Just to let you know - we DO have Hate Speech laws in Australia - as well as privacy laws protecting the rights of victims - so I will point out how abhorrent these people's actions are.
Free Speech was NEVER meant to protect evil people like this.
The full article is at Sozo's Blog HERE - one of my favourite reads.
Here is an excerpt.......
According to this document put out by the church itself, they plan to
"PICKET WEST VIRGINIA’S WORSHIP OF DEAD MINERS IN RALEIGH COUNTY, THURS., APR. 8 AT 10:00 AM"The document goes on to say that:
"In 2006 when God killed 12 miners, we reminded you that God owns those mines! WBC scheduled a trip to Virginia and West Virginia for this week, April 8-11, 2010, and you brutes immediately started threatening us and blaspheming God. So God reached down and smacked one of those mines, killing 25 (and likely four more are dead). Now you moan and wallow in self-pity, and pour over the details of the dead rebels’ lives, pretending they’re heroes. We will join that public discussion and remind you – again: obey God or He will curse you! This whole nation is awash in rebellious sin and defiance of God, His standard, and His servants’ faithful words. THEY DIED FOR YOUR SINS! “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words,” Jer. 19:15.GOD HATES W.V.!THE DEAD MINERS ARE IN HELL!So.................. let me sum up in my own blunt but oh so adorable Aussie way.
Incitement to hate is NOT Free Speech - it is simple HATRED being protected by a man written document. The abuse of the Constitution by these people is disgusting and abhorrent to all concerned.
I do not believe that MY American Grandfather who fought in WWII would approve of the acts of these people being protected.