Check out these articles:
Protest At Marine's Funeral Costs Church
Kansas church liable in Marine funeral protest
A fanatical anti-gay church evidently goes around protesting at the funerals of dead soldiers. The church is located in Kansas and consists of 70 members who are all related in some way. Many of them are related to each other in multiple ways. They hold up signs that say "God hates fags," but apparently the Lord is a little looser when it comes to incest.
The church protested the funeral of a fallen marine in Maryland last year. The father of the marine sued and won $11 million. They should have known not to come around here. From one of the above articles:
Snyder's [the marine's father] attorney, Craig Trebilcock, had urged jurors to determine an amount "that says don't do this in Maryland again. Do not bring your circus of hate to Maryland again."
Fucking right! Take that shit back to your farm in Kansas. We're civilized over here. Not only are we extremely liberal, but we're aggressive too. You wanna pull that shit here, you're leaving $11 million poorer. This shit took place in Carroll County. Carroll County? That's one of those places in Maryland that people from the DC suburbs and Baltimore don't like to talk about.
Now you might be wondering why a fanatical anti-gay church group and its incestuous members are protesting at the funerals of dead soldiers. In this case, the marine wasn't even gay. Well, they believe that the Iraq war is punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality. So the soldiers' deaths are supposedly good, because they were fighting for this doomed country.
WAIT! Get that gun away from your head! You're not crazy. You're right, it doesn't really make any sense even if you assume that their premise is somehow correct. Don't worry, this is simply a small portion of humanity. Take a few minutes, listen to some Stevie Wonder, and come back refreshed.
The church tried to argue that it was ok to hold up signs saying "Thank God For Dead Soldiers" because of the First Amendment. This is why I'm not a big First Amendment guy. The Supreme Court once said that they couldn't define pornography, but they knew it when they saw it. Well, I know hate speech when I hear it and it shouldn't be protected. You're not allowed to yell that you're going to kill the president from the middle of Dupont Circle, you shouldn't be allowed to protest the funeral of dead soldiers with signs saying "God hates fags."