The recent Supreme Court decision upholding the First Amendment right of the Westboro Baptist Church to picket at the funerals of military personnel was a victory for our Constitutional rights but a defeat for morality in this country.
The followers of this so-called church typically gather at the funeral ceremonies of our fallen heroes, accusing them of condoning homosexuality within the military.
These misguided disciples are reminiscent of the Nazis and other fascists who persecuted gays, the clergy, Jews, gypsies and various ethnic peoples in the 1930s and 1940s. They should be looked upon as anti-American bigots who are trying to undermine our military and tear at the fabric of our country.
States should pass laws that prohibit such provocative and anti-American behavior within one mile or more from a funeral ceremony.
Donald A. Moskowitz