20 March 2011

Uncommon Commentary #163

The US Supreme Court recently ruled 8-1 that the US Constitution gives Westboro Baptist Church members the right to protest at funerals of servicemen (as they evidently did also at the collective funeral for victims of the shooting by Jared Loughner), carrying signs that bear messages like "God hates you" and "Thank God for dead soldiers."  The decision is legally correct (because the Court's rĂ´le in this case was not to say whether the behavior of these false prophets is good or evil but merely whether it is protected by the Constitution) but morally wrong, which ought to teach us the lesson that the Constitution has considerable limitations.  The law of the land must never supersede that of God.