Posts tagged: Margie Phelps
Westboro Baptist Church announced plans Wednesday night to protest Steve Jobs’s funeral, sending the message out…wait for it… via Twitter for iPhone. Margie Phelps, daughter of the small church’s founder and the lawyer who represented the church during their First Amendment case at the Supreme Court, (which Westboro won,) was among the Phelps family members to use Apple products to Tweet about the death of the Apple co-founder. “Westboro will picket his funeral.He had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin,” Margie tweeted Wednesday night on her iPhone/Elizabeth Tenety, Washington Post. More here.
In this March 23, 2006, file photo, Margie Phelps, daughter of Rev. Fred Phelps, of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., kicks a U.S. flag on the grass outside the State Capitol during a rally for the “Right to Rest in Peace” rally in Denver. Phelps is set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court on today to represent her church in a case that tests the scope of free speech protections under the Constitution’s First Amendment. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Rocky Mountain News, Chris, Schneider)
Margie Phelps, second from right, a daughter of Fred Phelps and the lawyer who argued the case for of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., walks from the Supreme Court, in Washington Tuesday after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., and the Westboro Baptist Church. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The U.S. Supreme Court takes up a case of high emotion and high principle Wednesday. At issue is whether the father of a Marine killed in Iraq can sue picketers who showed up at his son’s funeral with signs that read ”God Hates Fags” and “You’re Going to Hell.” A federal appeals court invalidated a $5 million judgment against the picketers, concluding that even outrageous opinion is protected by the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech/Nina Totenberg, NPR. More here.
Question: Do you support the right that the foul Phelps family & Co. have to spew their hatred, even at the funerals of U.S. military personnel?