It is clear to me that the right to free speech trumps
proper decorum, and in that vein,
I defend Pastor Phelps’s right to protest at military funerals. He is careful to follow all
the laws and guidelines for protesting
at a funeral.
However, the right to do something does not mean it is the right thing to do. One day Pastor Phelps and his ilk are going to protest the wrong funeral. On that day, a grieving family member is going to snap and a brawl will ensue.
Our military give their lives so that people like those from the Westboro Baptist Church can have the freedom to publicly protest; but they take advantage of it in a way that is contemptuous and loathsome. They show no respect nor honor for either the servicemen who protect them or the God whom they proclaim to serve.
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