Good News: Military Funeral Protesters Barred!

Hey, Congress finally got its act together and passed good legislation:

Demonstrators would be barred from disrupting military funerals at national cemeteries under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the White House Wednesday

The measure, passed by voice vote in the House hours after the Senate passed an amended version, specifically targets a Kansas church group that has staged protests at military funerals around the country, claiming that the deaths were a sign of God’s anger at U.S. tolerance of homosexuals.

The act “will protect the sanctity of all 122 of our national cemeteries as shrines to their gallant dead,” Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said prior to the Senate vote.

“It’s a sad but necessary measure to protect what should be recognized by all reasonable people as a solemn, private and deeply sacred occasion,” he said.

Way to go, Congress! I give the ACLU till Friday to file a lawsuit.

I would have loved to see what the vote tally was, and who voted against.

Woops: helpful if I link the story.

Also, looks like they did keep a record of the voice vote. It passed 408-3 in the House, with Frank (Ma), Wu, and Paul voting against.

It passed by Unanimous Consent in the Senate.

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2 Responses to “Good News: Military Funeral Protesters Barred!”

  1. Stacy says:

    It’s about f**king time they did this! This “church” has damaged Christians everywhere with their freakish actions. Screw ’em! The ACLU? Maybe they will pursue it since it bashes the military. The votes are public record, we have to be able to get a hold of those.

  2. William Teach says:

    Searched it up, and found the votes.

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