NavyTimes.com reports that the Iowa City mother of a soldier whose funeral was picketed by members of the controversial Kansas church wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that such protests are constitutionally protected. Ms. Sourivong has started a petition campaign. According to the article, she had 72 signatures as of Thursday morning.
The court ruling said that members of the Westboro Baptist Church are constitutioanlly protected to picket military funerals. Westboro members claim troops’ deaths are divine retribution for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality.