Taking Protestantism Too Far


The Westboro Baptist Church (unlike the Landover Baptist Church, they continue to insist they aren't kidding) has led 14 states to consider legal restrictions on protesting near funerals because the Westboro faithful have been showing up to protest the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan; a church representative is appalled and vows legal fights if any such laws are passed, saying, according to the AP account, that "states cannot interfere with [the church's] message that the soldiers were struck down by God because they were fighting for a country that harbors homosexuals and adulterers."