Albert Snyder, a grieving father of a Marine killed in combat, has hit Westboro Baptist Church with a giant left hook.

He argues that the group’s protests at funerals (carrying signs such as ‘Thank God for Dead Soldiers’ and ‘Semper Fi Fags’) is a violation of 1st Amendment rights to free speech. The case will be heard by the Supreme Court during the fall of 2010.

My question to you: do you believe that Westboro’s message is covered by 1st Amendment rights to free speech?

To gain some context of Westboro from my perspective, here are some articles I’ve written about the group: