Some Good News
This just in from Stop The ACLU
Bush Signs Funeral Protest Ban Into Law
Day! What better way to mark Memorial Day than to protect the respect
and honor our fallen heroes so deserve? That is exactly what President
Bush did today when he signed this bill into law. There is a time and
place for protests, and a funeral should not be one of them.
President Bush marked Memorial Day by signing a bill that keeps demonstrators from disrupting military funerals.
heading to Arlington National Cemetery for a wreath laying and speech,
Mr. Bush signed the “Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act.”
It was passed mainly in response to a Kansas church group that has staged protests at military funerals around the country.
The group says the deaths in Iraq and elsewhere show that God is angry over U.S. tolerance of gays.
The law prevents protests within 300 feet of the entrance of a national cemetery.
Even as Mr. Bush signed the bill, members of the Kansas group stood about 300 feet from the entrance to Arlington.
They held signs that read, “Thank God for dead soldiers,” and “‘Bush killed them.”
A conservative group supporting the troops stood across the highway, holding a large sign calling troops “American heroes.”
Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill earlier this month that authorizes an immediate ban on protests at military funerals in Texas.
It was also drafted with members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. in mind.
Church members protested earlier this year at the funeral for a solider in Temple.
is a time and place for protests, but it is not at funerals and burials
for U.S. soldiers who died to protect the freedoms we hold so dear,”
Perry said as he signed the measure.KWTX
Amen to that!