Anti-Westboro protesters: our voices will be the loudest in our community

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 6, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 8:28 PM

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.

What are your opinions on the Westboro Bapstist Church picketers and those organized against them? Please leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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