Amoral Victory | Letters | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on PressBackers.com, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you. DONATE

News » Letters

Amoral Victory

by

comment

The recent Supreme Court decision upholding the First Amendment right of the Westboro Baptist Church to picket at the funerals of military personnel was a victory for our Constitutional rights but a defeat for morality in this country.

The followers of this so-called church typically gather at the funeral ceremonies of our fallen heroes, accusing them of condoning homosexuality within the military.

These misguided disciples are reminiscent of the Nazis and other fascists who persecuted gays, the clergy, Jews, gypsies and various ethnic peoples in the 1930s and 1940s. They should be looked upon as anti-American bigots who are trying to undermine our military and tear at the fabric of our country.

States should pass laws that prohibit such provocative and anti-American behavior within one mile or more from a funeral ceremony.

Donald A. Moskowitz
Londonderry, N.H.