It finally happened. The WBC was hit with a $2.9 million compensatory damages award today for protesting a soldier’s funeral in Maryland last year. [Story Here]
These are the same people who threatened to protest the funerals of the Virginia Tech shootings last April. Luckily (and scarily) they were offered free air-time on a national radio show and they canceled their protest.
Although I respect their right to free speech and free protest; hate speech and hate protest deserve no such respect. This is especially true at the funerals of soldiers and the innocent students and professors killed on April 16th of this year.
Hopefully this is the first judgment of many and they will recede into history books and wikipedia as a dark footnote.