Military funeral picketing tests free speech

YORK, Pa. — Albert Snyder tears up, then turns angry as he recalls burying his Marine Corps son while members of the anti-gay fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church picketed nearby.

“I can remember being presented the flag at the graveyard. I can remember saluting the coffin,” Snyder says of the unusually balmy day in March 2006 when the family memorialized Matthew, a lance corporal killed in Iraq.   Full Article

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