PROTESTERS WOULD HAVE TO STAY AT LEAST 300 FEET FROM A FUNERAL OR A MEMORIAL SERVICE.... UNDER A BILL OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVED BY THE STATE SENATE.
LAWMAKERS ARE TRYING TO EXPEDITE THE BILL... AND GET IT SIGNED INTO LAW... BEFORE AN EXPECTED PROTEST AT A FORT CAMPBELL MEMORIAL SERVICE NEXT WEEK.
MEMBERS OF THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH OF TOPEKA, KANSAS... HAVE TOURED THE COUNTRY... PROTESTING MILITARY FUNERALS... CARRYING SIGNS THAT READ "THANK GOD FOR I-E-DS. I-E-DS ARE THE "IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES"... OR ROAD-SIDE BOMBS... THAT HAVE KILLED AND WOUNDED AMERICAN SOLDIERS. THE MEASURE HAS AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE THAT WOULD MAKE IT A LAW AS SOON AS IT PASSES THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE WILL HAVE THE FIRST READING ON MONDAY.
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