March 30, 2010
The Law is an Ass…

…or did you already know that? From today’s New York Times:

Lawyers for the father of a Marine who died in Iraq say a court has ordered him to pay legal costs for the anti-gay protesters who picketed his son’s funeral. The protesters are led by Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. The father, Albert Snyder of York, Pa., had won a $5 million verdict against Mr. Phelps, but it was thrown out on appeal. On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Maryland, ordered Mr. Snyder to pay the costs of Mr. Phelps’s appeal.

The United States Supreme Court agreed earlier this month to consider whether the protesters’ provocative messages, which include phrases like “Thank God for dead soldiers,” are protected by the First Amendment. Members of the church maintain that God hates homosexuality and that the death of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is God’s way of punishing the United States for its tolerance of it.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 30, 2010 12:42 PM
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The Westboro Bapshit Church needs to be burnt to the ground. With its hateful preacher, Fred Phelps, and his family inside!

Posted by: Zarathustra on April 1, 2010 11:05 PM
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