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Congress restricts Westboro with law on military funeral protests

The US Congress has passed a new veterans bill that will severely restrict the ability of members of the Westboro Baptist Church to disrupt military funerals.

Westboro announces protest of Steve Jobs’ funeral with an iPhone

Topeka - Westboro Baptist Church, best known for their anti-gay message shared at military funerals of fallen American soldiers, took to Twitter last night to announce they will be picketing the funeral of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Westboro Church plans funeral picket of Jackass star Ryan Dunn

West Chester - Westboro Baptist Church has announced another controversial funeral protest, this time planned for the funeral of Jackass star Ryan Dunn who died in a fiery car crash Monday. Police reports say Dunn's blood alcohol content was double the legal limit.

Senate proposed bill would limit military funeral protests Special

Washington - A bipartisan group of senators, led by Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, has introduced legislation that toughens the laws which govern protests at military funerals in hopes of making it harder for groups like Westboro Baptist Church to picket these events.

Marine father not done fighting Westboro Church funeral protests Special

Washington - Albert Snyder, father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, said he is not done fighting the Westboro Baptist Church over their military funeral protests. Snyder was a honored guest today at the American Legion conference and spoke of the recent court decision.

Westboro Church website hacked by Anonymous during live interview

Topeka - The Internet group Anonymous confronted Shirley Phelps-Roper from the Westboro Baptist Church on the David Pakman show claiming the alleged letter threatening Westboro was a hoax and then hacked the Westboro website as a warning and display of power.
 

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