Friday, January 18, 2013

Another Missouri Town Enacts Funeral Picketing Ban

Citing an 8th Circuit en banc decision last October upholding another Missouri town's funeral picketing ban, Creve Coeur, Missouri has now passed its own ordnance aimed at picketing by the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church.  The Creve Coeur Patch reported that the ordinance, passed last Monday, bans protests knowingly taking place within 300 feet of "any residence, cemetery, funeral home, church, synagogue, or other establishment or location during or within one (1) hour before or one (1) hour after any actual funeral or burial service at that place."