Last week in an 8-1 decision
, the Supreme Court ruled in Snyder v. Phelps
in favor of Westboro Baptist Church. These are the crazies at who protest the funerals of soldiers KIA because they believe that God is punishing the U.S. for its leniency towards gays* and, thus, God is allowing soldiers to be killed until the U.S. changes its policies. In fact, they believe that the more soldiers are killed, the better. Utter lunacy.
But this lunacy is protected as free speech. The very soldier whose funeral they are disrupting served and gave his life so that they would have this right.
I get it.
What I don’t get is why SCOTUS even chose to hear this case.