Last year I attracted a lot of hate mail by writing Soldier Funeral Protests and Why I Reluctantly Side With Westboro Baptist Church.
Well, Clare County, Michigan deputies Calvin Woodcock and Lawrence Kahsin get the ass-hat award for proving me 100% right.
Michigan rushed to pass an unconstitutional “funeral disruption” statute in order to keep Westboro Baptist Church out of business in the rust belt. Then, during the funeral of Corporal Todd Motley, two petty little nazis decided to apply the law to suppress political speech that they didn’t like
They didn’t arrest anyone from Westboro. They arrested Lewis and Jean Lowden, actual mourners at the funeral. The Lowdens were friends of the Motley family. Jean Lowden had been one of his high school teachers. They were invited to the funeral.
But, they had a home-made sign on their van that criticized former dipshit-in-chief, George W. Bush.
No one complained about the sign. These were family friends, not loudmouthed bigots with bullhorns. Mrs. Lowden had taught Corporal Motley in high school, while Mr. Motley took him fishing as a child. In fact, it seems that the only people offended at all were Clare County deputies Calvin Woodcock and Lawrence Kahsin, who disrupted the procession by pulling the Lowdens over and jailing them for a day. (source)
Now do the morons who supported the anti-Westboro laws see where the fuck I was coming from? Probably not.