The Westboro Baptist Church may be hindered, and eventually stopped, from protesting the funerals of fallen soldiers. President Barack Obama signed a law into effect today, titled Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune families Act of 2012, which provides a large list of benefits to military families. One of the many benefits includes the restrictions placed on protests of military funerals. This is something that many people have wanted, considering certain hate groups have made a name tormenting the families of fallen soldiers. Today is a day that marks a hopeful end to the suffering caused by the notorious Christian hate group.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church weren't too happy about congress passing the bill, so who knows how pissed they are about this latest bit of news. The Kansas-based group love protesting at soldiers' funerals, holding signs that spout such inflammatory messages as "Thank God for Dead Soldiers." Under this new law, protests can't be held under 300 feet away from military funerals.
If the WBC violates this new law, they could end up having to pay fines as high as $50,000 per offense. The group can't be that rich, right? At any rate, it appears that they aren't necessarily focusing all of their collective attention on fallen soldiers' funerals. The murders of Ashley Key and Britny Haarup attracted the hate group, as did the death of Sylvester Stallone's son. It seems that the WBC just want as much attention as they can get, with or without dead soldiers.
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