Funeral Protest Of Westboro Baptist Church Banned By Arizona Lawmakers

By on Jan 12, 2011 in Current Events, United States, World Comments
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Funeral Protest of Westboro Church at
Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder’s funeral in 2006
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The planned funeral protest of Westboro Baptist Church on the burial of the victims in the Arizona shooting incident has been reportedly banned by Arizona lawmakers, international news reported.

According to reports, lawmakers in Arizona have passed an emergency bill to block the funeral protest of the Westboro Baptist Church at the funeral service of Christina Green, a 9-year-old girl who was killed during Saturday’s shooting rampage in Tucson.

The bill states that all protesters should keep 300 feet away from any funeral homes, any residence, cemetery, church, synagogue or other establishment an hour before, during and an hour after a funeral service or burial service. The votes for the new passed bill were unanimously approved by both the House and the Senate. Reports said that the bill goes to Gov. Jan Brewer who have signed the measure on Tuesday evening.

“Protesting or picketing outside the funeral of an innocent victim is despicable,” House Speaker Kirk Adams was quoted saying. “It’s time to bring Arizona in line with the many other states that protect the sensitivities of victims against groups that use fear and hate to denigrate the lives of Americans.”

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