I started a Shirley Phelps thread not too long ago but was told that the topic is basically dead. But now it's back to life. Shirley Phelps and her "church" had their day in the US supreme court today. The church members who weren't in court were outside the court house holding up the signs that got them there in the first place. The question is, do you think the Westboro baptist church has the right to protest dead soldiers funerals with hateful signs? the supreme court justices are torn over whether the first amendment allows for free speech to this extent. Is this harassment? If the court rules against them, that means that the KKK is never allowed to protest anything ever again. This ruling will have a lot of effects. I for one don't think they have the right to do that, but some would say that the first amendment protects this kind of behavior. What do you guys think?