Monday, March 27, 2006

Fighting back

Americans who believe that U.S. soldiers killed in combat deserve a dignified funeral and a time for family and friends to mourn in peace, can help make that possible. A Congressman drafted the legislation after attending the funeral of a Michigan soldier who died of combat wounds suffered in Iraq. Protestors attempted to disrupt the funeral by shouting vile and harassing slogans at the family and other mourners. (I've posted about one of these groups before, this insane "church" who believes that American soldiers deserve to die for defending a country with homosexuals, and who carry signs to the funeral with slogans such as "Thank God for IEDs".) The measure bans demonstrations at funerals in national cemeteries 60 minutes before, during, or 60 minutes after the service, and requires that any such protests must stay at least 500 feet from the funeral site.

For more information, visit http://www.mikerogers.house.gov/newsroom.aspx?A=226 .

To sign the petition, please go to www.mikerogers.house.gov/fallenheroes.aspx

8 comments:

Nik said...

It's pathetic that a law like this even needs to be thought of/considered. It amazes me that so many people have completely lost touch and protesting at/during a funeral is seen as a perfectly okay thing to do--just sad! Hopefully, tons of people will sign this petition and we'll see this become a law.
(I'm off to be angry at the world for a minute now)

LocuTus of Borg said...

Some people just need to get a fucking life!! Imbiciles don't they have anything fu#$(*ng better to do with their life.

Karin said...

I came here through Kish, and I have to say that it is a very sad day that we have to legislate this. I don't even know what to say in response to that church.

keesh said...

J - did you delete my comment? Or did it never show up???

Jen said...

No, I didn't delete it. I haven't seen one from you (besides this one)

Jen said...

PS, welcome karin!

Anna said...

That's just too terrible.

Renee said...

I can't even talk about this; I get too riled up and feel like I need to go hunt these bastards down :-) Just wanted to let you know I signed the petition and fwd the info to my family (particularly Todd and Jody).