The Westboro Baptist Church, known for their controversial anti-gay protests at funerals, have been barred from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota a day before they had planned to demonstrate the funeral of a recently slain soldier.
"We will not tolerate any harassment that is intended to provoke ill feelings and violence," said Three Affiliated Tribes chairman Marcus Wells Jr. Church spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper said, "We don't get into anyone's private area."
The funeral honored Nation Guard Cpl. Nathan Goodiron, 25, who was killed while on patrol with the 1st Battalion of the 188th Air Defense Artillery when his vehicle was struck by a grenade. He is the first casualty in the war on terror for the tribe.