Few recent confrontations have stirred as much emotion and debate as the spate of protests conducted at funerals for U.S. soldiers killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a hot-button First Amendment dispute involving members of the Topeka, Kan., Westboro Baptist Church who, seeking to spread the word that God is punishing America for its acceptance of homosexuality, have shown up at funerals with signs carrying messages such as "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "God Hates You."
Supreme Court Puts High-Emotion Funeral Protest Case on Docket
The National Law Journal
March 9, 2010