Sometime Tuesday, the State Senate will pass the bill banning protests during funerals. St. Joseph Senator Charlie Shields introduced the bill because a homophobic Kansas preacher demonstrated at the funeral of a St. Joseph war casualty last summer. Preacher Fred Phelps says the soldier was killed because God is angry at a nation that tolerates homosexuals. The soldier left behind a window and a child. Shields says it’s hard to understand the hatred Phelps preaches. The bill will go to the House which could send it to the Governor next week for his signature. It becomes law as soon as the Governor signs it.