Thursday, November 01, 2007

Father wins millions from war funeral pickets

At least these crazies are going to have to pay for their offense...

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

Albert Snyder sued the Kansas-based 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.

The federal jury first awarded $2.9 million in compensatory damages. It returned in the afternoon with its decision to award $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress.
These people do not represent Christians in the U.S., they represent the right wing cliff-dwellers. I am amazed someone has not put them in the hospital yet.

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