or even in the future deserve this? Vets have been through so much and when they are finally laid to rest, the families get to hear and see these ugly people say horrible and ugly things about their family member. How is that right?


    I am sorry, Supreme Court, but you got this wrong. In my opinion, this is pure hate and I believe it a crime if they slander my family member. That would make it a hate crime, and we do have laws for that.


    Know this, Westboro, if you protest my family member, I will charge you with slander. I will go as far as the Supreme Court in this even if it breaks the bank. I am also putting in my will, if you protest my funeral then my family will have the funds to charge you with slander.


    For those of you who don't know what slander entails:

    slan·der [ slándər ]  
    1. saying of something false and damaging:the act or offense of saying something false or malicious that damages somebody's reputation
    2. false and damaging statement:a false and malicious statement that damages somebody's reputation
    3. utter slander against somebody: to make a false and malicious oral statement about somebody


    All one has to do is film the protest of this church, and you will have enough evidence to prove slander. To further my allegations, I will see that my lawyer will go after them for a hate crime as well.


    hate crime
    1. crime motivated by hate for group:a crime that is motivated by hate, prejudice, or intolerance of somebody's religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation


    If they commit slander in this manner, I don't see how they have gotten the Supreme Court's permission to do the awful things they do. There has to a be a lawyer or group of lawyers who can stand up to their church lawyers and win.


    I am a firm believer in the freedom of speech, but this is akin to yelling "Fire" in a full movie theater. It promotes slander and hate and it is against the law. People, we have to stop them from this behavior, legally.


    My heart goes out to all of those that the "Church" has protested. Thank you to those who stand between them and those who are putting their family member to rest. And to those that have died, my thanks to you for your service, your life, and your sacrifice.


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