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  1. #1 Major Media Companies Side With Phelps to protest Funerals 
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    (...)the liberal media are standing side by side with Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church in a demonstration of First Amendment fundamentalism. They've filed a “friend of the court” brief in favor of the right to infuriate families of the fallen with those vicious funeral protests.

    The list includes the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, the E.W. Scripps Company, the Hearst Corporation, NPR, The New York Times, and the Tribune Company (parent of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times). Jeff Schogol of the military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported these companies joined other free-press advocates in supporting these hateful incitements:

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Twenty-two media organizations have sided with a radical church against the father of a fallen Marine who is trying to sue it for picketing his son’s funeral.

    The media organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Wednesday with the Supreme Court in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church, which protests near servicemembers’ funerals because it believes that troops’ deaths and other national tragedies are divine revenge for America’s tolerance of gays and lesbians.

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    just remember, as much as we can HATE what someone says, the First Amendment guarentees their right to say it. sometimes we have to let these people say their shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    just remember, as much as we can HATE what someone says, the First Amendment guarentees their right to say it. sometimes we have to let these people say their shit.
    A funeral is also a private family matter.It's an invasion of privacy matter. The first ammendment is being abused in this scenario. Clearly, you can't yell Fire in Movie theater....you can't yell FAGGOT at a funeral. The Westboro Baptist Church is the most despicable group of people out there. They do NOT have the right to disrupt a famiy's funeral service under the protection of Free Speech. That is just absurd.
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    Apparently, the media hates the families of dead service members more than they hate anti-gay bigots. Good to know where we stand in their hierarchy of loathing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    just remember, as much as we can HATE what someone says, the First Amendment guarentees their right to say it. sometimes we have to let these people say their shit.
    agreed. And as long as they are saying it in a public venue - there is little that can be legally and properly done to stop them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    you can't yell FAGGOT at a funeral.
    Why not? There is a logical reason why you cannot just yell fire in a theatre - lives would be put in jeopardy by such an act. Is shouting fagot at a funeral endangering someones life? Besides the dickhead from Westboro - and BTW - they WANT to be attacked. That's how they make their money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Why not? There is a logical reason why you cannot just yell fire in a theatre - lives would be put in jeopardy by such an act. Is shouting fagot at a funeral endangering someones life? Besides the dickhead from Westboro - and BTW - they WANT to be attacked. That's how they make their money.
    Because you are infringing on the privacy of the family...you are causing them an emotional disturbance. That IS affecting other people. First Ammendment was not meant for the this purpose..and to suggest that is, again, absurd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    agreed. And as long as they are saying it in a public venue - there is little that can be legally and properly done to stop them.
    There is a reason that the Second Amendment follows the First Amendment. They are free to say whatever they like, and the families are free to own firearms. If that doesn't suggest a solution, what does?
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