Kansas City Council Take on Westboro Funeral Protesters

November 2, 2012
Advertisement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council is looking at a plan to curb picketing at funerals within the city limits.

According to the Kansas City Star, the proposed ordinance will be identical to a Manchester, Missouri, ordinance that was deemed to be constitutional by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which found that the ordinance was narrowly written and allowed for other opportunities for protesters to express their views in other ways.

Advertisement

The Manchester ordinance was modeled after an Ohio law that a separate appeals court found constitutional in 2008.

The ordinance is aimed primarily at the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church, which has become known for protesting the funerals of fallen U.S. service members. The church claims that the deaths are divine retribution for America’s tolerance of homosexuality.

A previous funeral picketing ban in Kansas City was repealed in 2009 over concerns about its constitutionality. The new ordinance will be introduced on Thursday, and is expected to be heard by the council’s Public Safety Committee next week.

Article Source:  FOX 4 KC

CDFuneralNews

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
CDFuneralNews
Advertisement

You may be interested

Mean Internet Comments – Funeral Edition
Funeral Industry News
328 views
Funeral Industry News
328 views

Mean Internet Comments – Funeral Edition

CDFuneralNews - June 20, 2018

We shine a light on some of the harsh words posted on social media towards DISRUPT Media's CEO, Ryan Thogmartin.…

FTC Releases Results of Undercover Funeral Rule Investigation… 4 Regions Bombed
Funeral Industry News
1134 views
Funeral Industry News
1134 views

FTC Releases Results of Undercover Funeral Rule Investigation… 4 Regions Bombed

Justin Crowe - June 18, 2018

The FTC has released its report detailing the results of its undercover Funeral Rule investigation for 2017. Last year, the…

RELEASE THE FN CRAKN! | FUNERAL nation 114
Funeral Industry News
293 views
Funeral Industry News
293 views

RELEASE THE FN CRAKN! | FUNERAL nation 114

CDFuneralNews - June 18, 2018

It's a barn burner... The Commander is moving his Command Post!!! Besides the Commander on the move, the boys speak…

Comments