I’m sure that you’ve heard about this disgusting “church” that has been protesting at Military funerals around the country. The reason that this church, Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, was doing these disgusting protests was because the wackos who go to this church don’t believe in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding homosexuals in the Military. Well, a jury has awarded a family of a KIA Marine $10.9 million.
A federal jury in Baltimore, Maryland, Wednesday awarded $10.9 million to a father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by members of a fundamentalist church carrying signs blaming soldiers’ deaths on America’s tolerance of homosexuals.
The lawsuit was filed by the parents of a Marine who died in Iraq 2006. The church showed up at the Marine’s funeral and proceeded to protest.
Church members showed up at Snyder’s funeral chanting derogatory slogans and holding picket signs with messages including “God Hates Fags.”
They’ve picketed the funerals of dozens of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, claiming that God is punishing the United States because of its tolerance for homosexuality.
Al Snyder, father of the slain Marine, said he considered filing the lawsuit for a long time before going forward and that he hoped the judgment would make it harder for the church to continue such protests.
“It’s hard enough burying a 20-year-old son, much less having to deal with something like this,” he said, recalling that some of the other signs at the funeral included “Thank God for dead soldiers” and “Thank God for IEDs.”
“As far as their picketing goes, they want to do it in front of a courthouse, they want to do it in a public park, I could care less. But I couldn’t let them get away with doing this to our military,” Al Snyder said.
“Every day in court I would just think of Matt and have him on my mind and know that he was watching out for me.”
Well, you know what? Thank God for Al Snyder and his family for not taking this crap from these wackos. These people in this wacko church need to completely stop this practice. It is hurtful, disgusting, immoral and most of all, against what God would want to happen at a funeral for someone.