Westboro Baptist Church Research Paper

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Westboro Baptist Church members led by Fred Phelps believe that God hates the United States and punishes its citizens for its acceptance of homosexuality. To express their beliefs, the church members picket military and other funerals. Phelps’ group pickets by carrying signs and singing songs while standing on public property. Other groups have been formed to protest Phelps’ group. The church claims their speech is protected by the First Amendment Freedom of Speech Clause in the United States Constitution. I agree that the church has this right as does the group protesting Phelp’s group, and neither is violating the constitutional rights of others, even though I believe the actions of Westboro Baptist Church are appalling and depraved.
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