Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Funeral protest bill passed by Ill. legislature, gov to sign it into law

The Let Them Rest in Peace Act will soon be law.

What is the Let Them Rest in Peace Act?

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

The state Legislature sent a message Tuesday to a fundamentalist Kansas church fond of picketing soldiers' funerals: Don't come to Illinois.

The House unanimously approved the Let them Rest in Peace bill prohibiting loud and disruptive protests within 200 feet of a funeral.

"Every funeral should be conducted with reverence," said Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, who spearheaded the initiative.

The legislation is aimed at the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka. Members have disrupted Illinois military funerals with signs reading "Thank God for dead soldiers."

Governor Rod Blagojevich says he will sign the bill into law.

The Sun-Times article is a little misleading; Phelps and his whackos travel the length of the country to protest soldiers' funerals.

Technorati tags:

No comments: