As usual, the United States has their docket of important Supreme Court cases that can change the course of history in terms of freedom, rights, life in general. It’s that free-flow of ideas that keeps our nation going. It’s been seen countless times from Roe vs. Wade to Larry Flynt vs. Jerry Falwell. Seeking the truth has been our calling for God knows how long–since America became America, maybe?
2011 hasn’t changed that pastime for the United States. That’s for sure. One particular recent case has many in an uproar–littered with talks of patriotism, sin, privacy, mourning, practically almost everything. There are so many colors and curves in this case that it seems like it may take a million lawyers to find a common ground and a lifetime for the Supreme Court to come to any viable decision. Introducing Snyder vs. Phelps…. This is the story.
One day a small Kansas church helmed by one pastor Fred Phelps led a small group of protestors to a military funeral. Why? Because the fallen soldier being honored, brace yourself, was homesexual. The demonstration was so jarring that an original court decision awarded the soldier’s father $5 million in grievances but then was appealed later by a federal court then claiming that the demonstration wasn’t directed personally to the soldier himself but to a national issue of debate.
Snyder of course had to have been outraged, his own son scorned simply because of his sexual orientation despite the love for country. As you can see, so many issues rolled into one giant newspaper of headlines…. The question is then posed to you: who is right? Is anyone right? If you had to bury your own child who died for your country, how would you feel if someone protested that God was punishing your son or daughter at his or her own funeral? Think about it….