Tag Archives: Westboro Baptist Church

Civil rights, marriage should be extended to all

Marriage is a civil right that under the Constitution cannot be denied to any citizen based on race, religion, gender or sexuality. America prides itself on equality before the law. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court upheld the rights of the Westboro Baptist Church to continue their hate–mongering protests at soldiers’ funerals. Yet this past

STAFF EDITORIAL | Free speech for Westboro

Westboro Baptist Church, established in 1955 by Pastor Fred Phelps, has gained recent publicity due to their members protesting at fallen soldiers’ funerals with signs that read “God hates fags” and “Thank God for dead soldiers.” The case of Westboro Baptist Church protesting at the funeral of Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder has now reached