Westboro Baptist Church
The Creve Coeur City Council on Monday unanimously passed a measure banning picketing within 300 feet of a space where a funeral or burial service is taking place.
The Kirkwood City Council voted unanimously for the change Thursday, joining about a dozen other local governments in Missouri to support legal rights for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people.
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.