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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

phelps loses law suit

"Jury Awards Father $11M in Funeral Case
by Alex Dominguez, AP

A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals out of a belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.

Albert Snyder of York, Pa., sued the Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified damages after members demonstrated at the March 2006 funeral of his son, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq."

Go here for the rest of the story.

The church that I serve was picketed by Westboro in 2001 so this article is of special interest to me.


Art said...

I read that! But there's no way they'll ever collect. Even if the ruling is upheld on appeal, the net worth of the defendends comes nowhere close to the award. Still, it sends a message, I suppose. And for that I'm thankful.

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rev katie m ladd said...

You're right. Already there is grumbling that the ruling may be unconstitutional...that's in addition to the financial constraints of the Phelps family. Still, the ruling makes a point that I'm glad to have made.

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