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And joining us now rabbi Brad -- -- to talk a little bit about the Supreme Court and their decision.
Regarding west Borough Baptist Church thank you so much for joining us -- to be here.
And also want to -- to everyone at home make sure -- you log on you have an opinion pieces on foxnews.com right now I do okay.
And you're -- and any reference in this decision.
Is that it's incredibly upsetting but really appropriate.
That this was the Supreme Court not defending west Borough Baptist Church because of fate that -- I'd be out -- screaming.
This was the Supreme Court defending the right of free speech.
Ask you often say freedoms are not free.
And the cost in this case it turns out.
-- is whether or not we're prepared to countenance the presence the American public square.
A stark raving lunatics.
-- obscene things.
At the funerals of fallen soldiers a moment of incredible -- the worst possible pain certainly from parents to bury your kid.
I mean there's nothing worse.
But that's really the test right that is how much are we willing to put up not with just -- what we like your next season.
So I think the first thing to realize what was important was not defend the church -- defended the right of free speech.
And if we're serious the freedoms are not free this is one of the moments which we're gonna test that theory.
Valley and in the case itself as they're the Snyder family was involved correct and -- and their child.
-- was -- fallen soldier came home that west Borough Baptist Church members.
Sit outside like they do for so many funerals and picketed and and you know yelled.
And I'm not saying -- the -- is antagonizing that ours is what I would say one in the face -- the Supreme Court said.
In their decision is -- You know individual regions and states control.
This is they think a good way in terms -- you got to see a thousand feet away from the family and a funeral which from the west for Baptist Church members did.
They did let the police department -- -- they would be there the sheriff's department so they followed all the rules.
But in terms of the day they yelling at the you know they said he didn't use obscenities.
-- listening -- said that.
I don't really know how you define what is an obscenity because some of what they were yelling sounded pretty bad to me.
Right and I think that obscenity as a legal thing has its own criteria they -- violated that I don't that's really the issue.
Whilst we should note that there's no evidence the -- and we actually knew what their presence.
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That seems to of one the day it wasn't.
Or because they hurt people in this case and I think that's where the court specifically said you had everything from Chief Justice John Roberts Stephen Breyer they rarely read about these things.
We decided to protect west -- in this case in this case only the -- but he invited.
Subsequent cases that could be litigated and they would saying I don't know that one we're striking down we're not allowing them.
So that's the next phase of this is that its citizens one of the responses -- were called upon locally and at the state level.
To organize to lobby for legislation in support legislation.
Which will limit Wes -- ability to torture these families and to embarrass the rest of us.
-- in the limits of the law in other words this case wasn't a good one to keep them quiet.
But the Chief Justice is already said bring me another case and -- -- rule differently.
And let's hear what -- about his church had to say we have their spokesperson Margie Phelps on wider church.
Protest -- she says.
Not going to repent and you are not going to will -- So you have thrown down on god.
And guess what.
You lose this nation's destruction.
Is imminent what day what way is known only to god.
We will testify to you.
As long as we are able to stand.
I don't get it I don't get their reasoning in terms of what they do.
And I would asking them and I I know that they're a little bit volatile and I may get some responses from them an editor on Twitter all in place.
But I understand really don't understand what -- your child.
Was in the military one of your child had to come home.
A fallen soldier a fallen service in the way this happened to your child and there were people out there screaming yelling about beings and you just want to say goodbye to your child.
What would you do it if you work in reverse situation as well -- to -- I.
Think their defense would be this is an interesting moment you're gonna get -- -- the -- -- west -- believe that having worked with various religious fanatics and I think that they are in different faiths.
I think the argument always goes something like this you are right -- it's a terrible thing to have to do but god wills it.
The destruction of America is imminent and we love god and we love this country and so we're allowed to do anything we want.
And the response would be no.
You're allowed to think anything you want -- and within certain limits are allowed to say what you believe.
Now we have to draft legislation that will keep this beyond the reach of those mourning families and the other thing I think called upon to do -- it's an interesting moment.
What -- the law.
Can't handle this what it institutions isn't the way to respond well I hope the court should what if we as citizens and neighbors have to do something -- -- -- Now imagine that every one of these funerals.
People showed up from the community as human shields.
And they sent to the Stanley we don't really know you we're not going into the church or into the cemetery with you.
We are here to be good barrier between you and those people.
And no matter how far away they are whatever the law ultimately rules we 500 your neighbors.
Are gonna insulate you and we're gonna protect you and I would imagine that from morning family to field with 500 strangers show up for them -- -- -- -- need.
He's a pretty special kind of nurturing.
-- what I know and being with such families is about the -- moment you can experience.
So ironically it seems to me that this ruling by the court really calls on us be more politically engaged and more humane insensitive torn Amber's.
They're actually giving us a favor.
I think it's turning into positive somewhat.
I agree with the rabbi -- Lilly and we do you have a democracy and people are allowed to say things even if there abhorrent but they're not the only -- to get -- -- -- they're not the only went to get to express themselves.
They are more of us than there are a van.
Right many more this is a call to action for decent people and we can either be raised -- an action which is sitting around complaining.
-- we can really respond politically.
And in our communities and actually with every one of those responses reduced to greater and greater irrelevance.
A tiny number of people who represent.
Almost nobody so the truth is they get a lot of attention because we haven't formulated sufficient responses.
Now is the moment.
Formulate responses craft appropriate lost the respect free speech -- limit their influence and I think most importantly because that takes time for things to work through the courts.
Go to these funerals stand up for your neighbors don't let them be alone in their moment of need.
It doesn't matter we think about the military doesn't matter what your politics are -- -- matter what you think about the wars America is currently engaged him.
It's not about that it's about something much more fundamental.
It's a mom or dad.
A sister or brother or spouse.
-- someone they love.
And the truth is that's bigger and more important than politics.
And this is a moment we can actually make that claim a reality people's lives -- I hope that we do.
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Make sure that you do that he said it perfectly.
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And we appreciate you joining us thank you so much thank you.
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