LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Members of a Kansas church who won a Supreme Court case that gives them broad rights to continue jeering protests picketed at Kentucky churches Sunday. The Westboro Baptist Church protested at an Owensboro Catholic church that was the site of a suicide of a man who said in a note he had been sexually abused.
Then on Sunday afternoon a group of five Westboro Baptist Church members continued protesting Catholicism by picketing at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Shively.
Hundreds of anti-Westboro protestors turned out to provide a different message.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the church's incendiary rhetoric was protected by the First Amendment.
The Diocese of Owensboro declined to comment. Cecelia Price of the Archdiocese of Louisville told The Courier-Journal that church officials have notified police and plan to ignore the protest.
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