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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

This week's editorial "Hallowed Ground" focused on the recently enacted law that places restrictions on protesting at military funerals.  Specifically noted in this editorial was The Westboro Baptist church who threatened last year to picket a fallen Alabama Marines funeral. An event they have actually conducted in other states.

Here is a sampling of the feedback we received,

Andy wrote, "I am the first to champion the First Amendment, but as with other rights and privileges we enjoy as Americans, such are not completely unfettered and demand a degree of responsibility. What this church is doing has, in my opinion, crossed the line and is serious - imposing upon the privacy rights of those persons burying their fallen dead."

Another viewer wrote,

"While the right to grieve and memorialize loved ones in peace is not specifically mentioned, like the right to free speech and assembly, I believe that in this case the rights of one group (the protestors) infringe on the rights of the other (the mourners), and in that case, the government can and should step in."

And finally,

"What these people do is disgusting and hateful. With that being said, no, I do not want nor do I believe in creating a new law to restrict free speech."

As always - we encourage and appreciate your feedback. 

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