Westboro Baptist Church
The Kansas City Council has voted to restrict protests at funerals within city limits.
Saturday’s event was a contrast to a protest held across the school football field by members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling reverses a previous ruling by a three-judge panel of the court.
The Missouri legislation would make it illegal to disturb, attempt to disturb or vandalize a house of worship in an attempt to protect places of worship.
The Westboro Baptist Church, a controversial religious group infamous for protesting military funerals and organizations sympathetic to homosexual rights, has just released a parody of Whitney Houston’s classic cover, “I Will Always Love You,” which implies that the singer is now in hell.
They target Fort Zumwalt East and Clayton High Schools
Manchester believes limiting where and when group can protest is constitutional
Church members claim soldiers’ deaths in overseas wars are God’s punishment for American tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.
Quinn quietly signed off on the “Let Them Rest In Peace Act,” which pushes protestors back another 100 feet to 300 feet — the equivalent of a football field’s length — at military funerals.
The bureau invited members of the controversial, anti-gay church to participate in training courses for law enforcement personnel.