What?! You can’t be serious!!

It seems that protesting a particular issue at a military funeral is now the newest fad.

Albert Snyder buried his son, a U.S. Marine, who died while serving in Iraq. Protestors from a Kansas “church” (This not a church. That’s what they call themselves.)  showed up, uninvited, picketing–not the war–but American tolerance of homosexuality. Now, setting my own views on homosexuality aside, what the hell?!?! Do these people have the slightest degree of human decency?!! No parent should have to bury their child, but to have someone turn a heartbreaking moment into a political or social statement is beyond words.

Wait!! It gets worse. Mr. Snyder sued the church for emotional distress and won. The “church” appealed and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the verdict saying protesting homosexuality at a funeral was a protected 1st Amendment right. WHO CARES!!! The family is in mourning and these people have the right to protest AT HIS FUNERAL!! YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS!!!

So, the court has now ordered the father of the dead U.S. Marine now has to pay the court costs of the church. This is sheer insanity!!! Now, the U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear the case in the next term (October) and will probably rule by the following June.

There’s a time and a place for debate and free speech. Trying to make a political or social statement at someone’s funeral IS NOT THE TIME OR THE PLACE!! Hopefully, the U.S. Supreme Court will restore some sanity to the world and rule in favor of Mr. Snyder.


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