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Protesters denounce new law prohibiting funeral protests

March 1, 2006
By: Josh Kranzberg
State Capital Bureau

Governor Matt Blunt signed a bill into law today (3/1/06) prohibiting protests at funerals. But outside the Capitol, frustrated protesters denounced his signature. Josh Kranzberg has more from the state Capitol.

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Contents: "God hates the filthy US military and the filthy, laden with iniquity legislature of the state of Missouri."

The same group that protested the funeral of a St. Joseph soldier killed in Iraq, stormed the Capitol Building today to protest the new law. The law says that people cannot protest one hour before and one hour after a funeral. The group says soldiers are dying in Iraq because of America's sinful lifestyle.

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Contents: "You teach an entire generation that it's OK to be gay. I'm talking about two out of three people walking around are divorced and remarried, which is adultery. I'm talking about what we teach people is pursue the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life.

More than a dozen other states are considering similar bills. From Jefferson City, I'm Josh Kranzberg.

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A brand new law, signed today (3/1/06) by Governor Matt Blunt draws sharp criticism. Josh Kranzberg has more from the state Capitol.

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Lawmakers passed the law in response to protests at the funeral of a St. Joseph soldier killed in Iraq in 2005. The law says people are prohibited from protesting one hour before and one hour after a funeral. Governor Matt Blunt says this law will help protect grieving families The protesters believe that America's acceptance of homosexuals is one of the reasons soldiers are dying.

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Contents: "It was never OK to be gay, and it will never be OK to be gay, and any God-fearing man or woman wouldn't lift a finger to defend or fight for a nation laden with sin as this country is. America is doomed."

More than a dozen other states are considering similar laws. From Jefferson City, I'm Josh Kranzberg.


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