Religious Freedom for Westboro Baptist Church?

Amy Holmes does a good job calling out the left for hypocrisy, comparing their position on the Ground Zero mosque to their reaction to the shenanigans of the Westboro Baptist Church.

“In the midst of the Ground Zero mosque controversy, a related story on religious expression has been overlooked. This week, a federal judge ruled that the Westboro Baptist Church has a First Amendment right to picket military funerals with harassing, homophobic chants and signs…

Should we, as Kathleen Parker suggests, support the Westboro Baptist Church’s ugly, anti-gay protests precisely because we don’t like the idea very much? Should we, as President Obama intoned last Friday, reach deep into our national character and declare our full-throated support for the right of this religious group to set up camp at a hallowed place without passing judgment on the wisdom of the church’s activities? After all, freedom of expression and freedom of religion are our most fundamental values upon which our nation was built.

Will we hear from left-wing commentators that, out of an abundance of tolerance, we must stand in solidarity with the Westboro Baptist Church (whose position on homosexuality is actually not all that different from fundamentalist Islam’s) in defense of religious freedom? I suspect not.”

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