St. Louis County town adopts funeral protest law

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(TWIN OAKS, Mo., AP) — Another St. Louis-area town has adopted an ordinance aimed at keeping funeral protesters at a distance.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( reports that Twin Oaks in west St. Louis County is following the format established by nearby Manchester and since adopted by other communities. The ordinance approved by Twin Oaks trustees on Wednesday prohibits protests within 300 feet from an hour before through an hour after a funeral or burial service.
The ordinances are aimed at protests by groups such as Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church, which often protests at funerals of soldiers.