Respect for families at funerals

Posted: March 30, 2010 in freedom, politics, rants, religion, soldiers
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Below is a copy of a letter I wrote my congressmen in support of legislation that would bar protesters from protesting at funerals. Take a moment to read it and, if you agree, voice your own support. Permission to use my letter is granted. Please help make sure a family’s privacy is respected during the most difficult of times. The letter is short, to the point, and respectful:

I’ve been getting updated on the Westboro Baptist Church case recently and I want to voice my support for legislation that will prohibit protesters from disrupting funerals to voice their dissent on certain issues. I fully respect an individual’s right to free speech and to peaceably assemble, but to draw attention to your cause by disrespecting a fallen soldier, or the recently deceased, and adding to the pain the family must endure is reprehensible and unforgivable. The families’ right to privacy must be protected. Please help to ensure this practice is not allowed to continue.


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