Huge bummer for members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, who like to picket at military funerals. They believe that God orchestrates the murder of American soldiers in retaliation for our national tolerance of homosexuality.
So the Westboro Baptist crew is suing St. Charles County in federal court for infringing on their First Amendment Rights. (Read the full filing).
Here's your daily sampling of crazy, pulled from their complaint (filed by the ACLU):
God is punishing America, for the sin of
homosexuality and other policies that...promote sin, by killing
Americans, including Soldiers...
scriptures teach that soldiers who die on the battlefield for a nation that is at enmity with
God cannot go to heaven. Furthermore, contrary to the views of public
figures and the public at large, such individuals are not heroes...
of the great sins of America is idolatry in the form of worshiping the
human instead of God and that, in America, this has taken the form of
intense worship of the dead, particularly soldiers.