The day's most popular stories
Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in October last year.
March 3rd, 2011
10:19 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.

Fallen Marine's father says funeral pickets will draw gunfire: A day after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed Westboro Baptist Church's right to protest at military funerals, the fallen Marine's father who unsuccessfully sued the controversial Kansas congregation warned that the church's protests will eventually spark violence. "They (the Westboro protesters) are going to go to the wrong funeral and the guns are going to go off," Albert Snyder told CNN Thursday.

Sexuality and scripture: A scholar who has written books and articles on the Bible and homosexuality offers a rebuttal to a recent CNN Belief Blog post on the Bible’s surprisingly mixed messages on sexuality, saying that the Good Book is remarkably consistent on the issue.

Wisconsin governor threatens layoffs: Republican Scott Walker on Thursday warned 14 absent lawmakers trying to stall his controversial budget bill to return to the State Capitol immediately to vote on the measure, or layoff notices will be sent to 1,500 public employees before the weekend.

Ex-FBI agent may be alive in Asia: Evidence is growing that a retired FBI agent who disappeared in Iran four years ago is alive and being held in Asia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday. Robert Levinson disappeared during a business trip in March 2007.

A white iPhone: When? Where? How is it that a company that's been making electronics in white for at least a decade can't produce an iPhone 4 in that color? Another way to put it is: Is there an app for that?

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  1. harrifol fenced

    china is the big threat now days
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    March 4, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. ***dude***

    What?

    March 4, 2011 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Danny Haszard

    Jehovah's Witnesses pursued court decisions to get in your face at the door steps,these same actions uphold rights of infamous hate church.
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    Danny Haszard

    March 4, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ancient Texan

    This will encourage the idiots to step up the vile behavior that brought this decision from the Court. Free speech is one thing, hate and provocation is another. Supreme Court; you blew it.

    March 4, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. HelenHull102951

    To the father of the fallen Marine: I'm with you, a cult like this one needs not be on this planet... But don't stop with just one, after we cut the head off the snake let's wait until their next assembly and block the doors from the outside and set the hole of satan's house on fire and stand back and roast hot-dogs and marshmellows!! What do ya say? This planet has far too many evil worshipers on it anyway!! If the gov intervenes then put the White Houuse on the list of evil places..

    March 4, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • gypsyboxpro

      I couldn't agree more. Gypsy Box Productions wrote a song as a tribute to our soldiers called lady liberty, you can find it at he link below. A Thank you to all our soldiers, past present and future, and a tribute to our fallen soldiers God bless them. God loves them, and we love them for protecting us and fighting for our freedom. This song is for Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder and all our other fallen soldiers, and all to their family's we give our condolences. As for pastor Fred Phelps, Margie Phelps, and all the other ignorant members of Westboro Baptist Church, How dare you call yourselves Christians, you can see the hate in your eyes, how dare you attack the dead, as they gave up there lives fighting for something they believe in, unselfishly sacrificing for others, What do you believe in? Then to attack the grieving as they morn the loss of a loved one? Where is your compassion? Where are your morals? Where are your values? Do you think that God will be proud of you for kicking someone when they are down, rubbing salt in a wound? You are supposed to lift up your fellow man, and do on to others as you would have them do unto you, well those soldiers gave up their life for you, how do you return the favor? As for judgment that is God's job not yours. Jesus said, Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers that you do onto me, what do you think you have done unto the grieving family's at their most vulnerable hour? Jesus also said, let he who is without sin cast the first stone.. Are you above sin? or a hypocrite? Or you just don't read your Bible? Or is it that you are going directly against the word of Christ on purpose? Westboro baptist church, you conflict yourself, and you defiantly lack respect. Gypsy box productions wrote this song and did this video out of respect for the soldier individually and what is in their heart, and out of respect for the family's who have a family member risking their lives or losing their lives to protect our country. God bless and protect our soldiers for them, here is Lady Liberty.
      http://www.youtube.com/user/theshadowgypsy

      March 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. HelenHull102951

    The judges of the Supreme Court blew it BIG TIME on this ruling, they opened the door for any and all places of evil worship to start their movement against GOD and the good in this country.. You judges are too busy bumping Dick- He-ds to make a decent ruling, time for the people to make a change. Both in the Gov and the Supreme Court!! People of America, can you say COMMINISM?? Time to exterminate the BASTERDS.

    March 4, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. Matwithonet

    Please join against the hate. here is a facebook page dedicated to the fallen soldiers and every family hurt by these radical churches.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Virtual-Protest-against-Westboro-Baptist-Church/198643063497479#!/pages/Virtual-Protest-against-Westboro-Baptist-Church/198643063497479

    March 4, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. Richard Allen

    i am waiting for the first family member to completely lose it and kill 2 or 3 of these people who go out there and protest at a soldiers funeral...then i can go out there to their churches and hold up signs saying "Thank God for Dead Worshipers!"

    March 4, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sasha

    I think freedom of speech should have a certain boundary that it can cross. I don't think it's appropriate for there to be protesters at a funeral. It's not fair to the family of the person who died and I'm sure the people protesting wouldn't want that at one of their loved ones funerals either. Also, if you have your opinions you can do it in a way that doesn't affect the family. You have to put other peoples feelings into consideration and not just your thoughts.

    March 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. HelenHull102951

    As far as Marine KIA, father has my full support and back-up if he decides to take on those bunch of evil hate-spewing azzholes!!! No matter what steps he wants to take. I am an ex-Viet Nam Veteran with all the training needed to handle these satanworshipping ignorant pieces of garbage!! *Wayne 2nd Ranger BN/ 82nd Airborne*

    March 4, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kygirl

    I would say to this "church" if what your doing in your churches name is not based on LOVE then its not of GOD's will. This clearly is not love. You are disrespecting these people by protesting. There comes a time when people should have more morals and self respect than to worry about your freedom of speech. You should be offering those people comfort and prayers. Shame on you. You people need to seek GOD not the DEVIL before you even think about doing anything else.

    March 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |