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Bishop Eddie Long speaks at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atlanta in September, 2010. (AP Photo/John Amis, Pool)

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church picket in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. The court was hearing the free-speech dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and the Topeka, Kan., church. The case focuses on whether the church has the right to protest at funerals. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Margie Phelps, center, and Shirley Phelps-Roper, left, of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., speaks in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., and the Westboro Baptist Church. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Margie Phelps, right, and Shirley Phelps-Roper, second from right, of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., speak to the press in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., and the Westboro Baptist Church. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., lower right, celebrates as she walks down the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010,with Margie Phelps, left, the lawyer and church member who argued the case for the Westboro Baptist Church, after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., and the Westboro Baptist Church. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Albert Snyder of York, Pa., second from left, leaves theSupreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, with retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Larry Twitchell, left, after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Snyder and the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church picket in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. The court is hearing arguments Wednesday in the dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The case pits Snyder's right to grieve privately against the church members' right to say what they want, no matter how offensive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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In a March 19, 2006 file photo, Pastor Fred Phelps preaches at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. Albert Snyder of York, Pa., the father of a Marine killed in Iraq, is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate a $5 million verdict against members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., led by the Rev. Fred Phelps, who picketed his son's funeral with signs like "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "God Hates the USA." The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 in the dispute between Snyder and members of the Westboro Baptist Church. The case pits Snyder's right to grieve privately against the church members' right to say what they want, no matter how offensive. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

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Audrey Low, 10, of Reston, Va., holds a sing as she watches from across the street as members of the Westboro Baptist Church dance on American Flags at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church picket in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. The court was hearing arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The case pits Mr. Snyder's right to grieve privately against the church members' right to say what they want, no matter how offensive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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**FILE** Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atlanta, has been accused by four men of luring them into sexual relationships. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Roy Blunt votes in the Missouri primary election at Glenstone Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday. Mr. Blunt is the heavy Republican favorite to win his party's nomination to replace retiring Sen. Christopher S. Bond in November's general election. (AP Photo)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Churchgoers sing during a service at Barataria Baptist Church in Lafitte, La. Pastor Eddie Painter in the fishing village told his congregation recently that a silver lining in the otherwise disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill might be renewed government commitment to restoring the region's battered coastal marshlands.

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A military honor guard escorts the casket of Sen. Robert Byrd, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, after a funeral service at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Linda Davidson, Pool)

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, talks with Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., during a funeral service for Sen. Robert Byrd, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Linda Davidson, Pool)

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From second from left, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, Sharon Rockefeller, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and others, attend a funeral service for Sen. Robert Byrd, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Linda Davidson, Pool)

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From right to left, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., his wife Sharon, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and others, attend a funeral service for Sen. Robert Byrd, Tuesday July 6, 2010, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Linda Davidson, Pool)

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A funeral service for Sen. Robert Byrd, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Linda Davidson, Pool)

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Military recessional after the funeral service for Sen. Robert Byrd, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Linda Davidson, Pool)

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A joint-services military honor guard carries the casket of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., Tuesday, July 6, 2010, after a funeral service at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)