I heard the word this morning that the pyscho crazy Fred Phelps and Family from Westboro Baptist church (which includes ONLY Phelps family members and a couple of stragglers) is getting 16K in legal expenses after being sued by the family of slain soldier Matthew Snyder, who was murdered by terrorists in Iraq.
Phelps organized a protest at Matthew's funeral. Something about queers and God's revenge. I never did understand what this insane man is preaching.
All I know is that Phelps is going to hell, and so is the Fourth District Court of Appeals who found in favor of Phelps.
My stalwart friends at the American Legion have stepped up to raise funds to cover the legal expenses of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder’s family. As you all know, Snyder’s funeral was targeted by the evil miscreants of the bogus Westboro Baptist Church. The Snyders took the protesters to court. In October 2007, a jury awarded the Snyders $2.9 million in compensatory damages, $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress. It was thrown out on appeal by the Fourth Circuit. Federal judges have now ordered the family to pay $16,510 to ringleader Fred Phelps as they pursue a Supreme Court case. SCOTUS agreed earlier this month to hear the Snyders’ appeal.
Regardless of how you feel about the merits of the Snyders’ suit, the Snyders deserve to know that Americans are forever grateful for their son’s heroism and for the family’s sacrifice. We shouldn’t stand by and watch them bankrupted.
MOTHAX at The American Legion Burnpit tells me the group’s National Adjutant is seeding a fund-raising effort for the Sndyers with his own funds. The group will also be submitting an amicus brief in the Snyders’ case and intends to raise enough money to cover the court-ordered legal expenses and any other expenses incurred by the Supreme Court appeal.
They need your help.
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