Anti-Gay Group Doesn't Show Up at SW Missouri Funeral

1 decade 4 years 1 month ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
But a member of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church says that's because they can challenge the law in court, based on a letter the church got from the McDonald County prosecutor. A recent Missouri law bans picketing and protests "in front of or about" any church, cemetery or funeral establishment from one hour before a funeral until one hour after it ends. More than 50 law enforcement officers were ready to deal with protesters at the funeral of Private First Class Christopher L. Marion, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The funeral for the twenty-year-old Pineville soldier was held in Anderson. Westboro Baptist founder Reverend Fred Phelps claims God allows soldiers to be killed because the U.S. tolerates homosexuals.

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