Free Speech?January 25, 2006
Here is an interesting article from Ethics Daily about attempts to ban protesting at funerals. These proposed laws are aimed at stopping hate preacher Fred Phelps and his followers of hate.
As much as I cringe whenever I hear about Phelps and his blasphemous statements about our loving God, limiting free speech does not seem to be a good option. As the article points out, "hard cases make bad law."
Instead of beating these religious perverts through laws we need to speak out so that all will know they do not speak the Truth. If they are going to your community (you can find a schedule here), then please go out and counter their lies by proclaiming the love of Jesus.