Funeral Protests

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New Missouri Law Reaffirms Funeral Protest Ban

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation reaffirming Missouri’s ban on protests near funerals.

06/20/2014

Shirley Phelps-Roper (R) and her daughter Megan of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church known for its vehement anti-gay positions and for protesting at US soldiers' funeral, stage a protest across the street from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, outside Washington, on March 1, 2011. The church was demonstrating against what it claims is a "pervert-run" school and said teachers across the country have "broken the moral compass of this generation."         AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester’s Funeral Protest Ban Will Stand

The deadline has passed for Westboro Baptist Church to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take a look at a law limiting funeral protests in Manchester, Missouri.

01/16/2013

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Court to Take Another Look at Funeral Protests

Church members claim soldiers’ deaths in overseas wars are God’s punishment for American tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.

12/08/2011

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New Restrictions on Funeral Protest Coming to Illinois

Television news is a big reason Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka has gained the notoriety it has.

05/24/2011

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Funeral Protest Bill Advances in Missouri

Missouri House votes to keep protestors 500 feet away

03/04/2011

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Judge Stalls St. Charles County Funeral Protest Limits

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the law, calling it an assault on first amendment rights.

01/25/2011

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