This is absolute garbage.
The soldier’s family had won the support of 42 senators and 48 states for its case at the lower court level.
The SC argument on behalf of the “church” was made by an attorney who is the daughter of one of the church’s elders.
There is no possible way a decision against this horrifying and disrespectful harrassment at funerals could ever have been—in theory or practice—construed as “shredding the First Amendment”.
There are hundreds of venues in America through which this church or any other can exercise free speech and proselytize or proclaim their views. They don’t need to torture American families to do it.
Turning a private funeral for a U.S. serviceman killed in action defending the U.S. into a public event or vehicle which somehow has attached to it a “constitutional” responsibility to guarantee “freedom of speech” to anyone who wishes to disrupt it, is tantamount to authorizing and condoning oral vandalism and graffiti wherever and whenever it spontaneously appears.
The SC is now dedicated to convolution of the law and “sticking it” to middle America and anyone else who does not share or will not tolerate elitist values and principles which are at the heart of the left’s continuing attack upon American society from within.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.