Westboro Church Plans Protest of Funeral for Pa. Children

HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group that just won a free speech Supreme Court case, said it plans to protest at a funeral for seven Pennsylvania children who died in a fire Tuesday (March 8) night. “I’m baffled that they would choose...

The Biblical Ethic That Fred Phelps Can’t Grasp

The Supreme Court recently upheld, on First Amendment grounds, a federal appeals court’s decision to overturn a verdict awarding millions to the father of the late Matthew Snyder. The decision represents an interesting – some would say tragic – irony in the...