VFW Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Westboro Baptist Church
U.S. Supreme Court sides with the fundamentalist church after members picketed Marine's funeral.
March 02, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to protest military funerals, deciding it’s demonstrations are protected by the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.
"The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. thanks the Supreme Court for considering the case, but is greatly disappointed with the result. The Westboro Baptist Church may think they have won, but the VFW will continue to support community efforts to ensure no one hears their voice, because the right to free speech does not trump a family's right to mourn in private," stated VFW National Commander, Richard Eubank.
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