Jay over at Stop the ACLU has a post on the new laws several states have enacted to keep funeral protestors at least 500 feet away from funeral processions, graveyards, etc. This is being done primarily to keep the ever annoying Fred Phelps and his gang of inbred minions away from the funerals of fallen American soldiers.
You read that right - Phelps and his Westboro Baptist folks are protesting at the funerals of soldiers who have died while fighting to preserve the freedom of speech this noxious group has been abusing. These are the types that give Christians a bad name.
When I lived in Topeka, I used to drive by him and his little cronies protesting outside whatever happened to be the *evil* spot of the day on my way home from work. They had little children holding signs with grotesque figures in compromising positions, to put it delicately. They would protest outside Topeka Bible Church, simply because TBC "allowed" (not the right word, but close enough) homosexuals to attend, with the understanding that their lifestyle was sinful but that they themselves were still loved. My uncle has spoken with Phelps, using the Bible to show him where he is completely wrong and going against the will of God, but Mark could get nothing through that thick skull of his.
These people make me sick. I once thought that I would like to see it when they are brought before the judgement throne of God, but honestly, I don't want to be anywhere near the level of wrath that will be unloaded onto their shoulders that day.
Oh yeah, when I drove by their group, I'd floor my '84 Ford 3/4 ton diesel dual-exhaust with glass packs right in their faces. Not very nice, but I just couldn't help myself...