Ladies and Gentlemen, I Am "Pleased" To Present The Artist Once Known As The Trusted Law Of The Land
Yes, that is a picture of Captain America. I chose a picture of him to represent our fabulous country!
If you have read my two previous articles, you know how I feel about the Westboro Baptist Church. If not, then here's a recap: I think that these people are a deplorable hate group. No, I do not like them nor do I like their propaganda.In fact, I feel that anyone who supports them, including our Supreme Court, needs a little history lesson!
The United States Supreme Court is our nation's highest court. Interestingly, the Chief Justice and eight other justices have lifetime appointments and can only be removed by impeachment. For those of you who don't know, John Roberts is our current Supreme Court Justice. The Supreme Court makes important decisions, such as: Roe v. Wade, Brown v. Board of Education, and Miranda v. Arizona, to name a few. While those are good decisions, their most recent has been a horrible mistake: Snyder v. Phelps.
For twenty years, the Westboro Baptist "Church" has picketed military funerals to preach their twisted "gospel". In fact, here is a quote from the official Supreme Court Syllabus on the case:
"Fred Phelps, who founded the church, and six Westboro Baptist parishioners (all relatives of Phelps) traveled to Maryland to picket the funeral of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq in the line of duty. The picketing took place on public land approximately 1,000 feet from the church where the funeral was held, in accordance with guidance from local law enforcement officers. The picketers peacefully displayed their signs—stating, e.g., “Thank God for Dead Soldiers,” “Fags Doom Nations,” “America is Doomed,” “Priests Rape Boys,” and “You’re Going to Hell”—for about 30 minutes before the funeral began. Matthew Snyder’s father (Snyder), petitioner here, saw the tops of the picketers’ signs when driving to the funeral, but did not learn what was written on the signs until watching a news broadcast later that night. Snyder filed a diversity action against Phelps, his daughters—who participated in the picketing—and the church (collectively Westboro) alleging, as relevant here, state tort claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress, intrusion upon seclusion, and civil conspiracy."
First, let's consider a few things. Peaceful and nonviolent are NOT synonyms. For example, if I were to punch Fred Phelps in the face, that would be violence. If I were to chant and hold obscene signs in front of his church, in his presence, I could EASILY be arrested for disturbing the peace. However, if I were to sit down, quietly, with a sign- that would be peaceful. In case you haven't noticed, these savages are NOT quiet! They bring their megaphones and minions to funerals. Consider the last funeral you went to: was it a time of mourning or war?Continued on the next page