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Westboro Baptist to be Barred From Protesting Military Funerals

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Westboro Baptist Church, the lunatics who have staged protests in L.A. and around the country bearing signs that say "God Hates Fags" and "God Hates America," has been dealt a long-overdue blow: A bill making its way to President Obama's desk would bar the group and others like it from picketing at military funerals.

The bill, brought in front of the president in part by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), was passed by Congress earlier this week. It would prevent anyone form protesting a military funeral two hours before or two hours after the service, and would require demonstrators to stay 300 feet away from grieving families, reports the Huffington Post.

Westboro Baptist has a history of protesting at services for fallen soldiers, claiming that their deaths are God's revenge for the tolerance of homosexuality.

SoCal has already demonstrated our dislike for the bigoted group -- residents of Yucaipa recently blocked the group from rallying at a local soldier's funeral.