Saw this article and this post over at Stop the ACLU and had to toss out a little post on it. Seems the A(ll) C(ommunists) L(ove) U(s) has decided that the free speech of the Westboro Baptist church is something to be defended. You remember that church right? That’s the one that likes to protest at the funerals of soldiers, saying how God hates fags. Lot of other people will be talking about how uneven or even unhinged the ACLU is (they are unhinged) but what I want to talk about is the press coverage here.
The Washington Post had this headline on the article.
ACLU Sues for Anti-Gay Group That Pickets at Troops’ Burials
Now it’s kind of truthful but wouldn’t it of been more to the actual truth to say this
“ACLU Sues for Rights of Homosexual Hate Group”
That is more to the point.
They also had this paragraph
The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit Friday in the U.S. District Court in Jefferson City, Mo., on behalf of the fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church, which has outraged mourning communities by picketing service members’ funerals with signs condemning homosexuality
Now that paragraph isn’t bad as far as the MSM goes, EXCEPT that Westboro doesn’t just “picket” and they just don’t use “signs”, what they do is scream obscenities and put hateful speech (i.e. God hate’s fags etc) on their signs. Now I’m all for free speech, and I utilize it quite often. However, these people aren’t protesting at a gay rights rally but at the funerals of SOLDIERS. If Westboro was protesting at gay rights parades or something I can see the free speech, but to protest at a soldiers funeral, which has nothing at all to do with what Westboro is against is stupidity in a high form.
Before you think that all the MSM is stupid I want to share with you this post I made with Julie Banderas of Fox interviewing someone from Westboro. I also want to re-ask the question would the ACLU defend this person? As a parting shot, I encourage everyone to show their support for the Patriot Guard Riders.