Matthew Snyder's mom: The right to freedom of speech is absolute

Five years ago, my son's father asked me to join him in bringing a lawsuit against the Westboro Baptist Church. I declined for the following reasons. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Mary Hartney - Mar 14, 2011 - 9:07 AM PDT
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Fabrice Florin
3.9
by Fabrice Florin - Mar. 14, 2011

Thoughtful opinion from the mother of Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, about the Supreme Court ruling on the Westboro Baptist Church's actions at her son's funeral. She shows remarkable character in supporting free speech rights despite the Church's offensive words against her son. Her perspective is well-reasoned, informative and truly insightful.

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Gin Ferrara
3.8
by Gin Ferrara - Mar. 15, 2011

This opinion piece by Matthew Snyder's mother gives us a very different perspective on his funeral, and the case against Westboro Baptist Church. Though this is a brief article, it helps inform us of the experiences of the family, and shows that not everyone involved feels the same way about the events, and freedom of speech in a broader sense.

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Fred Gatlin
3.3
by Fred Gatlin - Mar. 14, 2011

This is a commentary from the Matthew Snyder’s mom. She writes about son's funeral and Westboro Baptist Church personal who came and with signs that take your breath away and talked with discussed words. This commentary is too short and lacks facts.

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Mary Beth Regan
4.0
by Mary Beth Regan - Mar. 15, 2011

This is an excellent use of op-ed space. It provides a place for readers to respond and express their views on important topics. In this case, Matt's mother is a very important voice in this debate. Her case is emotional and moving. The piece could have used a bit of editing on structure, but I am glad the Sun included this on their pages. This is what good daily newspapers do -- provide a forum for discussion.

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